$10.00
Tuesday, April 23, 2024 - 6:00pm

Learn about Western Colorado history from two authors and experts, Robert Silbernagel, and Kathy Heicher. Robert and Kathy will discuss the history of the settlers who came to Western Colorado and Eastern Utah in the 19th and early 20th centuries, as well as the history of the indigenous people who lived on the land before the settlers arrived, and who still live on much smaller parts of that land today. As the president of the Eagle County Historical Society, Kathy will provide hyper-local evidence and discuss the history of Eagle County. The event will end with a book signing, and light refreshments will be provided. 

Kathy Heicher worked as a reporter and editor at newspapers in the valley for over 40 years. She is the president of the Eagle County Historical Society and has authored four local history books. Her work has earned History Colorado’s Caroline Bancroft Award for contributing to the advancement of Colorado history.

Robert Silbernagel writes a regional history column for The Daily Sentinel in Grand Junction. His most recent book, First Draft: Exploring the History of Western Colorado and Eastern Utah, is a collection of 40 of those columns. In addition, he is the author of The Cadottes: A Fur Trade Family on Lake Superior; Troubled Trails: The Meeker Affair and the Expulsion of Utes from Colorado; and Historic Adventures on The Colorado Plateau. He has also written articles for a number of periodicals, including the Wisconsin Magazine of History, Colorado Heritage, The Maverick, and Entrada. Mr. Silbernagel was the editorial page editor for The Daily Sentinel newspaper in Grand Junction for 19 years. When not writing, he enjoys horseback riding, hiking and camping. He and his wife, Judy, live near Palisade, Colorado.

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First Draft: Exploring the History of Western Colorado and Eastern Utah By Robert Silbernagel Cover Image
$24.00
ISBN: 9781946583291
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Lithic Press - September 21st, 2023

Gypsum Days: Pioneers, the Poor Farm, and Progress By Kathy Heicher Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9780578310589
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Town of Gypsum and Eagle County Historical So - December 21st, 2021