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The Wilderness Act - a 50th Anniversary exhibit

Howard Zahniser Papers, (CONS 238, PhotoBox 1)
Arthur Carhart Papers, (CONS 88, PhotoBox 1)

The Wilderness Act turns 50!

The Denver Public Library has teamed up with the Wilderness Society to present The Legacy of Wilderness, an exhibit celebratin

Exhibit: The Art of Addiction and Impossible Healing

Exhibit: The Art of Addiction and Impossible Healing
Exhibit: The Art of Addiction and Impossible Healing
Exhibit: The Art of Addiction and Impossible Healing

Artist Bakheit Ibra debuts at the Blair-Caldwell Library

I met Bakheit Ibra through a mutual friend back in 2006. Little did I know that 8 years later I would be in the position to help introduce his art to Denver.

WHG Volunteers Feted

WHG Volunteer Tea
Staff serving tea and sandwiches to WHG volunteers.
Tea or apple cider for the WHG volunteers.

The Jewels in our crown!

Volunteers are like an old fashion candy - they are LIFESAVERS!

Calling All Artists – Let the Principles of Nguzo Saba Guide You

Calling All Artists – Let the Principles of Nguzo Saba Guide You
Calling All Artists – Let the Principles of Nguzo Saba Guide You

Kuumba in the Community Exhibit

To kick-off the 2013 Kwanzaa season, The Blair-Caldwell African American Research Library is calling all artists for art submissions th

Feel Good Meditation - Free 4 Week Workshop Starts Tomorrow

Feel Good Meditation - Free 4 Week Workshop Starts Tomorrow
Feel Good Meditation - Free 4 Week Workshop Starts Tomorrow

Begin Healing From the Inside Out

Join meditation instructor Bea Marion for a four week workshop exploring the positive affects meditation can have on creative thinking, relaxation, stress levels and even success.

Thomas Moran and Chromolithographs of the American West. Join WHG and DAM for two events!

Mt. of the Holy Cross by Thomas Moran
Thomas Moran at Shoshone Falls

Join the Western History and Genealogy Department (WHG) of the Denver Public Library and the Denver Art Museum (DAM) for two events that celebrate the artistic discovery of the American West.

Hollywood of the Rockies: Exclusive Author Talk With Michael J. Spencer!

Hollywood of the Rockies. Michael J. Spencer. Charleston: The History Press, 2013. Front cover.
Hollywood of the Rockies. Michael J. Spencer. Charleston: The History Press, 2013. Back cover.

In 1896, Thomas Edison showed a motion picture on the wall of a building in New York City, launching a film industry that was first concentrated in the New York area.

Espionage, Treason and Peril - The Story of Mary Louvestre

Espionage, Treason and Peril - The Story of Mary Louvestre
Espionage, Treason and Peril - The Story of Mary Louvestre

From award-winning author Alex Haley’s widow, his collaborator on the bestselling

The “I Have A Dream” Speech Turns 50

The “I Have A Dream” Speech Turns 50
The “I Have A Dream” Speech Turns 50
The “I Have A Dream” Speech Turns 50

The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom took place in Washington, D.C., on August 28, 1963. Martin Luther King, Jr.