VIRTUAL Lecture: Sense of Place in Colorado Springs - CSPM
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VIRTUAL Lecture: Sense of Place in Colorado Springs

August 21 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

In honor of Colorado Springs’ sesquicentennial anniversary, the CSPM unveiled a new exhibit, COS@150. This robust exploration of our community’s history and culture features 150 objects, illuminates 150 stories, commemorates 150 years. Throughout the commemoration year we invite you to explore these stories through a series of regional history lectures.

Please note that this program will be offered virtually via the Zoom Video Communications platform. Registrations are required. CLICK TO REGISTER


In his book Profiting From the Peak: Landscape and Liberty in Colorado Springs, Harner charts the historical geography of Colorado Springs through ten thematic chapters, then summarizes the important dimensions of the city to answer the question, “What shapes Colorado Springs’ place identity?”  This lecture highlights the major points and conclusions to distill the characteristics of place that define the city.


John Harner is Professor in the Department of Geography and Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs.  He received his Ph.D. from the Arizona State University in 1996.  His research interests focus on American urban landscapes; cultural, economic, and social connections between the United States and Mexico; and the historical geography of Colorado Springs. His local work has culminated in the book Profiting from the Peak: Landscape and Liberty in Colorado Springs.  Research for this book contributed to “The Story of Us” digital humanities exhibit and to artifact textual descriptions in the “COS@150” exhibit at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum.  He received the CU Thomas Jefferson Award in 2018.

Please note that due to the changing nature of the pandemic, all programs are subject to change. 

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