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 StautsFebruary 27
African Americans in World War I, Professor George JunneMarch 28
A Soldier’s Memories of Vietnam, Vietnam Veteran and Colorado resident John ThompsonApril 11
Jewish Soldier Experiences of World War II, Rampart Library District Director Michelle Petrazzoulo - presentation will be at the Greeley Active Adult CenterMay 23
Manzanar: An American Concentration Camp, Marge TaniwakiJune 6
WWII Battlefields, Cemeteries and Monuments, Don RunnellsJuly 25
Young Chautauquans Perform, Young ChautauquansAugust 22
To Be DeterminedSeptember 26
Teetotalers, Stuffed Shirts & Canoe Paddlers: Union Colony Letter Writers, Museum Manager Dan PerryOctober 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 firstname.lastname@example.org