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Scheduled Monthly Programs

Programs are offered during the monthly meetings of the Society, held the third Friday of each month at 7:00 PM at the Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2300 South Patton Court, Denver. Refreshments are served. All meetings are free and open to the public, and visitors are welcome.

Our monthly program meetings give you an opportunity to grow with your chosen hobby or career.

17 October 2014

Colonel Henry Clay Merriam and Early Fort Logan

presented by Jack Ballard

Colonel Henry Clay Merriam, a Medal of Honor winner in the Civil War, established and commanded a number of significant forts throughout the West, protected rail lines, and maintained peace between settlers and Indians.  Merriam was the first real commander of Fort Logan and had the longest tenure as commander.  Ballard will discuss the early days of Fort Logan during the Merriam years, 1889 through 1897.

Dr. Ballard, a career Air Force officer and former history instructor at the Air Force Academy, holds a PhD from UCLA, has written seven books, and served as president of the Littleton School Board where he was chosen for the All-Colorado School Board.  He is on the Board of Directors for Friends of Historic Fort Logan.

If you have pictures, letters, records, etc. from Fort Logan, please bring them to share!

GEM: Carol Darrow will talk about

Clean out your closets and drawers! Bring your genealogy publications and other items you no longer need to put out on our "free" table.

21 November 2014

Breathing Life into Your Ancestors

presented by Carol Cooke Darrow, CG

Help your ancestors come alive using historical information, county records, maps, and newspapers. This presentation will help you recognize and incorporate available information to take you beyond dates of birth, marriage and death.

Carol Cooke Darrow is a Certified Genealogist and co-author of The Genealogist's Guide to Researching Tax Records. She is past president of the Colorado Genealogical Society.

16 January 2015

Underground Railroad

presented by Sandy Sweeney

20 February 2015

Care and Preservation of Family Photos

presented by Emily Moazami

Emily is the Photo Archivist and Associate Curator of Photography, History Colorado


Where to Go: Christ the King Lutheran Church, 2300 South Patton Court, Denver. Here's a Map.

Please join a group of interesting and interested CGS members and friends for fun, food, and conversation.