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Free History Brown Bag Series

The Greeley Historic Preservation Commission continues the free 2017 History Brown Bag Series held on the 4th Thursday of each month from January through October, noon to 1 p.m.  On Thursday, May 25th, Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) Historian Jason Marmor will discuss the history and architecture of Greeley's abandoned state highway department complex at 1420 2nd Street, which played a big role in the development of transportation infrastructure in northeastern Colorado since the early twentieth century. Mr. Marmor will also briefly explain the process that CDOT had to follow in order to comply with federal historic preservation laws when it abandoned the five-acre site and its historic buildings.  The presentation will be held in the Community Room of the Greeley History Museum, 714 8th Street.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their lunch.  It is free and open to the public and no reservations are required. 

Following are the many offers a part of the 2017 History Brown Bag series.  All remaining presentations will be held at the Greeley History Museum, 714 8th Street, in the Community Room.

  • May 25  - History and Architecture of Colorado Department of Transportation, CDOT, Jason Marmor
  • June 8 -  History of Alzheimer’s Disease, Kelly Osthoff
  • June 22  - The Magic Touch of Water, Dr. Michael Welsh
  • July 27 - Young Chautauquans Perform, Young Chautauquans
  • August 24   - How to Care for Your Photos, Heather Peterson
  • September 28 - Custer and Manifest Destiny, Jim Vanek
  • October 26 - Frances Wisebart Jacobs and United Way, Susan Malmstadt

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


Release Date:
May 19, 2017
For Immediate Release
For more information, media representatives should contact:
Betsy Kellums, Historic Preservation Specialist
Community Development Department

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