Each month Greeley residents and learn more about Greeley's history for free with the Brown Bag Series, and it continues this month and in August. The Greeley Historic Preservation Commission continues the free History Brown Bag Series held on the 4th Thursday of each month from February through October, 12:00 – 1:00 p.m., at the Greeley History Museum, 714 8th Street.

So what are the upcoming Greeley History Brown Bag Series?

The sixth Brown Bag session will be on Thursday, July 26th, during which University of Northern Colorado Professor Dr. Michael Welsh will present about what the Colorado plains meant to world-renowned author James Michener.  Dr. Welsh states, “We are revisiting Michener's Plains because we face some of the same issues as he did when he came to Greeley and Colorado State College of Education (CSCE) (later to become the University of Northern Colorado [UNC]) in the 1930s: drought, economic difficulties, political upheaval, etc.

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The History Brown Bag schedule for the remainder of 2012 is as follows:

July 26: What the Colorado Plains Meant to James Michener, Professor Michael Welsh

August 23: Classic Cars, Jerry Vielma

September 27: Artist Studio in a Historic Building, Susan Herold; this talk will take place at Herold’s studio at 701 7th Street

October 25: Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra, Ron Edgerton

You can get more information, by calling 970.350.9222.