Historical talks begin today | AspenTimes.com

Historical talks begin today

Aspen Times Staff Report

The Aspen Historical Society’s annual Speaker Series begins today with volunteer historian Larry Fredrick presenting a lecture, “Then and Now: History of Downtown Aspen.”

The lecture will be given in the conference room at the Mountain Chalet Aspen, 333 E. Durant Ave., at 6 p.m. The talk is open to the public; a donation of $2 is suggested.

The Speaker Series, originally known as Hospitality Nights, has been a growing program since its inception in the late ’70s. The series brings historians to speak about a variety of topics relevant to Aspen and the Colorado region. The eight-week series will continue through March 23, with a lecture every Tuesday evening. All lectures will be held at the Mountain Chalet.

In tonight’s lecture, Fredrick, a frequent speaker in the series, will give a slide show and talk focusing on the historic buildings of downtown Aspen and the stories behind the buildings.

Next Tuesday, Feb. 9, the lecture will be titled “Women in a Man’s World: Western Slope Business Women.” Other topics include the revolution in ski equipment, a history of Aspen’s West End, Aspen ski pioneer Steve Knowlton, and the native American view of Colorado history.

For further information on the Speaker Series or other Aspen Historical Society programs, call 925-3721.

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