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Feb
22
Thu
History Brown Bag: Colorado’s Deadliest Floods @ Greeley History Museum
Feb 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
History Brown Bag: Colorado's Deadliest Floods @ Greeley History Museum | Greeley | Colorado | United States

On Thursday, Feb. 22, at noon, Darla Sue Dollman will present “Colorado’s Deadliest Floods” as part of the Historic Preservation Program’s History Brown Bag Series.

History Brown Bags are free afternoon events that aim to provide cultural and historical context to topics related to Historic Preservation in and around Greeley. Unless otherwise noted, all presentations are held from noon to 1 p.m. at the Greeley History Museum, 714 8th St., on the fourth Thursday of the month from January through October. For more information about the Historic Preservation program, visit GreeleyGov.com/HP or call 970-350-9222.

Mar
22
Thu
History Brown Bag: Dent Site @ Greeley History Museum
Mar 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
History Brown Bag: Dent Site @ Greeley History Museum | Baraboo | Wisconsin | United States

On Thursday, March 22, at noon, Bob Brunswig will present “Dent Site” as part of the Historic Preservation Program’s History Brown Bag Series.

History Brown Bags are free afternoon events that aim to provide cultural and historical context to topics related to Historic Preservation in and around Greeley. Unless otherwise noted, all presentations are held from noon to 1 p.m. at the Greeley History Museum, 714 8th St., on the fourth Thursday of the month from January through October. For more information about the Historic Preservation program, visit GreeleyGov.com/HP or call 970-350-9222.

Apr
1
Sun
Easter Holiday Closure @ Greeley History Museum
Apr 1 all-day

The Greeley History Museum is closed in observance of the Easter holiday.

Apr
26
Thu
History Brown Bag: WWII and Holocaust Awareness @ Greeley Senior Center
Apr 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
History Brown Bag: WWII and Holocaust Awareness @ Greeley Senior Center | Greeley | Colorado | United States

On Thursday, April 26, at noon, the Historic Preservation program will have a presentation on WWII and Holocaust Awareness as part of its History Brown Bag Series.

History Brown Bags are free afternoon events that aim to provide cultural and historical context to topics related to Historic Preservation in and around Greeley. Unless otherwise noted, all presentations are held from noon to 1 p.m. at the Greeley History Museum, 714 8th St., on the fourth Thursday of the month from January through October. For more information about the Historic Preservation program, visit GreeleyGov.com/HP or call 970-350-9222.

May
3
Thu
Young Chautauqua Performances @ Centennial Village Museum
May 3 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Young Chautauqua Performances @ Centennial Village Museum | Greeley | Colorado | United States

Young Chautauqua is a nationally recognized youth program in which young scholars portray historical figures. As part of a collaboration between the High Plains Chautauqua and local schools, students portray thoroughly researched historical characters and field questions about the character using the knowledge they’ve gained. Although this event is not open to the general public, parents and family of participants are welcome to attend.

To request more information about the Young Chautauqua program in Greeley-Evans School District 6, contact Greeley Convention and Visitor’s Bureau 970-352-3567 or email hpc@coloradohumanities.org.

May
7
Mon
2018 Spring High Plains History Festival @ Centennial Village Museum
May 7 – May 11 all-day
2018 Spring High Plains History Festival @ Centennial Village Museum | Greeley | Colorado | United States

Since 1992, the City of Greeley Museums has produced a living history festival for fourth and fifth grade students with interactive elements and demonstrations illustrating life in Northern Colorado and the American West in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

This event is closed to the public and requires advance school registration. For further details, call Sarah Lester at 970-350-9275.

May
13
Sun
“Preservation, Education, Service: Daughters of the American Revolution” Exhibit Ends @ Greeley History Museum
May 13 @ 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm
"Preservation, Education, Service: Daughters of the American Revolution" Exhibit Ends @ Greeley History Museum | Greeley | Colorado | United States

The exhibit highlights select photographs, historic documents and artifacts, to detail the impact of the Centennial State Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution through 113 years of Greeley’s history as related to their motto and mission. The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution’s motto is “God, Home, and Country” and coupled with it is a mission focused on Patriotism, Education, and Historic Preservation.

Greeley’s DAR received their charter in 1904 as the 655th chapter admitted to the National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, a service organization founded in 1890. Highlights include a flag created for America’s bicentennial celebration and two doll costumes made in the likeness of those made and worn by Josephine Meeker and Shawsheen.

