Program: Question Everything: Breaking through Brick Walls We’ve Built

Our June 17 program   Question Everything: Breaking through Brick Walls We’ve Built” presented by Eilene Lyon

begins at 10:00am at the Fort Collins Senior Center. This will be a hybrid meeting. Attendees wanting to attend via Zoom need to register below to receive the Zoom info and handout.

President Larry Doyle provides a brief overview of our society with the latest committee reports followed by tonight’s program.

Reminder: Visitors are welcome and can register below to receive the Zoom info and handout!

Program Description:

In this talk, Eilene will share some of the ways we inadvertently create brick walls for ourselves. She will give examples from her research and demonstrate how to question our assumptions and dig deeper into the sources we already have. Re-examining the research we’ve already done can lead us to new research questions and directions.


          Eilene Lyon

Speaker Profile:

Eilene Lyon immersed herself in American history from an early age, when her parents took her to iconic sites such as Williamsburg, Philadelphia and Gettysburg. She has been putting history into context through studying the lives of her ancestors for over 20 years. Her work has appeared in various history journals, and can be found on her blog at She is the author of Fortune’s Frenzy: A California Gold Rush Odyssey, available in July 2023. She speaks on genealogy and family history writing at regional and national conferences. Eilene lives in Durango, Colorado, with her husband and husky-lab Sterling (named for a great-grandfather, naturally).


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