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Western History / Genealogy News
May 2015

Recent Blog Posts

Denver's First Earth Day, 1970

Denver's First Earth Day, 1970


April 22 marked the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. On this day in 1970, over 20 million Americans attended demonstrations, protesting environmental pollution and demanding action to protect their habitat from further harm. Read more about Earth Day in Denver and view a gallery of images.
Marijuana in Colorado

Marijuana in Colorado - The Highlights and Low Points


The 4/20 rally, which took place this year on 4/18-4/19, is a celebration of all things marijuana-related, and draws tens of thousands of pot enthusiasts, along with the ire of city politicians, to Denver's city center. For this unofficial holiday, we searched through our Western History Subject Index to look back on Colorado's long relationship with the fragrant, and now legal, weed. Read more.

Events

Mapping in the Early 20th Century - Lecture

Mapping in the Early 20th Century - Lecture


Join us at the Central Library, Level B2 Conference on Monday, May 4 for a lecture entitled "A Luddite's View of the History of Cartography in the 20th Century" presented by Jim Akerman. This lecture is part of Rocky Mountain Map Society's Map Month, a joint program by RMMS, the Denver Public Library and the University of Denver. You may also browse the events calendar for more History and Genealogy programming at the Library.

RESEARCH

Denver Parks Collection

Denver Parks Collection


The collection documents the growth of Denver’s park system from 1860 through 2001. Over 15,000 items, drawn largely from the Department of Parks and Recreation, constitute one of the largest collections in the Western History and Genealogy Department. Learn more and explore our resources.
All Denver Public Library locations will be closed Sunday, May 24 and Monday, May 25. View all Library holidays and closures.
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