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COS History Book Club: Visible People

Presented by Pikes Peak Library District at Online/Virtual Space

Jan 21 2021
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Using the published works of local historians as inspiration, this program will highlight specific themes of Colorado Springs and the region in celebration of the city’s sesquicentennial.

January Topic: Visible People (Book: Newport in the Rockies)

Downtown Colorado Springs contains visible monuments to multiple significant local historic figures. Regional History and Genealogy Director, Brett Lobello, will discuss how these monuments offer a window, not just into William Jackson Palmer, Winfield Scott Stratton, and Spencer Penrose, but also the people and community that chose to commemorate their life and actions.

150 years after the founding of Colorado Springs, historians are still learning from the words and deeds of General William Jackson Palmer. Leah Davis Witherow, Curator of History for the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museums will explore manuscripts, photographs, artifacts, and memories of those who knew him best – General Palmer is more valuable and relevant than ever.

A brief discussion and Q&A will follow. Bring your questions and comments! Please register here:

For more information about the history of Colorado Springs, Newport in the Rockies can be found in the catalog and checked out from library locations. Upon registration, you will be sent a chapter from Bigwigs & Benefactors of the Pikes Peak Region, “Winfield Scott Stratton”, to supplement (this book may also be requested using the catalog).


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