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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

Section Number: OLLI

Cost: $12.00

Fees: $0.00

Weekly - Tue 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM (4/16/2019-4/23/2019)

Instructor : Carol Chapman 

Location : Nolte Gateway Center Location : 
  Nolte Gateway Center.

Room :  GW 218



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Presented by a former guide at the battlefield, we will view several videos that will aid in the understanding of this well-known American history eve ...  View More

Section Number: OLLI

Cost: $12.00

Fees: $0.00

Daily - Mon,Tue,Wed 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (2/11/2019-2/13/2019)

Instructor : Monte Henrie 

Location : Nolte Gateway Center Location : 
  Nolte Gateway Center.

Room :  GW 223



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When you mention broomcorn, people generally ask, "what is that?" The broomcorn plant provided the core ingredient for the common household broom befo ...  View More

Section Number: OLLI

Cost: $12.00

Fees: $0.00

Weekly - Mon, Wed 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM (2/4/2019-2/13/2019)

Instructor : Kent Brooks 

Location : Liesinger Hall Location : 
  Liesinger Hall.

Room :  LH 174



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The hurricane that struck Galveston, Texas, on September 8, 1900, was the deadliest natural disaster in United States’ history. It destroyed or damage ...  View More

Section Number: OLLI

Cost: $12.00

Fees: $0.00

Wed 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (2/20/2019)

Instructor : India Hayford 

Location : Nolte Gateway Center Location : 
  Nolte Gateway Center.

Room :  GW 222



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Local businessman Jim Jones started the Casper Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps in 1957. What started as a local group to help kids succeed in life has b ...  View More

Section Number: OLLI

Cost: $12.00

Fees: $3.00

Mon 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (2/25/2019)

Instructor : Michelle Bahe 

Please read: Mon., Feb. 18, is the last day to receive a ...More

Location : Fort Caspar Museum Location : 
  Fort Caspar Museum.



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The Black Death was one of the world’s most devastating pandemics killing millions in Europe and Asia. It altered European society just as it was emer ...  View More

Section Number: OLLI

Cost: $12.00

Fees: $0.00

Weekly - Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (2/19/2019-2/28/2019)

Instructor : Cynthia Grieve 

Location : Nolte Gateway Center Location : 
  Nolte Gateway Center.

Room :  GW 218



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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

Section Number: 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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Visit sites along county roads 308/319, known as the Oregon Trail Road. Your guide, an expert from the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, w ...  View More

Section Number: OLLI

Cost: $12.00

Fees: $8.00

Wed 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (5/1/2019)

Instructor : Jason Vlcan 

Please read: Wed., Apr. 24, is the last day to receive a ...More

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



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Europe experienced profound changes in the 1500s. The Italian Renaissance swept north, world exploration brought new trade goods and conquests, and Ma ...  View More

Section Number: OLLI

Cost: $12.00

Fees: $0.00

Weekly - Tue, Thu 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (3/26/2019-4/4/2019)

Instructor : Cynthia Grieve 

Location : Nolte Gateway Center Location : 
  Nolte Gateway Center.

Room :  GW 218



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The Wends are a little-known Slavic speaking people from Northeast Germany who immigrated to Australia, Canada, and America in the mid-1840s due to op ...  View More

Section Number: OLLI

Cost: $12.00

Fees: $0.00

Daily - Mon 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (4/1/2019-4/1/2019)

Instructor : Vicki Pollock 

Location : Nolte Gateway Center Location : 
  Nolte Gateway Center.

Room :  GW 218



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Led by an expert from the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center, this excursion will take us to several pioneer graves and historic sites along ...  View More

Section Number: OLLI

Cost: $12.00

Fees: $10.00

Wed 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM (4/24/2019)

Instructor : Jason Vlcan 

Please read: The last day to receive a fee refund is ...More

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



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Join Victoria Claflin Woodhull as she shares her life’s story as a traveling clairvoyant, proponent of free love, and leader of the women’s suffrage m ...  View More

Section Number: OLLI

Cost: $12.00

Fees: $0.00

Wed 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (4/17/2019)

Instructor : India Hayford 

Location : Nolte Gateway Center Location : 
  Nolte Gateway Center.

Room :  GW 222



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