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Scroll down for full list of Kate Burke’s History Series and Other Presentations and events. *Designates Keynote speaker.
Art Classes correlate with Presentation themes: January, Little Bighorn Backstory & Battlefield; February, History of Chocolate; March, Utah’s Colorful Parks; April Victorian Gardens; May Farmers’ Markets.

Contact me if you would like to book a presentation.

March 2023

Free at the Senior Center. Next presentation, August 2023.

Read Kate’s story about Utah Parks here.

Programs: January – May, 2023

* January. Little Bighorn, the Back Story.
Learn what led up to the infamous battle, otherwise known as Custer’s Last Stand. Guest presenter George Gleason will share information about the monument today. Books and DVD for sale.
Jan. 16.  1 pm.   Montrose Senior Center, Pavilion Drive.
Feb. 25, Noon. Brown  bag lunch, WHAFV, 4 Hillcrest Plaza Way

* February. History of Chocolate, America’s favorite treat.
Discover the origins and use of chocolate in Meso-America, and its romantic connection to Valentines in Europe and America. We will have chocolates and Valentines to share with everybody.
14.  1 pm.   Montrose Senior Center, Pavilion Drive.
20. Noon.   Montrose Woman’s Club, Lions Clubhouse. 602 N. Nevada Ave.

* March. Utah’s Colorful Parks & Monuments.
I’ll have handouts about the parks. If you have any photos you would like to share, please email them to me so I can include them. Be sure to tell me when and where they were taken, and include your name for the credit.
13.  1 pm.   Montrose Senior Center, Pavilion Drive.

Future topics:  All with guest co-presenter
History of Montrose Farmers’ Market
Uravan, Uranium mining West Montrose County
The Utes
Silverton–a new view of old history

Not talks are in Montrose. As presentations are scheduled elsewhere, they will be listed here.

* Kate Burke’s Western History Series

Talks are 30-40 minutes with 5-10-minute introduction and 15-30 minutes Q&A time afterward. Presentations include Power Point, sometimes video Internet Youtube or weblinks. Related handouts. Presentations must be scheduled at least 30 days in advance, and I do charge a speakers fee.

American West

GoodTime Girl Gamblers

Little Bighorn, Contested Ground 

Little Bighorn, the Backstory & What Came After

Mountain Town Saloons & Shady Ladies 

San Juan’s Mining and NGRR History.

History of Ouray 

Tales of the Bachelor Mine (Ouray)

History of Silverton

History of the Mountain West

Historic Opera Houses 

Narrow Gauge Railroads of SW Colorado

All Aboard! Durango & Silverton Railroad

Movies Made involving Western Colorado Narrow Gauge Railroads.

Native American History Through Art & Artifacts 

Chocolate in Mesoamerica, a dark history. 

* Other Talks

Victorian Gardens. Next, April 12 & 17, 2023

SW Colorado Farmers’ Markets. Next May, 2023. Date TBD.

Peace Parks in Africa 

Silent Voices of World War II (From Declaration to Signing the Peace Treaty)

* Travel Talks

Utah’s Colorful Parks – next, March 13 & 22, 2023

Alaska from the Inland Passage

 History of Holidays

History of Chocolate-America’s Favorite Treat – Feb. 14, 2023

Halloween – Goblins & Ghosts

Thanksgiving – it began with oysters

Christmas – Customs around the world

Valentine History: Casanova, Cupid. Chocolate 

Celebrating Spring & Pagan Rituals

* Caregiving & Self Help

Mindful Gratitude Journaling – workshop format

The Caregiver’s Journey, Building Your Care Team

The Caregiver’s Journey, Navigating the Path.

Stress Management for Caregivers 

Is it Alzheimer’s or is it Lewy Body?