Frisco Historic Park Lunchtime Lecture Series

When:

June 29, 2022
noon
July 6, 2022
noon
July 13, 2022
noon
July 20, 2022
noon
July 27, 2022
noon
Plus 3 future events

Location: Other - See Description

Type: Community Event, Guest Speaker, Other

Age: Adults

The Frisco Historic Park Summer Lunchtime Lecture Series will take place on Wednesdays, June 15 – August 24, 2022 at 12:00pm at the Frisco Historic Park. Learn about the rich history of Frisco and surrounding areas in Colorado with a Q&A after each lecture. Lectures are free to attend. See a schedule of events below. (Attending a lecture also counts towards adult summer reading!)

More Information Here.


Hike & Learn, Frisco Historic Park & Museum Staff

June 15, 2022: 12:00 PM / Location: Adventure Park Day Lodge
Get your history with a side of the great outdoors! Hike & Learns take you around the Peninsula Recreation Area with Museum staff to soak up some nature and learn more about Frisco’s history and the environment. Advance registration is required. Call the Museum at 970-668-3428 to secure your spot!

The Chicano Movement & Art, Ricardo LaFore
June 22, 2022: 12:00 PM / Location: Historic Park Gazebo

Ricardo Lafore, a member of the Chicano Movement Advisory Committee for History Colorado and 2003 Caesar Chavez Leadership Award recipient will discuss the Chicano movement and the art it inspired through sharing stories from his own experience as a longtime activist. Join us after the talk for coffee and cookies on the lawn!

How Trinidad, Colorado Became an Unlikely Gender Crossroads, Martin J. Smith
June 29, 2022: 12:00 PM / Location: Historic Park Log Chapel
Author and award winning journalist, Martin J. Smith will discuss his 2021 non-fiction book “Going to Trinidad: A Doctor, a Colorado Town and Stories from an Unlikely Gender Crossroads” which explores a small Colorado town’s transgender history.

Seasons of the Nuche; Tales of the Ute People, Nina Gabianelli and Skyler Lomahaftewa
July 6, 2022: 12:00 PM /  Location: Historic Park Gazebo
Storytelling has been used in every culture as a means of entertainment, education and cultural preservation. Nina Gabianelli from the Aspen Historical Society and Skyler Lomahaftewa, a Northern Ute tribal member, will present both the history of the native people and the modern day Ute experience.

Hike & Learn, Frisco Historic Park & Museum Staff
July 13, 2022: 12:00 PM / Location: Adventure Park Day Lodge
Get your history with a side of the great outdoors! Hike & Learns take you around the Peninsula Recreation Area with Museum staff to soak up some nature and learn more about Frisco’s history and the environment. Advance registration is required. Call the Museum at 970-668-3428 to secure your spot!

National Repertory Orchestra
July 13, 2022: 1:00 PM / Location: Historic Park Gazebo
Enjoy an afternoon performance by musicians from the National Repertory Orchestra.

Native American Storytelling, Leon Joseph Littlebird
July 20, 2022: 12:00 PM / Location: Historic Park Gazebo
Sharing stories that weave the lives and talents of the earliest inhabitants of Colorado into fascinating series of “how music was discovered”, Leon Joseph Littlebird will perform examples using ancient instruments of how music came to be an integral part of life in the tribes from the mountains to plains and the Southwest. Join us after the talk for coffee and cookies on the lawn!

Hauling Ass: Running with Burros, Brad and Amber Wann
July 27, 2022: 12:00 PM / Location: Historic Park Log Chapel
Pack Burro Racing is the only sport native to Colorado. Learn about the history of one of the highest altitude races in the world as well as the stories of racing legends. Discover why people are drawn to this crazy sport, and meet a burro!

Homesteading in Summit County, Sally Queen
August 3, 2022: 12:00 PM / Location: Historic Park Log Chapel
In 1859, thousands of people flooded into Summit County, building mines and towns while seeking their fortune in gold and other minerals. Homesteading and Ranching two decades later changed land use for the second time. Sally Queen from Summit Historical Society shares an interactive map on the 300+ homesteads and a selection of stories about the pioneers that settled the land. Join us after the lecture for coffee and cookies on the lawn! A guided historic walk through the Bills Ranch Neighborhood, originally the Thomas Family Homestead, led by Museum Manager Rose Gorrell follows the talk at 2:00pm. Registrations are required at SummitHistorical.org. Reserve early, space is limited to 12 people.

Droughts, Doubts, Respect, and Rejoicing:  A History of Colorado Water, Matthew Makley
August 10. 2022: 12:00 PM Location: Historic Park Log Chapel
The Colorado River supports 40 million people in seven different states.  Reservoirs on its main stem are lower than they have been since they were created. Has this happened before?  What can history teach us about the long human relationship with the river and water in the region?  Matthew Makley will explore the history of water and the Colorado Plateau.

Hike & Learn, Frisco Historic Park & Museum Staff
August 17, 2022: 12:00 PM /  Location: Adventure Park Day Lodge
Get your history with a side of the great outdoors! Hike & Learns take you around the Peninsula Recreation Area with Museum staff to soak up some nature and learn more about Frisco’s history and the environment. Advance registration is required. Call the Museum at 970-668-3428 to secure your spot!

History of Masontown, Blair Miller
August 24, 2022: 12:00 PM / Location: Historic Park Log Chapel
Masontown was a mining camp, located one mile up Mount Royal that grew to work the Victoria Lode. The Victoria passed through the hands of several different companies and owners, employed hundreds of Summit County residents, and saw some of Frisco’s largest ore strikes. Historian Blair Miller will discuss the rise and fall of one of Frisco’s most infamous mining camps. Join us after the lecture for coffee and cookies on the lawn with the author of Masontown: Frisco’s Victoria Mine and Ghost Town, Blair Miller!