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Roaring Twenties Exhibit

Presented by Ute Pass Historical Society at Woodland Park Public Library, Woodland Park CO

Jun 18 2015
Jul 31 2015
Roaring Twenties Exhibit presented by Ute Pass Historical Society at Woodland Park Public Library, Woodland Park CO

“The Roaring Twenties and a Young Girl’s Diary,” a temporary exhibit presented by the Ute Pass Historical Society (UPHS), will be on display through July outside the Colorado Room on the third floor of the Woodland Park Public Library at 218 E. Midland Ave. in Woodland Park. 

The exhibit is based on entries in the diary of a young girl who lived in a Green Mountain Falls cabin in the early 1920s. On her 11th birthday in 1921, she made her first entry, an indication of her fascination with the flapper movement of the time: “I sure wish I had my hair bobbed.”

The girl, whose name was not written in the diary, eventually did get her hair bobbed. She made sure to record that milestone and other events in her life during the Roaring Twenties, specifically from 1921 to 1925, when the diary entries stop. Some 88 years later, the diary was discovered. A year later, in 2014, it was donated to UPHS.

During transcription of the diary, clues to the girl’s identity began to surface. Her father, John, owned a car dealership in Oklahoma City, and she frequently mentioned friends and neighbors whose names were in the UPHS database. Eventually, her identity became clear.
This exhibit reveals the name of the young girl and features vintage clothing and other artifacts from the Roaring Twenties, including a flapper-style dress worn by a University of Colorado alumnus and a middy blouse made popular by the British Royal Family in the mid-19th century.




Additional time info:

Exhibit is open during regular library hours.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.


Woodland Park Public Library

218 E. Midland Avenue, Woodland Park, CO 80866

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