Each year Friends of SaddleBrooke Libraries provides the SaddleBrooke community with several informative and entertaining lectures. All are offered free-of-charge to FSL members. Non-members are charged a nominal $5 fee to attend some of the lectures.
Unless otherwise noted, all lectures are held in the MountainView Clubhouse ballroom from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. on the third Thursday of the month.
Speaker: Bob Simpson
Topic: “History of SaddleBrooke and the Surrouding Area”
As a Hiking Club leader, Bob Simpson included historical narrative of SaddleBrooke and surrounding areas to enrich the hiking experience. As he delved into the subject, he quickly realized how much local history waited to be explored. Eventually he took a break in leading hikes to focus on research. His initial goal of writing a manual for use by hiking club members would no longer suffice. The research would become the basis for two books which cover 144 square miles. Bob’s research discovered what he describes as “unsuspected new topics” such as old stone dams, Moqui Script, Baca Float and bible translators. Bob sought out the current generation of some pioneer families who prized the stories, souvenirs and photos of their ancestors. This was clearly a rich vein of local history that Bob could tap and share.
There is a $5 fee for non-members to attend this lecture.
Download the list Friends of SaddleBrooke Libraries 2019 Lectures