Historic Georgetown

Devil's Gate History Talks

The Devil’s Gate History Club is in its sixteenth season with a wonderful line-up of speakers and topics. The season officially runs from September through April.

The History Club meets at 7:00 p.m. on the third Friday of each month at the Georgetown Community Center on 6th Street (unless otherwise noted below), excluding December. These interesting lectures are free to the public, so bring your family, friends, or neighbors to learn about our local history while supporting preservation in the Landmark District.

2014-2015 Season

August 22
Life in the Mine Boarding Houses of the San Juan Mountains, Colorado
Presented by Karen and Mark Vendl
September 26 The Hangover Mine
- Presented by David Primus
October 17
Georgetown’s Territorial Charter – Then and Now
- Presented by Matt Skeen

November 21 The Argentine Central
- Presented by Dan Abbott

December No Meeting
January 16     A Peek at Early 20th Century Georgetown through Photographs
- Presented by Christine Bradley
February 20 DC to AC Electrical Current: Why, How & Where in Mining Towns
- Presented by Nick Ulmer
March 20 Of Mines & Beer! Life and times of brewing families in Colorado mining towns
during the 19th century

- Presented by Dave Thomas
 April 17 History of Piñon School, Pueblo County, Colorado, and WPA Schools
in Clear Creek County

- Presented by Kevin Kuharic

About Devil's Gate History Talks

Devil's Gate History Club provides a forum for those interested in learning more about the history of the Georgetown-Silver Plume area and the relationship of that history to the local culture, economy, and environment, all within the broader context of the development of the Rocky Mountain West. More recently, the club has broadened its horizons to offer lectures about other interesting topics in the state of Colorado. Participants seek to advance their understanding of the area's history through research and discussion of historical topics.

Voluntary donations are accepted at each meeting to help cover expenses. An audio recording is made of each presentation; the tapes and CDs are available through Historic Georgetown may be checked out.

Meetings are usually on the third Friday of each month from September through May, except that no meeting is held in December. Unless otherwise announced, all meetings are held in the Georgetown Community Center on 6th Street, beginning at 7 p.m. The May meeting is a field trip to a nearby place of historic interest.
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