Eleanor Roosevelt to appear at the Veterans Museum

On May 11 at 10am Colleen Sawyer will tell the story of Eleanor Roosevelt, one of the most influential women of the 20th century. Colleen is a Broomfield hidden treasure and longtime community volunteer. She won the Heart of Broomfield Arts Award in 2009. Her Letters of World War II project won first place in the First Annual History Conference. She also won second place at the Front Range History Conference for her paper on Women Spies in WWI.

Whitlock to present on Nazi massacre at Oradour sur Glane during WWII

Join us on April 13 at 10am, when Flint Whitlock will give a special presentation about the Nazi massacre of over 600 men, women and children of the French town, Oradour sur Glane. Flint is an award-winning author and military historian. He is a former US Army officer who served on active duty from 1965 to 1970, including a tour in Vietnam. Flint is a BVM board member and member of the Colorado Authors Hall of Fame.

From Fidel Castro to Mother Teresa—March 23

On Saturday, March 23 at 10am, Joe McGowan, Jr., an “old school” foreign correspondent and bureau chief for the Associated Press for many years, will talk about his experiences and his book, From Fidel Castro to Mother Teresa. He will be joined by Babette Andre, a professor at Metropolitan State University’s Aero Space Department, a laureate in the Colorado Aviation Hall of Fame, a reporter during the Vietnam War, and the former publisher of Wings West magazine.

Hessians to have their day again on March 9!

On Saturday, March 9, 2024, Chris Juergens, head of Curatorial Services at History Colorado and the Anschutz Curator of Military History, will give a special talk for Coffee & Conversation from his PhD research of the role of “Hessian Soldiers in the American Colonies during the Revolutionary War.” As a prelude he will also give a brief overview of the History Colorado Military Collection.