Holiday Event Scheduled for Centennial Village

FOR RELEASE: The City of Greeley Museums will host Homesteader’s Holiday on Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Centennial Village Museum, 1475 A St.  This event includes candle-dipping, craft-making, holiday music and several of the museum’s homes will be open and decorated for the holiday season.

This year, six additional decorated homes have been added to the museum’s holiday tour. Santa will be on-site for photo opportunities and visitors can check out a model train layout provided by the Colorado Model Railroad Museum.

Food and beverages will be available for additional purchase with proceeds to benefit the Friends of the Greeley Museums, an organization that provides support to the City of Greeley Museums. There will also be a special holiday sale happening in Selma’s Store.

The event entertainment schedule includes live performances in the museum’s Old Centennial Church. Enjoy piano music from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., several local Young Chautauqua members portraying important historical figures from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., church organ music from 1 to 1:45 p.m., and a performance by Leo Everett at 2 p.m.

Young Chautauquan performances include Vince Wojurfin as Audie Murphy, America’s most decorated soldier from World War II, Cole Herrick portraying Alexander Hamilton, and Margaret Herrick presenting as Agatha Christie.

Admission for Homesteader’s Holiday is $4 per adult, $2 for children and seniors. Children ages 12 and under get in free with each canned food donation for the Weld Food Bank.

For more information about Homesteader’s Holiday, call 970-350-9220 or visit greeleymuseums.com.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information, contact:
Scott Chartier, Historic Sites Curator
970-350-9224
scott.chartier@greeleygov.com

Greeley History Museum Hosts Free Admission Day

FOR RELEASE: On Saturday, Nov. 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Greeley History Museum, 714 8th St., will host a free admission day sponsored by Guaranty Bank. The free admission day will feature access to all of the museum’s exhibits, which includes its “Peanuts…Naturally” exhibit, as well as holiday crafts and photos with Cowboy Santa.

In addition, the Hazel E. Johnson Research Center, located in the lower level of the museum, will have traditional holiday postcards on display.

The event is being held in conjunction with the Downtown Development Authority’s Holiday Open House.

For more information about the museum free day, call 970-350-9220 or visit greeleymuseums.com.

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For more information, contact:
Dan Perry, City of Greeley Museums Manager
970-350-9218
dan.perry@greeleygov.com

2016 Thanksgiving Holiday: City of Greeley Building Closures

FOR RELEASE: The following City of Greeley facilities will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday:
>> Greeley City Hall, 1000 10th Str. (including Municipal Court
>> City Hall Annex, 1100 10th St.
>> Public Works Administration Building, 1001 9th Ave.
The offices will reopen Monday, November 28.

The Greeley History Museum at 714 8th Street, will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and will reopen on Friday, November 25.

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For more information, contact:
John Pantaleo, Communications & Engagement Manager
970-350-9702
john.pantaleo@greeleygov.com

2016 Veterans Day: City of Greeley Building Closures

The following City of Greeley facilities will be closed on Friday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day:
>> Greeley City Hall, 1000 10th Street (including Municipal Court)
>> City Hall Annex, 1100 10th Street
>> Public Works Administration Building, 1001 9th Avenue
>> Greeley History Museum, 714 8th Street.

The Greeley History Museum will reopen on Saturday, November 12. All other city offices will be back open on Monday, November 14.

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For more information, contact:
John Pantaleo, Communications & Engagement Manager
970-350-9702
john.pantaleo@greeleygov.com

Public Meeting Scheduled for the Greeley History Museum

FOR RELEASE: City of Greeley museum staff will host a public meeting on Thursday, Oct. 20, at 6 p.m., at the Greeley History Museum, 714 8th St., to collect input for its long-range planning project.

One of four city-owned museum properties, the Greeley History Museum showcases and preserves Greeley and Weld County’s history through exhibitions, programs, permanent collections and research. The building includes three floors of permanent and changing galleries and the lower level contains the Hazel E. Johnson Research Center.

The building, originally built in 1929 for the Greeley Tribune, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and became home to the Greeley History Museum in 2005.

For more information about the City of Greeley Museums, visit GreeleyMuseums.com or call 970-350-9220.

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For more information, contact:
Dan Perry, Museum Manager
970-350-9218
Dan.Perry@greeleygov.com

Centennial Village Hosts 2016 Trick-or-Treat Event

FOR RELEASE: Trick-or-treating returns to Centennial Village, 1475 A St., on Saturday, Oct. 22 and Sunday, Oct. 23, from 3 to 7 p.m., during the museum’s annual Howl-O-Ween event.

This non-spooky, family-friendly event is an opportunity for families to wear their spookiest or silliest costumes and trick or treat at various structures on the 8 acre facility. In addition to trick-or-treating, there will be games, a pumpkin patch, a costume contest and a not-so-haunted house.

Admission is $1 children and $2 adults 18 and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

This year’s major event sponsor is RE/MAX Alliance. Additional sponsors include the Friends of the Greeley Museums, City of Greeley, the Greeley Tribune, Chick-fil-A, TCBY and AIMS Community College Student Radio.

For more information, contact 970-350-9220 or visit GreeleyMuseums.com.

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For more information, contact:
Sarah Lester, Museum Educator
970-350-9275
Sarah.lester@greeleygov.com