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Aug
18
Wed
2021
The Coors Beer Boycott: How a Hometown Industry Met Modern Activism @ GHM & your place
Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Coors Beer Boycott: How a Hometown Industry Met Modern Activism

This is a hybrid virtual/in-person event.

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The Coors family ran their business according to Joe Coors’ beliefs about what his workforce should be and how they should behave. He was anti-union, pro-white male labor and was unbending in his desire to control his workers. In the 1960s this began to bump up against civil rights movements, causing increasing tension that led to a multi-decade boycott of Coors products. Come hear Dr. Rebecca Hunt tell the story of this challenging era in the history of Coors brewing.

Dr. Rebecca A. Hunt is a retired Associate Professor C/T in history at the University of Colorado Denver. She taught gender, immigration and American Western history as well as museum studies. Rebecca’s books include A Century of Healing: Swedish Medical Center (2005) and Wyoming Medical Center: A Centennial History (2011). Natrona County: People, Place and Time (2011) and Casper Chronicles II (2016). Rebecca was the historian for A Woman to Match a Mountain (2008) a documentary on Neal Forsling, Casper, Wyoming homesteader, artist and writer. Her current projects are Urban Pioneers: Continuity and Change in Two Denver Immigrant Neighborhoods and Snow Stories: Skiing in Central Wyoming.

 



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Sep
16
Thu
2021
Colorado School of Mines, The Early Years @ Your place
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Colorado School of Mines, The Early Years

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Walter Gillingham at the Colorado School of MinesThe Colorado School of Mines has been part of the fabric of Golden since its earliest days, becoming a territorial institution in 1874 and a Colorado State institution when Colorado was granted statehood in 1876. Join co-presenters Lee Katherine Goldstein and Lisa Dunn to learn about the early days of this historic institute of higher learning.

Lee Katherine Goldstein is the Chair of the Jefferson County Historical Commission (2019-2021). She is an attorney who lives in Lakewood and enjoys researching and sharing the stories that tell the fascinating history of Jefferson County. 

Lisa Dunn is a STEM Research Librarian and Head of Research Services at Arthur Lakes Library, Colorado School of Mines. She is also the Head of Special Collections & Archives, which includes the Mines History Archive.

Lisa has a master’s degree in geology from Washington University, where she did her field work on sedimentary sandstones in the Gulf of Suez region, and an MLS from Indiana University with an emphasis on science and engineering information. She came to Golden and the Colorado School of Mines from Montana Tech in Butte, Montana in 1991. Lisa became interested in the history of the School, began researching its activities and impacts on the region, and established the Mines History Archive in 2015 to help preserve that history.

Her work includes building the university’s Digital Archives, supporting education in using primary source materials, creating publications and finding aids, collaborating with researchers, and working with donors to bring content into the Archive to tell the story of the School of Mines.

 



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Nov
11
Thu
2021
Seesaw: How November ’42 Shaped the Future @ Your place
Nov 11 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Seesaw: How November ’42 Shaped the Future

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By late 1942 the world had been fighting for years, with no end in sight. The five weeks from late October to early December saw campaigns, battles and developments which decisively turned the war to the Allies’ favor. Author and returning presenter, Stan Moore takes a fresh look at the personalities and events that led up to this critical period. He then examines five campaigns around the world through the month of November. Moore also discusses how the campaigns and events are inter-related in new and interesting ways. His sources are interviews, oral histories and previously unavailable diaries, photos, and letters.


About the presenter: Stan Moore

Stan Moore is a husband, father, and grandfather; a third generation Coloradan; a graduate of the University of Colorado; an author and historian; a Vietnam veteran; a retired small business owner; an amateur blacksmith, and an avid mountaineer, backpacker and desert rat. Moore and his wife make their home near Denver with a cat that lets them stay there. More information can be found at stanmoorewriter.com.



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