‘Dr. Colorado’ Teams Up with Former Depot Manager for Rollicking Talk on Wild Women of the West
The Broomfield Depot Museum Friends continues its monthly presentation of talks to show how history comes alive with this year’s theme of “We are Broomfield” with its September offering titled “Wild Women of the West.”
Speakers are the ever-popular “Dr. Colorado,” Tom Noel, and public historian and museum professional Jacqui Ainlay-Conley. This is the fifth consecutive year for this popular series.
Come listen to this fascinating presentation at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, att the Broomfield Auditorium, 3 Community Park Road. Suggested donation is $10.
The Broomfield Depot Museum Friends offers another dynamic evening of fun and interesting history. In his entertaining style, Noel will cover notable women in Colorado history who have had an impact on the state, America, and even the world, running the gamut from Dr. Florence Sabin to ladies of the evening, like Mattie Silks and Jenny Rogers. Ainlay-Conley will chime in with stories of interesting Broomfield women including Lucy Brown, the ladies in the Merrimix Club and women who started FISH, Broomfield’s local food bank.
Following the presentation, attendees will have an opportunity to win prizes by answering fun questions about the talk in a fun “pop quiz” created on the spot by members of the Broomfield Depot Museum Friends board of directors.
Ainlay-Conley was the Museum Administrator for the City and County of Broomfield and is currently the Nederland Mining Museum Coordinator. She has a bachelors degree in history from the University of Kansas, a masters in history and a Certificate in Historic Preservation from the University of Colorado Denver. She also edits the Colorado Book Review for The Center for Colorado Studies at the Denver Public Library.
Noel is a Professor of History and the Director of Public History, Preservation and Colorado Studies at University of Colorado Denver. He is the author of numerous books, articles and columns about the state and serves as a tour guide for History Colorado. He is a graduate of the University of Denver, CU Denver, and the University of Colorado at Boulder.
Noel teaches courses in Heritage Tourism, Historic Preservation, Mining and Railroads, National Parks History, U.S. West, and Western Art and Architecture, and conducts tours of the highest state and the Mile High City for the Smithsonian Institution and History Colorado. He also directs The Center for Colorado Studies at the Denver Public Library.
For further information about the museum, call 303-460-6824 or visit the museum’s website at broomfielddepotmuseum.org . The Museum is open on from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and is located at 2201 W. 10th Ave. in Broomfield. There is no admission, but donations are appreciated.
For more information about the Broomfield Depot Museum Friends, visit broomfielddepotfriends.org .