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How Shall We Tell Their History?: Women In Rocky Mountain National Park

  • 660 Community Dr., Estes Park, CO 80517
  • Phone: (970) 586-3262
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The Estes Park community kicks off the celebration of notable author Isabella Bird's arrival to the valley and summit of Longs Peak by setting the stage with an historical presentation and discussion. Join Rocky Mountain Conservancy as we welcome Professor Emerita, Ruth M. Alexander, as she eloquently shares the stories of influential women in the valley and Rocky Mountain National Park. She will share the longstanding cultural and historical impact these women have had on our community and offer time at the end of the presentation to discuss, "how shall we tell their story"?

Who: Participants are recommended to be 16 and up.

When: Saturday, October 21, 2023 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Where: Estes Valley Community Center, lower level


About the Presenter:

Ruth M. Alexander is Professor Emerita of History at Colorado State University. She is an expert in American women’s history, environmental history, and the history of national parks. Though “retired” Ruth continues to teach women’s history and environmental history part-time at CSU’s Fort Collins campus and the CSU Center in Todos Santos, Mexico. She is a founding member of CSU’s Public Lands History Center and has engaged in research and teaching projects at Rocky and other NPS sites, including Shenandoah National Park, Scotts Bluff National Monument and Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. Ruth’s new book, Democracy’s Mountain: Longs Peak and the Unfulfilled Promises of America’s National Parks, will be published in Fall 2023 by the University of Oklahoma Press.


Conservancy Members receive one free ticket with membership when you use the discount code in your membership email!