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History Brown Bag Series: Jewish Soldier Experiences of World War II


The Greeley Historic Preservation Commission continues the free 2019 History Brown Bag series held each month from January through October, noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 11th.  Michelle Petrazzoulo, Library Director for the Rampart Library District in Woodland Park, CO will present Jewish American Soldier Experiences of World War II and will focus on pre-war immigration to America and individual stories of those who had the unique position of being of both Jewish faith and of German descent during World War II. The presentation will be held in the dining room at the Active Adult Center, 1010 6th 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.

April 11                     
Jewish Soldier Experiences of World War II, Rampart Library District Director Michelle Petrazzoulo (Greeley Active Adult Center, dining room, 1010 6th Street)

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:
Apr 4, 2019

Betsy Kellums, Historic Preservation Specialist
Community Development Department

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