WrightEd Online Lecture Series

Program Coordinator Larry Meckel

Beginning in 2021

Full year program

WrightEd online lecture series

For 5 years now the Wright Opera House has sponsored a Fall Continuing Education Class. These have been very well received. Moreover, there is an important community need for more remote diversions in these times when events are limited. With these in mind, the Wright is pleased to announce that for 2021 we will expand this series to a full year program: The WrightEd Lecture Series.

We anticipate having 3 fascinating new classes for the winter and spring semesters. One will start in January, one in February, and the third in April.  The speakers will all be local residents who have a passion for their topics and would like to share that with the community.  The Program will take a break over the usually busy (for you and for the Wright) summer season. It will then resume in the fall with an additional 1 or 2 classes. You may select any or all of the classes you would like to participate in. The classes will all be via Zoom and will follow a similar format used for this fall’s class.

All class fees will go directly to the Wright to support their community efforts.

The details are still in the early planning stage. As they are finalized, we will keep all informed as to class title with an abstract, the presenter, fee structure, and exact dates and times via both our website and the weekly Tuesday morning newsletter. 

If you have questions, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact Larry Meckel, the Program Coordinator (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 

We look forward to having you join us for this exciting new series as we expand our educational opportunities for the entire community, wherever you are located.


The Wright Opera House is a 501c3 nonprofit, operating a historic venue and premier performing arts organization located in the City of Ouray. It is supported by event fees and by generous donations. Click here to make a tax deductible donation to the Wright.

Continuing education courses which benefit you and The Wright Opera House


This two lecture series by Mike Boruta and Steve Cumella will explore the amazing geology of Ouray. Mike’s drone photography and videos will be used to look at features that make Ouray’s landscape so distinctive.

Don Paulson offers four sessions covering in depth five railroads that operated in Ouray, San Juan and San Miguel Counties.

Kelvin Kent will bring his experience and knowledge to this 3 week course that will cover the Eastern Religions of Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam. It will touch on areas like how they came into being, the structure of each religion and the impact of these religions on our world today.


We're working hard to make the Wright Opera House an open and welcoming venue to organizations throughout Colorado. We're also trying to restore a facility that is over 126 years old. Needless to say, we have our work cut out for us! If you have some praise for what we've done already or some feedback on what we could do better, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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