FOR RELEASE: Greeley marks its 150th anniversary this year, and to celebrate, city officials plan to open two time capsules.

Join the Greeley Historic Preservation Commission and the City of Greeley Museums as they unveil a selection of items from both capsules live as part of Greeley’s History Brown Bag series at noon, Oct. 22. Register and connect at Log on to the webinar a few minutes before noon to see more photos related to Greeley’s 150th and the time capsules’ unearthing.

In October of 1967 and again in October of 1970, Greeley residents collected items that reflected their lives and placed them in time capsules. They put one capsule in the Civic Center Complex building (later known as the Lincoln Park Annex) in 1967 when it opened. In late 2015, the building was demolished for the construction of the DoubleTree Hotel in downtown Greeley. Museum staff kept the capsule safe since then. The city buried the 1970 capsule in Lincoln Park to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Greeley’s founding.

In addition to museum staff telling stories and showing time capsule items, City Manager Roy Otto will speak about Greeley’s 150th anniversary and how that connects with us today. Recently retired Assistant City Manager Becky Safarik will read comments from the public and reflect on her involvement in Greeley’s 150th-anniversary celebration.

Greeley officials encourage current and former residents who remember when the time capsules were buried to share their stories. Connect by visiting the time capsule online form and submitting comments there, If you cannot leave your comments online, please call the Historic Preservation Office at 970-350-9222.

In 2021, the Greeley History Museum will open an exhibit featuring items from both time capsules.

Anyone that misses the live event can view it on the City of Greeley’s YouTube channel,, after the initial live webinar.

For details about the Greeley Museums, visit To learn more about Greeley’s Historic Preservation Program, please visit, email or call 970-350-9222.


For more information, media representatives should contact:
Betsy Kellums, planner III – historic preservation

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