PLHC News

Apollo Mission Control Restoration

Former program manager for the PLHC Maren Bzdek recently discussed the Apollo Mission Control Restoration with Colorado State’s SOURCE (link) Maren Bzdek also discussed the project with the Colorado Springs Gazette back in July (link). She is currently the senior historic preservation planner for the city of Fort Collins. Below is a time-lapse of the restoration.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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PLHC Intern Gentrice Petrie on Her Experience

Gentrice summarized her experience working at the PLHC in the following words; “During my semester as an Undergraduate Intern at the PLHC, I had the opportunity to shadow several historians as a means to accumulate understanding of their practical, every day work. I attended meetings with some of the PLHC’s clients, and shadowed an oral […]

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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 […]

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Thank the Bankers? Michael Rosser, Co-Author of “A History of Mortgage Banking in the West” Interviewed on Devil’s Advocate TV Show

Mike Rosser (CSU class of 1964) and Diane Sanders (CSU class of 2014) are co-authors of the recent book A History of Mortgage Banking in the West: Financing America’s Dreams (University Press of Colorado 2017).  The book began as a PLHC research project.  In this TV clip, Mike explains why unheralded bankers should be remembered as key […]

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Marijuana on Public Lands: A Short History

Nick Johnson is a historian based in Longmont, Colorado. He holds a master’s degree in American History from Colorado State University and is the author of Grass Roots: A History of Cannabis in the American West(Corvallis: Oregon State University Press, 2017). Nick will be at Old Firehouse Books in Fort Collins this Friday 10/20 at 6 pm […]

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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 […]

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