HRHS Happenings

This is Your Life - John Springer

John Springer
Speaker: 
Barb Wilkinson

John Springer, owner of the Highlands Ranch Mansion from 1897 to 1913, was a wealthy and ambitious lawyer with ties in law, banking, and politics. His wife, Eliza Clifton Hughes, suffered from Tuberculosis.  John, Eliza and his daughter Annie moved to Colorado because the sunny and dry environment was beneficial to Tuberculosis sufferers.  (Colorado is also known for National Jewish Health, a leading research institution on the disease since 1899).  Springer became president of Continental Trust Company and the National LIvestock Association.  He ran for mayor of Denver in 1904 and lost in what is known as the most corrupt election in Denver's history.  Eliza died days after the election.  The Western Cattlemen named him as someone who should be nominated for vice president of the United States. (Courtesy of Highlands Ranch Mansion).

 

Date and Time: 
Monday, March 18, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:30pm

RTD Tour-Sound Of The Rockies Sing! Sing! Sing!

Speaker: 
Sound of the Rockies Singers

RTD Tour:  Sound Of The Rockies Sing! Sing! Sing! at the Newman Center

Saturday, March 23 At 2:00 PM    (total time approx. 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

$25 HRHS Members, $27 non-HRHS Members

Date and Time: 
Saturday, March 23, 2019 - 1:00pm to 5:00pm

Denver Mob Tour

Speaker: 
Tom Hackett

 

Date and Time: 
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 10:45am to 3:00pm

Ancient Douglas County: Telling the Story of a Special Place and its People

Speaker: 
Dr. Gordon C. Tucker Jr

The “story” of the area now known as Douglas County, from the time that Native Americans arrived more than 12,000 years ago until it was settled by non-indigenous people.  Woven into this story is a description of the archaeological work that Dr. Tucker and others have conducted in the area now under the waters of Reuter-Hess Reservoir, impounded by Frank Jaeger Dam southwest of Parker, Colorado. 

The Douglas County History Repository will be exhibiting artifacts collected from Douglas County sites during Dr. Tucker’s presentation.

Date and Time: 
Monday, April 15, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Denver Mob Tour- TUESDAY, MAY 14

Speaker: 
Tom Hackett

 

Date and Time: 
Tuesday, May 14, 2019 - 10:45am to 3:00pm

An Indigenous History of Music in Colorado

Speaker: 
Leon Joseph Littlebird

With multi-generation ancestral roots in both Pioneer and Native American cultures. Leon Joseph Littlebird inherited a passion for local history, storytelling and music. This passion inspired him to do years of research into the oral and recorded histories of his ancestors and the neighboring tribes. He is a guest speaker for Colorado Mountain College classes on both Colorado and Native History and his presentations are popular with historical societies and tour groups.

Date and Time: 
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm

Native American Prayer Trees-Field Trip to Fox Run Regional Park

Speaker: 
John Anderson

Date and Time: 
Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Tour:Kassler Water Treatment Plant Tour

Speaker: 
Holly Geist, Denver Water Historian

 

In 1902, the Platte Cañon Filtration Plant, later renamed Kassler, was opened at the base of Waterton Canyon by the present-day Chatfield Reservoir. Kassler, which used the English slow-sand filter process, was the first of its kind west of the Mississippi River.

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, September 18, 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

Field Trip to Native American Prayer Trees at Fox Run Regional Park

Speaker: 
John Anderson

 

Field Trip Date is Saturday September 21 , 2019 from 9 am till approx. 12 noon

Pavilion 4/5 Trailhead

HRHS Current members $16,   non- members $18

Transportation is on your own 

Date and Time: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
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