We are grateful to the late Sam Arnold, founder of The Fort Restaurant, for establishing the Tesoro Cultural Center in 1999 to preserve the legacy of frontier Colorado, and to his daughter Holly Arnold Kinney for continuing to support it. The landmark restaurant’s annual Historic Lecture Series features noteworthy authors, historians and academics who explore and bring to life the early West, and this year, the FREE weekend lectures are offered at three locations in the metro area. Nearly twice as many lectures are scheduled than in previous years. Most of them now take place both weekend days and in three venues rather than one. The schedule: Saturday and Sunday, October 29 & 30, Sunday, November 13, Saturday & Sunday, January 7 & 8, Saturday & Sunday, January 21 & 22, Saturday & Sunday, March 4 & 5, Saturday & Sunday, March 18 & 19, Saturday & Sunday, April 1 & 2, and Saturday & Sunday, April 22 & 23. Click here for topics, dates, times and locations.