Western History & Genealogy Blog


Denver's Month of Photography Begins

"My Little Photographer" Clyde L. Stanley,

Get ready for Denver's Month of Photography, around town and at the Denver Public Library.

Spring is fast approaching, and what better way to celebrate this beautiful season than through photography.  March is the Month of Photograph

Presentation: Chatfield Story

Chatfield Story cover

The Authors of Chatfield Story will be at the Denver Public Library to discuss their book about Civil War Private, Edward L. Chatfield, of the 113 Illinois Regiment and his extended family for whom the road, park and dam are named. 

Central Library,  Conference Center, Level B2

Tuesday, September 28, 5:30 - 8 p.m.

Bancroft Finalists at Premier Reads Book Group

Cover of Margot Mifflin's 2009 book, The Blue Tattoo: The Life of Olive Oatman
Cover of Marsha Weisiger's 2009 book, Dreaming of Sheep in Navajo Country
Cover of Jane S. Smith's 2009 book, Garden of Invention: Luther Burbank and the

On Wednesday, July 28, 2010, 6-7PM at the Ross-Cherry Creek Branch, join us for notable books in recent Western history, including the three finalists for the Caroline Bancroft Prize.

Laurie Spurling and Wendel Cox will be your host and guides to new and provocative books on the American West. Three featured titles for the evening are Jane S.

Construction Resumes

Wokers prepare the expanded Mullen room where researchers will review manuscrip materials and items from the closed stacks.

After six months of silence and still-life there is once again construction activity on the 5th level of the Central Denver Public Library.

Originally construction was to be completed around the first of the year - the year 2010. But due to circumstances beyond our control that didn't happen.

Ralph Ehrenberg Lecture

The Rocky Mountain Map Society and the Western History and Genealogy Department are pleased to present a lecture by Ralph Ehrenberg from the Library of Congress on April 20, 2010 at 5:30 PM in the Gates Conference Room, 5th floor, Denver Public Library, 10 W. 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver, Colorado.


Great Coffee, Historical Photographs to Benefit DPL

Great Coffee, Historical Photographs to Benefit DPL

Grand Hyatt announces Grand Re-Opening of expanded Starbucks Coffee--

February 16th will find the newly renovated Starbucks at Grand Hyatt Denver showcasing images from DPL's Historic Photo Collections! Proceeds from the day will be donated to DPL!


Kurzweil Comes to Colorado

Humorous, emotional, eye-opening...

Arthur Kurzweil, dean of the Jewish-American genealogical community is coming to Colorado on Sunday, 13 September 2009.

Special Advance Screening of "We Shall Remain"

Join Rocky Mountain PBS and the Denver Public Library on Monday, May 4, for a free advance screening of episode five of "We Shall Remain."

A five-part documentary in the acclaimed PBS American Experience series, "We Shall Remain" examines the experiences of native peo