THROUGH JANUARY 19, 2014
Thomas Moran’s Yellowstone: A Project for the Nation.
Thomas Moran’s Yellowstone: A Project for the Nation. Denver Art Museum, 100 W 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver. Ticket Pricing: Included in general museum admission; free to DAM members. The exhibition features chromolithographs by the 19th-century painter Thomas Moran. As a member of multiple explorations, including an 1871 survey of Yellowstone National Park, Moran sketched the Western landscapes he encountered, delivering beautiful images of the largely unknown region to the public and contributed to a growing national sentiment of the West. The museum is closed on Mondays. For more information, call 720-865-5000 or visit www.denverartmuseum.org.
During the nineteenth century, Moran’s work stirred the public’s fascination with the American West. Moran’s chromolithographs brought some of the first images of the West to a large American audience. In fact, in 1876, just in time for the nation’s centennial, Moran published a portfolio of work titled The Yellowstone National Park and the Mountain Regions of Portions of Idaho, Nevada, Colorado, and Utah. It was the first illustrated publication about the West to be printed in color, and the first time Moran’s images were made widely available.
SATURDAY, OCT. 5
Timber Dan Antique and Collectible Toy Shows. Sponsored by the Loveland Lions Club. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at First National Bank Exhibition Bldg., North Hall, Larimer County Fairgrounds – “The Ranch” – I-25 Exit 259 (Crossroads Blvd.), then east a half-mile to Fairgrounds Ave., then north a half-mile to entrance to “The Ranch.” ADULTS: $3. CHILDREN: FREE. Admission to the Timber Dan Toy Show also provides admission to the Trains on the Plains Model Railroad Expo, which will be held in the adjacent South Hall of the same building at the same time. Entry before 9 a.m. available for additional fee (info here). All Lions Club profits from the Toy Show are used for charitable purposes. For more information contact Doug Larson at (970) 667-9655.
MONDAY, OCT. 7
Bobcat Ridge Basics has been CANCELED due to flooding damage.
Hopefully this will history-related hike be rescheduled. Here was the description:
Explore Some More — A variety of topics are offered. What are you interested in? Bring food, water, and sunscreen. No registration required. Bobcat Ridge Basics– The natural world influenced human history. Visit restored buildings and preserved sites, and discover wildlife diversity. 3-4 miles, easy to moderate. Bobcat Ridge–parking lot.
WEDNESDAY, OCT. 9
Landmark Preservation Commission Hearing. 5:30 p.m., City Hall West, 300 LaPorte Ave., Chamber. Contact info: Karen McWilliams, phone: 970-224-6078, email: email@example.com. http://www.fcgov.com/cityclerk/landmark-preservation.php
Historical Cafe: Virginia Dale Stage Stop. 11:30 a.m., Senior Center, 1200 Raintree Drive. Learn about the historical significance of the Virginia Dale Stage Station and the settling of Northern Colorado. Sylvia Garofalo and Sue Littleton explore the economic and cultural forces on the employees and visitors of the time. Lunch will be served. Cost: $20 or $16 members