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July Historic Preservation Events - Free Pre-Chautauqua History Presentation and Downtown Walking Tour


The Greeley Historic Preservation Commission invites the community to two pre-High Plains Chautauqua events this month. High Plains Chautauqua is an annual event in Greeley that offers a unique combination of theatre, history and the humanities. Audiences are invited to see performances and engage in dialogue with memorable historical figures.

At noon, July 14, the Young Chautauquans will present at the Greeley History Museum (714 8th Street). The presenters include students in fourth through 12th grades, who researched and prepared monologues that portray the life stories of inspiring historic figures from their perspectives:

  • Aven McCall will present Hispanic pioneer woman Delores Bacca
  • Lucile Suniga will present 19th-century ballet dancer and figure skater Jackson Haines
  • Asher Jacob Porter will present jazz icon Louis Armstrong

At 6:30 p.m., July 18, city Community Development planner Elizabeth Kellums will lead a tour of historic downtown buildings called “Becoming Greeley.”

The group will meet at the gazebo at Lincoln Park (at the intersection of 8th Street and 9th Ave) and walk through downtown to learn about how Greeley developed from a small colony on the plains to a city of over 110,000 people with great diversity and character.

No reservations are required. Participants should wear walking shoes and prepare for all weather. The tour will take place rain or shine but will be rescheduled in the event of a severe weather event.

More information about 2022 “Becoming America” High Plains Chautauqua events, which take place Aug. 1-5, can be found on the  High Plains Chautauqua website. All events are free and open to the public.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Kellums at or 970.350.9222. 

Photo Credit – 1976.143.0007, City of Greeley Museums, Permanent Collection. Watering tank at intersection, no date. Photographer unknown. 


Release Date:
Jul 13, 2022

Elizabeth Kellums, Historic Preservation planner


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