We will post recordings of our certain programs here so they can be watched on demand later! Click on the program title to watch the video.
- How the West was Clothed (9/26/23): Local Bayfield weaver and spinner Sherry Hawkins presented on the history of clothing in the American West. Before store bought clothing, making garments included many tasks involving the entire family until the introduction of modern machinery changed the availability of ready-to-wear fashion. Hawkins’s talk touched on how the different characteristics of flax fibers, cotton fibers, and wool fibers made all the difference in household goods, and the presentation also included a show and tell of materials and methods.
- Xeriscaping (January 2023): Darrin Parmenter, County Extension Director and Horticulture Agent for the CSU Extension – La Plata County, recorded his “Drought Strategies for Home Landscapes” presentation for us. Additional handouts about xeriscaping can be found on our special webpage dedicated to the program.
- Instant Pot Basics (1/15/22): Do you have a pressure cooker (Instant Pot) but lack the confidence to make use of it? If so, this virtual class is for you! Nicole Clark, RDN from La Plata County Extension will help unravel the mystery of how to use a pressure cooker and build confidence in your ability to safely use this popular kitchen tool.
Theodore Roosevelt in the American West (9/29/21): Dr. Andrew Gulliford speaks about President Theodore Roosevelt, and in particular Roosevelt’s connections with Southwest Colorado and his establishment of the San Juan National Forest. Dr. Gulliford is a writer, historian, and recipient of the 2019 Colorado Book Award with deep ties to the American West who also teaches at Fort Lewis College.
Following In Ancient Footsteps – An Ancestral Puebloan Tour of the Four Corners (9/21/21): This presentation highlights the major Ancestral Puebloan archaeological areas in the Four Corners area such as Mesa Verde, Chaco Canyon, Aztec, and Canyon of the Ancients. About the presenter: Denise Galley is a long time resident of Bayfield and currently works as an Interpretive Archeologist for a local outdoor adventure company. With six seasons as a private tour guide in Mesa Verde and Canyon of the Ancients, along with eight seasons working in National Parks such as Chaco Canyon and Grand Canyon, Denise enjoys sharing her knowledge of the Ancestral Puebloans with the general public.