Historic Fall Amble around Globeville with Dennis Gallagher
Join our Irish Network for an historic and unique tour of Globeville - one of the oldest neighborhoods in Denver. It will be a celebration of the culture, traditions and architecture of immigrants who settled here in the late 1800s from Eastern Europe.
The walking tour will be led by distinguished civic leader, academic, historian, author and raconteur Dennis Gallagher. This will be our fourth historical tour after wonderful tours of the old Irish Neighborhoods in the Highlands as well as ones in Riverside and Fairmount Cemetery.
We will gather for the tour at 1pm on Sunday, October 20th outside St. Joseph's Polish Church which was built in 1902. The tour will then continue to nearby Holy Rosary Church which was built in 1919 to serve the Slovenian and Croatian communities in Globeville.
After that we will meet with local storyteller Bob Padboy who has almost a century of memories, now in his mid nineties. He is the oldest Globeville resident and his family came from Slovenia.
Next stop on the walking tour will be Argo Park which was dedicated as a park 10 years before Globeville came into existence in 1880. It has a colorful history and includes a memorial honoring Globeville residents who were killed in WW1 and WW2.
The final stop on the tour will be the Holy Transfiguration of Christ Orthodox Cathedral which was the first Slovak church built in Colorado in 1898. There we will hear stories from Archpriest David Thatcher whose mother was Irish.
Afterwards we will retire to the nearby Blue Moon Brewery for libations.
3750 Chestnut Place, Denver, CO 80216.
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Our last two tours were sold out so we would advise you to purchase your tickets early.