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Rocky’s West Side Stories
Dave Lively
Thursday, May 2, 7 p.m. at the Crescent Grange

Dave Lively, Certified Interpretive Guide, presents stories of the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park, connecting the common threads of survival and success over the past 11,000 years. This speedy trip through history explains how the ebb and flow of passing cultures has influenced life today in this unique alpine corner of our nation.

Historic DIY Series: Compost
Saturday, May 11, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Want to start composting but don’t know where to start? Learn how to turn your food scraps and yard waste into compost and get a brief history of composting.

Four Great Geological Surveys in Colorado
Thursday, May 23, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Broomfield Library, 3 Community Park Rd.
Registration through B-REx.com preferred.
After the Civil War, four geological surveys of the western United States were formed by four different educated and ambitious men. Dr. Emmett Evanoff will share about how all four surveys met and overlapped in Colorado, where some of the greatest geologists, photographers, and landscape artists of the 19th century endured hard condition in the mountains. These surveys not only set the standard for geologic mapping, but congress merged them into the U.S. Geological Survey, with a major research center in Denver.

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Broomfield Depot Museum Speaker Series

We Are Broomfield
Presentations at the Historic Broomfield Crescent Grange, 
7901 W. 120th Avenue, Broomfield

Rocky’s West Side Stories

Dave Lively
Thursday, May 2, 7 p.m.

Dave Lively, Certified Interpretive Guide, presents stories of the west side of Rocky Mountain National Park, connecting the common threads of survival and success over the past 11,000 years. This speedy trip through history explains how the ebb and flow of passing cultures has influenced life today in this unique alpine corner of our nation.

Putting Colorado on the Map: The 1859 Gold Rush

Wes Brown
Thursday, June 6, 7 p.m.
In the spring of 1858, Colorado’s Front Range area was uncharted territory, inhabited only by Native Americans. By the end of 1859, over 100,000 fortune seekers had thoroughly explored the Front Range from north of Pueblo to the Wyoming border. In their quest for gold, they left their footprints on the landscape, establishing dozens of settlements and blazing numerous trails. Wes Brown presents about Colorado’s gold rush and how this important chapter of history influenced Colorado maps of today.

Chasing the Cure: Tuberculosis in Early 20th Century Denver

Jeanne Abrams
Thursday, July 11, 7 p.m.
More people migrated to Colorado in search of health, rather than wealth. Because of its high altitude and favorable climate, health seekers flocked to the state in the late 19th and early 20th century in hopes of curing tuberculosis, the leading cause of illness and death in America at that time. Dr. Abrams explores life for TB patients, treatment options and the impact of health seekers in early Denver.

In The Footsteps of the Iron Horse: The Influence of Railroads on Colorado

Larry Dorsey
Thursday, August 1, 7 p.m.
From territorial days on, railroads played a huge role in the settlement and development of Colorado. Larry Dorsey will take us on a trip back in time to examine how the railroads influenced the growth of towns and industry in our state, including a look at Broomfield. Larry is a retired history teacher from Boulder Valley Schools, a volunteer and Trustee at the Colorado Railroad Museum, and the Chair of the Superior Historical Commission in Superior.

Divine Timing: The Creation of the City and County of Broomfield

Larry Cooper and Al Jeffries
Thursday, Sept. 5, 7 p.m.

Al Jeffries and Larry Cooper served as the co-chairs of the Citizens for Better Local Government Committee, which ran the statewide campaign for the Constitutional Amendment creating Broomfield County in 1998. This presentation takes you through the experiences of forming a committee, having divine timing at the Colorado State Legislature and getting approval for the ballot, all within 3 weeks. We will celebrate great volunteers and the benefits of not doing business as normal as we learn about the formation of the first new county in Colorado in 100 years.

Grangers from the Grave

BackStory Theatre and The SpellBinders
Thursday, Oct.3, 7 p.m.

Enjoy a twist on our speaker series, where storytelling and reenactment are presented by the Broomfield Spellbinders and children from BackStory Theatre. This collaboration brings to life unique stories from Broomfield history and promises an evening of historic, spooky fun.
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