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Boulder’s Central Park 100 Year Commemoration Event

June 29 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm MDT

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, The School of Rock Boulder.

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

Program details for the event are listed below:

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: Fred Mosqueda: 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:

Arapaho and Indigenous history from 1870 to today

Right Relationship Boulder representatives
Emily Zinn: Museum of Boulder Director of Education

Mining Pioneer histories: trains, mining, early residents

Larry Dorsey: Historian
Clare Brandt: Historic Preservation Planner
Dan Corson: Historian

Cultural Eras – Big Band / 1950’s, “Flower Child” 1960’s 1970’s

Leonard Segel: Executive Director Historic Boulder Inc.

Natural / Botanical history

Randy Cantu: Arborist
Boulder OSMP nature exhibit

Farmers Market history

Frankie Ryder: Director of Marketing

2pm: Event to wrap up


Museum of Boulder
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Boulder Bandshell
1212 Canyon
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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