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Greeley History Museum Hosts Free Community Event About Bracero Program

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Join the City of Greeley Museums for a storytelling event, "Bittersweet Harvest: Carrying the Family Legacy." Learn about the Mexican Farm Labor Program or "Bracero Program" through personal accounts.

The event takes place from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday, February 2, at the Aims Community College Welcome Center, Ballroom A, 5401 W 20th St.

Event speakers Esthela Núñez Franco and Adriana Trujillo will give a history of the Bracero Program. They will also share stories from family members who participated.

The event is co-hosted by the City of Greeley Museums and Aims Community College.

The Largest Guest Worker Program in U.S. History

The "Bracero Program" began in 1942 and became the largest guest worker program in U.S. history. More than four million Mexican men took short-term labor contracts. Their work influenced the future social landscape of the U.S. and Mexico.

"Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program 1942-1964" runs at the Greeley History Museum through May 13, 2023. The National Museum of American History and the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES) organized the exhibit. The Latino Initiatives Pool, managed by the Smithsonian Latino Center, provided federal support. All SITES photographs in this exhibit are by Leonard Nadal.

 About the Greeley History Museum

The Greeley History Museum showcases and preserves Greeley and Weld County’s history. The site provides permanent and temporary exhibitions, educational programs, research, and collections. Check out the museum’s main exhibit, “Utopia: Adaptation on the Plains.” Other galleries feature rotating themes throughout each year.

For more information, visit greeleymuseums.com.

 

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Release Date:
Jan 20, 2023

Holly Berg, curator of exhibits

970-336-4184

Holly.Berg@greeleygov.com

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