Upcoming Events

2019 Spring Exhibits Opening Reception

New displays in the Museum

The Center's Museum will refresh with new art and artifacts on display beginning Wednesday, February 20th at 5:30 pm with a public opening reception! Our Treasures of the Southwest gallery will feature Hispanidad! The new rotation in the Ben Nighthorse Campbell gallery will exhibit his various awards and honors. Our traveling exhibit for 2019 is Cannabis: A Visual Perspective. The opening reception will feature a performance by the Fort Lewis College Ballet Folklorico!

Wednesday, February 20th - 5:30-7:00 pm - CSWS Museum

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The Duane Smith Lecture in Southwest Studies to feature Dr. Jared Orsi

Lecture will be held in Noble Hall #130

The 2019 Duane Smith Lecture in Southwest Studies will feature Dr. Jared Orsi, professor of history at Colorado State University. Dr. Orsi specializes in environmental and borderlands history. He'll present on the life of Zebulon Pike, based on his book Citizen Explorer (Oxford, 2014).

Tuesday, February 26th - 7:00 pm - Noble Hall #130

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Botanical Illustration

A lecture from FLC art professor Amy Wendland

FLC Art & Design Professor Amy Wendland will discuss botanical illustration techniques and feature some of her most recent works in this talk. This public program supports the new exhibit Cannabis: A Visual Perspective, original works of art scientifically and beautifully featuring various strains of this plant.

Wednesday, March 20th - 5:30 pm - Center's Lyceum Room #120

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CSWS Doctoral Fellow Research Project Presentation

2018-2019 Fellow, Patrick Troester

Patrick Troester will present on the research project he's been working on for the academic year utilizing the Center's collections.

Wednesday, April 3rd - 5:30 pm - Center's Lyceum Room #120

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The Center is closed for Winter Break.

Library/Archives reopen by appointment only January 2-4. Regular hours resume January 7,
Monday - Friday 10:00 am-4:00 pm.
Exhibits closed for remodel, reopen Feb 20 @5:30 pm with a public reception.


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Center of Southwest Studies
Fort Lewis College
1000 Rim Drive
Durango, CO 81301

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Main Office: 970-247-7456
Library Reference Desk: 970-382-6982
Special Collections Library: 970-247-7135
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