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History Colorado Happenings - May 2018

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COLORFUL COLORADO

8 MAY Tue / 10:30 am–noon  Student previews at 10 am

The Evolving Urban Fabric of Denver’s Golden Triangle District
Graduate students from the University of Colorado Denver’s College of Architecture and Planning reveal how the urban fabric of downtown Denver’s Golden Triangle district has evolved from its 19th-century roots into a dynamic 21st-century mixed-use district. They’ll explore the forces that have driven the neighborhood’s 150-year transformation and peek into the future Golden Triangle of 2038.

 

14 MAY Mon / 1–2 pm

Railroads in Colorado: What’s Old Is New Again Boom and Bust, Part 3
When the transcontinental railway bypassed Colorado, business leaders scrambled to keep the territory from being cut off from the rest of our growing nation. Railroads merged, railroads failed, and railroads tried to build where no one had built before. History Colorado’s local historian Jack Wheeler explores Colorado’s ever-changing rail history.

 

TOURS AND TREKS

12 JUNE Tue / 9 am–5 pm - RSVP by June 1

Borderlands Tour: Exploring the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Trek to El Pueblo History Museum to see the document that created much of the modern southwestern US boundary. On loan from the National Archives, it’s never gone on view in Colorado. Hear about the treaty’s ramifications when it was ratified 170 years ago, and walk to the original boundary between Mexico and the United States.

 

14 JUNE Thu / 10 am–3 pm

Forgotten Denver: Northeast Denver by Bus
Trek to El Pueblo History Museum to see the document that created much of the modern southwestern US boundary. On loan from the National Archives, it’s never gone on view in Colorado. Hear about the treaty’s ramifications when it was ratified 170 years ago, and walk to the original boundary between Mexico and the United States.

 

27 JUNE Wed / 9:30 am–1 pm

Cheyenne Mountain State Park Hike
Nestled between NORAD and a bustling city, Cheyenne Mountain State Park offers something quiet and green. On our hike of the park, we’ll see views of both the eponymous Cheyenne Mountain and the city of Colorado Springs. The intersection of several ecological zones, the park is rich in diversity equal to its views.

 

LECTURES

21 MAY Mon / 1–2 pm & 7–8 pm

Colorado Then & Now: Retracing an Ancestor’s Footsteps
Grant Collier has followed—literally—in the footsteps of his great-great-grandfather, photographer Joseph Collier. He’s traveled throughout Colorado taking photographs from the spots where Joseph captured his images over a century ago. The result is two books, Colorado: Yesterday & Today and the recent sequel, Colorado Then & Now. In a slideshow, Grant will share the challenges he and Joseph Collier faced in capturing their images. Made possible through the generous support of the Walter S. Rosenberry III Charitable Trust.

 

2–3 pm 

Collections Close-Up: Joseph Collier Photographs
Pioneer photographer Joseph Collier captured scenic views and portraits of Colorado life from territorial days through the end of the 19th century. Stop by for an up-close look at original Collier photographs from the History Colorado collection.

 

16 JULY Mon / 1–2 pm & 7–8 pm

Collecting America’s Pastime: A Passion for Baseball
History Colorado’s new Play Ball! exhibition showcases one of the greatest sets of baseball artifacts ever assembled. Marshall Fogel, owner of the collection, explores the history and legacy of baseball and shares the stories behind some of the artifacts on view. Gain insight into how to turn a passion into a collection—and maybe even sending that collection to a museum someday! Made possible through the generous support of the Walter S. Rosenberry III Charitable Trust.