Indigenous psychedelic medicine
This lecture dives into the history of Indigenous psychedelic medicine use in Colorado.
When did it become illegal in the United States to use the active ingredients in some of the plants/fungi in the region? How did healers and medicine people who carried the traditional knowledge work with the substances after criminalization? What active ingredients/compounds are now legal again nationally or at the state level? This lecture covers historical uses from an anthropological discipline.
Dr. Otañez: Chair and Associate Professor in the Anthropology Department, University of Colorado Denver. One of his research areas is psilocybin use among people of color in Colorado and building corporate accountability in the global psychedelic sector. In fall 2023, Dr. Otañez and his co-author Aaraón Díaz (Mexico City) are publishing the first volume in a four-volume book Art-Based Narratives as Resources to End Cannabis Stigmatization in North America.
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Open house at Golden History Park
We’re ready to see you for our next Open House! See sparks fly at the blacksmith shop. Take a lesson at the schoolhouse or make a craft in the historic Reynolds Cabin. Explore the Pearce Cabin and learn how the woodstove works. There’s enough fun at the Golden History Park for the whole family!
Visit on select Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., May through August. Join in hands-on activities, learn about pioneer history from our interpreters, and see special demonstrations. See history in action and transport yourself to the 1800s!
After you’re done at the park, swing by Golden History Museum to see our latest exhibits, open Saturdays until 4:30 p.m. Admission is free to the Park and the Museum.
Varied history opportunities await you
Varied programs are offered throughout the year. Consider a membership to get special program pricing and other benefits like 10% off in the museum gift shop.
Further, lots of fun history opportunities await you in the Golden History Museum & Park online collection. There are about 15,000 items in our collection and you’re sure to find something that interests you about Golden.