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"Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964" Exhibit @ Greeley History Museum

Thursday, May 5, 2022 4:00 PM to Saturday, March 11, 2023 11:00 PM

Greeley History Museum

714 8th Street
Greeley, CO 80631

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The Mexican Farm Labor Program, widely called the “Bracero Program”, began in 1942 and became the largest guest worker program in US history. Over 4 million Mexican men entered the US to work on short term labor contracts. Their contributions shaped future political, economic, and social climates of both countries. In this exhibit, visitors can follow in the footsteps of the braceros as they left their homes, traveled across the border, and performed important, but back-breaking work. The City of Greeley Museums and the Mexican American History Project- Greeley Committee are proud to present this co-curated exhibition, located in the Mezzanine Gallery of the Greeley History Museum.

“Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program” was organized by the National Museum of American History in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, and received federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center. All photographs by Leonard Nadal.

Hours:
Wednesday, Group Visits by Appointment
Thursday-Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Sunday-Tuesday, Closed
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