Past Speeches

Patty Limerick is a widely sought-after speaker for a number of Western constituencies. Past public appearances are listed below. Click on “Events” for more information about Center-sponsored events, and click on “Request a Speaking Engagement” if you are interested in inquiring about Patty’s availability to speak at your organization’s next event.

Collegiate Peaks Forum Series

This lecture raises questions of consequence about the complex relationship among cities, suburbs, and rural areas, the crucial role of engineering in shaping the West, and the unexpectedly entrancing workings of governmental agencies and bureaucracies. Additionally, the varying roles of contention and cooperation, litigation and negotiation in the control of the West’s water. Patty seeks…

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Western Mining with Patty Limerick at Golden History Center

Patty Limerick’s Western Mining program features conversation on bridging the gap between past and present. Learn about issues within the context of Colorado’s rich mining history. Patty Limerick promotes civil, problem-solving discourse on exploration of controversial modern topics. Program begins at Golden History Center at 2 p.m. sharp. The program will last around an hour. The cost of…

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Water and Colorado: Where Are We Now, and How Did We Get Here?

Author Patty Limerick will speak about her books A Ditch in Time and Legacy of Conquest with Douglas County Libraries and Chautauqua at Roxborough. Using her books as a framework for discussion, Limerick will explore the topics of water challenges, history, etc. of the West and more specifically the Denver metro area. To register for the…

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World War II and the West it Wrought

The year 2016 will mark the 75th anniversary of America’s entry into World War II. Increasingly, scholars are asking in what ways the war and post-war years  – in the West and in the nation at large – can be understood as a platform upon which future generations can continue to build. The 75th anniversary…

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AAUW 90th Anniversary Celebration

Let’s celebrate AAUW Boulder’s 90 years of Translating Mission Into Action “Then, Now, and Tomorrow” Celebrate with Wine and Cheese in The Damon Room If you would like to attend or donate to AAUW Boulder in honor of their 90th Anniversary, please complete this form and make your check payable to AAUW Boulder, write “90thAnniversary” in the memo line,…

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