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Western History and Genealogy News
March 2017

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A PRODUCT OF ITS TIME: RADIO-SULPHO

A PRODUCT OF ITS TIME: RADIO-SULPHO

The patent medicine era certainly had no shortage of outrageous and preposterous claims, nor did it have a dearth of “remedies” for any affliction, real or imagined. Of all the nostrums, tonics, unguents and balms on offer, perhaps none were as audacious or absurd as those invented by self proclaimed “chemist” (John) Philip Schuch Jr. Read more

FILM SCREENING AND FILMMAKER DISCUSSION

FILM SCREENING AND FILMMAKER DISCUSSION

Come see a special showing of Pioneers on Saturday, March 5 at 1:30 p.m. in the Central Library Conference Center.  

"A brand new film produced, directed and edited by Erica Volchan O'Conor, Pioneers captures the social, racial and gender dynamics of a defining era in American history (1870-1970), exploring the lives, works, and enduring legacies of four dynamic Colorado women: artists, educators, organizers, and social activists."
SAVING PLACES - HISTORIC PRESERVATION IN COLORADO

SAVING PLACES - HISTORIC PRESERVATION IN COLORADO

Colorado is fortunate to have a robust historic preservation community - the people who strive to save the old buildings, signs and properties that have significant cultural, historical and educational value on a local, state or national level. 

What many Coloradans may not realize is the wealth of support and resources available to assist in preservation efforts, from education to financial incentives and funding. Read more

SCOUT'S HONOR: EARN FAMILY HISTORY BADGES WITH THE DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY

SCOUT'S HONOR: EARN FAMILY HISTORY BADGES WITH THE DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY

Chances are good that if an elementary to high school student is in your life, you have at least a passing familiarity with the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts of America. In fact, you may be very involved with a troop, looking for new activities and ways to fulfill badge requirements.

Did you know there are three family history based badges for scouts? Family history badges are a great way for students to get acquainted with their culture and background - and can serve as an excellent jumping off point for whole families to research genealogy! Here at the Denver Public Library Western History and Genealogy Department, we can make earning those family history badges a fun and rewarding experience. Read more

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People And Pioneers Of Colorado

PEOPLE AND PIONEERS OF COLORADO

Colorado has a rich and varied community of people from every corner of the world. When "Pioneers" arrived during the Gold Rush of 1858, they were greeted by First Peoples/Native Americans, Hispanic settlers, and frontier adventurers. Through both peaceful and tumultuous times, these communities have forged Coloradans. Read more

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