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Historically Speaking Library Summer Lecture Series

SUMMER 2021 SCHEDULE - to be announced

About the series

Join the BHA, the Summit County Library, and our expert guest speakers for a fascinating lecture series at the library. These lectures are free and open to the public.

June 25, 2019;  5-6:30pm - Jen Baldwin

"A Pine Post 4 Inches Square: Staking a Claim on Mining Records"

The gold rush produced more than flakes and nuggets - it produced a paper trail. Explore mining records through the story of one man's decade in the Rocky Mountains.


July 9, 2019;  7-8:30pm - Randi Samuelson-Brown

"Discover Denver's Past"

Author Randi Samuelson-Brown will discuss her novel The Beaten Territory, which is set in Denver circa 1890. The book is a rollicking tale of blurred lines and flowing booze, and delivers a compelling look at the intrigues of the Wild West.


July 23, 2019;  7-8:30pm - Dave Lively

"Who was the Sculptor in Buckskin?"

Certified guide and storyteller Dave Lively will introduce you to Alexander Phimister Proctor - a man who spent much of his youth hunting and sketching in the Colorado mountain wilderness of the 1870's, but was so much more.


August 6, 2019;  7-8:30pm - Erica Davis

"Edible Wild Plants: A Historic Perspective"

Join us for a free pictorial presentation by Erica Davis on Colorado edible wild plants, both native and non-native, including how they were used by past peoples and how they can be used today. 

What to expect

This is an indoor lecture series in collaboration with the Summit County Library. Offered in the evening, guests are welcome to the library "after hours." Click here for more FAQs.

Best for

History lovers, adults. 

Where to meet

Summit County South Branch Library

103 S Harris St, Breckenridge, CO 80424

dates, times, and prices subject to change without notice; all activities weather dependent

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