Southwest Roundtable launches monthlong celebration of the humanities

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Southwest Roundtable launches monthlong celebration of the humanities

HISTORY LIVE Durango events

Sept. 3: Durango’s Own Olga Little, Andrew Gulliford, 6-8 p.m., Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave.



Sept. 5: White Guys on Horseback: Cowboy and Confederate Statues, Judith Reynolds, 7-8:30 p.m. 130 Noble Hall, Fort Lewis College, 1000 Rim Drive.



Sept. 7: A driving tour. Energizing the West Driving Tour: Early Development of Alternating Current in Southwest Colorado. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. $25 for Center of Southwest Studies members, $35 for non-members. Call for reservations 247-7456. Visit sites near Ophir and Telluride related to the development of alternating current.



Sept. 11: Meet Inventor Nikola Tesla. Powerhouse Science Center, 1333 Camino del Rio, 3-4 p.m. Portrayed by Chautauqua scholar Doug Mishler.



Sept. 11: Durango Chautauqua – Eleanor Roosevelt. Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave., 7-8 p.m. Portrayed by Susan Marie Frontczak.



Sept. 12: Durango Chautauqua – Nikola Tesla. Durango Arts Center, 802 East Second Ave. 7-8 p.m. Presented by Doug Mishler.



Sept. 13: Meet Inventor Nikola Tesla. Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. 11 a.m.-12 p.m. Doug Mishler, Chautauqua scholar, performs as the inventor.



Sept. 14: Animas Museum Live. Animas Museum, 3065 West Second Ave. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The La Plata County story through living history activities, exhibits, music and dancers. (All ages)



Sept. 14: Underwater Excavation and Analysis of Pirate Blackbeard’s Flagship, the Queen Anne’s Revenge. Student Union Ballroom, Fort Lewis College, 7-9 p.m. Reception will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tickets $10, 247-7657. What the archaeological investigation of Blackbeard’s shipwreck has taught us about colonial piracy.



Sept. 18: Durango Diaries: Historical Crimes: John Peel, Robert McDaniel, Sharon Greve. Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. 6-7 p.m. Tales about historical crimes in our small mountain town.



Sept. 19: Water Conservation and Environmental Law in the Colorado West. 130 Noble Hall, FLC, 1000 Rim Drive. 7-8:30 p.m. Co-sponsored by Five Rivers Trout Unlimited.



Sept. 20: Powerhouse PowerFall Ball. Powerhouse Science Center, 1333 Camino del Rio. 6-10 p.m. Tickets $75, 259-9234, ext. 104. Powerhouse Maker honorees with be named in honor of four historic “makers” who helped create Four Corners culture.



Sept. 20: Heritage Days Family Friday. Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive, Bayfield. 6-7 p.m. Decorate a quilt square, make a simple rag doll and learn about how wool is sheared, cleaned, combed, dyed, and spun.



Sept. 20: John Wesley Powell’s Vision of the West and the Colorado River Then and Now. Center for Southwest Studies, Lyceum Room, No. 120, FLC, 1000 Rim Drive. 5:30-7:30 p.m. Justice Gregory Hobbs.



Sept. 25: The Woolly West. Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield Center Drive, Bayfield. 6-7 p.m. Author Andrew Gulliford will talk about his book, “The Woolly West: Colorado’s Hidden History of Sheepscapes,” and the sheep industry’s place in the history of Colorado and the American West.



Sept. 26: How the Railroad Brought Fresh, Refrigerated Produce to Durango. 130 Noble Hall, FLC, 1000 Rim Drive. 7-8:30 p.m. Duane Danielson will talk about how narrow-gauge refrigeration cars carried produce to Durango from 1920 through the early 1950s.



Sept. 26: Scholars of Mayhem: My Father’s Secret War in Nazi-Occupied France. Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave. Daniel C. Guiet and Timothy K. Smith. 6:30-7:30 p.m. Co-hosted by Maria’s Bookshop and Durango Public Library.



More information

WHAT: History Live Durango, a series of events throughout September celebrating the humanities in Southwest Colorado.



WHO: Co-sponsored by The Southwest Colorado Humanities Roundtable, a local consortium of cultural institutions and Colorado Humanities.



WHERE: Various locations.



WHEN: Sept. 3-26.



TICKETS: All events are free to the public unless otherwise listed.



MORE INFORMATION: Contact shorturl.at/rLOVW; shelley@prlibrary.org, 884-2222; fmason@frontier.net, 247-0252; or judithlreynolds@yahoo.com, 259-4486.

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