2018 High Plains History Festival

Teachers and students love learning and experiencing history at our 8-acre museum!


The presenter was knowledgeable and engaging. My class was engaged the entire time. 5th Grade Teacher, Meeker Elementary

Fantastic and informative presentation. 3rd Grade teacher, Dos Rios Elementary

I have been visiting Centennial Village for years; this was by far the best visit ever. Homeschool teacher, Cheyenne, Wyoming

I love how the kids actually believed the presenter was from the 1800s. 3rd Grade teacher, Maplewood Elementary

NOTE: Registration for the 2018 Spring High Plains History Festival is now closed. Fall registration will open on Monday, May 14, 2018.

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

In addition to touring our 8-acre facility, students may also experience the following activities: corn grinding, scrub board laundry, chuck wagon cooking, rope-making, blacksmithing, printing, quilting, and more.

Admission for students and chaperones in the Greeley-Evans School District 6 is $5/person. For students and chaperones in other school districts, it is $6/person. Classroom teachers (1 max for every 10 children) and bus drivers are admitted free. This event is geared toward 4th graders, but we can accommodate children from 2nd grade through 5th grade.

Remember, Centennial Village is an “open-air museum” and the High Plains History Festival occurs rain or shine, so prepare accordingly. We only cancel the event due to dangerous travel conditions and weather. Due to high demand and limited space for this festival, we require cancellations be made at least two weeks prior to the event. A $50 cancellation fee will be applied to cancellations made within 2 weeks of the events.



Centennial Village

1475 A St. Greeley, CO 80631


Join us for our next festival: Sept. 17-21, 2018

Please Note: SPRING REGISTRATION CLOSED! Registration for the High Plains History Festival fills quickly and dates are determined on a first come, first served basis. Registration for the 2018 Fall High Plains History Festival will open on May 14, 2018.


SPRING REGISTRATION CLOSED! Please mark your calendar and visit this page on Monday, May 14, 2018 for details about our Fall High Plains History Festival or enter your information below to receive notification when that registration opens.

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