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“Connecting the World” @ The Denver Public Library

“Connecting the World” @ The Denver Public Library

Come see a great new exhibit in the Western History/Genealogy Department! 

The Denver Public Library is hosting “Connecting the World”, in recognition of Western Union’s 160th anniversary. In 1851, the company’s founders set out to create a network of coordinated telegraph service connecting a young and growing nation.

minor-latin;color:black">View a public exhibition on the iconic Colorado brand's leadership through momentous events: from the first transcontinental telegraph line, to singing telegrams; satellite communications to an unmatched global network and money transfer by mobile phone.  Interviews available with the archivist and curator for the exhibit.

The exhibition is being housed at the Central Library’s 5th floor, in the Western History Reading Room, the architectural marvel designed by Michael Graves.   

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For more information contact: Anna Alejo, Western Union, 720-332-3884, anna.alejo@westernunion.com

Diane Lapierre, Denver Public Library, 720-865-2048, dlapierr@denverlibrary.org mso-fareast-font-family:Calibri;mso-ansi-language:EN-US;mso-fareast-language: EN-US;mso-bidi-language:AR-SA">