Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 21st, 7 PM

Join the Colorado State University Public Lands History Center to learn more about the history of Native Alaskan land and the role that totem poles played in its policy and preservation.

Dr. Moore will present a formal lecture on her research followed by a hosted conversation with the audience. Stay for the reception and book signing following the presentation. This event is free and open to the public.


Please register by Wednesday, February 20.

Questions? Contact Ariel Schnee at Ariel.Schnee@colostate.edu.

Dr. Moore is the author of Proud RavenPanting Wolf: Carving Alaska's New Deal Totem Parks, published by University of Washington Press in 2018. Her research concerns the development of Totem Parks during the New Deal era.

Raised in Alaska, Moore’s research highlights the tense relationship between public lands and indigenous sovereignty in the 1930s, and recounts how Tlingit and Haida carvers turned a federal restoration program for their totem poles into an assertion of their long-standing claims to the land.

Thursday, April 5th, 6 PM

Join us as we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Public Lands History Center with a special American West Program featuring a presentation by the state historian of Colorado, Dr. Patricia Limerick!
Dr. Patricia Limerick is the Faculty Director and Chair of the Board of the Center of the American West at the University of Colorado Boulder, where she is also a professor of environmental studies and history. In addition, Patty was named to serve as the new Colorado State Historian and appointed to the National Endowment for the Humanities advisory board called The National Council on the Humanities. Patty was nominated by President Obama in Spring 2015 and was confirmed by the United States Senate in November of 2015. She is the author of Desert Passages, The Legacy of Conquest, Something in the Soil, and A Ditch in Time. A frequent public speaker and a columnist for The Denver Post, Limerick has dedicated her career to bridging the gap between academics and the general public, to demonstrating the benefits of applying historical perspective to contemporary dilemmas and conflicts, and to making the case for humor as an essential asset of the humanities. A recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship and the Hazel Barnes Prize (the University of Colorado’s highest award for teaching and research), she has served as president of the American Studies Association, the Western History Association, the Society of American Historians, and the Organization of American Historians, as well as the vice president for teaching of the American Historical Association. She received her B.A. from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and her Ph.D. from Yale University.
Anniversary celebration reception with light appetizers and a cash bar | 5 p.m.
American West Program | 6 p.m.
Thursday, April 5 | 5 p.m.
Iris and Michael Smith Alumni Center
701 W. Pitkin St.
Fort Collins
RSVP here: https://advancing.colostate.edu/PLHC10THANNIVERSARY
If you have questions, contact the
Office of CSU Events at (877) 498-7787 or via E-MAIL.


Friday April, 6th 1 PM

Pack a lunch and join us for a PLHC Brown Bag lunch talk, featuring Sean Fallon, MA. Sean is a historian with the Denver-based consulting firm, Pinyon Environmental, and is a graduate of CSU's Public History Master's program.

Sean specializes in Historic Architecture, Historic Preservation, and GIS, and will speak on his experience as a recent graduate navigating the competitive job market in Colorado, offering advice on resumes, cover letters, the interview process, and career development for historians preparing to enter the job market.

1-2 pm, Clark A205


Students out of the classroom and in the field! http://publiclands.colostate.edu/