Winter Lecture Series
Our annual Winter Lecture Series is co-sponsored by the Frontier Historical Society and the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. The series runs from January through April on the third Thursday of each month. All events take place at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library at 7 p.m. and are open to the public. This year our series includes:
January 19: Black Smoke and White Iron: Coke and charcoal industries in Colorado; presented by William Reich
Black Smoke and White Iron: A history of Colorado's kilns, ovens, furnaces, and rails is the newest book by author Bill Reich. Colorado's smelters and steel mills were instrumental in turning her mineral wealth into bars of gold and silver and, just as importantly, into steel rails for her expanding railroad network. The smelter furnaces used coked coal and charcoal fired in ovens in Colorado, like those south of Glenwood Springs at Cardiff.
February 16: Eleanor Roosevelt during World War II; presented by Susan Marie Frontczak in a Chautauqua format
Susan Marie Frontczak returns to reprise her role as Eleanor Roosevelt, this time in "What We Are Fighting For." It is December 1942. Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt has just returned from England where she visited with soldiers, generals, royalty, and the working people. Find out how the First Lady feels about the individual's role in a world torn by war, hardship, and uncertainty.
March 15: Eleanor Roosevelt at the United Nations; presented by Susan Marie Frontczak in a Chautauqua format
Susan Marie Frontczak brings us her third and final installment as Eleanor Roosevelt in "Hammering Out Human Rights." Dubbed "First Lady of the World" by President Truman, Mrs. Roosevelt speaks of the ground-breaking, grueling, tempestuous and eventually triumphant development of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
April 19: Buffalo Bill: Scout, showman, visionary; presented by Steve Friesen
Author Steve Friesen presents a program on William F. "Buffalo Bill" Cody, who was America's first celebrity. It was through his brilliant efforts that Cody the man became Buffalo Bill the celebrity and, eventually, Buffalo Bill the legend. Buffalo Bill: Scout, showman, visionary stands apart from other historical tributes to Buffalo Bill's life and times. Based upon the collection of the Buffalo Bill Museum and Grave, where Friesen is Director, this book provides a new perspective on William F. Cody through a detailed look at his personal effects and memorabilia from his larger-than-life shows. Click here to find it in our catalog.