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History Brown Bag Series: Lincoln Assassination Letter

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, 12 to 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 23.  Greeley resident Dean C. Moore will talk about a letter about the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln written in the late 1890s by an Ohio Congressman, who was an eye witness at Ford’s Theater in April 1865.  He will talk about the content of the letter, how his family came into possession of it, as well as the donation of the letter to the Lincoln Library.  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 2017 History Brown Bag series.  All presentations will be held at the Greeley History Museum, 714 8th Street, in the Community Room, with the exception of the Wednesday, April 26th presentation on “How He Did It: Hitler’s Campaign to Control and Redefine Art,” which will be held in the basement meeting rooms 2 and 3 of the Greeley Senior Center, 1010 6th Street.

March 23
Lincoln Assassination Letter, Dean Moore

Wednesday, April 26
How He Did It: Hitler’s Campaign to Control and Redefine Art, Pamela Hewitt, at the Senior Center

April 27
Aims 50th Anniversary, Laura Coale

May 25
History and Architecture of Colorado Department of Transportation, CDOT, Jason Marmor

June 8
History of Alzheimer’s Disease, Kelly Osthoff

June 22
Greeley Water History, 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:
Mar 16, 2017
For Immediate Release
For more information, media representatives should contact:
Betsy Kellums, Historic Preservation Specialist
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