City of Greeley Museums to Release New Book about Greeley
There is a new book about the history of Greeley. Local history expert and City of Greeley museums staff member Peggy Ford Waldo wrote a Greeley history book for the “Images of America” series appropriately titled "Greeley."
How to Get the Book
"Greeley" is available for purchase through the Greeley History Museum’s gift shop, located at 714 8th St., or by calling the museum at 970-350-9220. The cost of the book is $23.50 and each copy pre-purchased through the museum gift shop will include a free admission pass.
What is the Book About?
The “Images of America” series, printed by Arcadia Publishing, documents the history of neighborhoods, towns and cities. This particular book tracks Greeley’s history beginning with its establishment in 1870 as a utopic agricultural and temperance community and contains information about notable individuals, businesses, schools, churches and more.
Ford Waldo worked for the last couple of years to sift through, organize and collect photos for the 128 page book using the museum’s Hazel E. Johnson Research Center. The museum currently has about 20,000 photos in its database and about 80,000 images in its total collection, so not everything could be included in the book.
Peggy Ford Waldo has worked for the City of Greeley Museums since 1979 and has served as the development curator since 2010.