History is Unlocked Behind The Gates Of CU-Boulder

August 13, 1997

Historic Boulder, Inc., is hosting a series of walking tours at CU-Boulder through Sept. 12 in an effort to reveal campus history to the public.

The route includes campus notables such as Macky Auditorium, Norlin Library, Old Main and the University Memorial Center. The tours offer a scenic interpretive walk across Varsity Lake Bridge on the northwest corner of campus, a taste of Shakespeare at the Mary Rippon Outdoor Theater, visits to the Women’s Cottage and Temporary Building No. 1, and an informative stop at Sewall Hall’s famous Lions Fountain.

The walking tours are designed not only to provide the public with a pleasurable outing, but to inform people of the rich history and architecture of the campus.

Visitors who take part in the tours will learn that the Gates Woodruff Women’s Studies Cottage was built in 1885 as the first women’s dormitory on campus and has many connections to women’s history in Boulder. After this year’s $1 million dollar renovation, the Cottage will house the Women’s Studies Program.

Historic Boulder, Inc., is dedicated to the preservation of the Boulder area’s historical, architectural, visual and environmental heritage through advocacy, education, intervention and alliance building. The organization offers other walking tours throughout Boulder.

The entire tour takes about an hour and 45 minutes. It meets on the second Friday of each month at 1 p.m. on the third floor of Old Main in the Heritage Center.

The cost is $6 per person, which includes a tour and guide booklet. For more information, call Historic Boulder, Inc., at (303) 444-5192.

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