If you’re like us and believe that the Pikes Peak Region has an amazing past ahead of us, then you’ll be interested in attending some or all of the one-day Regional History Symposium. Sponsored by Special Collections at the Pikes Peak Library District, the Pikes Peak Library District Foundation, and The Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, this year’s symposium will focus on “Enterprise and Innovation” in the Pikes Peak Region.

Entrepreneurs, scientists, artists, and inventors have made the Pikes Peak Region a matchless place to make a living. The 2010 Pikes Peak Regional History Symposium, Enterprise & Innovation in the Pikes Peak Region, will focus on commerce, communication, creativity, technology, tourism, transportation and industry, and will explore the relationship of those topics to the growth, development and character of the region.

Some of the topics include: “Hustling the Tourists: Early Automobile Sightseeing in the Pikes Peak Region”, “From Prize Fights to Shakespeare: Traveling Entertainers in the Pikes Peak Region” and “Science as Enterprise & Industry: The Monument Valley Park Geologic Section in Context”. Local historical reenactment specialist Richard Marold will also appear as Nikola Tesla. To us it sounds like an entire day of Big Somethings! For more information, including a list of presenters and a complete schedule of the day’s events, click HERE. And here are a few lovely videos to inspire you to register (registration is required) for this free one-day event at the East Library on June 5th.

Enterprise and Innovation V from PPLD TV on Vimeo.

Enterprise and Innovation IV from PPLD TV on Vimeo.

Enterprise and Innovation III from PPLD TV on Vimeo.

Enterprise and Innovation I from PPLD TV on Vimeo.

Enterprise and Innovation II from PPLD TV on Vimeo.

 

2 Responses to Local History Junkies Rejoice!

  1. Bob Carnein says:

    Paleolithic?? Your historian of science needs to consult a geologist!

  2. Steve Ruskin says:

    I believe I meant to say Precambrian (or possibly Proterozoic), not Paleolithic. Sometimes when giving interviews one jumbles a word or two and (alas) we can’t go back and undo them.

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