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2012 Western History Lectures

2012 Western History Lectures
2012 Western History Lectures

All lectures will take place at 5:30 p.m. except, May 21 which will be at 6:30 p.m. at the Denver Central Library, 10 W. 14th Avenue Parkway, B2 Conference Center and are FREE to the public.  Check denverlibrary.org for updates and times. Questions? Call (720) 865-1821 or email: history@denverlibrary.org. 

 April 9:  Early Printed Images of Denver

A look at images and maps of Denver as it grew from a rude, gold-mining settlement to one of the largest American cities west of the Mississippi.

Discussion led by Christopher W. Lane, proprietor of The Philadelphia Print Shop West, and nationally acclaimed expert on antique prints and maps.  

 

April 23:  The cartographic roots of Colorado

A history of the discovery and exploration of the place that became Colorado, as revealed on maps from 1540 to 1861, when Colorado became a territory.

Discussion led by Wesley A. Brown, map expert, collector, and co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Map Society. 

 

May 7:  Printed views of the American West

A survey of nineteenth century printed views of the American West— from book and newspaper illustrations, to the elaborate portfolios of mid-century, to the magnificent bird’s eye views at the end of the century.

Discussion led by Christopher W. Lane, proprietor of The Philadelphia Print Shop West, and nationally acclaimed expert on antique prints and maps.  

 

May 21: Myths, mistakes and misadventures in maps of the American West

Once “on the map,” places take on a reality in people’s minds, even when these places never existed.  This lecture takes a look at some of the non-existent cities, rivers, political entities and so forth that appeared on maps of the American West.

Discussion led by Christopher W. Lane, proprietor of The Philadelphia Print Shop West, and nationally acclaimed expert on antique prints and maps.  

 

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