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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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Greeley’s First “Selfie?”

Here’s a photo that was included in a collection of 338 glass plate negatives, 1 antique dental tool, and 13 lantern slides donated by Dr. John A. Weaver Jr. in 1991. The glass plate negatives included in this donation depict the Weaver family’s house, dental office, and various trips to Estes Park and all around the country in the early 1900s. This particular photo depicts Dr. John A. Weaver Sr. and his wife Emma Cecile Rochat Weaver a few years after they were married on June 1, 1900.

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Union Colony Letters

Every day as a Museum Registrar is exciting with unique opportunities to preserve and share local history. Such was the day in December 2013, when I received one particular call. That day will remain in my memory as one of the highlights of my Registrar career.

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