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November 2016

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KIDDING AROUND IN THE WESTERN HISTORY DEPARTMENT

KIDDING AROUND IN THE WESTERN HISTORY DEPARTMENT

Here in the Western History and Genealogy Department, we are no strangers to complex questions. One of our most frequent questions, however, has an easy answer. 

"Are my kids allowed in the Western History Department?"

Find out what we have to offer here

IS DENVER THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE 5-DAY WORKWEEK? : WOW PHOTO WEDNESDAY

IS DENVER THE BIRTHPLACE OF THE 5-DAY WORKWEEK? : WOW PHOTO WEDNESDAY

Most Coloradans know the legendary American Furniture Warehouse, but there's a much smaller group that remembers the American Furniture Company. That's unfortunate because American Furniture was a Denver institution from 1898-1974. Read more

News & Events

IS BUFFALO BILL CODY REALLY BURIED ON LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN?

IS BUFFALO BILL CODY REALLY BURIED ON LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN?

On January 10, 1917, while visiting his sister in Denver, famous scout, Buffalo hunter, showman and ultimate Son of the West, Buffalo Bill Cody died from kidney failure. Because he passed away in the middle of the winter the road to Lookout Mountain, the spot where he wanted to be buried, was impassable. So Olinger’s Mortuary, where he was initially interred, kept his remains in cold storage for six months - embalming it six times - until the road up to the Lookout Mountain was made passable. Find out more

Art Under Cover Book Club

Art Under Cover Book Club

Art Under Cover Book Club is a book club for artists and people who are interested in creativity and the arts.  The Art Book Club meets once every six weeks to discuss books about anything related to art, artists, art movements and anything related to what it means to be an artist.  

Come see the exhibit on Floor Seven through November 7, 2016.

RESEARCH

View the Rocky Mountain News Photos in our Digital Collections.

View the Rocky Mountain News Photos in our Digital Collections

The Rocky Mountain News, a newspaper that was a Denver institution for just short of 150 years, was Colorado's oldest newspaper and possibly the longest running business in the state. Born during the 1859 Colorado Gold Rush, the paper went through many ups and downs, until it finally closed its doors in 2009, just two months shy of its 150th anniversary. For that century and a half, the Rocky Mountain News was to many Coloradans, the "standard," indispensable at breakfast, in the boardroom or at the races, and the news source for generations. Read more

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