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This free event is being hosted by: The Museum of Boulder, Historic Boulder Inc., The Boulder Chamber of Commerce, Boulder Farmers Market, Right Relationship Boulder, The City of Boulder Arts in the Parks Program, Create Boulder, and The School of Rock Boulder. 

The program will be taking place at the Bandshell located on Canyon and Broadway.  It will coincide with the Boulder Farmers Market on Saturday 6/29/24 from 11am-2pm.

Program details:

11am: Live music provided by The School of Rock Boulder House Band

11:15am: Speakers to present on the history and evolution of Central Park

  • Chapter #1: Guest Speaker: Ava Hamilton: History before it was a park – from 1700 to 1870: Indigenous Tribes in the area
  • Chapter #2: Guest Speaker: Dan Corson: History of the area from 1870-1903. Histories of Mining/Railroad, settlers, industry, “WIld West” lifestyles, and the founding of CU.
  • Chapter #3: Guest Speaker: Peter Pollock: Creation of the park and the grand opening: 1903 to 1924
  • Chapter #4: Guest Speaker: Leonard Segel: Highlights of how the park has been used from its opening to the time that Pearl Street Mall opened in 1977

12pm: Live music provided by The School of Rock Boulder House Band

12:15pm: Live historians and naturalists stationed around the park to further discuss themes of Central Park:

2pm: Event to wrap up


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