TED_LibararyBlog-01TED_LibararyBlog-03 TEDxMileHigh teamed up with James Rogers, Senior Special Collection Librarian, and Abby Hoverstock, Senior Archivist/Librarian at the Denver Public Library’s Western History/Genealogy Department to take a peek at what is hiding in Denver’s attics! We found, what was once old and dull, is now new and cool during a fascinating during a behind-the-scenes tour of the archives hiding at the Denver Public Library. The Denver Public Library’s archives are dedicated to sharing resources and services about African-American History, Western History, Genealogy, the 10th Mountain Division, and the Conservation Movement in the Rocky Mountain West. Collections include not only books, maps, photographs, manuscripts and art but also a digital collection of over 1.1 million images! Adventurers flipped through enormous Sanborn maps showing Denver’s city streets and blocks through the decades and held artifacts from deep in Denver’s history. Adventurers also discussed the need for and process of trying to preserve and archive elements, as we move to a more digital society. Several lucky Adventurers got to take home prints of historical Denver and Colorado scenes for knowing their history trivia! TED_LibararyBlog-04 TED_LibararyBlog-05 TED_LibararyBlog-07 TED_LibararyBlog-08TED_LibararyBlog-09 TED_LibararyBlog-06 Take a visit to the Western History and Genealogy Department! The Denver Public Library offers a Docent and Volunteer program. If you are interested in researching your family history, your neighborhood or house history, the American West, or other topics, please come in and talk to your friendly librarians! Follow along on their work and resources! Website – https://history.denverlibrary.org/ Instagram –  https://instagram.com/dplvintage/ Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/WHGnews/ Twitter – https://twitter.com/WHGnews   Photography by Callen B. Photography.