November History & Heritage Events
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Fort Collins: The Civil War Roundtable continues with Cowards at Harpers Ferry by speaker Jim Madden. Meetings start at 1 pm at Harmony Presbyterian Church, 400 E. Boardwalk. Talks are free and open to the public.
Fort Collins: Meg Dunn will give a presentation on Miles Maryott at the Fort Collins Historical Society meeting. Miles Maryott was well known in his time as both a skilled artist and a nationally recognized marksman. The Fort Collins newspapers proudly mentioned that he had local connections any time he received an honor, even when he wasn’t living in the area. That was, until the day he shot his best friend. 7 pm at the Masonic Lodge, 255 W. Oak Street. Free and open to the public.
Fort Collins: The History Department at CSU is holding a public lecture on the 50th Anniversary of the Alcatraz Take-Over. This event is being held in the Public Lands History Center, 701 W. Pitkin St. Professor Kent Blansett will speak about his book, A Journey to Freedom: Richard Oakes, Alcatraz, and the Red Power Movement. 7 – 9 pm.
Loveland: Head over to the Loveland Museum for Historical Reflections on Loveland. Dennis McClatchey and Fran Bostwick have conducted oral histories on topics such as Growing Up in the 50s, Hewlett Packard Comes to Loveland, and The Arts. They will be offering a presentation on their work. 5 – 7 pm. Free.
Fort Collins: The Central Rockies Old Time Music Association (CROMA) is holding an old fashioned Barn Dance at Every Day Joe’s Coffee House, 144 S. Mason St. Door open at 6:30 with dancing from 7 – 10 pm. Music by Brownsville Thomcats with Calling by Bob Zuellig. 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). Admission is $10 each, $25 for families, youth 12 and under are free.
Fort Collins: Experience Hands-On History at the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. 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 exhibits gallery. We might even have more fun than Auntie Stone at her dinner parties! Included with admission. 10 am – 1 pm.
Loveland: The Loveland Historical Society hosts “The American Legion: 100 years in Loveland” at the Loveland Museum, 503 N. Lincoln Avenue. Tony DuMosch will speak about the history of the American Legion and how it helped shape Loveland, a fitting topic to celebrate Veterans’ Day. 7 – 8 pm.
Loveland: Veterans Monuments of Northern Colorado. Ron Sladek, president of Historic Larimer County, has researched several veterans monuments from throughout Larimer County. In this presentation, he will tell us about the history behind these monuments as well as their significance in terms of historic preservation. 6:30 pm. This talk is free and open to the public, so bring a friend!
Denver: Dr. Henry Lovejoy will be presenting “Mapping Uncertainty and Unlocking Ancestry in Trans- Atlantic Migrations of the Historic Slave Trade.” Dr. Lovejoy’s interdisciplinary mapping project explores the relationship between conflict, slavery and abolition in the Atlantic world. While scholars have amassed large amounts of data related to the transatlantic slave trade, a more pressing question lingers: Where did those 12.7 million people come from within pre-colonial West Africa before boarding slave ships destined for the Americas? Africa lacks reliable historical maps compared to other heavily populated regions of the world. Dr. Lovejoy’s digital mapping project seeks to visualize and calculate the probabilities of African origins of enslaved people in diaspora. Henry Lovejoy is Assistant Professor of History at CU Boulder. He focuses on the political, economic and cultural history of Africa and the African diaspora, and teaches courses related to pre-colonial Africa and the history of slavery. Professor Lovejoy engages digital humanities methodologies and is currently directing two resources, www.SlaveryImages.org and www.LiberatedAfricans.org. Denver Public Library Gates Room, 5th Floor, 5:30 pm. Open to the Public.
Fort Collins: The Northern Colorado Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 6:30PM at Colorado State University in Building Clark A, room A26 (unless otherwise noted).
Fort Collins: CSU History Department Annual Lecture: Putting the ‘Land’ in Land-Grant University. The 39th annual Meyer-Nathan Lecture will be a panel discussion covering the legacy of federal land policy, the Morrill Act, and Colorado State University. The panel will include David Bartecchi, Villiage Earth; Autumn Bernhardt, CSU Anthropology and Geography; Derek Everett, CSU History; and Douglas Sheflin, CSU History. It will be moderated by Leisl Carr Childers, CSU History. 7 – 8:30 pm. Room A-205, Clark.
Fort Collins: Sylvia Tracy-Doolos will be speaking at the Larimer County Genealogical Society meeting in a presentation entitled, Brick Wall Demolition Kit: Linguistic Tools for Genealogists. Discover linguistic tips, tricks and resources that can help you find your most elusive ancestors. Missing ancestors often have more to do with language issues than you might expect. I will show you how to explore the language of your ancestors, to achieve better research results. 6:30pm – 8:30pm at the Good Samaritan Society, 508 W Trilby Rd.
Estes Park: On Saturday, November 23, at 2:00 p.m. learn from the locals at the Estes Park Museum during the fall series, Estes Speaks. For the third of four oral histories, staff will be sharing the 2013 interview with Jim Detterline. The interview was conducted with both video and audio components. Program attendees will be invited to share stories related to oral history interviews after each program which will be moderated by Museum staff. Starting in the late 1970s, Museum and Library staff began gathering interviews from local individuals. Interviewing has continued up through the 2013 flood and a series in 2014 with prominent local climbers/mountaineers. With a variety of topics and eras spanning across more than 150 interviews, the Museum has taken the platform to let those who experienced history tell it themselves. Please join us as we explore the collection.
Fort Collins: Discovery Distilled: Game Night Come experience Game Changers at FCMoD – without kids! Live the video game evolution, from memorable Pong to the photorealistic, immersive games of today. Try your hand at operating a supersized Nintendo controller, play Tetris on a giant Game Boy, test your knowledge of retro video game music, and so much more! With a fully stocked bar and games situated throughout the museum, this is the perfect night to let your inner child out to play! Tickets $15/$10 for members. One drink ticket and entry to our newest special traveling exhibit: Game Changers included. Discovery Distilled is a 21+, casual, after-hours series at Fort Collins Museum of Discovery. Must be 21 to participate. Sponsored by: Odell Brewing. 6 – 9 pm. Tickets are $10 – $15 depending on whether you’re a member of the Fort Collins Museum of Discovery or not.
Greeley: Holiday Open House at the Centennial Village Museum. This event is held in conjunction with the Downtown Development Authority’s annual Holiday Open House event. During the event, families can enjoy free admission to the museum, craft activities for the kids and Cowboy Santa. 10 am – 4 pm. 714 8th Street.
Berthoud: Join the Berthoud Historical Society and the Pioneer Museum as we participate in Small Business Saturday, 2019. This will also be a Free Day at the Museum! Little Thompson Valley Pioneer Museum, 224 Mountain Ave.
Livermore: Join in the 2nd annual tree lighting ceremony at the historic Livermore Community Hall.