Phil Goodstein - The Denver School Book


The History of Denver Public Schools Volume One, 1859 - 1967, a History Book Talk & Signing

Local author Phil Goodstein will discuss and sign The Denver School Book: The History of Denver Public Schools Volume One, 1859 - 1967 ($24.95 New Social Publications), the first book in a planned trilogy. 

This book traces the origins of Mile High schools to the arrival of the city’s first schoolmaster, Owen J. Goldrick, in 1859 and how Denver was soon home of numerous different school districts. This eventually led to their consolidation in 1902 as District #1 of Denver Public Schools of the City and County of Denver. The Denver School Book explores superintendents, members of the board of education, the district’s facilities, and how the Chamber of Commerce, working with the PTA, essentially gained control of the school board in 1917, dominating it for the next 50 years.


This event is free and open to the public. End time may vary.

Can’t make it to the event? To request an autographed copy, please click on the "Add to Cart" button for the book and be sure to mention you'd like an autographed copy in comments portion of your order. 

Event date: 
Monday, August 5, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Tattered Cover Colfax Avenue
2526 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80206