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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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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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The Greeley Historic Preservation Commission has a free History Brown Bag tomorrow on the 50th anniversary of Aims Community College. In honor of this important milestone, come listen to Emily Tilton's presentation on the college's history. Additionally, the Greeley History Museum will be hosting a display for the anniversary opening on May 17th. Don't miss these exciting events! #aims50 ... See MoreSee Less

Aims 50th Anniversary History Brown Bag Presentation

April 27, 2017, 12:00pm - April 27, 2017, 1:00pm

Join us at the Greeley History Museum for walk through time in celebration of Aims Community College 50th Anniversary. Learn about the life and growth of Aims that started with heart (Kirby Hart to be...

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