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Cyber December at WHG! Find Holiday Gifts and Win a Prize Too!

Cyber December at WHG! Find Holiday Gifts and Win a Prize Too!

Not Just Cyber Monday, but Cyber December!

Did you know that YOUR Library is a great source of holiday gifts?

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!

Industrial Designer's Connection to our DPL Collection

Raymond Loewy
Company logos designed by Loewy and his design team
Image of the shroud design to be retrofitted to the 3768

I had this tribute in mind for today, but leave it to Google to beat me to the punch-

 

WHG Participates in the 2013 Denver Zombie Crawl!

WHG Participates in the 2013 Denver Zombie Crawl!
WHG Participates in the 2013 Denver Zombie Crawl!
WHG Participates in the 2013 Denver Zombie Crawl!
WHG Participates in the 2013 Denver Zombie Crawl!
WHG Participates in the 2013 Denver Zombie Crawl!
WHG Participates in the 2013 Denver Zombie Crawl!

Books for Brains!

Boo! The Denver Public Library Zombie Drill Team participated in the 2013 Denver Zombie Crawl, giving away books and candy...for Brains! WHG and other library staff had a great time!

Caroline Bancroft History Prize Announced

After Camp
The Allotment Plot
Wild Horse Annie

The Western History/Genealogy Department is pleased to announce the winner of its prestigious Caroline Bancroft History Prize for 2013. Two honor books have also been named.

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.

Advice for Saving Flood-Damaged Family Treasures

Heritage Emergency National Task Force logo

Your flood damaged treasures can still be saved!

As the threat of flash flooding persists in Colorado, residents in affected towns and cities are being urged to seek higher ground.

The Orphans Come Home

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Z-14187
Z-14188
Z-9931
Z-11607
Rh-2221
Rh-655
Z-11625
Z-8839
X-14505
Z-4

A Treasure Trove of Long Lost Images

Anyone who has spent time with computers knows that occasionally, things don't work out exactly as one might have intended.

Long lost photo album returned

William Gruninger's photo album
Cindy Stormo (Gruninger's daughter) and friend Sherry Snead pick up albums. Abby Hoverstock w/photo of Gruninger & streetcar

Daughter reunited with dad's photo album

It was a treat this month to be able to unite two long lost photo albums with their rightful owner.