Landscapes of Living History: Native American Nations and the Rocky Mountain Region

Nov. 9, 2018

Original article can be found at Erstwhile Originally published on November 9, 2018 By Natasha Myhal (Citizen of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians) Growing up in Cleveland, Ohio, I felt separated from federal public lands, like national parks or national forests. At the time, I did not...

eTown On-stage Interview – Patty Limerick (CU Boulder – Center of the American West)

Oct. 17, 2018

Original article can be found at eTown Originally published on October 17, 2018 By Nick Forster This week we’ve got both ‘Wailin’ and Willy! Our musical guests, all making their first visit to eTown, are the incredible Canadian trio of singers known as The Wailin’ Jennys (their three part harmonies...

Outgoing State Historian: History Colorado Is ‘Underperforming’ With ‘History Lite’ Exhibits

Aug. 9, 2018

Original article can be found at Colorado Public Radio, Colorado Matters Originally published on August 9, 2018 By Ann Marie Awad When Patty Limerick was tapped to be Colorado’s next State Historian in 2015, she says she was looking forward to working with History Colorado . It did not take...

Family History Haunts G.O.P. Candidate for Governor in Colorado

July 24, 2018

Original article can be found at The New York Times Originally published on July 24, 2018 By Julie Turkewitz DENVER — As a candidate for Colorado governor, Walker Stapleton has touted a distinguished biography: two terms as state treasurer, a business degree from Harvard and a long family history of...

History Colorado Replacing State Historian Patty Limerick With State Historians Council

July 17, 2018

Original article can be found at WestWord Originally published on July 17, 2018 By Patricia Calhoun On August 1, Colorado Day, History Colorado will install its new State Historians Council, comprising five historians from academic institutions across the state. The University of Colorado Denver’s Tom Noel will head the council...

Prodding a Historic Friend to do Better

July 13, 2018

Original article can be found at Denver Post Originally published on July 13, 2018 By Patty Limerick History Colorado and I are old friends. Thirty years ago, still a newcomer to Colorado, I gave the keynote speech at the society’s annual members meeting. Over the years, to use the classic...

Great Sand Dunes Park Was Born Out Of Cooperation. Is There A Drought Lesson For Today In That?

July 11, 2018

Original article can be found at Colorado Public Radio News Originally published on July 11, 2018 By Grace Hood Eighty percent of Colorado is experiencing some form of drought or dryness. That means dry river basins, hungry wildfires and parched farmland across the state. Some have already started comparing conditions...

Laura Ingalls Wilder v. the Librarians

July 3, 2018

Original article can be found at The Weekly Standard Originally published on July 3, 2018 By Alice B. Lloyd ALA won’t honor Little House on the Prairie author anymore: All the more reason to read her recent biography. You’ve probably read by now that the American Library Association removed Laura...

E pluribus unum? These days it’s closer to “out of one, many.”

June 15, 2018

From the struggles among the Founders over the balance between centralized and localized power to the contests over the expansion of slavery into the nation’s western territories, from the disputes between imperialists and anti-imperialists in the 1890s to the bitter tensions of various “red scares,” the words emblazoned on coins, dollars and America’s Great Seal have never had a moment’s rest.

Historians Debate Which President Leonardo DiCaprio Should Play

May 22, 2018

The Oscar winner has Teddy Roosevelt and Ulysses S. Grant biopics lined up, and scholars are using everything from ‘Hamilton’ to toxic masculinity to make their pitches to the actor.