The Northern Colorado Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society meets on the 2nd Weds of each month (unless otherwise noted). Programs are being scheduled for the summer. Board Meetings are the 2nd Weds of each month at 5pm (Before our program evening, unless otherwise noted).

October Board Meeting will be at Old Chicago

Medical Center of the Rockies

2500 Rocky Mountain Avenue, Loveland,  Colorado  80538 Big Thompson Room

It is handicap accessible.

All programs are free and open to the public.

October Speaker: 

Richard Boston, Civil War Quilt

Mr. Boston was born and raised in Beatrice NE. After high school he served 8 years in the Marine Corps including a tour in Viet Nam. He is an archaeologist with more than thirty years of experience, in the American Southwest and Hawaii. His undergraduate degree in Anthropology is from the University of Nebraska Lincoln and his Master’s degree also in Anthropology is from Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ. In 2014 Richard retired from the National Park Service and subsequently formed a for profit firm, Boston Archaeological Consulting LLC. He recently finished on a large scale, 10,000 acre)  archaeological survey in south central Colorado and also conducted survey and contributed to an Environmental Assessment in Death Valley Ca.

Shortly after Richard retired in 2014 he began delving into his family ancestry. A journey that continues and his presentation highlights the more than 2-year research into a family heirloom.

A Quilt of Honor

James Boston, enlisted, January 1, 1862, in the Union Army (53rd Illinois Infantry, Company F) and was severely wounded during the Battle of Big Hatchie, October 5th 1862.

James was sent by a hospital ship to Benton Barracks General Hospital in St. Louis Mo. After months in the hospital, his wife Caroline left their four small children with relatives in Illinois and traveled to St. Louis and became an Army Nurse.

After the war Caroline and two of her daughters made a Spools Pattern Civil War Signature Quilt. The names of 320 Civil War Soldiers and the military units they served in are embroidered on the quilt. There are military units from twenty-five states, the United States Colored Troops, and one Army Nurse assigned to Benton Barracks in St. Louis, Mo.

Over the past 2 1/2 years Richard, his brother Earl and a third cousin Gladys Kite (also the G G Granddaughter of Caroline Boston) have researched all 320 names on the quilt. This presentation highlights some of that research and focuses on several Civil War Veterans who later lived in Colorado.

Will be in the Big Thompson

Program Date: Oct 11th


6:30 PM

  • Membership Meeting

7:00 PM

  • Program

Come, join the fun, meet archaeology enthusiasts!

Coming Soon:

November Speaker:  Dr. Anne S. Dowd, Traditional Native American Raw Material Sources in the Yellowstone Region.