Chautauqua is as iconic a Boulder monument to some as the Flatirons it sits below. Learn all about Boulder’s Chautauqua in our latest collaboration with the Museum of Boulder. The Word “Chautauqua” Chautauqua, like all of Boulder and Colorado, was once indigenous land. The tribes that traditionally occupied Boulder are Cheyenne, Ute and Arapaho. The word,
In honor of Pride Month, our friends at the Museum of Boulder interviewed Glenda Russell, a psychologist and researcher who has been working to understand and write about Boulder’s LGBTQ history for many decades. Below is an excerpt from that interview. You can learn more from Glenda and others who were there to help shape
Boulderites have been cooling down at pools for decades, but do you know the history of all these watering holes? Check out these historic Boulder pool photos provided by our friends at Museum of Boulder and the Carnegie Library for Local History. Scott Carpenter Pool One of Boulder’s largest public pools is named after our
With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting all of us worldwide, how a community cares for the health of its citizens is particularly relevant. We may take the availability of local health services for granted in normal times, but it’s worth considering how they’ve evolved over the past 125 years. Learn about the history of Boulder’s healthcare
One such person, with a particularly illustrious career, began his research in a high school chemistry class, determining that egg yolks are yellow due to the sulfur compounds in chicken feed. The much-honored atmospheric physicist Dr. Warren M. Washington completed his doctorate in meteorology and began his career at NCAR in 1963-64, becoming a senior
Do you snowshoe? People have probably been snowshoeing in Boulder County for hundreds of years.
If you think of skiing in Colorado, chances are you will think of Aspen, Vail, Breckenridge or Keystone. But Boulder County and even Boulder itself have a rich history of skiing all their own. From Eldora in Nederland to the University of Colorado ski team that helped the USA medal in the 1964 Olympics, Boulder
Have you ever walked down the street in Boulder and wondered what this very spot looked like centuries ago? Thanks to our friends at the Museum of Boulder and the Carnegie Library for Local History, we’re able to share views from familiar roads and hikes around Boulder as far back as the 1800s. Check out
In honor of the Fourth of July, we’re taking a look back at Boulder’s incredible parades of the past. While Boulder no longer celebrates Independence Day with a parade, for many years there was a large parade down Pearl Street. Thanks to our friends at the Museum of Boulder for sharing their archives with us!
For Women’s History Month, we are celebrating Boulder women who have made an impact on the world, with the help of our friends at the Museum of Boulder. We hope the glimpses into the lives of these unique women inspire further research and discovery. Alicia Sanchez | Community Health Leader Alicia Sanchez was a Latina