Western History & Genealogy Blog

WHG Volunteers feted
Volunteers attend a thank you pot luck hosted by the employees of the Western History/Genealogy Department
The staff of the Western History/Genealogy Department thank the 150 volunteers for their contributions throughout the year.
Volunteers are Gold
City Librarian Shirley Amore thanks Glenn R. Scott for his 47 years of volunteer work at the DPL
Volunteers and docents thanked by Denver Public Library!
Construction Resumes
Wokers prepare the expanded Mullen room where researchers will review manuscrip materials and items from the closed stacks.
After six months of silence and still-life there is once again construction activity on the 5th level of the Central Denver Public Library.
Mystery Kazoo Found at DPL
Jeff and Jackie Bradley of Highlands Ranch show they June prize that was hidden in the Denver Public Library.
Nearly a month of clues had been posted in a puzzle that brought several teams into the Central Denver Public Library. On Saturday June 26 Jeff and Jackie Bradley put together a cryptic clue that had been posted in the midst of last months contest and found the book containing the kazoo on a shelf at the Central Library. Congratulations!  
Did you go to Gove in 1924?
Did you go to Gove in 1924?
These folks did. Sure we have lots of old photos, but ...
Bike to Work Day a Big Hit at DPL
Abby Hoverstock heads for the Western History reference desk after biking to work.
About twice as many DPL emplyees as usual took advantage of the Bike to Work Day hospitality spots along their route to the Central library across from Civic Center Park on Wednesday June 23rd.
Thank You Volunteers
Vounteers who work in the Western History and Genealogy Department at the annual thank you pot luck breakfast.
Volunteers make so many things possible in the Western History/Genealogy Department that it is impossible to imagine life at the library without them.
House History Anyone?
Bruce Hanson axplains nuances of house hunting
WHG staff got the inside information on locating a home or business at the Denver Public Library from Bruce Hanson at a recent staff meeting.
Colorado Historical Society Microfilms Arrive at DPL
Movers arrive with the first of 32 cabinets loaded with newspaper microfilm from the Colorado Historical Society.
Many Colorado Historical Society Newspaper microfilms have arrived at the Denver Public Library and are ready for use.    
Faces of America on PBS
Faces of America on PBS
Reaction to “Faces of America” on PBS by an archivist-genealogist-librarian.