"On behalf of the Board of the Friends of the Longmont Senior Center, Inc., we want to thank you for your presentation, Sisters of Courage, as part of our Cultural Enrichment Program. We are fortunate to share your talent and appreciate the extra work you did to bring this program to our audience. Thank you. These are the memories we treasure."
"Wonderful presentation! Great story, great photos, great history. You have inspired me to work more on our family history."
"Dave Lively is one of the most dynamic and passionate history speakers we have had the pleasure to present here at the Town of Frisco Historic Park & Museum. Dave is a true storyteller and brings all of his historic tours and slide shows to life! We are privileged to have him participate in our two educational speaker series here at the Museum."
Ms. Simone Katharina Belz
Town of Frisco - Frisco Historic Park & Museum
“Dave Lively’s presentation “Rocky’s West Side Stories” is superb. Probably no one knows more or tells the story of the valley so well. Dave’s own family has deep roots in that gorgeous mountain valley on the headwaters of the Colorado River, known by the Arapaho as Kawuneeche or Coyote Creek. Dave provides a unique mix of family history, his own scholarship and his experience leading tours of that fabled valley noted for its dude ranches, spectacular scenery, trout fishing and moose galore.”
Thomas “Dr. Colorado” Noel
Professor of History and Director of Public History,
Preservation and Colorado Studies at University of Colorado Denver
"What a thrill with the cooler temperature. This is a once in a lifetime trip for us. It’s snowing in October!"
Helen R. Cincinnati OH
Step-On Tour Attendee
“An engaging and informative storyteller, Mr. Lively shared a great deal of intriguing information.”
Overland Park, Kansas
"Hello Dave! You did Sisters of Courage for us last year and we would be thrilled if you could do a second program for us. We are booking out our year and we have dates to fill up with great people like you. We’d love to see you again."
Parker Area Historical Society
"This is the most beautiful place I've ever been."