The Colorado Magazine is a publication for all Coloradans. In these pages, we’ll document, explore, and share the experiences that join us together as Coloradans, bringing you compelling original scholarship, insights, and perspectives on how we got to now. We welcome you along on the journey.
Apron Chronicles: a Patchwork of American Recollections, now on display at the History Colorado Center in Denver, has been a labor of love for EllynAnne Geisel. As the exhibition reaches the end of its remarkable run in May, she recounts the journey that led her to recognize the ties that bind us.
The disCOurse is a place for people to share their lived experiences and their perspectives on the past with an eye toward informing our present. Here, a member of the Volunteers of America team recognizes an organization that’s provided more than a century of compassionate aid to communities in need in Colorado and throughout the nation.
Editor's note: In this article, originally published in Denver Inside and Out(History Colorado, 2011), Betty Jo Brenner illuminates the history of women's roles in sustaining white supremacy in the early twentieth century.
With the onset of World War I came opportunities for Coloradans to do their part. Women were increasingly active outside the domestic sphere, and National Service Schools offered an important outlet in a time of unprecedented female activism. One of those schools found a home at Denver's Loretto Heights Academy, a Catholic school run by the Sisters of Loretto.