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50th Anniversary

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Happy Anniversary Northglenn! We're Celebrating 50 Years in 2019.

Ongoing Activities
Resident Recognition Program | History Display Case | Collectables | Northglenn’s Anniversary Mural | Ng50 Farmhouse Ale | 50 Trees for 50 Years

Events
Women’s History in the Making | Incorporation Day Tree Planting | Ice Sculptures | 50 Years Forged in Iron | Plaque Dedication for First City HallCelebrate Northglenn | Historic Homes Tour

Memories of Northglenn
Videos | Stories

Ongoing Activities

Resident Recognition Program
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Dr. Darwin Strickland and former mayor Odell Barry were the first two residents honored in the program.

Every year residents do great things to improve our community and positively affect the lives of others. Share their stories with us and help us celebrate them! Nominees will be recognized at the City Council meetings throughout 2019.

History Display Case
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View the gallery of memorabilia in the lower level of City Hall, 11701 Community Center Drive.  A display case and surrounding walls will feature old photos, blueprints, architectural plans and other items that were found in the city archives and also loaned by Northglenn residents. The display will be updated and changed throughout the year.

Collectables
The following items are available to the public at City Hall:

  • Police 50th Anniversary Challenge Coin - $10. Funds raised will support the production of a 50th anniversary badge that officers will wear.
  • 2019 Calendar – FREE
  • Commemorative Pin – FREE

Northglenn’s Anniversary Mural
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At the July 4th Festival, the city unveiled this mural in the pedestrian underpass underneath I-25, just south of the Civic Center. Created by acclaimed local artist Chad Bolsinger, the project illustrates the history of Northglenn with an eye towards its future heritage.  

Ng50 Farmhouse Ale
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In honor of the city’s anniversary, local company Periodic Brewing devised Ng50 Farmhouse Ale. They brought it by the city’s Food Truck Carnival event for people to try.

50 Trees for 50 Years
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To commemorate the city’s 50th anniversary, 50 trees were planted throughout the city. You can spot them by a small sign placed in front.

  • Click here to see a map that shows where all 50 trees have been planted.

Events

Women’s History in the Making

March 2019
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Northglenn native Laura Richardson (formerly Strickland) came to speak about her journey from Northglenn High School and Northglenn Dolphins swim team up to the highest ranks of the U.S. Army.

Incorporation Day Tree Planting
April 19, 2019
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50 years to the day of Northglenn’s incorporation, the city celebrated by planting five trees. The city picked Danahy Park to hold the event, which was named after Hugh Danahy, the city’s first mayor. Students from nearby Westview Elementary joined us for the event. Ironically, Westview is also celebrating 50 years in 2019!

 

50 Years Forged in Iron
June 5, 2019
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Artists from throughout the country came to Northglenn for an iron pour – part art and part performance. Attendees created designs that were turned into small iron blocks they could bring home. The artists created three plaques commemorating the city’s 50th anniversary. They will be placed at city facilities in the near future.

 

Ice Carving at Food Truck Carnival
May 11, 2019

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Artists from throughout the country came to Northglenn for an iron pour – part art and part performance. Attendees created designs that were turned into small iron blocks they could bring home. The artists created three plaques commemorating the city’s 50th anniversary. They will be placed at city facilities in the near future.

 Dedication of Northglenn's First City Hall
Sat., Sept. 28, 12 p.m., Elks Lodge, 10969 Irma Drive
The city dedicated a plaque at its first permanent City Hall. Now an Elks Lodge, the building served the city from 1970 to 1981.

Celebrate Northglenn
Sat., Sept. 28, 4-7 p.m., Northglenn Recreation Center, 11801 Community Center Drive

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All of Northglenn came to celebrate the city’s 50th anniversary. They learned about Northglenn’s history and then shared their own stories of Northglenn with us in this free open house event. 

Historic Homes Tour
Sun., Oct. 13, 10 a.m-2 p.m., Stonehocker Farmhouse, Deza Estates and Perl Mack Homes

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In celebration of the city's 50th anniversary, the Historic Preservation Foundation will host an open-house style tour of some of the vintage homes in our community. Locations include:

  • Deza Estates, a small enclave of custom mid-century modern style homes built in the 1950s
  • The city's first Perl Mack-developed neighborhoods, which were named “The most perfectly planned community in America” by Life Magazine in 1962
  • Stonehocker Farmhouse, the oldest standing brick farmhouse in Adams County, and listed on the National Historic Register 

The cost is $10 a person, or $20 per person to receive a print featuring the historic homes of Northglenn. For more go to www.northglennhistory.com.


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Contact

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Diana M. Wilson

Director of Communications
303.450.8713
dwilson@northglenn.org

Send in old photos to:

jeisel@northglenn.org
or

John Eisel
c/o Northglenn City Hall
11701 Community Center Drive
Northglenn, CO
80233