PLHC Intern Hailey Doucette on Her Day Shadowing an NPS Cultural Resource Program Manager

The following is written by Hailey Doucette, an intern at the PLHC during the fall ’19 semester: On October 2, 2019 I had the opportunity to shadow Rocky Mountain National Park’s Cultural Resource Program Manager, Kelly Dick, and a seasonal employee in cultural resources, Emilio Santiago.  The day was spent in the field at Lake […]

Luce Foundation Awards PLHC $225,000 Grant for “Telling Untold Stories” Project

We are very excited to share that the Henry Luce Foundation has awarded the PLHC a $225,000 grant for our “Telling Untold Stories” project.  Through this project, the PLHC plans to identify two under-served communities that have a story to tell, conduct research to help these communities claim a voice, and incorporate them into our […]

NEH awards CSU $350,000 grant for Colorado Encyclopedia

The National Endowment for the Humanities awarded a $350,000 grant to the Colorado Encyclopedia! We can’t wait to continue our partnership with the encyclopedia and continue to provide Coloradoans with new stories about our beloved Centennial State. Read more about this on CSU’s SOURCE The NEH grant represents the next phase is a longstanding relationship between the PLHC […]

History Career Day

“What are you going to do with that?” is a question many parents and relatives ask potential history majors. In recent years, the assumption that a degree in history results in underemployment or low- paid work has led to a drastic decline in the number of bachelor degrees awarded in history. Another common assumption among […]

Watch the American West Program Featuring Dr. Emily Moore

At the Spring 2019 American West Program, Dr. Emily Moore discussed her book, Proud Raven, Panting Wolf: Carving Alaska’s New Deal Totem Parks. Following her presentation, PLHC faculty member Dr. Ruth Alexander moderated audience questions in a oral history-like Q and A session. The Spring 2019 American West Program featuring Dr. Emily Moore Posted by Public […]

Strong Praise in a Review for “A History of Mortgage Banking in the West: Financing America’s Dreams” By E. Michael Rosser and Diane M. Sanders

A review written by Michael J. Hightower, independent historian and blogger, for the Western Historical Quarterly on Michael Rosser and Diane M. Sanders book, A History of Mortgage Banking in the West: Financing America’s Dreams offers positive feedback. The review concludes that, “Industry professionals and students alike will find this book to be a useful guide to the myriad ways […]

Researcher Tim Johansen on Working with the Public Lands History Center

The following is written by Tim Johansen, written in reflection of his time spent working with the PLHC and on his work with the Shenandoah National Park Project: After completing my Masters in American History at Colorado State University, I was fortunate enough to become part of this project for the PLHC and Shenandoah NP. […]

Scotts Bluff National Monument Research Road Trip

This summer, the PLHC was working to wrap up a project for Scotts Bluff National Monument. Researcher and recent graduate, Poppie Gullett, has shared a bit about the project and her experience completing archival research during a summer road trip to Scotts Bluff National Monument, Agate Fossil Beds National Monument, and Legacy of the Plains Museum. Looming […]