Dr. Colorado

Historian/Author/Professor




2016-2017 tours & talks with  "Dr. Colorado "



                                                  All are welcome - please join us







IT’S NOT JUST THE SOUTH: WHAT SHOULD COLORADO DO WITH ITS INDIAN WAR & MASSACRE
MONUMENTS? 


Monday, October 2, 2017, 5:00 P.M.


CU-Denver Professors, Glenn Morris of the American Indian Movement, Tom “Dr. Colorado” Noel, and Dr. David Halaas, former Colorado State Historian provide different perspectives on this hot topic.  Don’t miss this free event with an open bar in the landmark Denver Press Club Building. 


Cost: Free

For more Information: 303-571-5260 or DenverPressClub.org.



RAILROADING THE SAN LUIS VALLEY


Thursday - Sunday,  October 5-8, 2017


Join Tom “Dr. Colorado” Noel for an unforgettable tour of southern Colorado’s quaint adobe churches, villages, and a pair of historic trains. Our first jaunt is aboard the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad for a trip in the heart of the San Luis Valley. Next, we board the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad, the country’s longest and highest steam narrow gauge excursion. Both trains provide fine views of some of Colorado’s most spectacular aspen leaf gold. Other highlights include the home of the Manassa Mauler, the Rio Grande on its way to New Mexico, and a stop in San Luis, the oldest town in Colorado, for a visit to its famous shrine.
Cost: History Colorado members $675 Single supplement $225. Non-members $750. Cost includes Includes three nights’ lodging, bus and train transportation, guides, entrance fees and six meals including a welcome dinner.


Registration: Must register by September 8. Register at 303-866-2394



"COLOR-ODDITIES: STRANGEST THINGS ABOUT THE HIGHEST STATE”



Monday, October 9, 2017, 7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.


TOM “DR. COLORADO” NOEL will introduce (or reacquaint) you to some of Colorado's most unique landmarks and locations. Join us at Koelbel Library,  5995 S Holly St, Centennial, CO 80121

Cost: Free.
More information at 303-542-7279



LA VITA ITALIANA; THE STORY OF DENVER’S ITALIANS



Tuesday, October 10, 2017 10:00 A.M. -  3:00 P.M.


Tom “Dr. Colorado” Noel continues a tradition of exploring Denver’s ethnic heritage. Mother Cabrini reported that Colorado mine and railroad owners looked upon Italians as “ingenious machines for work,” referring to their often abysmal working conditions. For all that, the Italians would forever change north Denver, with foods grown in the Platte River Bottoms and hauled to the Denargo Market for the city’s homes and restaurants. Though Denver’s Italian neighborhoods no longer host the sons of Roma and Sicilia exclusively, the spices of countless stories are there to be savored.


$80. Members $64 Includes bus transportation, one drink ticket, a light lunch, guides, and interpretation. Register at 303-866-2394





SACRED STONES: COLORADO’S RED ROCKS AMPHITHEATRE & PARK 


Thursday, October 12, 2017  7:30 P.M.


Join Tom "Dr. Colorado" Noel and the Colorado Ghost Town Club at Grace United Methodist Church for a look at Red Rocks  (4905 E. Yale Ave., Denver, CO 80222 - 1 block from the Light Rail Stop).


Cost: Free.


STORYTELLING AT THE FORT RESTAURANT


Sunday, October 15, 2017  5:30 P.M.


Tom” Dr.Colorado” Noel and other liars will share their favorite tall-tales.  Program includes a tour of the Fort (19192 Hwy 7, Morrison.),  Colorado’s finest and most historic food and drink of the old West in a replica of Bents’ Old Fort & a memorable dinner


Cost: Tesoro Members $60/person Non-Members- $68/person. Cost includes a full Fort dinner.

Information & Reservations (303) 839-1671. TesoroCulturalCenter.org





"COLOR-ODDITIES: STRANGEST THINGS ABOUT THE HIGHEST STATE”


Thursday October 19, 2017, 7:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.

TOM “DR. COLORADO” NOEL will introduce (or reacquaint) you to some of Colorado's most unique landmarks and locations. Join us at Smoky Hill Library, 5430 S. Biscay Circle off Smoky Hill Road, Centennial 


Cost: Free.

More information at 303-542-7279




"COLOR-ODDITIES: STRANGEST THINGS ABOUT THE HIGHEST STATE”


Saturday, October 21, 2017, 11:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M.


TOM “DR. COLORADO” NOEL will introduce (or reacquaint) you to some of Colorado's most unique landmarks and locations. Join us at 6972 S Vine St, Centennial, CO 80122
Cost: Free.

More information at 303-542-7279



GRANT-HUMPHreys HORRORS


Monday, October, 23, 2017, 5:30 P.M. -  9:00 P.M.


Savor Halloween tales with Tom “Dr. Colorado” Noel in History Colorado’s annual fundraising affair at the historic and haunted Grant-Humphreys Mansion. Storytellers include Mark Twain (Hugh Bingham), Edgar Allan Poe (Dennis Gallagher), J.J. and “Unsinkable” Margaret Brown (Breck and Mary Lynn Grover), Jenny Rogers (Katy Ordway), Mattie Silks (Charla Stilling) and other creepy characters. Listen for things that go bump in the night and learn the fate of the dearly departed spirits that now inhabit this other nearby Capitol Hill edifices.


Cost: $80. History Colorado Members $64   Includes interpretation, beer, wine, snacks & Halloween dessert buffet.


Register at 303-866-2394


FAIRMOUNT CEMETERY: HISTORY COLORADO’S 29TH ANNUAL CEMETERY CRAWL


Saturday, October 28, 2017,  1:00 P.M - 4:30 P.M. 


Voltaire, the great French historian, once defined history as “a trick we play on the dead.” Tom “Dr. Colorado” Noel and a  cast of star CU-Denver students and grads will explore that idea with a walking tour of Colorado’s largest necropolis. Meet the unusually lively occupants of subterranean dwellings. Re-enactors will portray notable occupants, from mayors to madams, including the good (Dr. Justina Ford), the bad (Grand Dragon John Galen Locke) and the ugly (Col. John Chivington).


Cost: $50. History Colorado Members $34  Free tomb side taxi service provided by the Model A Ford Club of Colorado, weather permitting.

Register at 303-866-2394


JEFFERSON COUNTY’S HISTORIC LANDMARKS


Sunday, November 26, 2017,  4:30 P.M.


Tom “Dr. Colorado” Noel will join the Jefferson Humanist Chapter for a look at Jefferson County's rich collection of historic landmarks.  Join us at the Jefferson Unitarian Church of Golden, (14350 W. 32nd Ave., Golden, CO 80401)

Cost: Free