The Rest does the West

Over the centuries, the notion of Western Civilization (or its equivalents) has been used, both within and outside of what is commonly considered the West, as a powerful signifier. This signifier has served vastly different purposes by different agents. It has served to legitimate the state repression that was carried out in Latin America during…

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When the KKK was Active in Colorado Politics

If you’ve seen the movie BlacKKKlansman, you know that the KKK has a long history in Colorado. Patty Limerick and her research assistant Nicoli Bowley will present the history of the KKK and its role in Colorado Politics. Limerick is the Faculty Director and Chair of the Board of the Center of the American West…

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World War I Series

Join the Loveland Public Library and the Loveland Museum to celebrate the centennial of the World War I armistice with a series of events. Dr. Patty Limerick will discuss and examine how Colorado contributed to World War I. Joining Dr. Limerick will be Dr. Steve Leonard from Metro State University and Dr. Geoff Hunt from…

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Continuing the Conversation Event

Patty Limerick will start the gathering with a presentation about the importance of reflecting on our own actions and beliefs when conducting community conversations about difficult historical legacies.

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Day of Reflection

Please join us for an exploration of history and a chance to think more deeply about our history. In recent times, many neighbors have been thinking hard about our regional history, and about the very name “Stapleton.” This is a very healthy state of affairs, since an evidence-based understanding of history is essential for decision-making…

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