Highlands Ranch Historical Society delays 'Tree of Hope' event due to COVID surge

Author presentation to be rescheduled; virtual program on fires will be held Jan. 17

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The Highlands Ranch Historical Society has canceled its planned Jan. 17 presentation by "Tree of Hope" author Cara Wilson-Granat, who was to speak on lessons gleaned from her 20-year correspondence with Anne Frank's father Otto Frank, in order to safeguard the health of members and guests during the current COVID surge.

A notice from the historical society says the author event will be rescheduled, possibly in April.

A Zoom presentation will be held instead on Jan. 17, starting at 7 p.m., featuring South Metro Fire Rescue Risk Reduction Specialist Einar Jensen. Jensen's presentation, "Disasters in History: The October 1871 Fires with Connections to the Marshall Fire," will examine disastrous Midwestern fires of 1871, such as the Chicago and Peshtigo fires, and provide connections to the devastating Marshall Fire that recently hit Boulder County.

The Zoom will open at 6:45 p.m. and will be limited to the first 100 participants. For information and a login link, go online to highlandsranchhistoricalsociety.org/20220117-Program-Disasters_In_History.

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