Join the Loveland Public Library as it celebrates the centennial of the World War I Armistice with a series of events. Our second event is the series takes place at the Loveland Museum.
Dr. Patricia Limerick, Dr .Steve Leonard, and Goeff Hunt, in an informal conversation, will examine how Colorado contributed to World War I. Dr. Limerick is the Faculty Director and Chair of the Board of the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado, where she is also a Professor of History. Limerick has dedicated her career to bridging the gap between academics and the general public and to demonstrating the benefits of applying historical perspective to contemporary dilemmas and conflicts.
In January 2016 she became the Colorado State Historian. In addition, she was nominated to the National Endowment for the Humanities advisory board and the National Council on the Humanities by President Obama. Dr. Limerick was confirmed by the Senate in November 2015. Dr. Limerick graduated from the University of California-Santa Cruz, received her PhD in American Studies from Yale University, and was Assistant Professor of History at Harvard from 1980-1984. In 1984, she moved to Boulder to join the History Department at the University of Colorado.
Dr. Goeff Hunt is a professor with the Community College of Aurora since 1997. He earned his B.A. in History at the University of Wyoming in 1972, and Ph.D. in History from the University of Colorado-Boulder in 1997. He is a military historian and an avid Civil War re-enactor.
Dr.Steve Leonard, is Professor of .History at Metro State University. In addition to teaching, He’s authored or co-authored half a dozen books including “Trials and Triumphs,” a history of the depression in 1930s Colorado, which won several awards, and “Lynching in Colorado, 1859-1919,” which was well received in the scholarly community.
A meet and greet will be held 30 minutes after the presentation.
A special thanks to local artist Darlene Stephens for her use of artwork in the series promotional material.