Kate Burke’s Western History Series

A little fact, a little fiction, told as ‘her’story

MONTROSE

PAONIA

History in the American West

2022

History of the Mountain West
Monday, April 18, 2022, 1 pm. Golden Circle Senior Center, Montrose Pavilion, Montrose CO
With Jim Wendt, Museum of the Mountain West

Mountain Town Bordellos & Shady Ladies.
Tuesday, January 18, 2022, 1 pm. Golden Circle Senior Center, Montrose Pavilion, Montrose CO
With guest presenter from Ouray Historical Society.

Native American History Through Art & Artifacts.
Monday, March 14, 2022, 1 pm. Golden Circle Senior Center, Montrose Pavilion, Montrose CO
With C.J. Bradford, Director, Ute Museum. Special display and Native American flute music.

 Shady Ladies and Saloons
Wednesday, March 16., 2022 1 pm. Blue Sage Center for the Arts., Paonia, CO

Western Colorado Ranch History.
August 2022, Date TBA,
To coincide with Montrose County Fair and related art show at the Montrose Center for the Arts.
Includes guest appearance by local woman rancher.
Museum of the Mountain West, Montrose CO

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History in the American West

Prior Presentations

Tales of the Bachelor Mine (in Ouray, Colo.)
2019 Golden Circle Senior Center, Montrose Pavilion, Montrose CO

History of Ouray
2017 Ouray Womens Club, Ouray CO.
2018 Montrose Historical Society, Montrose CO.

Swanee’s Silverton
2018 With Gerald Swanson (Silverton)
Maggie’s Books. Montrose CO.

History of Silverton.
2017 Ouray Women’s Club, Ouray CO.
2028 Montrose Historical Society, Montrose CO
2029 Montrose Senior Center. Montrose CO.

Historic Opera Houses.
September 2021. With Maggie Stevens, Sheridan Opera House, Telluride, and Gail Saunders, Ouray County Historical society. Montrose Center for the Arts. Montrose CO

San Juan Mountains Mining & NG RR History. & History of Ouray.
August 2021. With Gail Saunders, Ouray County Historical Society. Golden Circle Senior Center, Montrose Pavilion, Montrose CO

San Juan Mountains Mining & NG RR History. & History of Ouray.
July 2021 With Gail Saunders, Ouray County Historical Society. Montrose Center for the Arts. Montrose CO

Narow Gauge Railroading in the Uncompahgre Valley.
July 2021. With Karl Schaeffer, Ridgway Railroad Museum. Montrose Center for the Arts.Montrose CO

Narrow Gauge Railroads of SW Colorado.
2019 Golden Circle Senior Center, Montrose Pavilion, Montrose CO

San Juan Railroad History
2018
Montrose Women’s Club. Montrose CO.

All Aboard! 
2018 Senior Center, Montrose Pavilion, Montrose CO

Durango & Silverton Railroad.
2020 Montrose Women’s Club, Montrose CO
2020 Montrose Historical Society, Montrose CO
2020 Senior Center, Montrose Pavilion, Montrose CO

Native American History Through Art & Artifacts. 
November 2021. To coincide with Native American History Month. With Ute Museum &  Native American flute music by Julia Reid. Montrose Center for the Arts, Montrose CO.

Custer’s Indian Fights and The Little Bighorn Battle
2020 With Steve Adelson
Senior Center, Montrose Pavilion, Montrose CO

Little Bighorn
2020 Montrose Historical Society,  Montrose CO.

Crusaders for Wildlife
2018 With
Glen Hinshaw. Maggie’s Books. Montrose CO.

HISTORY HERE AND THERE

2022

Valentine History: Casanova, Cupid. Chocolate.
Monday, February 14, 1 pm. Montrose Pavilion, Senior Center.
Includes candy  and valentines for all guests.

Wonders from Down Under
Friday, April 29. 6-8 pm. 
With Paul Taylor, Australian Storyteller & Didjeridoo Player. At Museum of the Mountain West.

Peace Parks in Africa
Monday, May 9, 1 pm. Montrose Pavilion, Senior Center. With Peace Parks representative and displays.

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Prior Presentations

Utah’s Colorful Parks
2019 Golden Circle Senior Center, Montrose Pavilion, Montrose CO

Alaska from the Inland Passage.
2018 (With Madeline Lake and Roy Keno.)  Senior Center, Montrose Pavilion, Montrose CO

Alaska from the Inland Passage.
2018 Springcreek Chalet, Montrose CO.

Peace Parks in Africa
2014 Ouray Women’s Club, Ouray CO