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History Presentation Explores the Life of Greeley Pioneer Woman Martha Carpenter


The Greeley Historic Preservation Commission invites the public to a free, living history presentation of local pioneer woman Mrs. Martha Allen Bennett Carpenter at noon, Thursday, Sept. 22 at the Greeley History Museum, 714 8th Street.

The presentation is free and open to the public. No reservations required.

JoAnna Luth Stull, collections registrar for the City of Greeley Museums, takes on the role of Carpenter in a Chautauqua-style presentation. This type of performance combines theatre, history, and the humanities to engage audiences in dialogue with memorable historical figures.

The Life of an Early West Pioneer Woman

Although a pioneer farm wife and mother of three, Carpenter still found time to participate in many local organizations, including the Methodist Church, the Union Colony Pioneer Society, and the Meeker Memorial Society.

In her performance, Stull presents life through the lens of Carpenter, offering unique insight from a pioneer woman’s perspective.

A City of Greeley employee since 2000, Stull also participates in the Weld County Genealogical Society, the Centennial State Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Colorado Genealogical Society.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Kellums at or (970) 350-9222. 


Release Date:
Sep 14, 2022

Elizabeth Kellums, historic preservation planner


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