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The history of Macky Auditorium began with the generosity of Andrew J. Macky, a Boulder pioneer, gold rush settler, carpenter, and founding director of the First National Bank of Boulder. A primary figure in Boulder's history until his death in 1907, Macky bequeathed $300,000 to the University for an auditorium.
On September 20, 1909, ground breaking ceremonies were held for Macky Auditorium. Legal delays halted construction, and it took 13 years to complete. Since its completion in 1922, Macky has been the site of performances by the famous and not-so-famous, early commencement ceremonies, offices for administrative and departmental personnel, riots in the 1960s, and the home of the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra, the Artist Series, the Conference on World Affairs, the Macky Auditorium Travel Film Series, College of Music band, choir, orchestra, organ and opera perfomances, as well as many other events.