May 27 2022
‘On the Trail of the Jackalope’ Talk presented by Pikes Peak Library District at Manitou Springs Heritage Center, Manitou Springs CO

'On the Trail of the Jackalope' Talk

Presented by Pikes Peak Library District and Manitou Springs Heritage Center at Manitou Springs Heritage Center

The Pikes Peak Library District and the Manitou Springs Heritage Center welcome author and professor Michael P. Branch for a talk and presentation on his new book, On the Trail of the Jackalope: How a Legend Captured the World’s Imagination and Helped Us Cure Cancer, published with Pegasus Books on March 1st, 2022.  We also welcome Sylvan Goldberg, professor of English at Colorado College, who will be joining Professor Branch for the presentation and conversation.

This is the never-before-told story of the horned rabbit – the myths, the hoaxes, the very real scientific breakthrough it inspired – and how it became a cultural touchstone of the American West.

The book asks an incredible question— How did jackalopes help cure cancer?—and tells the fascinating (and educational!) answer.

Copies of Professor Branch's book will be available for purchase and signing.

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Phone: (719) 531-6333 ext. 6078


Dates & Times

2022/05/27 - 2022/05/27

Location Info

Manitou Springs Heritage Center

517 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs, CO 80829

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