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Civil Rights History in Fort Collins – Preserving Places that Matter to All

When: January 25th, 7 pm.

Where: Zoom. Click here for the link




Image from The Source, and they probably got it from the CSU Archives & Special Collections.


Maren Bzdek and Jim Bertolini from the City of Fort Collins’s Historic Preservation office will present information about a new project to document the history of civil rights and social justice activities in our community, as well as the effort to identify and preserve places that help tell those stories. The City of Fort Collins has received a grant award from the State Historical Fund produce a report on civil rights history as well as a preliminary assessment of associated historic properties that reflect people and events associated with community groups that are currently underrepresented in our list of Fort Collins landmarks. These include Chicano/Hispanic, indigenous, Asian American, African American, and LGBTQIA+ residents, people with disabilities, women, and others. The City will work with a consultant and a group of community ambassadors and research advisors to produce the report, which will include an emphasis on the personal lived experiences and memories of these partners as well as more traditional research methods. Learn more about why this project is important for the future of preservation in Fort Collins, some of the stories uncovered so far, and how you can get involved!

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How Northern Colorado Has Faced Past Pandemics

When: We would love to present this talk to your group! 

Where: Zoom

We’ve been here before. Pandemics aren’t all the same, but there are themes that remain true from one to the next. And we’ve dealt with several pandemics in the past couple hundred years here in Northern Colorado. In this presentation, you’ll hear from several of Historic Larimer County’s board members on how past pandemics have affected Berthoud, Loveland, and Fort Collins. This presentation will include an overview of the past 200 years with a focus on the 1918 Influenza Pandemic and how it affected folks in Northern Colorado. 

Members of the HLC board gave this presentation via Zoom on October 27th, 2020 and we’d love to give it again. If you would like us to present this talk to your group, please use the contact link above to get in touch with us. 


Historic Larimer County has been hosting tours and talks since the summer of 2017. If you would like to learn more about which places and topics have already been covered, check out our Past Events page. If you have a suggestion for a future tour or talk, or you just want more information about one of the tours or talks listed above, please get in touch with Sharon Danhauer, our events coordinator, through our Tours & Talks contact form.


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Historic Larimer County
PO Box 1909
Fort Collins, CO 80522