Western History & Genealogy Blog


Manuscript Monday: Horan Burial Records

Manuscript Monday: Horan Burial Records
Manuscript Monday: Horan Burial Records
Manuscript Monday: Horan Burial Records

Manuscript Mondays!  The William P. Horan Burial Records are now available on microfilm.

Featured today are the William P. Horan Burial Records.  The W.P. Horan Mortuary was established in Denver 1890 by William P. Horan.

Manuscript Mondays

Manuscript Mondays
Manuscript Mondays

 Welcome to the first installment of Manuscript Mondays, where we will be highlighting a different collection each week.  This week's collection: The Coors International Bicyle Classic.


Facebook winners!

We have our three WHG facebook winners!

We have our three winners for an 8x10 photograph from the WHG Digital Collections! James Floyd Weisbeck, Katie Sauter and Erin Block each win a 8x10 photograph.

Colorado Author Series Presents: Dr. Colwell-Chanthaphonh

Dr. Colwell-Chanthaphonh will discuss his book Crossroads of Culture: Anthropolo

Join Dr. Colwell-Chanthaphonh, Curator of Anthropology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, on Saturday, April 9 at 2:00 p.m. at the Schlessman Family Branch


Call for Nominations: 2011 Western History Award

Eleanor Gehres

The Denver Public Library Commission invites nominations for the 2011 award. 

The annual Eleanor Gehres Award recognizes an individual or organization that has made a significant gift of library material (books, manuscripts, photographs, maps or other items), scholarship, se

Denver Public Library and Craig Bergsgaard Studios present: Lessons Learned at Bloody Sand Creek

An oil painting that depicts the Sand Creek Massacre (Colorado)

 Free panel discussion on one of the most infamous chapters in Colorado history: Sunday, April 17 @ 2 PM

Of all the atrocities perpetrated on the Native American people during the Westward expansion, Colorado was home to one of the worst: The Sand Creek Massacre.

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly…You Think You Know Colorado History?

Mayor Speer

Sunday, April 3, 2 p.m.
Schlessman Family Branch Library

Denver citizens such as Speer, Iliff, Lowry, Elitch, Boettcher, and Griffith are all well-known names in Colorado history.

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Union Pacific display train "City of Salina" Denver. Call number Z-6849

Win an 8 x 10 photograph from the Western History Digital Collection.

We're giving away three 8 x 10 photographs from our Western History Digital Collections website.

Journalists Write the American West: C-SPAN 2's BookTV at the 2011 Tucson Festival of Books

 The Hoover Dam and the Making of the American CenturyEach weekend C-SPAN 2 devotes itself to nonfiction books. And this weekend at 2:30 PM (ET), BookTV offers a live panel discussion from the Tucson Festival of Books with three authors of new Western books.

Michael Hiltzik (Colossus: Hoover Dam and the Making of the American Century), Jeff Guinn (

At DPL and WHG, the future is now

Dreams of the library of the future!

Have you ever dreamed that libraries would one day be a place where people will not only check out items from the collection but also add to it?