This living history focuses on the early years of former Denver resident Golda Meier, the first female Prime Minister of Israel and one of the 20th century's most influential women. Performance by local actor and scholar Helen Trencher. Part of Light: The Holocaust and Humanity Project, in partnership with The Colorado Ballet. For more information, visit http://coloradoballet.org/performances-1/light-the-holocaust-humanity-pr...
Large Classroom, Community Technology Center - Level 4
Eventually you will find not everything is available through the Ancestry databases, FamilySearch, or elsewhere online. Journey into the mysteries of paper. Encounter microfilm. We will rescue you, unplug you, and lead you to even more genealogical resources.
Join us for a fast-paced photographic tour through a variety of Colorado ghost towns and narrow gauge railroads. Today, many of these historical places and railways no longer exist, while a few have been developed into large commercial ventures.
Often referred to as the "oldest living religion," Hinduism is the third largest religion in the world, with over a billion followers, most of whom live in India. Join us for an examination of its origins, teachings, beliefs, and practices.
The story of chocolate is a "rich" tale indeed. It involves aristocracy and slavery, innovation and coincidence. Pivotal roles were played by both Christopher Columbus and Hernando Cortez. We will describe how extremely bitter cacao beans are transformed into one of the world's most sough after flavors and tell chocolate stories such as the rise of the luxury chocolate industry in Switzerland and the origins of the Hershey company.
Local, Pulitzer Prize winning author Jerry Cleveland explores how the modern bicycle attracted the attention of forward-thinking military commanders worldwide by using cutting edge technology and design when it was developed. Although eventually overshadowed by such legendary transporters as the jeep, "deuce and a half," C-47 Dakota and LST, the bicycle nevertheless played an important role. Inexpensive, efficient, and easy to maintain, bicycles are still in use in some military units.
Learn about the rich military history of Denver's two oldest cemeteries, Fairmount and Riverside, going all the way back to the Civil War, including eight Medal of Honor recipients. Bring an unopened toiletry item to be donated to the Denver Veteran's Hospital for veterans in need. Presented by Fairmount volunteer Garry O'Hara.