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Historic Lecture Series

About Summer Lunchtime Lecture Series

The Summer Lunchtime Lecture Series will take place on Wednesdays, June 15 – August 24, 2022 at 12:00pm at various locations in Frisco, see the lineup below for details. Learn about the rich history of Frisco and surrounding areas in Colorado with a Q&A after each lecture. Lectures are free to attend.

2022 Summer Lunchtime Lecture Series Lineup

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at 12:00pm

Hike & Learn with the Frisco Historic Park & Museum

Location: Frisco Adventure Park Day Lodge

Get your history with a side of the great outdoors! Hike & Learns take you around the Peninsula Recreation Area with Museum staff to soak up some nature and learn more about Frisco’s history and the environment. The hike is free to the public but does require advance registration as the capacity is limited to ten people. Call the Museum at 970-668-3428 to reserve your spot.

Wednesday, June 22, 2022 at 12:00pm

The Chicano Movement & Art presented by Ricardo LaFore

Location: Historic Park Gazebo

Ricardo Lafore, a member of the Chicano Movement Advisory Committee for History Colorado and 2003 Caesar Chavez Leadership Award recipient will discuss the Chicano movement and the art it inspired through sharing stories from his own experience as a longtime activist. Join us after the talk for coffee and cookies on the lawn!

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 12:00pm

How Trinidad, Colorado Became an Unlikely Gender Crossroads presented by Martin J. Smith

Location: Historic Park Log Chapel

Author and award winning journalist, Martin J. Smith will discuss his 2021 non-fiction book “Going to Trinidad: A Doctor, a Colorado Town and Stories from an Unlikely Gender Crossroads” which explores a small Colorado town’s transgender history.

Wednesday, July 6, 2022 at 12:00pm

Seasons of the Nuche; Tales of the Ute People presented by Nina Gabianelli and Skyler Lomahaftewa

Location: Historic Park Gazebo

Storytelling has been used in every culture as a means of entertainment, education, and cultural preservation. Nina Gabianelli from the Aspen Historical Society and Skyler Lomahaftewa, a Northern Ute tribal member, will present both the history of the native people and the modern-day Ute experience.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 12:00pm

Sold Out! Hike & Learn with the Frisco Historic Park & Museum

Location: Frisco Adventure Park Day Lodge

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT! Our next Hike & Learn is August 17th, 2022. See details below.

Get your history with a side of the great outdoors! Hike & Learns take you around the Peninsula Recreation Area with Museum staff to soak up some nature and learn more about Frisco’s history and the environment. The hike is free to the public but does require advance registration as the capacity is limited to ten people. Call the Museum at 970-668-3428 to reserve your spot.

Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at 1:00pm

National Repertory Orchestra Performance

Location: Historic Park Gazebo

Enjoy an afternoon performance by musicians from the National Repertory Orchestra.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at 12:00pm

Native American Storytelling presented by Leon Joseph Littlebird

Location: Historic Park Gazebo

Sharing stories that weave the lives and talents of the earliest inhabitants of Colorado into fascinating series of “how music was discovered”, Leon Joseph Littlebird will perform examples using ancient instruments of how music came to be an integral part of life in the tribes from the mountains to plains and the Southwest. Join us after the talk for coffee and cookies on the lawn!

Wednesday, July 27, 2022 at 12:00pm

Hauling Ass: Running with Burros presented by Brad and Amber Wann

Location: Historic Park Log Chapel

Pack Burro Racing is the only sport native to Colorado. Learn about the history of one of the highest altitude races in the world as well as the stories of racing legends. Discover why people are drawn to this unique sport, and meet a burro!

Wednesday, August 3, 2022 at 12:00pm

Homesteading in Summit County presented by Sally Queen

Location: Historic Park Log Chapel

In 1859, thousands of people flooded into Summit County, building mines and towns while seeking their fortune in gold and other minerals. Homesteading and Ranching two decades later changed land use for the second time. Sally Queen from Summit Historical Society shares an interactive map on the 300+ homesteads and a selection of stories about the pioneers that settled the land. Join us after the lecture for coffee and cookies on the lawn!

A guided historic walk through the Bills Ranch Neighborhood, originally the Thomas Family Homestead, follows the talk at 2:00pm. Registrations are required at SummitHistorical.org. Reserve early, space is limited to 12 people.

Wednesday, August 10, 2022 at 12:00pm

Droughts, Doubts, Respect, and Rejoicing: A History of Colorado Water presented by Matthew Makley

Location: Historic Park Log Chapel

The Colorado River supports 40 million people in seven different states. Reservoirs on its main stem are lower than they have been since they were created. Has this happened before? What can history teach us about the long human relationship with the river and water in the region? Matthew Makley will explore the history of water and the Colorado Plateau.

Wednesday, August 17, 2022 at 12:00pm

Hike & Learn with Frisco Historic Park & Museum Staff

Location: Frisco Adventure Park Day Lodge

Get your history with a side of the great outdoors! Hike & Learns take you around the Peninsula Recreation Area with Museum staff to soak up some nature and learn more about Frisco’s history and the environment. The hike is free to the public but does require advance registration as the capacity is limited to ten people. Call the Museum at 970-668-3428 to reserve your spot.

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 at 12:00pm

History of Masontown presented by Blair Miller

Location: Historic Park Log Chapel

Masontown was a mining camp, located one mile up Mount Royal that grew to work the Victoria Lode. The Victoria passed through the hands of several different companies and owners, employed hundreds of Summit County residents, and saw some of Frisco’s largest ore strikes. Historian Blair Miller will discuss the rise and fall of one of Frisco’s most infamous mining camps.

Join us after the lecture for coffee and cookies on the lawn with the author of Masontown: Frisco’s Victoria Mine and Ghost Town, Blair Miller!


Winter Lecture Series

We hope to bring the après ski winter lecture series back in winter 2022-2023 and will provide updates as we have them.


Watch Lectures from Previous Years

If you’re interested in learning more about the rich history of Frisco and surrounding areas or want to watch some of these educational presentations from previous years, check out the Frisco Historic Park video page with lecture recordings from 2019 and 2020.

Frisco Historic Park & Museum

970-668-3428
Museum@townoffrisco.com

Physical Address

120 East Main Street
Frisco, CO 80443

Hours

Normal Operating Hours:
Tuesday – Sunday: 10:00am – 5:00pm
Monday: Closed

Website

FriscoHistoricPark.com

Mailing Address

PO Box 4100
Frisco, CO 80443

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