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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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Comfortable Clothes for Work: A Flo Hinz Story

In 1977-78, City Council took the first steps to provide permanent funding and staffing for Centennial Village museum. In February 1978, Mr. Florenz Flo Hinz, a Colorado native and advertising executive from the Washington, D.C. area, was hired and served until 1983...

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Kristine Nigl’s Internship

I started my Exhibits Team Internship with Greeley History Museum by getting training on how to properly handle artifacts, learning to be SMATA, (acronym for considerations when moving artifacts: Self, Mind, Area preparation, Transportation plan, Assess the object)....

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Thanks for the Maps Cases!

The City of Greeley History Museums Exhibits and Collections teams recently had the pleasure of relocated several map cases and a large shelving unit. The inspiration for all this moving was a donation of map cases from the USDA Weld County Farm Service Agency...

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Making Manny the Mannequin: Week 4

Over the course of the last three weeks, Manny has gone from being an Ethafoam rectangle to a realistic (and appropriately dirty) beet laborer. After all that hard work, he waited patiently in the museums Exhibits Office before being relocated to his new home. By...

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Internship: 3 Months

Recently as part of my internship with Greeley Museums I had the opportunity to assist moving three of the Meeker letters, currently on display at the Greeley History Museum. The letters are part of a collection long ago saved from the dumpster by a little boy who was...

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Making Manny the Mannequin: Week 3

Over the last two weeks, I have been making a mannequin to represent the story of the sugar beet laborers that lived in Greeleys Spanish Colony neighborhood. My goal has been to allow the museums visitors to understand and appreciate the story of the laborers with...

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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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