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50th Anniversary

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 | Celebrate Northglenn | Historic Homes Tour

Ongoing Activities

Resident Recognition 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
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
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
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
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

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.

  • See photos from the event


Incorporation Day Tree Planting
April 19, 2019

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

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

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.

 

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

All of Northglenn is welcome to help us celebrate the city’s 50th anniversary. Come learn about Northglenn’s history and then share your own story of Northglenn with us in this free open house event. 

Refreshments and heavy appetizers will be served. Space is limited, so you must RSVP by 5 p.m. Sept. 13 for this special event to Heather Rule Grady at 303.514.9650 or hgrady@northglenn.org. First come, first served.

 

Historic Homes Tour
Sun., Oct. 13, 10 a.m-3 p.m., Stonehocker Farmhouse, Deza Estates and Perl Mack Homes

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. For more go to www.northglennhistory.com.

Also, the foundation is looking for homes to feature, so if you live in a Perl Mack or Deza Estates house and want to share your home, contact Lauren Weatherly at lauren.weatherly@boulderjourneyschool.com.


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Related Information

 

Contact

Heather Rule Grady
Interim Communications Manager
303.450.9650
hgrady@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