Although most of us survived the coronavirus pandemic of 2020, it was not easy. Fear gripped our hearts and crowded our minds as it steamrolled across the country.

We can now relate to our nineteenth century forbears who were also stricken with fright as the shadow of two other dreaded diseases lengthened over the land.

Join Traces of the Past History Tours as we kickoff our 2021 summer “Riverside Lantern Talks” program series beginning in June with “ʽWell, Mother, This is the Endʼ– The Deadly Dyad, Cholera and Consumption in the Mid-Nineteenth Century.”

Every Sunday in June, July, and August, Traces of the Past History Tours will host presentations along the Poudre River at Lions Open Space on a history subject that held local and regional importance. Tickets can be purchased online,

Riverside Lantern Talks is a Fort Collins owned business offering van tours, talks, and customized educational programs throughout the year. For more information, visit