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Colorado Rails & Cocktails

June 2

An Evening of Colorado History – Relax, enjoy a beverage and travel back to a time when railroads shaped the American West.

7:00pm Select Fridays
Presentation lengths vary, bar opens at 6:30pm.

The Need for Speed: Technology Transforms the 19th Century West – Friday, June 2 – Presenter Dr. Derek Everett
In the span of a generation, people moved and communicated dramatically faster than at any previous time in the history of our species.  The development of two technologies, the telegraph and the railroad, sped up life around the world in the mid-nineteenth century.  Few places felt that transformation, and the opportunities and obstacles it presented, more than the American West. Join Dr. Derek Everett to explore the ways in which these technologies revolutionized our own backyard at literally and figuratively the speed of light in the middle of the 1800s. Dr. Everett, a Colorado native, grew up in Arvada and spent many happy childhood hours at the Colorado Railroad Museum. He is the author of several books on Colorado and Western history.

Admission: $20 Adults. Ages 21+ only. Admission includes 2 beverages of your choice (beer, wine or soda) and snacks.

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