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Demonstrating Heritage … the Blacksmith’s Way

24 Apr

In 2007, interviewer Liz McCutcheon and videographer Bob Dornan teamed up to capture an oral history with blacksmith Charles (Chuck) Everitt. That video included a conversation about blacksmithing as well as two demonstrations done for two different groups of school children.

Just in time for the Walker Ranch “Spring Heritage Day” (Sunday, April 26), we offer an MROHP “short” produced by Jenna Woods. Jenna’s video, “A Fourth-generation Colorado Blacksmith,” brings a delightful blend of talk and strike (hint: a blacksmithing term.)

Watch here or on YouTube. And get ready for sparks!


Miss Merry Christmas, 1940

2 Dec

Jane Curtze as Miss Merry Christmas, 1940 (Photo courtesy of Carnegie Branch Library for Local History)

The Boulder Lights of December parade is Saturday! Click the audio link to hear Jane Curtze Muheim describe being Boulder’s first “Miss Merry Christmas” in the 1940 Christmas parade—a time when Boulder really loved its parades.

If you’ve been to the Lights of December parade, which part do you like best? (Probably not the cold temps!)

(Audio is excerpted from OH 1189, an oral history interview with Jane Curtze Muheim recorded in 2004. The interviewer is Robyn Crispe. Hear the complete interview here. )

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