Western History & Genealogy Blog

CYC Scanning Open House This Sunday 1-4pm in the CTC
Free Public Scanning
Do you have old letters, photographs or ephemera you would like to have scanned? We will be hosting a monthly scanning open house every third Sunday in the Community Technology Center through 2012. Our first scan date is this Sunday from 1-4pm. 
Community Tuesday: Dogs of Colorado and the West
Snowshoe Charlie
Colorado is the best place for dog lovers! This community on the Creating Your Community website celebrates Dogs of Colorado and the West. Post a photo or story of your pooch today!
Come Celebrate Preservation Week! April 25th from 10:30-3pm
Preservation week!
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
Communities in Douglas, Jefferson, Teller and El Paso Counties before the 2002 fires.
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!
Kismet Club North High School
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
Free USB drives at Scanning Events!
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
Wendell "Winks" and Clarence Hamlet pose by car in Lincoln Hills, Colo.
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!
StoryCorps MobileBooth
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!
Creating Communities logo
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!
Creating Communities Website: Let Us Know What You Think!
Have you visited the Creating Communities website from the Western History Genealogy Department yet?