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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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Nov
24
Tue
History in the Baking: Thanksgiving Traditions @ Your place
Nov 24 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

History in the Baking: Thanksgiving Traditions

Join museum director Nathan Richie and his children, Julia and Colin, as they learn about Thanksgiving traditions in Golden and make a surprise holiday treat. Tune in to Facebook Live at 2 pm.

 

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Jan
13
Wed
What’s for Dinner in 1920 @ Your place
Jan 13 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

What’s for Dinner in 1920

Rescheduled program

dinnerHave you ever wondered what shopping for dinner was like without the shopping cart? Or how your current grocery bill compares to that of the 1920s? In the 1920s, foodways were on the edge of revolutionary change, as industrial and household technologies were about to transform what, and how, America ate. Join historian Dr. Geoff Hunt as we explore grocery shopping and American diets in the Roaring Twenties.

 



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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