Foothills Genealogical Society
of Colorado, Inc.
MONTHLY MEETING INFORMATION
Second Wednesday of the Month - 1:00 P.M.
Applewood Valley United Methodist Church
2035 Ellis St., Golden, CO
September - May
RESEARCH TRIP TO CENTRAL DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY
10 West 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver, Colorado
Wednesday, May 23, 2018
10:00 A.M. – 3: 30 P.M.
10:00 A.M. – Meet at Applewood Valley United Methodist Church
[If not carpooling, meet us on the 5th Floor of the Central Denver Public Library by 10:40 A.M.]
Grab your Family Group Sheets, identify your Brick Walls, focus on information you still need for your Family Trees. Come join us, we will be carpooling down to the Central Denver Public Library, for a research day at the Western History/Genealogy Department on the 5th Floor of the Library. This year, you'll receive research guidance that is based on the Research Goals that you identify, with detailed information about resources available at the Library to help you. FhGS Board Members, will be available to assist you. We’ll be leaving around 3:30 p.m. to head back to the Church.
GENERAL MEETING - SEPTEMBER 12, 2018
WEDNESDAY - 1:00 P.M.
APPLEWOOD UNITED METHODIST CHRUCH
2035 ELLIS STREET
Ample parking in the church parking lot. Handicap accessible
Guest are always welcome!
"STEELWORKS CENTER of the WEST"
presented by Victoria Miller.
The Steelworks Center of the West is the repository for the nationally recognized Colorado Fuel and Iron Company (CF&I) Collection. CF&I was the first integrated steel mill west of the Mississippi River. It began with the development of the Denver and Rio Grande Railroad in 1872 and the first steel production in 1880. At one time, it was the largest land owner and the largest employer in Colorado. It attracted immigrants from around the world to its mill and mines where it is reported that 42 different languages were spoken.
In January 2003 the Bessemer Historical Society (now Steelworks Center of the West) received the donation of the vast archives of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company. The archives include over 100,000 photographs, more than 150 films, 30,000 maps and drawings, hundreds of ledgers, and internal publications. There are approximately 6,000 cubic feet of records documenting steel production, mining, geological records, labor relations, land and water resources, employee records, purchase orders, sales orders, invoices and work orders, executive memorandum, correspondence, and more documentation of the company’s rich history.
Victoria Miller is the curator of the Steelworks Museum. Along with her staff, the Steelworks Center of the West provides continuing education to the public through the preservation of historic archives, artifacts, and buildings of the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company (CF&I).
Research to Central Denver Public Library
Wednesday - May. 23, 2018
Steelworkers of the West
Wednesday - Sep. 12, 2018
Presented by Virginia Miller