Start: 6:30 pm
Highlands Ranch: Kids can wear their favorite jammies and enjoy stories, a fun activity, and healthy snacks provided by local Whole Foods Markets. Parents can enjoy specials at the coffee shop.
Start: 6:30 pm
Colfax Avenue: Kids can wear their favorite jammies and enjoy stories and a fun musical activity with local music teacher and storyteller Janet Casson. We’ll have healthy snacks provided by local Whole Foods Markets for our young guests, and parents can enjoy specials at the coffee shop.
Start: 7:30 pm
Highlands Ranch: Colorado author and historian Jack Stokes Ballard will discuss and sign his new book Commander and Builder of Western Forts: The Life and Times of Major General Henry C. Merriam, 1862-1901 (Texas A&M Press). During his thirty-eight-year career as a military officer, Henry Clay Merriam received the Medal of Honor for his service in the Civil War, rose to prominence in the Western army, and exerted significant influence on the American West by establishing military posts, protecting rail lines, and maintaining an uneasy peace between settlers and Indians. Historian Jack Stokes Ballard’s new study of Merriam’s life and career sheds light on the experience of the western fort builders, whose impact on the US westward expansion, though less dramatic, was just as lasting as that of Indian fighters such as Custer and Sheridan. Can’t make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: firstname.lastname@example.org