For Immediate Release
For more information, contact:
Bill Armstrong, Education and Living History Curator
City of Greeley Museums
Subject: 1940s Homefront Celebration in Downtown Greeley
On Friday, August 23 the City of Greeley Museums, the Downtown Development Authority and the Kress Cinema present a summer celebration, 1940s style. Visitors can explore the Greeley History Museum’s new exhibit, “Fight, Work, Save: 1940s Homefront,” and enjoy live swing band music and dancing, WWII memorabilia, wartime fashions and much more in Downtown Greeley. Visitors are invited to come dressed in 1940s fashion. This event will be open to the public from 4 – 8 pm, followed by a showing of Sahara at the Kress Cinema at 9 pm.
Visitors can taste delicious appetizers and drinks made with authentic 1940s recipes. World War II speakers, vehicles and mini-camps will be on site for people to explore. The Colorado Swing Big Band will be entertaining guests and a swing dance group will be teaching steps to keep up with the music. The Kress Cinema’s showing of Sahara includes an intro and discussion on Film and World War II by UNC Professor of film and history, David Caldwell.
The celebration will take place in Downtown Greeley at the Greeley History Museum, at 714 8th Street, in Downtown Greeley, and the Kress Cinema, at 817 8th Ave.