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History Camp event gets larger space in Lakewood

Multiple presentations will be offered in October gathering


“I Am Not a Savage: Lakota Performers in Wild West Shows” by Steve Friesen, director of the Buffalo Bill Cody Museum; “General Iron Works, Englewood, Colorado” by Doug Cohn; “La Santa Muerte: A Mexican Saint of Lost Causes” by Christine Whittington.” And that’s just a beginning …

Last fall, Carrie Lund, of Littleton, launched the Colorado edition of the History Camp event that she’d discovered in Boston. All sorts of presenters offer lectures on a pet historical topic and attending history lovers select sessions to attend — if they can find a seat. (If not, try next door, or two doors away!)

The 2016 initial event, held at Metro State University’s historic Tivoli, proved to be too crowded for the large number of enthusiastic registrants, so a change of venue was in order. Attendees will be able to choose five varying sessions at the event, held on Oct. 17 at Red Rocks Community College, Lakewood Campus — and they will also get breakfast, lunch and a T-shirt for their approximately $40 admission fee. (Exact amount to be announced July 14 when registration opens.) The address is 13300 W. Sixth Ave. Directions to the exact location will be forthcoming.

Lund found the somewhat unstructured flavor of Boston’s History Camp so appealing that she decided to organize a Colorado event. (There are several other outgrowths across the nation.) One doesn’t pre-register for lecture sessions in advance, but simply maps out a plan of the day after arrival. The main meeting room is #650 and adjoining classrooms will provide breakout space. One does, however register and pre-pay for the event.

Sign up for email notices and registration: carrie.lund@historycamp.org.

(More details as they develop.)


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