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History Re-stitched: Shawsheen & Josephine Meeker

Famous Faces in Northern Colorado History Written by JoAnna Luth Stull, Museum Registrar Named and known by her descendants as She-towitch, she was best known as Shawsheen with her name written in historic newspaper accounts as Shasheen, Shashien, and Shosheen and...

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History of Centennial Village’s Farr Garage

Curious about the history of the Farr Garage at Centennial Village? It was originally a blacksmith shop! In 1982, Centennial Village staff were able to construct the replica blacksmith shop through the great generosity of Mr. and Mrs. W.D. Farr. Its design and...

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The Story of Kate McHale Slaughterback

Famous Faces in Northern Colorado History Written by Kimberly Overholt, Museum Marketing Several stories and people have found historic fame in northeastern Colorado, but none so much as the fame garnered by an early 20th century rattlesnake killing incident. Kate...

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History Re-stitched: Josephine Meeker & Shawsheen

Written by JoAnna Luth Stull, Museum Registrar Greeley’s founder Nathan Meeker wrote in the 1870, edition of the Greeley Tribune, “Now while we are daily exploring the prairies, mountains, and streams, and even bringing up buried treasures of the ages from the grounds...

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Collections Mash-Up: A Collaborative Exhibition

In 2015, a collection of over 300 artifacts were returned to the University of Northern Colorado’s Anthropology Department from the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. These artifacts were once part of an even larger collection displayed in a museum on the UNC campus....

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Got Dirt?

Have you ever needed fake dirt? No? Well, this is something that we needed at the Greeley History Museum. For an upcoming archaeology exhibition, we’re creating an interactive to explain what stratigraphy (the study of the different layers of the earth) is and how...

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Thank You Students and Staff!

On Wednesday, April 6, students from Roosevelt High School came to Centennial Village to help with our acreage. They were so helpful! The students had many different skill levels and the staff connected with them at their level. Many students commented how much fun...

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Letter from the Manager

Looking back, 2015 was a year of transition for the City of Greeley Museums. Turnover in key staff proved challenging but provided an opportunity to re-energize our museum system with new ideas, experiences and perspectives.  This also gave us with the opportunity to...

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Building Connections: The Roots Project

It was a crisp October Saturday morning at Centennial Village, 1475 A St., where students from the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) and staff from Centennial Village Museum gathered with refugees and immigrants to learn about Greeley’s history for the third...

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How Does Everything Fit? Part II

Exhibit Features Three dimensional representations of the exhibit spaces and features (i.e. artifacts, furniture, interactive stations, wall panels, etc.) not only help the exhibits team to determine an exhibit’s layout, but also give us the chance to imagine new...

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Did you know that the color pink got its name from a pink variety of Dianthus flowers? In honor of #nationalpinkday take a peek #behindthescenes at this blossoming hat getting ready for the museum’s Well Dressed in Weld: Fun & Funky Florals exhibition opening in September. ... See MoreSee Less

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