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Call For Nominations: 15th Annual Eleanor Gehres Award

Call For Nominations: 15th Annual Eleanor Gehres Award

The Denver Public Library Commission invites Nomination for the 2013 Award.  The annual Eleanor Gehres Award recognizes an individual or organization that has made a significa

WHG History Homepage Site Update! New look and better functionality!

WHG History Homepage Site Update! New look and better functionality!

New modern look and better functionality!

The Western History/Genealogy site has received a quick makeover with an easy to use home page.

Western History Art Collection joins the Digital World

Western History Art Collection joins the Digital World

Not just photographs, but art as well!

The Western History Department holds a fine collection of western art.

Maps, Maps, and More Maps!

Maps, Maps, and More Maps!

Own a piece of history!

2012 Map Fair of the West to be held in conjunction with free lectures and exhibition at the Denver Public Library, July 28-29

Weird (but cute) Photo Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Weird (but cute) Photo Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Puppies galore!

Weird (but cute) Photo Wednesday for the first Wednesday of November brings you puppies, tons of puppies!

Weird Photo Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Weird Photo Wednesday, October 26, 2011

It's snowing today in Denver, but we don't expect this much to fall! 

For Weird Photo Wednesday on October 26 we show you a photo taken in 1913 of a huge snow storm and its aftermath. It looks like Denver had a lot of snow that winter!

Weird Photo Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Weird Photo Wednesday, October 19, 2011

You always wonder what happens to all that liquor!  

Do these men have smiles on their faces? Do they get to partake in some of the spoils? It makes you truly wonder what will happen to all of that liquid in today's Weird Photo Wednesday.

Across the Great Divide: A Photo Chronicle of the Counterculture

Across the Great Divide: A Photo Chronicle of the Counterculture

Come see our wonderful new photo exhibit! 

Across the Great Divide: A Photo Chronicle of the Counterculture

On view at Denver Public Library Oct 7- Dec 31, 2011

Opening Reception | Sunday, October 16, 2- 4:30 p.m.

Weird Photo Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Weird Photo Wednesday, September 7, 2011

An old fashioned train robbery! 

For Weird Photo Wednesday it looks like we have adults pushing out kids to get a ride on a train that's about to be robbed! Not that scary, but at least everyone is having fun.

New Microfilm Readers are here!

New Microfilm Readers are here!

Our new state of the art microfilm/microfiche readers are available for your use! 

These new Canon microfilm/microfiche scanner/readers are state of the art and will make research and finding information on film much easier.