Colorado Guidebooks Exhibit Showcase

Event Summary

Auraria Library

An Explorer's Guide

Come check out the Special Collections' May 2017 Colorado Guidebooks Exhibit Showcase, located on the first floor of the library near the Lawrence Street Entrance.

These out-of-date guidebooks help document business and cultural history of a place and time – openings, closings, moves. They show historical trends: railroad travel being outpaced by automobile travel, “destination travel” by air, the rise of RVers’, outdoor recreation being complemented by art and cultural activities, and the rise of specialized tourism niches.

Don't miss the curious pieces such as an English-language guide to Paris - Paris and its environs: with routes from London to Paris; handbook for travellers published by Karl Baedeker in 1937 on the eve of World War II.

Once a guidebook is no longer contemporaneous it becomes historical, providing a portrait of a place at that time. What would we do without them? Where would we stay, eat, go?

Event Date

From: 05/01/2017 07:30 am

To: 05/31/2017 09:00 pm

Location: First Floor Exhibit Showcase

05/01/2017 07:30 am 05/31/2017 09:00 pm America/Denver Colorado Guidebooks Exhibit Showcase For more event detail: First Floor Exhibit Showcase

For more information: Manuscript and Rare & Unique Book Collections