For Immediate Release
For more information, contact:
Betsy Kellums, Historic Preservation Specialist
Community Development Department
Subject: 2013 Free History Brown Bag Series about Greeley History
The Greeley Historic Preservation Commission continues the free 2013 History Brown Bag Series held on the 4th Thursday of each month from February through October, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., at the Greeley History Museum, 714 8th Street. The next Brown Bag will be on Thursday, April 25th, at which Assistant City Manager Becky Safarik will present how we can rediscover history, make it relevant to our times, and speak to the future. She will look at one of our historic treasures from a new perspective. This Brown Bag will reveal the vision for a “Meeker Museum Makeover” which has been crafted over the last year. According to Becky Safarik, Assistant City Manager and speaker, “This Museum is situated halfway between Downtown and the University and can be a very compelling site to visit if we can help unlock its story in a more dynamic way. That is the goal of this redevelopment vision.” Participants are encouraged to bring a sack lunch.
This series provides citizens the chance to hear interesting historical topics, primarily focused on Greeley and Weld County, and promotes local cultural heritage. “Discover history, architecture, great characters, culture and more at the History Brown Bag series,” encouraged Historic Preservation Commission Chair Becky Brunswig.
The History Brown Bag schedule for 2013 is as follows:
April 25: Meeker Home Redevelopment Project, Assistant City Manager Becky Safarik
May 23: Germans from Russia and Rammed Earth Construction, Lydia Ruyle, artist, emeriti Visual Arts Faculty UNC
June 27: Bear Dance: The Ute Spring Social Dance, Dr. Sally McBeth, Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology, UNC
July 25: Young Chautauquans Perform, Young Chautauquans
August 22: Dearfield and Chapelton: The Twin African-American Communities, Dr. Bob Brunswig, Professor Emeritus, University Research Fellow, Department of Anthropology, UNC
September 26: Spanish Colony, Gabe and Jody Lopez, authors White Gold Laborers; Location change: Armory Building, 614 8th Ave.
October 24: Weld County Citizens of Note 1830-1870, Greeley Museums Staff