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History Brown Bag


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, September 26th at noon, Greeley Museums’ Manager Dan Perry will present “Teetotalers, Stuffed Shirts & Canoe Paddlers: Union Colony Letter Writers,” a survey of some individuals who wrote to Nathan Meeker in response to his publishing “The Call” in the New York Tribune in 1869.  He will share his fascination with what the letters reveal and what the prospective Union Colony members said about themselves.  The letters provide a snapshot into the thoughts of many Americans in the post-Civil War era, as well as a view into Meeker, as he made notes on nearly all the envelopes.  The presentation will be held in the Community Room at the Greeley History Museum, 714 8th Street. It is free and open to the public and reservations are not required.

Following are the many offers a part of the 2019 History Brown Bag series. 

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 Elizabeth Kellums in the Historic Preservation Office at or 970-350-9222.

Release Date:
Sep 19, 2019
For more information, media representatives should contact:
Elizabeth Kellums, Planner III – Historic Preservation
Community Development Department

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