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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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BUILD! Frontiers Exhibit: How Does Everything Fit?

Producing awesome exhibits is, of course, the main goal of the exhibits team at the Greeley History Museum. Each exhibit starts its life as a concept about three years before its doors open. The idea grows and develops as the team dives into artifact research, image...

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The Hazel E. Johnson Research Center: What We Do

What is an archivist? When many people hear the word archivist they may find themselves wondering what exactly is an archivist and what do they do? Archivists are professionals who are specially trained in preserving original two-dimensional materials (e.g....

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This year’s Arbor Day Celebration takes place today at 9am at Sherwood Park, 2800 Block of 13th St., unless the weather is bad and then it's in nearby Scott Elementary. This free community event includes planting trees, refreshments, and a tree seedlings giveaway. Take time to appreciate the lovely shade provided by trees in Greeley parks and streets. The stumps visible in this 1906 Lincoln Park photo were the result of a few trees growing too tall and causing problems with utility lines that ran through the park. ... See MoreSee Less

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