Upcoming Programs & Monthly Meetings
January 9, 2020 at 7:30p.m.
Charles Russell, new GTC member, will offer a presentation entitled “Dyersville: Then and Now – A History and Field Report.”
February 13, 2020 at 7:30p.m.
Carl Sandberg brings us a program about his favorite ghost town entitled “Red Mountain Town: A Tale of Two Cities”.
March 12, 2020 at 7:30p.m.
Josh Robinson will offer a ghost town program based on his ghost town explorations and his professional knowledge as an architect.
Monthly Meeting Schedule
We hold ten regular meetings per year on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7:30p.m. We meet at the Grace United Methodist Church located at 4905 East Yale Avenue, Denver, Colorado (just west of I-25 and Yale). Additional parking is available in the church parking lot on the north side of the building.
Upcoming Field Trips
More trips coming soon…
Field Trip Report Museum of Boulder
TRIP LEADERS: Ray & Dottie Imel, Kevin Jochems, & Shannon Kanan
The Museum of Boulder and the Carnegie Library were the destinations for our GTC field trip on October 16th. Sixteen members gathered that morning at the Museum of Boulder; our group became seventeen with the arrival of a later guest.
Our first stop in the museum was ARCHIVE 75 – AN EXHIBITION OF 75 HISTORIC OBJECTS. The objects and artifacts in ARCHIVE 75, brought together in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Museum of Boulder, were intended by the museum to highlight “a range of prevailing tales and previously overlooked stories in Boulder’s history”. One of the objects of special interest to those of us who love ghost towns was a painting by Muriel Sibell Wolle, artist and author of Stampede to Timberline: The Ghost Towns and Mining Camps of Colorado and other well-known works. Leaving ARCHIVE 75 behind us, we made an excursion by elevator to the museum’s rooftop deck where we were rewarded by the gorgeous view of The Flatirons. We were also able to visit (briefly) The Boulder Experience Gallery, the museum’s permanent exhibit of the history of the Boulder area. We then made the short walk next door for our scheduled time at the Carnegie Library.
The Carnegie Library had invited us to come during private hours when it is otherwise closed to the public. We were warmly greeted by Carnegie staff and library manager Wendy Hall who treated us to an excellent orientation to the library’s history and its collections. Wendy pointed out a set of framed illustrations of the historic Switzerland Trail which were displayed along one wall of the library… and the artist who had created them was none other than the iconic Muriel Sibell Wolle! The materials that members had previously requested were waiting for us and additional requests were graciously honored. Soon the entire space was filled with a scene of both excitement and concentration as members of our group, all wearing blue gloves provided by the library to protect its collections, began to examine the photos and documents before them.
Very reluctantly, we had to stop our research so we could keep our lunch reservation at Lucile’s Creole Cafe. The photos taken at Lucile’s show a group of happy people enjoying good food and each other’s good company.
The success of this trip would not have been possible without the work and support of all of the trip leaders. Thank you!
Do you enjoy our field trips? Have you ever thought about leading one?
It’s easy! Find a friend, team up, and plan a trip for the club. Field trips can be for a few hours, a morning or afternoon, a full day, a weekend, or a week long excursion.
Want more information? Check out our printed guide on planning field trips for a step-by-step how to guide. Remember it’s always easier and more fun to work together. Some of our greatest field trips were been led by people who had never planned a trip before. Let’s go exploring together!