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Patty Limmerick Becomes New Colorado State Historian

Patty Limmerick Becomes New Colorado State Historian
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Patty Limmerick has been named the new Colorado State Historian. Limmerick is the director of the Center of the American West in CU Boulder. She is a lecturer, author and teacher, as well as a columnist whose writing can regularly be seen in the Denver Post. She is known for her vivid accounts on the American West history.

 

Limmerick undertakes the post through the partnership between History Colorado, an agency running all the major museums and the archives in the state, and the University of Colorado. She will continue working as a teacher and researcher, while organizing public events for her new job.

 

The new State Historian is known for her practical approach to the history that can be seen in her book called “Legacy of Conquest: The Unbroken Past of the American West”. Limmerick has received the McArthur Fellowship. She is also a member of the National Council for the Humanities.

This Post Has 5 Comments

  1. Linda

    o wow… that’s amazing

  2. Shalonda Gordon

    Congrats to Patty Limmerick! She definitely is an example of what it means to live out your passion. Through her books and accomplishments it’s evident that she is a scholar in her field and will make an amazing State Historian. Have to love it when a person is undeniably qualified for their new position. Colorado made a very good choice. Thanks for the info.. keep smiling

  3. Robert

    I think she will do a great job, she seems to have a passion for what she is doing and will keep teaching the younger generation to have a healthy respect for history.

  4. Chrissy

    She seems truly qualified for this job. It’s nice to see someone who is passionate about what they do. I might have to check out her book now! 🙂

  5. That is really nice. It is really nice since Patty is a researcher. And, she has experience dealing with history of the “American West”. Life back in the ” old West” days may seem kind of romantic and adventurous today. However, it was horrible. Life was really hard and then some on so many levels. Hard life today for a lot of people may be hard, however, there are perks as far as technology and the advancement of modes of transportation. Congratulations to Patty Limerick.

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