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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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Making Manny the Mannequin: Week 2

Last week, I completed the first phase of making a mannequin to be displayed in the Greeley History Museums upcoming exhibit about Greeleys Spanish Colony. My goal was to tell the story of the Spanish Colony sugar beet laborers without words or pictures. Every...

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Making Manny the Mannequin: Week 1

Any decent tailor will tell you that he or she creates and alters clothing to fit the clients body shape. They take measurements of shoulder span, arm and leg length, neck circumference. The exhibits designers at the Greeley History Museum take those measurements...

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Internship: 2 Months

I have now been interning at the Greeley Museum for almost two months. The majority of my work has focused on designing a five panel series that will explore the history of the Spanish Colony, a unique Greeley neighborhood initiated in 1924 to maintain a community and...

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Internship: 1st Month

It was an interesting day as I joined the Exhibits Team to review the water exhibit in the Main Gallery at the Greeley History Museum. We engaged a visiting family from Louisiana to get their feedback on our ideas for revisions. It turned out that they had come to...

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In celebration of #springtraining, here’s a #TBT to local sports history. The Greeley Grays started in 1920 in the Spanish Colony neighborhood as a softball team. They later moved on to hardball and competed in the Rocky Mountain League of the National Semi-Pro Baseball Congress. ... See MoreSee Less

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