Looking Back | Leading Forward

The Southwest Colorado Humanities Roundtable presents History Live!

History Live! celebrates the humanities in Southwest Colorado with lectures, workshops, and live portrayals of historic figures. Southwest Colorado Humanities Roundtable is proud to offer a full month of programming each September.

Top left: John Taylor, founder of Bayfield, with his wife Kitty Cloud of the Southern Ute tribe. Top right: George Trujillo and his dog, Laddie. Bottom left: Jim Connor on a locomotive in Durango. Bottom right: Olga Little with pack burros. Pphotos courtesy of Animas Museum.

1. John Taylor, founder of Bayfield, with his wife Kitty Cloud of the Southern Ute tribe. 2. George Trujillo and his dog, Laddie. 3. Jim Connor on a locomotive in Durango. 4. Olga Little with pack burros. Pphotos courtesy of Animas Museum.

2022 Calendar of Events

History Live! Programs

The History and Evolution of the Guitar

Saturday, September 3, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Examining a Challenging Past:
The KKK in 1920’s Bayfield

Wednesday September 7, 6:00  – 7:30 p.m.

Gala Community Picnic at The Old Fort

Thursday September 8, 3:00  – 8:00 p.m.

The History of Hula with Ka Pa Hula I Na Mauna

Friday, September 9, 4:00 -5:00  p.m.

Coal – The Other Black Gold

Saturday September 10:00,  1- 2 p.m.

As Seeds, We Grow: Student Reflections on Resilience Curator’s Tour

Tuesday September 13, 5:30 – 7:00  p.m.

The Chaco Solstice Project: An Update

Wednesday September 14, 7:00  – 9:00  p.m.

Sunsets, Suburbs, or The Sublime: Which West is Yours?

Thursday September 15,  7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Ancient Life Ways Technology Workshop:
Yucca Cordage Manufacturing with Mary Weahkee

Saturday September 17, 10:00 a.m. – noon

Senator Henry Teller’s Whistlestop Tour

Saturday September 17, 10:30 a.m., 1:00 p.m., & 2:30 p.m.

A Brief History of Ragtime and Jazz

Sunday September 18, 3:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Marie Curie Chautauqua Portrayal by Susan Marie Frontczak

Thursday September 22,  7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Erma Bombeck Chautauqua Portrayal by Susan Marie Frontczak

Friday September 23,  7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Historic Use of Horses, Mules, and Burros on the San Juan National Forest

Wednesday September 28, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Bonanza! Music of the American West

Thursday September 29, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

Why humanities?

Humanities help us understand the world around us. They allow us to imagine and create the future. Humanities are everything related to humans, their ideas, beliefs, emotions, and relationships.

History Live!

History Live! is the Southwest Colorado Humanities Roundtable's series of programs, presented in the month of September, that highlight the humanities.

Chautauqua

Chautauqua is a living history program in which performers, in costume and in character, bring historical figures to life in theatrical monologues.