July 2021: nantanää - Calling the Buffalo
When: Sunday, July 18 and
Sunday, July 25
Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Where: Lions Open Space picnic area, larimer.org/naturalresources/parks/lions
Numbering perhaps as many as 3 to 5 million during the mid-nineteenth century the bison population on the Great Plains dramatically plummeted to less than 2,000 by the late 1880s! How was the American West's most iconic animal pushed to the brink of extinction in less than fifty years? Most of us believe that it was due solely to overhunting by white "buffalo" hunters, but that is only one of several causes.
Join us for our July Riverside Lantern Talks as we explore the majestic bison and why it almost vanished forever.
June 2021: "The Deadly Dyad"
With respect to organic lifeforms, small can be harmful, but microscopic can be lethal. Microbes have devastated mammalian life on Earth as long as our existence. Although not associated with etiology (cause) of disease in the mid-nineteenth century, they nonetheless were responsible for two of the most deadly scourges that raced through America during that time - cholera and consumption.
Our first program of the season focuses on these powerful unseen killers in the nineteenth century.
Weather conditions in Colorado can vary so please dress accordingly and wear comfortable shoes for standing and walking (smooth and uneven surfaces). In addition, consider bringing water, sunscreen, and insect repellent.
About Our Talks
Located on historic ground along the Cache la Poudre River, our venue provides a scenic open grassy area perfect for small audiences. Folding chairs are furnished for your comfort.
Our chronological and geographic scope at Traces of the Past allows for the exploration of a vast storehouse of historic subject matter. The truth is that it is nigh on impossible to mention, let alone discuss, every topic of import or interest during our tours given their limited duration. Therefore, in order to introduce and delve deeper into those “missed” historic subjects, we are offering one-hour Saturday evening talks as an adjunct to our tours.
We Can Bring Our Talks to You
We can bring our program content to you
by delivering 1-hour on-site presentations. Please contact us using form below to
Customized talks: $100.00