White-Plumb Farm Learning Center

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, White-Plumb Farm Learning Center is a Colorado Centennial Farm— run by the same family for over 100 years before it was donated to the City of Greeley Museums! The property was settled in 1881 by Civil War Veteran Charles White as a turn of the century tree claim. During the last two years, the farm house on the property has undergone significant renovation and the outbuildings have been re-purposed for potential education programs.

The White-Plumb Farm Learning Center is an ideal location for private events such as weddings, baby showers, reunions, small group meetings, and educational classes. Request rental information online or by calling 970-350-9220.

 Request Information

Historic Property Information

Congress enacted the Timber Culture Act of 1873, a follow up to the Homestead Act. Through the Timber Culture Act, homesteaders could qualify for an additional 160 acres of land if they planted at least 1/4th of the property with trees. By the time Charles A. White established his tree claim in 1881, only ten acres of trees were required to be planted. White planted ash and cottonwood trees bordering each side of his property.

The home originally cost $2,500 and was designed by Bessie Smith, Greeley’s first female architect.

The family raised farm animals and grew alfalfa, sugar beets, seed potatoes and beans, and other vegetables on the farm.

In 1983, the descendants of Charles White donated 2.5 acres of the original tree claim to the City of Greeley for historical, cultural and museum use. Today, the property is used for community gardens, event rentals, and as a learning center.

Visit Us!

White-Plumb Farm

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...

View on Facebook

Share This