History and Genealogy

Myths, mistakes and misadventures in maps of the American West

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History and Genealogy
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
B2 Conference Center

Once “on the map,” places take on a reality in people’s minds, even when these places never existed. This lecture takes a look at some of the non-existent cities, rivers, political entities and so forth that appeared on maps of the American West.
Discussion led by Christopher W. Lane, proprietor of The Philadelphia Print Shop West, and nationally acclaimed expert on antique prints and maps.

Printed views of the American West

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History and Genealogy
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
B2 Conference Center

A survey of nineteenth century printed views of the American West— from book and newspaper illustrations, to the elaborate portfolios of mid-century, to the magnificent bird’s eye views at the end of the century.
Discussion led by Christopher W. Lane, proprietor of The Philadelphia Print Shop West, and nationally acclaimed expert on antique prints and maps.

The Cartographic Roots of Colorado

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History and Genealogy
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
B2 Conference Center

A history of the discovery and exploration of the place that became Colorado, as revealed on maps from 1540 to 1861, when Colorado became a territory.
Discussion led by Wesley A. Brown, map expert, collector, and co-founder of the Rocky Mountain Map Society.

Early Printed Images of Denver

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History and Genealogy
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
B2 Conference Center

A look at images and maps of Denver as it grew from a rude, gold-mining settlement to one of the largest American cities west of the Mississippi.
Discussion led by Christopher W. Lane, proprietor of The Philadelphia Print Shop West, and nationally acclaimed expert on antique prints and maps.

Preservation Week Event

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History and Genealogy
10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Gates Conference Room - Level 5

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.

The History of Park Hill Library with Phil Goodstein

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History and Genealogy
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Local Author and Historian Phil Goodstein will be at the Park Hill Library to give a lively presentation about the enthralling history of the Park Hill Branch Library and surrounding area. All are welcome!

WriteNOW! Writing Group of the Colorado Genealogical Society

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History and Genealogy
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Gates Conference Room - Level 5

Both experienced and beginner writers are welcome. For more information contac facilitator, Carol Darrow cdarrow944@yahoo.com

Black Genealogy Heritage Fest

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History and Genealogy
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
B2 Conference Center

Check website for more details
http://www.bgsgden.com/

Our Courts: Law & Order: The Life of a Criminal Case

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History and Genealogy
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn about the roles of the judge, jury, the prosecution, and the defense in a criminal case, how criminal cases are brought and how they proceed, the setting of bail, the plea bargaining process, what really happens in a criminal trial, and how judges determine the appropriate sentences after conviction.

Our Courts: Divorce in Colorado Courts

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History and Genealogy
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This presentation will cover how divorce cases proceed in Colorado courts. It will explore the differing interests at stake, the issues that need to be addressed in a typical divorce case, the different ways in which cases are resolved, and the ongoing role of the court in divorce cases in Colorado.

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