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Pikes Peak Regional History Symposium

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The 16th Annual Pikes Peak Regional History Symposium: Poets, Professors, and Provocateurs of the Pikes Peak Region


Saturday, June 8, 2019, 9 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m. Doors Open at East Library

9:00 a.m. Welcome & 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 – Harry McAllister’s Pikes Peaker: A young journalist chronicles life in the bourgeoning Colorado Spring community.

Barry Binder – Thomas MacLaren, Walter Farquhar Douglas, and Thompson Duncan Hetherington: The Continuity and Evolution of Arts & Crafts Architecture in Colorado Springs

Panel Q&A

10:45 – 11 a.m.

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.”

Panel Q&A

12:30 – 1:15 p.m.
Light Complimentary Lunch

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

Matt Mayberry –"That They May Know the Story of their Town": Manly and Eleanor Ormes, The Book of Colorado Springs

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

Caleb Hall – A Recipe for Family History: The Bandhauer Family Cookbook

J Richards – Ellen T. Brinley: Social Worker and Philanthropist, Providing Nearly 100 Years of Community Service to Colorado Springs

Panel Q&A

​3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
Reception & Special Presentation
Schedule and speakers subject to change.