Spare No Pains: Zebulon Pike’s Adventures in the Rocky Mountains
Monday, February 18, 2019 | 1:00PM — 2:00PM
Monday, February 18, 2019 | 7:00PM — 8:00PM
Lecture by Dr. Jared Orsi, Colorado State University professor & a member of History Colorado's State Historian's Council
Jared Orsi, professor of history and director of Colorado State University’s Public Lands History Center, will present from his book Citizen Explorer: The Life of Zebulon Pike. The explorer’s baffling activities in the mountains of Colorado between November 1806 and February 1807 have sometimes provoked charges of conspiracy, espionage or incompetence. Asking new questions of old sources, Orsi takes us back in time to see why Pike’s choices made perfect sense to him in his historical moment.
Orsi is one of the five members of the new State Historian's Council of History Colorado.
The History Colorado Lecture Series is made possible through the generous support of Walter S. Rosenberry III Charitable Trust.
Tickets for the 1 p.m. lecture are sold out! Tickets are still available for the 7 p.m. lecture
Our state’s natural beauty lends itself to a diverse array of stories. The people, places and objects of history enliven our understanding of what it means to be a Coloradan. Whether you live in an urban setting or hail from a rural burg in our stunning prairies or mountain landscapes, we all share a common heritage. Natives and newcomers alike can always learn something new in this series, an assortment of topics that exemplifies a potpourri of history.