D.I.N.E. (Dinner, Ideas 'N Exchange) Friday, May 18

In honor of the grand opening of the History Colorado Center in Denver, D.I.N.E. (Dinner, Ideas 'N Exchange) is adding a special treat to dinner with Colorado Historian Bill Convery on Friday, May 18.

As a warm up for his dinner talk titled "BACKSTORY: Behind the Scenes at the History Colorado Center," we are pleased and honored to also offer a private guided tour of the History Colorado Center. Mr. Convery will meet D.I.N.E. guests at the History Colorado Center entrance on Broadway and 13th at 5 pm to lead us on a tour of the new facility.

We will then turn our toes to Le Central (a stone's throw away at 112 E. 8th Ave.) in time for a cash bar at 6:15 pm, and dinner at 6:30 pm.

The tour is sure to whet our appetites for the backstory, and the wonderful food and conversation we've all learned to expect from D.I.N.E. The cost for the entire evening of expedition 'n ingestible delights is still only $35.

Reservations are required and very limited, so call us soon at 303-894-7951.

Bill Convery, the author of numerous publications including Pride of the Rockies: The Life of John Kernan Mullen (Boulder, 2000) and a biographical essay on John Milton Chivington, which appeared in Soldiers West: Biographies of the Military Frontier (Norman, 2009), is a fourth-generation Coloradan who deeply appreciates our state's history and cultural heritage. He is director of exhibits and interpretation at History Colorado as well as the state historian. In addition, he has served Colorado in innumerable other ways, including as newspapers and serials manager for the Colorado Historical Society Books and Manuscripts Dept.; associate researcher for the Colorado Roadside Interpretation Program and Historic Markers Program; state coordinator for History Day in Colorado; publicity coordinator for the Colorado Preservation, Inc., Colorado's Endangered Species List, and Interpretive "Ghost" for the Ashcroft National Historic Site. He has also served as an adjunct professor of U.S. and Colorado history at the University of Colorado, Denver, the Metropolitan State College of Denver, and Arapahoe Community College.

The History Colorado Center, History Colorado's new headquarters, is celebrating its grand opening on April 28. The Center's hands-on, thought-provoking, relevant and surprising exhibits will take us back in time, connecting what "was" to what's "next." The private D.I.N.E. tour will be an inspirational journey that will ignite our imaginations and give us an inside look at an important resource for Coloradans.

Make sure to secure a spot by making your reservations right away by giving us a call at 303-894-7951.