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Evenings in History in Ouray County Colorado - Summer 2012

  
  
  

Southwest Colorado History Comes Alive During the Summer in Ouray

Historic Ouray ColoradoJust because it is summer doesn't mean you can't be learning!  Throughout southwest Colorado and especially in Ouray and Ridgway, Colorado history buffs as well as Western Heritage neophytes revel in a treasure trove of historic sites, museums, educational programs, and guided tours throughout the region.  

Ouray County Historical Society has announced the schedule of their ever popular Evenings in History Lecture Series for Summer 2012.

June 12: Utes in Colorado - 7:30 pm

An Evening of history with Andrew Guilliford, Professor of History at Fort Lewis College in Durango. Andy will speak on "The Utes in Colorado - The Ute Trail, Ute Peeled Trees & Modern Utes."

Location:  Ouray Community Center, 320 6th Street, Ouray, CO  81427

June 19: Revenue Mine - 7:30 pm

Learn about the history of the Revenue Mine, one of the most important Mines in Ouray County. Ouray mining engineer and surveyor Bob Larson will talk about the over 100 year history of the Revenue Mine. Bob worked at the Revenue Mine in the 1980s.

Location:  Ouray Community Center, 320 6th Street, Ouray, CO  81427

June 26: Wildflowers of the San Juan Mountains - 7:30 pm

Kay Sibold has been studying Rocky Mountain Wildflowers for many years and has become quite an expert.  She will give a presentation highlighting the wild flowers found in the hikes around Ouray County.  Photos of each flower will be shown along with where they can be found in a typical summer.

Location:  Ouray Community Center, 320 6th Street, Ouray, CO  81427

July 10: The Wright Opera House: Past, Present, and Future

Dee Williams, local resident and President of the Friends of Wright Opera House will present facts about the Historic Wright Opera House as well as discuss the ways this theater is being used now that it is owned by the non-profit and she will also discuss their big plans for the future.

Location:  Ouray Community Center, 320 6th Street, Ouray, CO  81427

July 17: The Silvery San Juan: A Liquid History of Legendary Watering Holes: 7:30 pm

Tom Noel, Professor History at the University of Colorado, Denver presents and Evening of History on "The Silvery San Juan: A Liquid History of Legendary Watering Holes."

Location:  Ouray Community Center, 320 6th Street, Ouray, CO  81427

July 24: Ouray County Schools: 1876 to 1950:  7:30 pm

Learn about the history of Ouray County's early schools. Ouray originally had 13 separate school districts ranging from Red Mountain Town in the south to Colona in the north. Talk present by Ouray County Museum Curator Don Paulson

Location:  Ouray Community Center, 320 6th Street, Ouray, CO  81427

August 1: Big Horses, Wild Cows and Outhouses: Stories of the Lester Israel Family: 7:30 pm

Ginny Harrington, former Ouray County Historical Society Director, will present an evening of History on some of the more historic Ouray County Ranches. Note that this event takes place on Wednesday August 1st at the Ridgway Town Hall.

Location: Ridgway Town Hall, 201 N. Railroad Street, Ridgway, CO  81427

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