Denver’s Obscure History and Ethnic Influences

  • Tuesday, December 18, 2012
  • 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Brown Palace 321 17th St - Log in for member pricing

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After a very busy and dramatic few months for the U.S. and Colorado, come join us for a Holiday toddy and a warm-hearted program. In addition to chatting with your fellow members, enjoy a cash bar and a fun and interesting presentation, relevant to all of us. Dennis Gallagher will entertain us with some obscure stories about Denver’s past including the ethnic influences on Denver’s history and neighborhoods. Dennis promises to share some of Denver’s warts and carbuncles and an ethnic hors d’oeuvre tray of Denver’s unique historic neighborhoods. As a Denver native, a historian and the author of the recent book Irish Denver, Dennis will share various stories about our fair city that you may not know. What a nice way to finish 2012 and to stock up on your Christmas party conversation material.

About Dennis Gallagher

Born in Denver, Dennis is the son of Denver natives, Ellen Flaherty Gallagher and Bill Gallagher, a Denver
Firefighter. Dennis attended Holy Family School and graduated from Regis College with a BA in English
Literature and minors in Latin and Greek. Gallagher received his Master of Arts degree from the Catholic
University of America, Washington D.C. He’s been teaching speech, persuasion and media for 42 years.
Dennis also attended John F Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and served on the Colorado Commission on Higher Education Advisory Committee and the Colorado Endowment for Humanities.
Dennis is the Vice-Chair of the James Joyce Reading Society of the Greater Metropolitan Denver, a member of
the Board of the American Ireland Fund of Colorado, and is teaching this summer at Regis University in the
Irish Rhetorical and Oral Tradition. He is a member of the Colorado Calligrapher’s Guild and lectures on the
Book of Kells as well as on Colorado and Denver history.
Dennis J. Gallagher is also the current Denver City Auditor. Dennis served 24 years in the Colorado Legislature and eight years on city council. He was elected City Auditor in 2003 and re-elected in 2007.


Soup du Jour en Croute
Rocky Mountain Trout with Lemon Beurre Blanc

Baby Romaine & Frisee, Asparagus, Wild Mushrooms
Raspberries & Brie Cheese, Sherry Vinaigrette

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