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From the Archive: The Fort Collins Historical Society Upcoming Schedule

by Lesley Drayton, Curator, Fort Collins Local History Archive

Fort Collins Historical Society

The Fort Collins Historical Society is ready to kickoff their 2010-2011 season of interesting and informative local history presentations!

All Fort Collins Historical Society programs begin at 7:00 pm and take place at the Webster House, located at 301 East Olive Street, right across the street from the Fort Collins Museum & Discovery Science Center.

Here’s what’s in store this season:

  • Tuesday, September 7: Lance Williams – Pioneer Families of the Upper Poudre Canyon
  • Tuesday, October 5: Mary Thomas – History of the Fort Collins Ownership of the Farm at Lee Martinez Park
  • Tuesday, January 4: Jim Hansen – History of Colorado State University
  • Tuesday, March 1: Barbara Fleming and Mac McNeill – The Mark Miller Photographs
  • Tuesday, April 5: Joan Day – Impersonation of Virginia Slade

You can also visit the Fort Collins Historical Society website for more information about membership, programs, and activities.

From the Archive: Touchdown!

by Lesley Drayton, Curator of the Local History Archive

On the evening of Tuesday, September 1st, I had the great pleasure of attending the first meeting for the Fort Collins Historical Society’s 2009-2010 season. The program featured Colorado State University football aficionado John Hirn, who gave a fascinating play-by-play look at the history of the sport while showing the highlights from his new book Aggies to Rams: The History of Football at Colorado State University.

John’s research has a special place in the hearts of the Fort Collins Local History Archive staff, as he spent countless lunch hours over the past year and a half at the Archive, scrolling through newspaper microfilm or flipping through old Silver Spruce yearbooks. We’ve all been inspired by his passion for CSU football history.

John used several football images from the Archive’s historic photograph collection for his book, including this portrait of Harry Hughes:

Harryhughes

This action shot of Oscar “Golden Shoes” Reed from 1967:

And Hughes Stadium under construction, also in 1967:

John Hirn’s presentation was a great kickoff to the Fort Collins Historical Society program series. All programs are at 7:00pm in the historic Webster House located at 301 East Olive Street in Fort Collins. Here’s what’s in store:

October 6, 2009: Wayne Sundberg – Presidents, Pioneers, and Trees: How Our Streets Were Named

January 5, 2010: Bill Bertshy – History of Pingree Park

March 2, 2010: Carol Tunner – History of City Park

April 6, 2010: Hap Hazard – History of CSU Silver Spruce Yearbooks


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