Pikes Peak Regional History Symposium

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Registration for this event will close on June 6, 2019 @ 5:00pm.
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The 16th Annual Pikes Peak Regional History Symposium: Poets, Professors, and Provocateurs of the Pikes Peak Region


8:30 a.m.- Doors open at East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80918

9 a.m. – Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:15 – 10:45 a.m. Ideas Made Manifest – Selling Colorado Springs

* Steve Ruskin - Tribe & Jefferay’s Bookstore: Colorado Springs’ Original Purveyor of Poetry, Scholarship, and Provocative Ideas

* Jane Bardal - Mrs. Captain Jack, Mining Queen of the Rockies/ Ellen E. Jack, Miner and Author

* Eric Metzger - Chemistry Prof, Gen. Macallister and Van Briggle

10:45 – 11 a.m. Break

11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Visions, Stories, & Yarns

* John Nizalowski - From the Mountain’s Roots: Frank Waters and Colorado Springs

* Rick Sturdevant - Intersections: Robert Heinlein and the Pikes Peak Region

* Chris Nicholl - Time Travel Is My Business - Lillian de la Torre Bueno McCue (1902 – 1993)

* Kathy Sturdevant - Provocateur Marshall Sprague: “Supreme Teller of Fascinating Tales About People and Events in Colorado Springs History.”

12:30 - 1:15 - Complimentary Light Lunch

1:15 – 3:15 p.m. Provocateurs & Prodigious Provenance

* Matt Mayberry - The Role of the Ormeses in Documenting Local History

* Susan Leighnor - Botany Bay in the Shadow of Pikes Peak: Botanist Ruth Ashton Nelson

* Caleb Hall - Family History from Unconventional Sources: Discovering the History of the “Ordinary Person” of the Pikes Peak Region Through Cookbooks of a Calhan Family

* J Richards - Ellen T. Brinley – Philanthropist Providing a Century of Community Service to Colorado Springs and Beyond

3:15 – 4:30 p.m.

* Reception & Special Presentation

Schedule and speakers subject to change.

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