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Get your history fix here. Our history classes cover local, state, and world history.

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Some women were content to stay at home and be homemakers as was expected of them over 100 years ago. Some women had adventure in their hearts, which ...  View More

OLLI

Cost: $12.00

Fees: $0.00

Weekly - Mon 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM (10/1/2018-10/8/2018)

Instructor : Carol Chapman 

Location : Liesinger Hall Location : 
  Liesinger Hall.

Room :  184



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Museums typically have a portion of their collections on display at any one time because of space limitations and preservation concerns. Fort Caspar M ...  View More

OLLI

Cost: $12.00

Fees: $3.00

Daily - Mon 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (10/15/2018-10/15/2018)

Instructor : Rick Young 

Please read: Class Location: Fort Caspar

Location : Fort Caspar Museum Location : 
  Fort Caspar Museum.

Room :  Not Assigned



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We will focus on the Battle of the Little Bighorn theories and learn about the participants who became celebrities because of their roles in the battl ...  View More

OLLI

Cost: $12.00

Fees: $0.00

Daily - Mon,Tue,Wed 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (9/24/2018-9/26/2018)

Instructor : Monte Henrie 

Location : Liesinger Hall Location : 
  Liesinger Hall.

Room :  185

Call 307-268-3401 to register


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Weapons, disease, and religion played crucial roles in enabling Western Europeans to dominate the globe during the past centuries. Using Jared Diamond ...  View More

OLLI

Cost: $12.00

Fees: $0.00

Weekly - Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (10/9/2018-10/18/2018)

Instructor : Tom Smyth 

Location : Fox Skelton Energy Institute Location : 
  Fox Skelton Energy Institute.

Room :  125



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The Fort Caspar Museum site began as an emigrant crossing on the historic trails corridor. Later, the site became a bridge crossing, trading post, Pon ...  View More

OLLI

Cost: $12.00

Fees: $3.00

Daily - Mon 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (10/1/2018-10/1/2018)

Instructor : Rick Young 

Please read: Class Location: Ft. Caspar Museum

Location : Fort Caspar Museum Location : 
  Fort Caspar Museum.

Room :  Not Assigned



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On a beautiful summer day in 1864, a small group of travelers on their way to the Idaho gold fields were attached by a band of Sioux on the banks of t ...  View More

OLLI

Cost: $12.00

Fees: $0.00

Daily - Tue 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM (12/4/2018-12/4/2018)

Instructor : India Hayford 

Location : Fox Skelton Energy Institute Location : 
  Fox Skelton Energy Institute.

Room :  100



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Get an introduction to online resources to conduct genealogy research. The instructor will provide suggestions on building and working on your family ...  View More

OLLI

Cost: $12.00

Fees: $0.00

Weekly - Tue, Thu 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (10/23/2018-11/29/2018)

Instructor : Dwain Romsa 

Location : Fox Skelton Energy Institute Location : 
  Fox Skelton Energy Institute.

Room :  EI 104



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Old west stories often focus on brothels, lynchings, and gunslingers. Boomtown Boston, Colorado, had all in excess from 1886 to 1889 until the town wa ...  View More

OLLI

Cost: $12.00

Fees: $0.00

Weekly - Mon, Wed 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (11/5/2018-11/14/2018)

Instructor : Kent Brooks 

Location : Liesinger Hall Location : 
  Liesinger Hall.

Room :  185



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Early on the morning of March 6, 1836, several thousand troops under the command of General Santa Anna attacked and overwhelmed the 180 besieged Texan ...  View More

OLLI

Cost: $12.00

Fees: $0.00

Daily - Tue 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (11/13/2018-11/13/2018)

Instructor : India Hayford 

Location : Fox Skelton Energy Institute Location : 
  Fox Skelton Energy Institute.

Room :  EI 100



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Rarely is Colorado mentioned when conversations arise about the Dust Bowl. However, those who grew up in southeast Colorado are aware of where the har ...  View More

OLLI

Cost: $12.00

Fees: $0.00

Weekly - Mon, Wed 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (12/3/2018-12/12/2018)

Instructor : Kent Brooks 

Location : Liesinger Hall Location : 
  Liesinger Hall.

Room :  184



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The Great Famine of the mid-1800s had devastating consequences resulting in a million deaths from starvation and disease, a million souls displaced, a ...  View More

OLLI

Cost: $12.00

Fees: $0.00

Weekly - Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (10/2/2018-10/11/2018)

Instructor : Cynthia Grieve 

Location : Liesinger Hall Location : 
  Liesinger Hall.

Room :  185



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Explore this dark period in American history. Witch trials and executions raged in Europe for centuries before occurring in America’s Puritan communit ...  View More

OLLI

Cost: $12.00

Fees: $0.00

Weekly - Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM (10/30/2018-11/8/2018)

Instructor : Cynthia Grieve 

Location : Liesinger Hall Location : 
  Liesinger Hall.

Room :  185



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