Our Saviour’s recently introduced the Land Acknowledgement Statement that we will see in our e-news and on our worship slides from now on. As Sharon Petersen shared during her temple talk, this is a first step in recognizing that our homes and our church building occupy lands that once belonged to Native American tribes. Another step is learning about the Native American History of Colorado, the tribes, and the culture. Here is an opportunity!
- Meet at the Harmony Transfer Center to take the 7:35 a.m. Bustang to Denver Union Station. Half-price fares in August! $10 round trip ($7.50 for seniors)
- Grab some coffee/breakfast at Snooze in Union Station…other suggestions welcome!
- Take the free 16th St. Mall Bus from Union Station to Civic Center Station
- Walk to History Colorado Museum (0.5 mile/10 minute walk) – opens at 10 a.m. Tickets are $14. See the new Sand Creek Massacre exhibit + “more than fifteen exhibitions that span four floors and capture the spirit of the Centennial State”. Included: CO Photographer John Fielder’s REVEALED exhibit***
- Lunch at a nearby restaurant – Leven Deli Company and BurgerFi are just a block away.
- Option to visit the Center for Colorado Women’s History after lunch (Women’s Equality Day is 8-26) or another museum of interest
- Bustang back to Fort Collins at 3:45 p.m. (negotiable to earlier or later)
Interested? Contact Beth DeHaven (email@example.com) with questions and to sign up.
Nature photographer John Fielder died Friday, Aug. 11, 2023, after a prolonged struggle with pancreatic cancer.
“Since beginning as a professional photographer in 1973, Fielder’s work has appeared in more than 50 books. In January 2023, he donated his Colorado photography to History Colorado and wrote in a subsequent column for the Summit Daily News: “I have never felt that I ‘owned’ my photographs, only that I was borrowing these places to visit and record, and that I would give them back someday.”