As we commemorate 70 years since “D-Day,” join Active Minds for a look at this crucial turning point in World War II. We will examine the dynamics that led up to the Invasion of Normandy, the complicated and challenging preparation process, and the decisive impact this battle had upon the outcome of the war.
Thomas Jefferson's acquisition of Louisiana set the stage for the relocation and concentration of the American Indian into lands west of the Mississippi River. From this point, the politics of western emigration, exploitation of the gold fields, development of railroads and the balance of slave versus free territories would all impact the Indian Country as it was whittled down to the borders recognized as the Indian Territory and ultimately the State of Oklahoma. In his presentation, Stephen Hoffenberg, M.D.
At the end of the Mexican-American War in 1847, representatives from the United States and Mexico negotiated their territorial disputes using a commercially successful, but seriously flawed map, on which the new border line was drawn. Dr. Angel Abbud-Madrid will explore the long-lasting impact of the various interpretations of the historical map and on the relations between the U.S. and Mexico for the last 165 years. Dr.
From the beginning of the sixteenth century, when Europeans first understood that there was a western North America, through the next four centuries, the nature of the American West was slowly revealed to Europeans and then Euro-Americans. Chris Lane will discuss how that gradual unveiling has been graphically depicted in printed maps over the years. Chris Lane is proprietor of the Philadelphia Print Shop West in Cherry Creek and has appeared as an appraiser of old maps and prints on the Antiques Road Show.
Rocky Mountain Map Society (RMMS) co-founder Wesley A. Brown takes a look at the eight very different types of maps produced around 1500 AD. He explains each of these forms of maps, their time of use and shows illustrations of original examples from his personal collection.
5 p.m. Local map dealers will display maps for sale
6 p.m. Presentation
7 p.m. Peruse the displays of maps
8 p.m. Library closes
Historic Fairmount Cemetery is the final resting place of veterans from the Mexican-American War, Civil War, Spanish American War, World War I and II to the present day. This rich military history includes five Medal of Honor recipients, Tuskegee Airmen and Nisei of the famed 442nd Infantry. Please join us as we remember the Coloradans that have served our country.
Join CU professor Margaret L. Woodhull, Ph.D. in an exploration of classical Acropolis in Athens. Adventure through ancient Greek architecture, art, culture, theater, and politics of High Classical Athens.