Expand your World, Learn Something New!

Visit the Museum and explore history, art, and other local topics with our Learn Something New series.


Conservation and Future Technology
Thursday, April 27, 5:30 pm

FREE lecture, presented by Arlo Pelegrin
Most scientists agree that the Earth’s ecology is in for a big change in the next hundred years. Climate and temperature will make life intolerable for thousands of species, but what if we decided to concentrate our powers on preserving the living species on our planet while continuing to develop on our own course? With emerging technological discoveries, the means to save the world may be within our hands. Join us to review a few new tools the human race has invented and what these tools could mean to the future of life on our planet.


Re-Building the Big Thompson Canyon
Thursday, May 25, 5:30 pm
FREE, presented by Ken Jessen

This illustrated talk on rebuilding U.S. 34 includes various stages of construction including clearing the canyon, putting in pilings, adding vertical soldier piles, reinforcing concrete panels, and drilling horizontal tie rods into the canyon wall. It also includes reconstruction of the dam and power plant as well as several images of last year’s reconstruction of CR 43 from Drake to Glen Haven.


The Art of Travel Sketchbooks
Thursday, June 15, 5 – 7 pm

FREE – Presentation by Dr. Richard Schilling

Get ready to take your summer vacation to new heights! Loveland artist Dr. Richard Schilling has traveled the world, documenting his journeys in watercolor sketches. Join Dr. Schilling as he discusses his travel sketching process and shares his tips for documenting your own special vacation memories.

Limited quantity reproductions of Dr. Schilling’s travel sketchbooks will be available for purchase/signing after the event.


Cherry Industry in Loveland
Thursday, July 6, 5:30 pm
FREE – Presented by Sharon Danhauer, Loveland Historical Society

Learn about the history of the cherry as it related to Loveland! From orchards to canning to the annual Cherry Pie celebration!