Frisco Historic Park Lunchtime Lecture Series


June 15, 2022
June 22, 2022
June 29, 2022
July 6, 2022
July 13, 2022
July 20, 2022
July 27, 2022
August 3, 2022
August 17, 2022
August 24, 2022

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.

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 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!