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Jul
23
Thu
The Bad Old Days of Colorado: Untold Stories of the Wild West @ Your place
Jul 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Bad Old Days of Colorado: Untold Stories of the Wild West

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Wild West

Whether on the right or the wrong side of the law, in the nineteenth century, Colorado was not for the faint of heart. People came west seeking fortune or opportunity, and it is no secret that some of the most famous Wild West characters rolled through the Colorado territory at one point or another. Led by returning presenter and historian, Randi Samuelson-Brown, this talk will center on the establishment of Denver, the discovery of gold, Colorado during the Civil War, the Confederate Gold Field Plot, and other dubious happenings and characters.

Randi’s book, The Bad Old Days of Colorado, will be available for purchase.

 


About the presenter: Randi Samuelson-Brown

Randi Samuelson-BrownRandi Samuelson-Brown is a native of Colorado, originally from Golden. Her ancestors came to the state in the 1880s/1890s, a fact she is proud of. She is the author of The Beaten Territory, an award-nominated historical fiction set in a vice-riddled Denver and Leadville during the 1890s. She lives in Denver, CO.



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Sep
10
Thu
Off alone on my tramps: On the Trail of Women Botanists in the U.S. West @ Your place
Sep 10 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Off alone on my tramps: On the Trail of Women Botanists in the U.S. West

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botanistsJoin presenter Dr. Tina Gianquitto to uncover the stories of women plant collectors in the mountain west as told by the letters they wrote to friends and fellow botanists. Plant collecting attracted a host of rugged western women in the late nineteenth century. Some took to the activity as a way to ease the loneliness of frontier life, while others turned to professional collecting as a way to supplement often meager household incomes. In all cases, plant collecting brought women together and into various networks of people who shared their passions for plants. These women played important roles in identifying and mapping the native plants of the western U.S., but their letters also give us a glimpse into the unique challenges they faced as women in frontier spaces. 

About the presenter: Tina Gianquitto

Tina Gianquitto is an associate professor of literature at the Colorado School of Mines. She has published a book on women, nature and science, ‘Good Observers of Nature’: American Women and the Scientific Study of the Natural World, 1820-1885 (2007), a co-edited collection America’s Darwin: Darwinian Evolution and U.S. Literary Culture (with Lydia Fisher; 2014), as well as articles on Darwinian botany, evolutionary science and women’s social reform, and women’s participation in botanical correspondence networks. She has been awarded fellowships from The Huntington Library, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program. Current projects include a digital site Herbaria 3.0: What is your plant story? (www.herbaria3.org) and a book that examines Darwin’s plant studies and evolutionary theory in the late 19th century U.S. Tina received her degrees in literature from Columbia University (Ph.D., 2002; M.Phil., 1996; M.A., 1993; B.A., 1991).



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Sep
23
Wed
A Virgin Soil Epidemic – the 1918-1920 Flu @ Your place
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

A Virgin Soil Epidemic – the 1918-1920 Flu

This is a virtual event via Zoom. You will receive an emailed link prior to the event starting at 6 p.m. Registration is required.

The 1918 Flu killed 675,000 Americans – no vaccine, no real treatment. Join Dr. Geoff Hunt to see how American reacted.



About the presenter: Geoff Hunt

Presenter Geoff Hunt earned his Bachelors of Arts in History at the University of Wyoming, Masters of Arts in Museum Studies at Cooperstown, NY, and Ph.D. in History from the University of Colorado Boulder. Hunt was the Founding Director of Wings Over the Rockies Air and Space Museum, and just retired after 22 years as Professor of History at the Community College of Aurora.



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Golden History Museum

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

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Oct
12
Mon
Place and Identity in Contemporary Indigenous Literature @ Your place
Oct 12 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Place and Identity in Contemporary Indigenous Literature

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Join us on Indigenous Peoples’ Day to explore the fluidity of place as Indigenous writers demonstrate the survival and flourishing of their communities through literature. This presentation is based on Dr. Paula Farca’s book, Identity in Place: Contemporary Indigenous Fiction by Women Writers in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand (2011). Dr. Farca will focus on how Indigenous peoples survive in a postcolonial world, heal, regain homes and rituals, and subsequently build new homes and create new traditions.


About the presenter: Paula Farca

Paula Farca received her PhD and a second MA from Oklahoma State University. Her research focuses on two main areas: 1. contemporary, indigenous, and women’s literature and 2. literature on energy and the environment. Along with numerous articles and book chapters, Paula has published Identity in Place: Contemporary Indigenous Fiction by Women Writers in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand (2011), Make Waves: Water in Contemporary Literature and Film (2019), and coauthored A Student’s Guide to Nature and Human Values (2010 and 2013). Paula also edited two anthologies: Energy in Literature: Essays on Energy and Its Social and Environmental Implications in Twentieth and Twenty-First Century Literary Texts (2015) and Speculations: An Anthology for Reading, Writing, and Research (2006). Since 2008, when she joined HASS, she has tried to introduce our future engineers to the joy and intellectual excitement of reading and critical thinking and inspire them to become competent writers. Paula is currently a teaching professor at the Colorado School of Mines.



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Oct
29
Thu
The Other June Six – A Story about the 1894 Cripple Creek Miners’ Strike @ Your place
Oct 29 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Other June Six – A Story about the 1894 Cripple Creek Miners’ Strike

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Cripple CreekCripple Creek, Colorado, circa 1900, embodied American business. Mine owners attempted to take immense riches from the ground by investing enormous capital to fund expensive machinery, industrial treatment, and men to pull the ore and run the machines. Laborers and owners shared some interests but often disagreed over pay, hours, safety, and management practices. Inevitable frustrations mounted on both sides until finally, in 1894, laborers in the Western Federation of Miners fought the Cripple Creek Mine Owners Association. This struggle was ruthless and bloody with numerous miners and other citizens caught in the melee. Join presenter Stan Moore in this presentation about the Cripple Creek miners’ strike, which is based on his historical novel Mister Hamlin’s List.


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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