Come Celebrate Preservation Week! April 25th from 10:30-3pm
To celebrate Preservation Week, the Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists and the Denver Public Library Western History/Genealogy Department are providing short consultations for your family treasures with conservation experts.* Archivists at the “Ask an Archivist” table will be able to talk about organizing and storing your family materials at home.
Community Tuesday: Hayman Fire Affected History
The fires in Jefferson County this week are a reminder of the Hayman fires in Douglas County in 2002. This community by the Douglas County History Research Center is looking to document those fires with your stories and photos.
Community Tuesday: New Social Archive Launches Today!
The Creating Your Community (CYC) website is a new social archive where you can connect and preserve your Colorado History. Every Tuesday we will feature a photo and story from the website that the public or community partner uploads! So start sharing those stories and photos!
Creating Your Community Colorado's Social Archive to Launch March 20th
Creating Your Community (CYC) Colorado's Social Archive will be live Tuesday March 20th! The CYC website is a new social archive where you can connect and preserve your Colorado History. We want to learn more about Colorado through your stories and photographs. We hope you'll join us and create your community!
Celebrate Lincoln Hills February 25th at 2pm with History Colorado, Denver Public Library, and Zion Baptist Church at the Blair Caldwell Library
Lincoln Hills, a black-owned resort community in the mountains west of Boulder, offered a much-needed haven for African Americans during the Jim Crow era. Amenities such as Wink's Tavern and Lodge, and the YWCA Camp Nizhoni Girl Scouts camp provided outdoor experiences and an escape from segregated Denver. The descendants of original landowners still own property in Lincoln Hills.
StoryCorps MobileBooth Opening Day at the Library!
Today is the opening day for the StoryCorps MobileBooth on the plaza. StoryCorps staff will be in Denver until November 5th to record your stories. More spaces will open on Friday October 7th so sign up now!
Share and Preserve Your History!
In celebration of Preservation Week, Denver Public Library Western History/Genealogy and the Society of Rocky Mountain Archivists are providing short preservation consultations for your family treasures with conservation experts on Monday April 25th at the Denver Public Library.
Creating Communities Website: Let Us Know What You Think!
Have you visited the Creating Communities website from the Western History Genealogy Department yet?
Creating Communities Website Launches August 1st!
The Creating Communities Website launches August 1st! We encourage you all to explore the website and learn more about the history of Denver.
Creating Communities Beta Website is Live!
The Creating Communities beta website launched in June! Thanks to a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Western History Genealogy Department, in partnership with the City of Denver, History Colorado, Auraria Library, and University of Denver Penrose Library has brought together a number of historic resources and digitized archival materials. We encourage you all to explore the website and learn more about the history of Denver.