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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.

Caroline Bancroft History Prize Winner Announced

Caroline Bancroft History Prize Winner Announced
Caroline Bancroft History Prize Winner Announced
Caroline Bancroft History Prize Winner Announced

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

ONLINE CATALOG DOWNTIME BEGINNING SAT., 11/10 AT 6:00 P.M.

On Saturday, November 10 beginning at 6 p.m. we will be upgrading the online library catalog. 

Access to the catalog and My Account will be will be unavailable until the upgrade is complete on Sunday, November 11 at approximately 9 a.m.

Project Rulison or: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Natural Gas.

Rocky Mountain News, 11 November 1969, P. 1, 6
Denver Post, 16 December 1971, P. 28

From A-Bombs to Fracking in Mining

On September 10, 1969, the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), in order to release natural gas deposits locked underground, exploded a 40-kiloton atomic bomb on Colorado’s Western Slope in what i

Bluebird Theater's Blue Nights

Bluebird Theater's Blue Nights

A Denver Theater's Unexpected History

Denver's Bluebird Theater has a long and storied history. When first opened in 1914, the Bluebird was a neighborhood movie theater.

Protecting Our Materials

Protecting Our Materials

Disaster Planning!

National Library Week

Bear Valley 1960's
Woodbury

 It's National Library Week.  Celebrate with some history!

 April 8-14 is National Library Week.

Open For Business

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Open For Business

Fear not, unwavering researchers!  DPL is open, and WHG librarians are waiting to help YOU!

Wind, rain, snow, nothing will stop the librarians at Western History & Genealogy from coming in to serve.  There may be a foot of

Exhibit: Personal Geographies

Exhibit: Personal Geographies
Exhibit: Personal Geographies

 Come see "Personal Geographies", the new exhibit of maps on display in Western History & Genealogy.

 "Personal Geographies" is an exhibit of hand-made, mixed media maps by Jill K. Berry and other artists.

Manuscript Monday: National Western Stock Show

Manuscript Monday: National Western Stock Show

The National Western Stock Show is happening right now!  Did you know Western History & Genealogy is home to several collections featuring Stock Show material? 

As you read in an earlier WHG blog, the Stock Show is taking place until the 22nd of January.