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Upcoming Events & Appearances


February 3, 2017 CCIRA (Colorado Chapter International Reading Association) Conference on Literacy – Marriott Denver Tech Center. Teachers, readers, and book enthusiast attendees, come visit the Filter Press booth! While Doris and Tom Baker showcase their books, I will answer questions about Spencer Penrose and other colorful characters from Colorado's exciting history.

February 15, 2017 – Denver D.A.R. Members Lunch Meeting – “Denver’s Dynamic Duo: Dr. Justina Ford and Educator Emily Griffith” – With Women’s History Month approaching, the program tells about two trailblazing women from Denver’s early days.

February 18, 2017 – Castle Rock Genealogical Society, Philip S. Miller Library – “Colorado History: Truth and Mystery” – Members will learn about sorting truth from legends in Colorado’s history. Examples will be presented from the lives of Baby Doe Tabor and Spencer Penrose, and how genealogy research tools helped bring their stories to life. Guests are welcome – 10 a.m.

March 21, 2017 – Columbine Genealogical & Historical Society, Centennial –“Spencer Penrose: Researching a Legacy” –
Program presents adventures and lessons learned while researching this colorful character, a building pioneer in Pikes Peak Region history. Guests are welcome – 1 p.m. – www.columbinegenealogy.com

April 8, 2017, – Mountain of Authors, PPLD Library 21c, Colorado Springs – Author Joyce Lohse will visit with attendees at the Women Writing the West display. Come meet and greet local authors, and see the latest books from the Pikes Peak Region. Public is welcome – 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

May 18, 2017 – Penrose Library, Colorado Springs, “Mining for the Real Spencer Penrose” – Joyce will be featured guest speaker for the book launch of Pikes Peak Library District’s latest compilation, Bigwigs and Benefactors of the Pikes Peak Region. Guests welcome – 2:00 p.m. (subject to change)

September 12, 2017 – Parker Library – “Spencer Penrose: Researching a Legacy” – The author shares stories about this important flamboyant character, an early Pikes Peak region builder and developer, and some of his unusual methods for attracting attention and investors to his projects. Public is welcome – 7 p.m.

October 14, 2017 – Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum – “Mining for the Real Spencer Penrose” – This lecture will highlight the life of Spencer Penrose, a building and developing force in the early Pikes Peak Region. His successful mining ventures will be highlighted for participants in the museum’s family “Dig Day.” Public is welcome – 2 p.m.

October 27-29, 2017 – Women Writing the West Conference, Tucson, AZ

Mark your calendar for public events, and schedule presentations early!




Presentation Feedback --


Thank you for all the research you obviously do. Your lectures are thorough and very interesting. I hope we have the opportunity to invite you back to Estes soon.

Betsy Evans, President
Estes Park Genealogical Society


On behalf of the Pikes Peak Genealogical Society, Terry and I wanted to thank you for your excellent presentation on "Historic Voices: Bringing Genealogy to Life". Our members and attendees really enjoyed your presentation and your thorough knowledge of the topic. We really do appreciate you taking the time to come and talk to our group. We know there are many other things that you do that occupy your time and we really enjoyed you taking your time and spending it with us.

I received many laudatory compliments regarding your presentation and it seems our members and guests did gain a lot out of your talk.

Once again, thank you for spending time with us and sharing your extensive knowledge about bringing your ancestors to life through writing. It was a pleasure listening to a professional and entertaining presentation.

John E. Putnam, PPGS President



I really enjoyed your presentation, as did everyone in the audience. It was good to hear all the appreciative comments afterwords. Thank you for bringing such an informative and entertaining program to our library!

Judith A. Passon, Librarian
Edwin A. Bemis Public Library, Littleton

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