InformationAll PPLD facilities will be closed Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.

Regional History/Genealogy Programs/Classes

History Buffs

When: Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: Monument Library - 1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive at Monument Meeting Room

Meet with other history buffs to discuss any topic in history. 2016 discussion topic is the Revolutionary War.

The 100th Anniversary of the Pikes Peak Hill Climb

When: Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: Manitou Springs Library at Heritage Center, 517 Manitou Ave

A History of the Pikes Peak Hill Climb
100th Anniversary
1916 – 2016

Donald Sanborn, race historian, and Lisa Haight, author of Tall Tales from Pikes Peak, will present historic photos, interesting stories and anecdotes spanning a century of auto racing competition on Pikes Peak. Topics will include the history of the event, changes to the course, improvements in safety, the progression of automotive technology and behind the scenes stories to name a few.

Everyone is welcome!

The 100th Anniversary of the Pikes Peak Hill Climb

When: Saturday, May 28, 2016 - 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Where: Ute Pass Library - 8010 Severy at Ute Pass Community Events

A History of the Pikes Peak Hill Climb
100th Anniversary
1916 – 2016

Donald Sanborn, race historian, and Lisa Haight, author of Tall Tales from Pikes Peak, will present historic photos, interesting stories and anecdotes spanning a century of auto racing competition on Pikes Peak. Topics will include the history of the event, changes to the course, improvements in safety, the progression of automotive technology and behind the scenes stories to name a few.

Everyone is welcome!






Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Board Meeting

When: Wednesday, June 01, 2016 - 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Childrens Room

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Board Meeting

Genealogy on the Internet

When: Thursday, June 02, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Where: Fountain Library - 230 S. Main Street at Fountain Meeting Room

Topic varies monthly, with some guest speakers and field trips. Learn how free internet databases can aid you in your research of family history.

Digging for Your Family Roots

When: Tuesday, June 07, 2016 - 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Where: High Prairie Library - 7035 Old Meridian Rd. at High Prairie Meeting Room

Monthly meeting for those researching their family history.

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

When: Wednesday, June 08, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Carnegie Reading Room

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

When: Wednesday, June 08, 2016 - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Penrose Library - 20 North Cascade at Penrose Laptop/Projector

Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Monthly Meeting

Pikes Peak Regional History Symposium

When: Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Where: East Library - 5550 N. Union Blvd. at East Community/Annex

Pikes Peak Regional History Symposium
Myths & Mysteries of the Rocky Mountain West

8:30 a.m. Doors open at East Library

9 a.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:15–10:45 a.m.
Myths & Mysteries—Perception

* Michael L. Olsen—"'Not a pepper nor an onion': The Myth of the Bloodless Conquest of New Mexico in 1846"

* Katherine Sturdevant—"Manifest Destiny Comes to the Great American Desert: How Expansionist Legends Fared in the Rocky Mountain West"

* Pamela Owens & Bernard (Beau) Schriever—"Breaking from the Hurd: Toward a Real History of the Place Known as Bents’ First Stockade"

* Beau Driver—"'A Well Located Chautauqua': The Garden of the Gods Summer School & Assembly of 1902

* Mike Olsen—Questions & Answers

10:45 –11 a.m.
Break

11 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Myths & Mysteries—Place

* Steve Ruskin—"Killer Rats & Missing Links: An Analysis of Two Regional Hoaxes that had National Impact"

* John Stansfield—"Weathering the Weird & Wild: Tall Tales & True of Army Life at the Pikes Peak Summit"

* Susan Fletcher—"Myths & Mysteries in the Museum"

* Rick Sturdevant—"UFO Sightings Across the Rocky Mountain West: A Historical, Non-Hysterical Survey"

* Mike Olsen—Questions & Answers

12:30 –1:15 p.m.
Complimentary Light Lunch

1:15–3:15 p.m.
Myths & Mysteries—People

* Joyce B. Lohse—"Baby Doe Tabor: A Matchless Spirit"

* Richard Marold—"Winfield Scott Stratton: How Many Marriages?"

* Dennis Daily—"Lone Eagle: The White Sioux"

Rapid Round of Illustrated Presentations

* Eric Swab—"Henry Law’s Lanter City: The Next Cripple Creek?"

* Nethery Wylie—"How do I look?: Western Women in Photographs"

* Tammila K. Wright—"Remember Who You Are"

* Doris A. McCraw—"Doc Susie & Hollywood: Myths of 19th Century Women Doctors in Colorado"

* Mike Olsen—Questions & Answers

3:15–4:30 p.m.—Reception & “Oh! Oh! I know that!”

Walking Tour of Historic Old Colorado City

When: Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: Old Colorado City Library - 2418 West Pikes Peak at Old Colorado City Meeting Room

Join library staff for a free 45 minute walking tour of historic Old Colorado City. No registration necessary, but groups should call ahead. Please come prepared for weather--sunny or cool accordingly. In case of rain, a slideshow will be presented in the library meeting room. Contact David if you have questions.


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