Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Globeville Discovery Day

Do you have information that could help us tell Globeville’s story? Stop by and share your memories and historical knowledge about your neighborhood. Information you provide can help the Discover Denver project communicate what makes Globeville, and Denver, special.
If you have old photographs of the Globeville neighborhood, or even of your own house, we’d love to have you bring them to this event. We’ll have equipment on hand to scan photographs and to capture stories. Stop by and socialize with your neighbors, and share stories and memories about Globeville. Refreshments will be provided.

Globeville Discovery Day
Saturday, February 6th, 10 am-1 pm
Holy Transfiguration of Christ Church Hall
349 East 47th Avenue, Globeville
 Discover Denver is a project focused on identifying historic and architecturally significant buildings citywide.
Historic Denver, Inc. and the City and County of Denver are partners in this effort, which is
funded primarily through a Colorado State Historical Fund Grant.
For more information visit www.DiscoverDenver.co, or call 303-534-5288 x3.

¿Tiene información que podría ayudarnos a contar la historia de Globeville? Venga y comparta sus recuerdos y conocimientos históricos sobre su barrio. Información que usted proporcione puede ayudar al proyecto Descubra Denver comunicar lo especial de Globeville, y Denver.
Si tiene fotografías antiguas del barrio Globeville, o incluso de su propia casa, nos encantaría que las traiga a este evento. Tendremos el equipo a la mano para escanear fotografías y capturar historias.
Pase por el evento y converse con sus vecinos y comparta historias y recuerdos de Globeville. Se proporcionarán alimentos.
Globeville Día de Descubrimiento
Sabado, 6 de febrero, 10 am-1 pm
Holy Transfiguration of Christ Church Hall
349 East 47th Avenue, Globeville

Descubra Denver es un proyecto enfocado en la identificación de edificios históricos y arquitectónicamente importantes
en toda la ciudad. Denver Histórico, Inc. y la Ciudad y Condado de Denver son copatrocinadores de este esfuerzo,
cual se financiado principalmente a través de una beca del Fondo Histórico de Colorado.
Para obtener más información, visite www.DiscoverDenver.co, o llame al 303-534-5288 x3.

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Little Christmas tradition in Globeville

Globeville's early settlers practiced Christmas traditions from the old country, providing a source of comfort and connection to familiar traditions in their new circumstances. For many, St. Nicholas Day on December 6th meant setting out shoes or hanging a stocking the night before and discovering a small treat, an orange or candy, in the morning. For the Volga Germans, Poles, Slovenes and Croats, Christmas Day was reserved for attending church, visiting family, sharing a meal, exchanging modest gifts and remembering family left behind.
For Greek Uniate and Orthodox Slavs, Christmas Day was a religious holiday, but it was the feast of the Epiphany on January 6th, and the adoration of the infant Jesus by the three kings that was celebrated in a big way. Gifts were exchanged in remembrance of the gold, frankincense and myrrh brought by the Magi, and homes were blessed in honor of the three kings' visit to the home of the Holy Family. After the house had been blessed, the names of the kings, Gaspar, Melchior and Balthasar, were written on the back of the door in chalk.
For Hispanics in Globeville, the 6th day of January, El Dia de Los Reyes, is also an important tradition. The kings pay tribute to the infant redeemer, bring small gifts to delight children and continue a custom many remember from Mexico.

The Magi visit the Holy Family at Holy Rosary
Holy Rosary Parish