City Of Greeley

May is Historic Preservation Month!

Join the Greeley Historic Preservation Commission in celebrating Historic Preservation Month during May!  “New Age of Preservation: Embark, Inspire, Engage” is the theme for National Historic Preservation Month 2014, cosponsored by Greeley and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. 


In recognition of this month, the Historic Preservation Commission is presenting a series of programs. See the Event Flyer here.

Sunday, May 18th:

Historic Preservation Month Reception and Awards
Plumb Farm, 955 39th Avenue
1-3 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Retired Water and Sewer Director Jon Monson will make a special presentation on the history of water in Greeley, the Historic Preservation Commission will present bronze plaques to several Greeley Historic Register property owners and awards to Historic Preservation Month Award winners, and Museum Manager Dan Perry and Curator Peggy Ford Waldo will guide a tour of the Plumb Farm house and grounds. Light refreshments will be served.

Questions? Contact 970.350.9222 or

Monday, May 19th:

Sunrise Park Neighborhood walking tour
Starting location: East Ward School/ABC East Early Education Center, 1028 5th Avenue
5 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Staff of the ABC East Early Education Center will provide a brief tour of the interior of the school, and then City staff will lead the tour to several other sites in the Sunrise neighborhood.

Questions? Contact 970.350.9222 or

Thursday, May 22nd:

History Brown Bag “On Your Mark, Get Set, Go: Non-Preservationists Make the Preservation Argument”
Speaker: Dan Corson, Intergovernmental Services Director, History Colorado
Greeley History Museum Community Room, 714 8th Street
Free and open to the public

Dan Corson, Intergovernmental Services Director at History Colorado, will present about how non-preservationists and organizations provide information and arguments in favor of historic preservation.

Questions? Contact 970.350.9222 or

Wednesday, May 28th:

Workshop: Historic Property Research Resources & Historic Register Nominations
Speakers: Caroline Blackburn, Archivist, City of Greeley Museums
Heather Peterson, National and State Register Historian, History Colorado
Betsy Kellums, Historic Preservation Specialist, City of Greeley
Greeley History Museum Community Room, 714 8th Street
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Free and open to the public

This workshop will provide information about how to research the history of your historic property, where to find information and about the process of historic register nominations at the local, state and national levels.

Questions? Contact 970.350.9222 or

GTV8 will be showing the historic preservation documentary series, Windows of Time, during the month of May.

DVDs of each edition area available for purchase of $10 each from the Greeley Historic Preservation Office, 970.350.9222,

JMB Petrikin and the Masonic Temple
POW Camp 202
No. 3 Ditch
From the Volga to the Platte: Germans from Russia in Greeley

More information on GTV8 here

Historic Preservation Month posters area available for free from the Historic Preservation Office. They are being distributed to businesses around the City.

A historic preservation display can be found in the GTV8 studio window at 919 7th Street.