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2020 Free History Brown Bag Series

The Greeley Historic Preservation Commission kicks off the free 2020 History Brown Bag series held generally on the 4th Thursday of each month from January through October noon to 1 p.m. On Thursday, Jan. 23, Jean Messinger, historian and author, will present “Slavery by Another Name,” an examination of Reconstruction, Jim Crow and the challenges Blacks encountered when they migrated north. The presentation includes examples of less-publicly-acknowledged supremacism and racism.  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 2020 History Brown Bag series.  All presentations will be held at the Greeley History Museum, 714 8th Street, in the Community Room, unless otherwise noted. 

January 23                  
Slavery By Another Name, Jean Messinger

February 27                
Greeley Water History: Past, Present and Future, by Harold Evans

March 26                    
Women’s Suffrage Discussions in the 1890s Greeley Tribune, by Gail Larsen Khasawneh

April 23                      
Improving the Race: Echoes of Nazism in Latin America, 1930-1950, by Robert Weis

May 28                       
Greeley’s Notable Union Colonists and Pioneers, by Peggy Ford Waldo

June 25                       
William Bowman, Architect, and his Buildings, by Scott McLean

July 23                       
Young Chautauquans Perform, Young Chautauquans

August 27                   
To Be Determined

September 24             
Greeley Masonic Temple Rehabilitation, by Ron and Linde Thompson

October 22                 
To Be Determined

For more information, contact Betsy Kellums in the Historic Preservation Office at or 350-9222.

Release Date:
Jan 16, 2020

Betsy Kellums, Historic Preservation Specialist

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