March History & Heritage Events
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Lyons: Enjoy old-time reels, mixers, squares, waltzes and flat-footing to live fiddle/banjo music at the Lyons Old-Time Square Dance! All dances are taught and are beginner/family-friendly. Dances are easiest earlier in the evening and become more complex as the evening progresses. Come alone, bring family/friends/kids and join our mix of beginner and welcoming seasoned dancers. No experience, partner or special shoes required. **Please help us spread the word and hope to see you on the dance floor!** 7-10pm in the Oskar Blues event room, 303 Main St, $10/adult, $5 child, $25/family.
Fort Collins: The Civil War Roundtable should be taking place today. I’m hoping to get a copy of the schedule soon. In the meantime, you can always just try showing up. If they’re there, I can almost guarantee you’ll be welcomed with open arms. Meetings are at 1 pm at Harmony Presbyterian Church, 400 E. Boardwalk.
Fort Collins: The Case sisters will talk about attending Eggers school in the Poudre Canyon as well as saving and preserving the school. This Fort Collins Historical Society presentation will take place at 7 pm at the Masonic Temple, 225 W. Oak Street. Free and open to the public.
Fort Collins: Fort Collins Community Barn Dance Come alone or with a partner – this is a great dance for beginners or experts alike. No experience is necessary – all dances are taught before-hand (circles, reels and squares). 7 – 10 pm at Everyday Joe’s Coffee House, 144 S Mason St. The cost is $10 for adults and $25 for families. Youth 12 and under are free. Live fiddle music from Joe Vittetoe & Bob Zuellig with backup by John Carr, Chip Belcher, and Darrin Goodman; Chris Kermiet.
Fort Collins: Hands-On History at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. At FCMoD, we know that history is so much more than words in a textbook. Explore the fascinating world of our region’s past with a hands-on craft or activity in the gallery. We might even have more fun than Auntie Stone at her dinner parties! Included with admission. 10 am – 1 pm.
TBD: Northern Colorado Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society will be meeting. Speaker and location to be determined. Check the website for updated information.
Fort Collins: From Silent Sam to Phnom Pehn: Monuments in History and Myths. Out of the chaos and pain of Charlottesville, museum professionals, public historians, and community leaders must move quickly to face the challenges of competing historical memory, claims of heritage desecration and the ongoing scourge of racism. This talk will take on the tough issues that communities across America—and analogous locales overseas—must face as white supremacy, political quagmires and visions of reconciliation with the past collide. 6 – 7:30 pm. Colorado State University Clark Building A 204.
Fort Collins: It’s “Discovery After Dark” at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. Come learn about Frederick R. Baker – Soldier, Pioneer, Mayor. From serving as a guard for Abraham Lincoln, to arriving as a farmer in Fort Collins in 1873, to becoming a civic leader and four-term city mayor, Frederick Baker had life experiences that influenced the city’s identity today. Join us in the OtterBox Digital Dome Theater and follow the footsteps of Frederick R. Baker, a fascinating Fort Collins historical figure. Local Fort Collins historian Brian Carroll will take us on a journey full of historical photographs and excerpts from Baker’s 1860s diary that detail his daily life and his reaction to President Lincoln’s assassination. This unique program is not to be missed! $10/$8 for members. Pre-registration is recommended. 6:30 – 8 pm.
Fort Collins: History Comes Alive – Helen Hunt Jackson. Take a step back in time and meet legendary lady Helen Hunt Jackson. She was a poet and an activist working for the rights of Native Americans. She drew attention to the conditions that Native Americans were experiencing through her two books “Ramona” and “The Indian’s Plight.” Helen Hunt Jackson will be portrayed by Doris McCraw, author, speaker, and historian who specializes in Colorado and women’s history. 7 – 8 pm. At the Harmony Library, in the Round.
Fort Collins: Untangling Your New England Roots: An Overview from Settlement to Revolution with John Putnam. Do you share New England Roots with John E. Putnam from Pre-Revolutionary times? Do you know the history and migration patterns that your ancestors experienced during these times? Even though you may not share any roots from this geographical area, there are many factors that started in New England that still impact us all. As the second oldest area in the “New World” to undergo European settlement, many present-day Americans can trace their ancestry back to the Pilgrims or the Puritan Great Migration. For some, it is very easy to trace your ancestry back to these original settlers due to the extensive records that their largely Puritan forebears maintained for us. Others find tracing their ancestry more difficult for varied reasons. John will share the importance to understand New England’s history, its settlement patterns, and its town structure to improve your chances to tackle New England brick walls. This presentation is being hosted by the Larimer County Genealogical Society at the Good Samaritan Society from 6:30 – 8:30 pm.
Fort Collins: Antarctic Lecture: 50 Years of Research on the Onyx River – Antarctica’s Largest. Join researchers, historians, and adventurers in this series of talks about the exciting world of Antarctic science and extreme expeditions. Each month features a new topic about life and science at the South Pole. 7 – 8 pjm. In the Old Town Library main meeting room.
Greeley: The March History Brown Bag topic is A Soldier’s Memories of Vietnam. The presenter is Vietnam Veteran and Colorado resident John Thompson. The Greeley Historic Preservation Commission presents the 2019 History Brown Bag series held generally on the 4th Thursday of each month from January through October. Admission is free and no reservations are required. Noon – 1 pm at the Greeley History Museum, 714 8th Street.
Loveland: The Loveland Museum and Gallery is hosting, “A Soundtrack to Estes History,” presented by Mike Estes Dixon. Mike Estes Dixon has spent 20 years researching his Estes family heritage and in this program, he will present the historic contribution of the Estes family from the 1400s in Italy and Scotland through 1875. Estes Dixon is a local singer, songwriter, musician, and playwright. He has created 19 songs about Estes family members and each song highlights a significant historic event that documents the American experience over several generations. 5:30 pm at the Loveland Museum, 503 N. Lincoln Ave. in the Foote Gallery. Free.
Fort Collins: The 2nd Annual Poudre Pour is brought to you by the Poudre Heritage Alliance (PHA) and Local Craft Brewers & Distillers. The Poudre Pour raises awareness about local water issues and brings community members together to celebrate our Poudre River heritage and our most important resource: water. It includes an afternoon of fun and learning with craft brews, local coffee, and natural soda tasting stations; appetizers made with farm fresh ingredients; presentations on the many facets of “water issues” in Northern Colorado; kids activities; live entertainment indoors and outdoors; costumed docents in historic cabins; art exhibitions highlighting the beauty of the Poudre River corridor; and a silent auction featuring art, trips, treats, tickets, and more! Proceeds will benefit the Poudre Heritage Alliance, the 501c3 managing nonprofit of the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area. The PHA works to promote a variety of historical and cultural opportunities, engage people in their river corridor and inspire learning, preservation, and stewardship. The indoor/outdoor Poudre Pour will be hosted at the Carnegie Center for Creativity and Heritage Courtyard at 200 Mathews St. The venue reflects the region’s cultural heritage and ties directly to the event theme. The event will be held regardless of rain or snow, with contingency plans in case of inclement weather. Noon – 4 pm. Get your tickets before they’re sold out!