Join staff from Four Mile Historic Park to learn about the history of Denver's oldest standing house! Pick up some "genuine" fool's gold for the kids and coupons for free wagon rides at the Park, learn about family-oriented programs, birthday parties at the Park, and more!
Whether your interest is your home, neighborhood, Colorado, or the West, Denver Public Library's Western History collections support your research. Learn about books, broadsides, photographs, maps, art, manuscripts and more. Explore how you might use our collections and discover the digital materials now available online.
Gail Lindley, a third generation bookbinder at the family-owned Denver Bookbinding Company, will present a history of bookbinding. She has examples of books published in the 1600s through the 1940s. Why does some paper get brittle and crack after 1840? Get this answer and more from an expert!
The Denver Public Library is one of 150 libraries nationwide that will be hosting this new 5-part discussion series. It will use books and scholar led-discussion as an entry into serious thought, discussion, and further reading. It will also offer an occasion to bring diverse groups together at the library to examine the modern implications of the Civil War and emancipation. Discover this pivotal period of American history with your community. This series is a project of the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Library Association.
This is one of the most enduring and controversial questions in American archaeology. Although we still do not have the answer after more than 130 years of research, we are making progress in finding older and older human sites. Steven Holen, Curator of Archaeology at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science will discuss the present state of our knowledge and suggest further avenues for research into this question.
Do you have old letters, photographs, or ephemera you would like to have scanned? We invite you to come and let us digitize your historical treasures and learn about the Creating Your Community Social Archive. We can scan up to three items no larger than 8.5" x 11.7", a USB drive will be provided.
Wild B.I.R.D. is a local organization that provides comprehensive rehabilitation to sick, injured, or abandoned birds, and educates the public about bird welfare and conservation. Learn what they do, what it takes to rehabilitate a bird, and why their mission is so important to our environment. Their stories will inspire you!