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Oct
26
Thu
History Brown Bag: Frances Wisebard Jacobs and the United Way @ Greeley History Museum
Oct 26 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
History Brown Bag: Frances Wisebard Jacobs and the United Way @ Greeley History Museum | Greeley | Colorado | United States

Frances Wisebart Jacobs was known as Denver’s Mother of Charities, a title she earned as one of the founders of the Charities Organization Society (now the United Way) and the woman responsible for National Jewish Hospital. Susan Malmstadt, of the Legendary Ladies, will perform Frances and talk about this remarkable community organizer whose charity work lives on today.

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, presentations are held from noon to 1 p.m. at the Greeley History Museum, 714 8th St. For more information about the Historic Preservation program, visit GreeleyGov.com/ HP or call 970-350-9222.

Nov
11
Sat
Veteran’s Day Closure @ Greeley History Museum
Nov 11 all-day

The Greeley History Museum is closed in observance of Veteran’s Day.

Nov
23
Thu
Thanksgiving Day Closure @ Greeley History Museum
Nov 23 all-day

The Greeley History Museum is closed in observance of Thanksgiving.

Nov
25
Sat
Holiday Open House @ Greeley History Museum
Nov 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Holiday Open House @ Greeley History Museum | Greeley | Colorado | United States

Holiday Open House at Greeley History Museum, 714 8th St. This event is in conjunction with the Downtown Development Authority’s Holiday Open House event and features a museum free day! Enjoy craft activities for the kids, pictures with Cowboy Santa, check out the great exhibits, games and more at the Greeley History Museum.

 

Dec
3
Sun
“Made for the Tourist Trade” Exhibit Ends @ Greeley History Museum
Dec 3 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
"Made for the Tourist Trade" Exhibit Ends @ Greeley History Museum | Greeley | Colorado | United States

Exhibit Final Day. Westward expansion was driven, in large part, by railroad travel that could take visitors from coast to coast quickly and conveniently. Along with that expansion came demand for Southwest Native American pieces used not for ceremony or for cooking, but strictly for trade. “Made for the Tourist Trade” is a collaboration between the University of Northern Colorado’s Anthropology Department and City of Greeley Museums staff which showcases pieces originally housed in a university museum that closed in the 1980s. This exhibit showcases the history of that museum and nearly 20 pieces from its original collection.

 

Dec
24
Sun
Christmas Eve Closure @ Greeley History Museum
Dec 24 all-day

The Greeley History Museum is closed in observance of Christmas Eve.

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.

May
20
Sun
H2O Exhibition Final Day @ Greeley History Museum
May 20 @ 10:30 am – 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.

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