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, May 23rd, at which artist and UNC emeriti Visual Arts Faculty Lydia Ruyle will present “The Story of Alles Acres and Rammed Earth.” Lydia Ruyle will give a visual talk about her parents, Lydia Alles and David J. Miller, and their founding of Alles Acres and building homes of rammed earth. Ruyle and her husband Bob have lived in a rammed earth home since 1962. Participants are encouraged to bring a sack lunch.
Lydia Ruyle is an artist, author, and scholar emerita of the Visual Arts faculty of UNC where The Lydia Ruyle Room of Women's Art was dedicated in 2010. Her research into sacred images of women has taken her around the globe. Ruyle creates and exhibits her art and does workshops throughout the U.S. and internationally. Her Goddess Icon Spirit Banners, which made their debut in 1995 at the Celsus Library, Ephesus, Turkey, have flown in dozens of countries. Goddess Icons Spirit Banners of the Divine Feminine was published in 2002.
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:
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