Skål! Scandinavian Spirits

Exhibit Open February 2 – July 20, 2019 

Greeley History Museum
714 8th St., Greeley, CO

Centennial Celebration

May 25 – May 26, 2019 

Centennial Village Museum
1475 A St., Greeley, CO

The Dakan Perspective: Over a Century of Father & Son Photography

Exhibit Open March 15, 2019 – January 5, 2020

Greeley History Museum
714 8th St., Greeley, CO

Weld on the Web

Access an online historical image database, presented by the City of Greeley Museums and the High Plains Library District.

Greeley History Museum
714 8th St., Greeley, CO

Grow a Row

Consider volunteering or donating to the “Grow-a-Row” project, benefiting the Weld Food Bank.

White-Plumb Farm Learning Center
955 39th Ave., Greeley, CO

The Babies are Back: 2019 Baby Animal Days

For Release: GREELEY, CO – The baby animals are coming, are you ready? Baby Animal Days is back at Centennial Village Museum, 1475 A St., Thursday, April 18 through Sunday, April 28, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day, closed Sunday, April 21, for Easter. During the event,...

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Every Picture Has to Tell a Story

For Release: GREELEY, Colorado – Denny remembers his father, Lew, frequently telling him “Remember Dennis, every picture has to tell a story.” “The Dakan Perspective: Over a Century of Father & Son Photography” exhibit tells over a 100 years of stories by the...

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Skål! Scandinavian Spirits Comes to Greeley

FOR RELEASE: Greeley, Colorado -- A national traveling exhibition created by the Museum of Danish America opens at the Greeley History Museum, 714 8th St. The exhibit begins Saturday, February 2, and runs through Saturday, July 20. “Skål! Scandinavian Spirits”...

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In May 1936, George Hodgson, former county commissioner and pioneer of Weld County, was appointed curator of the Meeker Museum to succeed A. B. Copeland who had died in March. During the interim, Mrs. Mary Geffs was acting curator. Mrs. Geffs, a historian in her own right and author of the book “Under Ten Flags, A History of Weld County, Colorado” took the Denver Post to task for a news dispatch they published from Ignacio. Buckskin Charlie, of the Ute Indian Tribe, had died and it stated that he was the leader of the party that rescued the women abducted during the so called “Meeker Massacre.” Geffs refuted the Buckskin Charlie statement with documented information and then asked the question, “why did the dispatch speak of the White River tragedy as a ‘so called’ massacre? What did it lack of the real thing?” The so called “Meeker Massacre” controversy is still relevant to today‘s historians with many different and justified points of view. The Hazel E. Johnson Archives has documents, books, and photographs encompassing this 1879 episode in Colorado’s history that has a direct link to Greeley.

Pictured: Josephine Meeker, Flora Ellen Price, and her children, Johnnie and May, after the Meeker Massacre and their release.
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