Dec 3 - Dec 12, 2022

Aurora History Museum's First Winter Speaker Series

Location: Aurora History Museum

15151 E. Alameda Parkway
Aurora, CO 80012

Contact: Aurora history Museum
Phone: 303.739.7000

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Aurora History Museum's First Winter Speaker Series

Saturday, 12/3 at 10 am

Manuel Ramos – “Angels in the Wind” (fiction)

"More than just a detective novel, this book is a reflection on the changing landscape of the West and the redemptive power of family." David Heska Wanbli Weiden, author of Winter Counts.

Sunday, 12/4 at 10 am

Michael Kilgore – “Drive-Ins of Colorado” (non-fiction)

Michael Kilgore is the webmaster of, a drive-in theater information source since 1998. He has been recognized as a drive-in researcher by the Library of Congress. Previously, he was a writer and editor at the Kansas City Star and other newspapers.

Tuesday, 12/6 at 6:30 pm via WebEx

Jeanne Abrams – “Jewish Women Pioneering the Frontier Trail” (non-fiction)

"Abrams has written a sweeping, challenging, and provocative history of Jewish women in the American West. . . . Overall, Jewish Women is a pathbreaking work. . . . It is a fast and engrossing read. As a piece of scholarly writing it should be required reading in any course on the American West that seeks to broaden the definition of what it means to be a Westerner." ~Colorado Book Review Center

Wednesday, 12/7 at 12 noon

Gail Beaton – “Colorado Women in WWII” (non-fiction)

“Colorado Women in World War II is important for its rich detail, its focus on a western—but not coastal—state, its attention to the particular nature of Colorado’s role in defense production, and notably fits coverage of Japanese American women and Native American women.” —Susan Hartmann

Sunday, 12/11 at 4 pm

Adrian Miller – “Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue” (non-fiction)

"Black Smoke celebrates African American barbecue culture and restores African Americans to the center of America’s barbecue story. Includes historical profiles of interesting African American barbecuers, my top 20 list of African American barbecue restaurants, and 22 recipes." -Adrian Miller

$3.00 tickets are available below.