May
20
Sun
“H2O Today” Exhibit Ends @ Greeley History Museum
May 20 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

H2O is the compound known as water, a fragile and finite global resource. Understanding our water sources, knowing how much water we use to sustain our societies, and protecting our water and ecosystems from pollutants is vitally important. No living thing exists without water.

“H2O Today” is a new exhibition at the Greeley History Museum, 714 8th St., which examines the diversity and challenges of global water sources and promotes conversation, creativity and innovation through art, science and technology. Organized by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service (SITES), it will be available locally from Saturday, Sept. 2 through Sunday, May 20, 2018.

The exhibition “H2O Today” dives into what it means to live on a planet where 71 percent of the surface is covered in water, yet less than 3 percent is drinkable. The exhibition highlights its criticality in daily life worldwide through water power, industry, agriculture and home use. Visitors will learn the affects climate change, population growth and pollution have on the water cycle and weather patterns as well as the creative ways people around the world are tackling the challenges of water shortages and pollution.

Local artifacts on display include items related to the Greeley Ice and Storage Company, and a water clock used to measure water levels at the head gate for Union Colony Ditch No.3. Visitors will also have an opportunity to learn about irrigation and use an example treadle pump to see how the pump moves water.

The Greeley History Museum is one of the first museums to showcase the “H2O Today” temporary exhibition and the Smithsonian has chosen our local museum as a test site for various hands-on activities that go along with it.  The “H2O Today” exhibition is part of the Smithsonian’s Think Water Initiative to raise awareness of water as a critical resource for life through exhibitions, educational resources and public programs.

The exhibit is sponsored by the Cache la Poudre River National Heritage Area and the 501(c)3 non-profit management entity of the heritage area, the Poudre Heritage Alliance.

“H20 Today” was organized by SITES and adapted from an exhibition organized by the American Museum of Natural History in New York City (Amnh.org) and the Science Museum of Minnesota in St. Paul (Smm.org), in collaboration with Great Lakes Science Center in Cleveland; The Field Museum in Chicago; Instituto Sangari in Sao Paulo; National Museum of Australia in Canberra; Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, Canada; San Diego Natural History Museum; and Science Centre Singapore with PUB Singapore.

May
24
Thu
History Brown Bag: Endangered Places Program in Colorado @ Greeley History Museum
May 24 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
History Brown Bag: Endangered Places Program in Colorado @ Greeley History Museum | Greeley | Colorado | United States

On Thursday, May 24, at noon, the Historic Preservation program will have a presentation on the “Endangered Places Program in Colorado” as part of its History Brown Bag Series. Kim Grant is the speaker.

History Brown Bags are free afternoon events that aim to provide cultural and historical context to topics related to Historic Preservation in and around Greeley. Unless otherwise noted, all presentations are held from noon to 1 p.m. at the Greeley History Museum, 714 8th St., on the fourth Thursday of the month from January through October. For more information about the Historic Preservation program, visit GreeleyGov.com/HP or call 970-350-9222.

Jun
22
Fri
2018 Greeley Independence Stampede @ Centennial Village Museum
Jun 22 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
2018 Greeley Independence Stampede @ Centennial Village Museum | Greeley | Colorado | United States

The Greeley Stampede is Colorado’s premier summer western celebration. This longstanding event has grown in diversity and popularity since its inception and has provided music and rodeo entertainment to hundreds of thousands of people every summer. The event includes concerts, world class rodeos, a demolition derby, midway games and rides, food vendors, a beer garden and so much more. Those who purchase admission to the Stampede can enjoy Centennial Village Museum as part of their entrance as well.

During the Greeley Stampede, the museum’s entrance is moved to the north side of the Village and guests must enter through the Stampede’s gates.

Centennial Village Museum is a living history experience that features over 35 historical buildings, costumed interpreters, heritage farm animals, and 8-acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. Visitors step back in time and learn about the early pioneer settling of the western high plains, a time when grand houses, growing businesses, extensive prairies and agriculture were all a part of daily life. Demonstrations vary each day and may include blacksmithing, historic printing, tortilla making, chuckwagon cooking, and more.

Try the Village’s cell phone tour and learn the history of each of the museum’s historic structures. Once inside the Village, dial 970-475-6217 to access the audio tour. Or, visit Greeley.Oncell.com to access the online audio and visual tour.

For more information about the Greeley Stampede visit GreeleyStampede.org.

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