The Veterans Legacy Program (VLP) is part of the National Cemetery Administration’s educational outreach initiative. Partnering with universities, VLP seeks to memorialize our nation’s Veterans through sharing their stories of service and sacrifice. Come hear the stories behind a few of our local heroes resting at Fort Logan Cemetery. Presented by Professors Carol Helstosky and Elizabeth Escobedo, along with a few of their amazing University of Denver students. Elizabeth Escobedo is an associate professor of Latina/o history, with a specialization in 20th century Mexican American history. She enjoys teaching a wide-range of topics in U.S. history, including modern America, the Latina/o and Chicana/o experience, women and gender, and the history of race and ethnicity in America. Her book, From Coveralls to Zoot Suits: The Lives of Mexican American Women on the World War II Home Front, was published in 2013 with the University of North Carolina Press. She has also appeared in two PBS documentaries, “Zoot Suit Riots” and “Latino Americans.” Her current book project is a comparative history of Mexican American and Puerto Rican women in the World War II U.S. military. Carol Helstosky is Associate Professor of History and Chair of the History Department at the University of Denver. She is the author of Garlic and Oil: Politics and Food in Italy (2004); Food Culture in the Mediterranean (2009) and Pizza: A Global History (2008) and editor of The Routledge History of Food (2014). Location and Pricing: Golden History Museum, 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m., free for members; $10 plus online registration fee for non-members. Membership pays for itself with just a few programs for your family - ' https://www.goldenhistory.org/get-involved/membership/.' Facility Rental - Learn how a Golden Museum rental offers unique experiences that range from rustic to ritzy -' https://www.goldenhistory.org/visit/golden-museum-rental/.'
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