Events

Pat Jurgens: Falling Forward, a Woman’s Journey West

Falling Forward, a Woman's Journey West

 

CELEBRATE WITH ME!

Publication of my long-awaited historical novel

“Falling Forward, a Woman’s Journey West”

Thursday, November 5th at 5 pm MST

ZOOM EVENT!

Click on the Zoom Link below at 5 PM on November 5th to Join the Book Launch.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83186604989?pwd=SmVzUGF1bTBlanRpV0RvdjN4cFFrUT09

Meeting ID: 831 8660 4989
Passcode: PatRocks

 

You’ll enjoy an interview with the author:

• Learn how I came to write the book.
• Hear about Louisa’s story
• Listen to an excerpt
• Ask questions
• Get a signed copy

 

Join me in the fun and excitement!

See you then, Pat Jurgens

 

Jeffco Historical Commission’s 17th Annual Historic Preservation Symposium Slated for October on You Tube

The Jefferson County Historical Commission (JCHC) is pleased to present its 17th Annual Historical Preservation Symposium. Due to the pandemic, this free educational program will be presented virtually (online) on three separate Tuesday evenings in October.

You can access the programs via You Tube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0t7utpwouwy3OKOsFXBRrA?view_as=subscriber

Following is the schedule of topics for this year’s symposium:

7 PM, Tuesday October 6 — “Bootleggers, Moonshiners and Speakeasies of the Prohibition Era in Jefferson County”

Jefferson County was such an active center for moonshining, bootlegging, speakeasies, and roadhouses that the Rocky Mountain News stated that no one from Jeffco should be allowed into Denver! This program explores the reasons behind Prohibition (1920-1933), how the liquor laws were violated in Jeffco, who was responsible for enforcing them, and how Prohibition was finally rejected. It is narrated by JCHC member John Steinle, author, historian, and former History Education Supervisor for Jeffco Open Space.

7 PM, Tuesday, October 13 — “Cement Bill Williams and the Lookout Mountain Road“

This program illuminates the creation of the automobile road up Lookout Mountain by one of Jeffco’s most colorful characters, William “Cement Bill” Williams. Andrea Keppers, Curator and Education Specialist for the Hiwan Homestead Museum, will lead us through this fascinating insight into the determination, skill, and often herculean effort it took to complete this scenic highway in 1913. Cement Bill’s dedication to the success of Golden laid the foundation for what is still one of the county’s most popular attractions.

7 PM, Tuesday, October 20 — “Votes for Women: How Colorado Led the Way”

Gain greater understanding into the decades-long struggle by women to gain the right to participate in American democracy. Led by JCHC member Bonnie Scudder, retired teacher and administrator in the Denver Public Schools, author, and volunteer historian for Staunton State Park, this program traces the progress of women’s suffrage in America beginning in the 1800s. In 1893, Colorado became the first state to allow women to vote, attained by popular referendum rather than legislative action. Bonnie will feature some of the women who helped bring this crusade to success, both in Colorado and nationwide. Jefferson County women were also involved, and 62% of the (male) voters in Jeffco supported suffrage in Colorado.

For more information contact [email protected].