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2019 Free History Brown Bag Series

The Greeley Historic Preservation Commission kicks off the free 2019 History Brown Bag series held generally on the 4th Thursday of each month from January through October, noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, January 24th. 

Young Chautauqua Mentor, Greeley Historic Preservation Commission member and retired educator Tannis Bator and University High School Senior Nathan Stauts will present an update to the Windows of Time documentary about the POW Camp 202 that was west of Greeley during World War II.  Come learn about this significant historic site in Greeley, hear stories of POWs who resided there during the war, including one former prisoner that City Staff interviewed, and hear the current status of the site.  The presentation will be held in the Community Room at the Greeley History Museum, 714 8th Street. 

Following are the many offers a part of the 2019 History Brown Bag series.  All presentations will be held at the Greeley History Museum, 714 8th Street, in the Community Room, unless otherwise noted.  Note several dates are different than the 4th Thursday of the month.

January 24                   
Update on POW Camp 202 Site, Tannis Bator and Nathan Stauts

February 27 (Wed)
African Americans in World War I, Professor George Junne

March 28                     
A Soldier’s Memories of Vietnam, Vietnam Veteran and Colorado resident John Thompson

April 11                       
Jewish Soldier Experiences of World War II, Rampart Library District Director Michelle Petrazzoulo - presentation will be at the Greeley Active Adult Center

May 23
Manzanar: An American Concentration Camp, Marge Taniwaki

June 6
WWII Battlefields, Cemeteries and Monuments, Don Runnells

July 25                       
Young Chautauquans Perform, Young Chautauquans

August 22
To Be Determined

September 26
Teetotalers, Stuffed Shirts & Canoe Paddlers: Union Colony Letter Writers, Museum Manager Dan Perry

October 24
History of the Colorado Railroad Museum and artifacts, Michelle Kempema; this presentation will be held at the Colorado Model Railroad Museum, 680 10th Street and will be free of charge.

For more information, contact Betsy Kellums in the Historic Preservation Office at  or 350-9222.

Release Date:
Jan 17, 2019

For more information, media representatives should contact:

Betsy Kellums, Historic Preservation Specialist
Community Development Department

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