City of Greeley Press Releases

History Brown Bag Series: Why a Courthouse Looks Like a Courthouse

Release Date:
Feb 16, 2017
For Immediate Release
For more information, media representatives should contact:
Betsy Kellums, Historic Preservation Specialist
Community Development Department

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, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 23rd.  Jean Messinger, local author and historian, will kick off the 2017 100-year anniversary celebration of the Weld County Courthouse with a presentation entitled “Why a Courthouse Looks Like a Courthouse and Why a Church Looks Like a Church.”  She will discuss governmental and religious architecture and how the historic architecture often reflects the values of the institution, such as stability, permanence, democracy, and refuge.   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 Hitler, His Art and the Nazi Views on Degenerative Art, which will be held in the basement meeting rooms 2 and 3 of the Greeley Senior Center, 1010 6th Street.

February 23                 
Why a Courthouse Looks Like a Courthouse, Jean Messinger

March 23                    
Lincoln Assassination Letter, Dean Moore

Wednesday, April 26  
Hitler, His Art and the Nazi Views on Degenerative 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.


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