The First Book About Anne Evans: A Historical Biography
Author Barbara Edwards Sternberg
with Jennifer Boone and Evelyn Waldron

Incredible News!

Anne Evans Receives Two Statewide Awards for her Contributions to Colorado.

This nearly forgotten cultural visionary and pioneer is finally – and belatedly – honored for the lasting gifts she bestowed upon all of us who have and will use the Denver Public Library system, peruse the world-class exhibits at the Denver Art Museum, enjoy a Central City Opera, keenly appreciate the value of the vibrant Native American Arts scene.

The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame announced their Inductees, both contemporary and historical. Anne Evans was one of the four historical nominees to be inducted at a Gala dinner.

CO Womens Hall of Fame

The Colorado Business Hall of Fame held its annual black tie event at which six new members were inducted. These male and female laureates are both contemporary and historical. Anne Evans was among this number.

CO Business Hall of Fame


Winner of the

in the USA Best Book Awards!


IPPY Award (Independent Publisher Book)
for Best Regional Non-Fiction

Barbara Sternberg delivers a rare insight into the interweaving of Colorado’s early history and the creation of the state’s cultural infrastructure.

Anne Evans’ energy and drive helped to fashion the rich cultural landscape enjoyed by millions … today.

Colorado Public Radio Interview
with Barbara Edwards Sternberg

Anne Evans (1871-1941), was involved in the development of the Denver Art Museum, the Denver Public Library, the restoration of the Central City Opera House and the initiation of the Central City Summer Opera Festival. She contributed significantly to Mayor Robert Speer’s creation of Denver’s Civic Center. Anne Evans’ father was John Evans, Colorado’s second Territorial Governor, who founded the University of Denver – one of his many prodigious accomplishments. Anne Evans supported the development of Denver University’s art and theater departments. She was also known for quietly helping many talented artists get the education and commissions they needed to succeed.




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This project is co-published with the Center for Colorado and the West Auraria Library.
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