Landmark Lectures – Color-Oddities: Strangest Things about the Highest State

Landmark Lectures – Color-Oddities: Strangest Things about the Highest State

Monday, Nov. 14 from 7 to 9 p.m.

A taxidermy white jackalope

Have you ever heard of the famous Colorado Albino Jackalope?

These mythical creatures are one of the many wonders to be discussed in “Color-Oddities: Strangest Things about the Highest State,” by Tom Noel, aka “Dr. Colorado,” History Professor Emeritus at CU Denver. Noel will explore all things strange and odd about Colorado, from dinosaurs to DIA, with special attention on Native Americans, explorers, gold rushes, railroads, saloons, cemeteries, and the most bizarre and interesting people that make up our historical past. Join us at the Highlands Ranch Mansion for a fun night of colorful and “color-odd” stories about our state.

Noel is the author or co-author of 56 books, and he earned his PhD from the University of Colorado Boulder. Noel was a longtime columnist for the Rocky Mountain News and The Denver Post and appeared for several years as “Dr. Colorado” on Channel 9. Appointed Colorado State Historian in 2018, Tom received the 2022 University Medal from the University of Colorado for outstanding contributions to our state.


Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., with self-guided tours available; program begins at 7 p.m.
Tickets: $20 (includes appetizers)

Noel will be selling and signing some of his books before and after the presentation. A cash bar will also be available with beer, wine and a signature cocktail.


Ticket sales will begin at 8 a.m. on  Thursday, Sept. 1. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact us at 303-791-0177.


The views and opinions expressed in Landmark Lecture presentations are those of the speaker and do not necessarily represent the official policy or position of the Highlands Ranch Mansion. Presentations may not be filmed without prior permission.