by Lesley Drayton, Curator, Local History Archive
That’s right, folks, we have our own official month! Each October, archives, museums, and libraries across the country celebrate American Archives Month, emphasizing the importance of historical documents, photographs, and other records. What better way to celebrate than visiting the Fort Collins Local History Archive? We’re a free, public facility that supports research and exploration of our community’s diverse heritage through photos, maps, files, and more. You can stop by the Archive during open hours (Tuesday through Friday 10-5, Saturday 10-12 and 12:30-5, and Sunday 12-5) or visit us on the web twenty-four hours a day!
We’re also holding a special program in the Archive on Sunday, October 18 beginning at 1:00 to celebrate Archives Month. Local authors Barbara Fleming and Mac McNeil will be discussing how they used archival photographs and documents from the Fort Collins Local History Archive to create their book Fort Collins: The Miller Photographs. The book contains over 100 photos by prolific local photographer Mark Miller that trace years of Fort Collins and Northern Colorado history. Hope to see you there!
This photograph by Mark Miller depicts Linden Street circa 1904. Can you find any familiar buildings?