Boulder has always celebrated the arrival of winter and the holiday season in many ways! From the holiday parade to the County Courthouse lights and decorations check take a walk back in history.
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 came to Boulder in 1970. What was it like for LGBTQ+ people here
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
Boulder has long been a hub for climate study as the location of NCAR, NOAA, and countless research initiatives and experts at the University of Colorado. Long before “climate change” and “global warming” became ubiquitous terms, many people in our community were pursuing the interdisciplinary study of climate trends, effects and forecasting. Among the fields
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
Check out these views from familiar roads and hikes around Boulder as far back as the 1800s.
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!