Start: 5:30 pm
Colfax Avenue: In the history of U.S. Presidential elections, there have been landslides and there have been squeakers. Furthermore, there have been a number of cases where the popular vote winner did not become President. Join Active Minds as we examine that most peculiar of American institutions—the Electoral College—and how it has contributed to some colorful Presidential contests in our history. PDF of the Active Minds Lecture Series.
Start: 7:30 pm
Historic LoDo: Patricia Nelson Limerick is the faculty director and board chair of the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado, where she is also a professor of history and environmental studies. Limerick will discuss and sign her new book A Ditch in Time: The City, the West, and Water (Fulcrum). Tracing the origins and growth of the Denver Water Department, this study of water and its unique role and history in the West, as well as in the nation, raises questions about the complex relationship among cities, suburbs, and rural areas, allowing us to consider this precious resource and its past, present, and future with both optimism and realism. Can’t make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: email@example.com Patricia Limerick’s website
Start: 7:30 pm
Colfax Avenue: Diane Morgan, an award-winning teacher, cookbook author, and freelance food writer, will discuss and sign her new cookbook Roots: The Definitive Compendium with More Than 225 Recipes (Chronicle). Morgan’s book covers the fascinating history and lore of 29 major roots—from the familiar (beets, carrots, potatoes) to the unfamiliar (jicama, salsify, malanga) to the practically unheard of (cassava, galangal, crosnes—including their nutritional content, how to buy and store them, and of course the best recipes for each one! Can’t make it to the signing? Request an autographed copy here: firstname.lastname@example.org