Category Archive for: ‘Historical Talks’

Local History Series 2013: Our Water’s History & the Shaping of our Future

Join us at the Erie Community Center in Erie, CO on May 9, 2013 at 7:00 One thing we Westerners know is that water is a scarce commodity. But often our knowledge doesn’t go much beyond that. Water history and water law are about as clear as mud to the layperson. Tom Cech was the Executive Director for the Central …

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Local History Series 2013: Erie’s Mining Past and Its Impact Today

Join us at the Erie Community Center in Erie, CO on April 18, 2013 at 7:00 Most residents of Erie know of its mining history to some extent, but not many of us know where all the mines are or how they play a role today. Join Greg Sherman, P.G. as he discusses what is below Erie. Greg has been …

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Celebrate Women’s History Month with Joyce Lohse

Join us March 14, 2013 at 7:00pm, as we kick off our 2013 Local History Series and celebrate Women’s History Month with award winning author Joyce Lohse! Joyce will have stories and pictures of Colorado’s most undaunted, unshakable and women pioneers including Eliza Routt, Martha Maxwell and Justina Ford to name a few. About the 2013 Local History Series We …

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Local History Series 2013

Local History Series for 2013 schedule has been announced.

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Local History Series: Walking Tour of Mt. Pleasant Cemetery

  Mark your calendars.  Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 10am-12:00pm Join us for a morning walking tour of Mt. Pleasant Cemetery with Erie Town Clerk Nancy Parker as she walks us through the historical graves and markers. This series is sponsored by Erie Community Library and Erie Historical Society. More Info:      

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Colorado 14er Disasters: Victims of the Game: Local History Series 2010

Join us for a slide presentation exploring the recent history of climbing Colorado’s 14,000 foot peaks for sport, June 17 at 7:00pm
Erie Community Library. Writer and Colorado naitive Mark Scott-Nash will share some of the dangerous consequences of this popular activity.

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Historic Railroads of Erie: Local History Series 2010

Historic Railroads of Erie Join us for an exciting trip back in time, when trains ran in out of Erie transporting coal. Expert Jason Midyette, president of the Boulder County Railway Historical Society, will present a slid show about historic railroads of the Erie area. May 13 at 7:00pm Erie Community Library 400 Powers Street, Erie 720-685-5224 Local History …

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Local History Series 2009 : Someone’s Daughter: In Search of Justice for Jane Doe

Join us for the final event in our series. Who was Jane Doe? Historian Silvia Pettem will share highlights from her fascinating 10-year pursuit to resolve a 1954 Boulder County cold case homicide.

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Join us Thursday night at the Erie Community Library with Dr. Colorado

Join us for the third evening of Local History Series 2009, presented by Erie Community Library and the Erie Historical Society. We will be informed and entertained by award-winning Colorado history professor and author Tom Noel, also known as “Dr. Colorado.” Dr. Colorado is an expert on Colorado history and will present an engaging slide show about landmarks in the Erie area.

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A Fireside Chat at Erie Community Library

A group of twenty-four gathered in the Living Room at Erie Community Library for a visit from Franklin Delano Roosevelt.  Historian Richard Marold arrived in a period wheelchair, sporting a bow tie and vintage FDR campaign button on his lapel.  We learned about some of the New Deal projects in Colorado including as Red Rocks Amphitheater.  There were many questions …

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