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Beyond Suffrage: 100 Years of Progress

FOR RELEASE: Greeley, CO – This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment going into effect, giving women the right to vote across the nation. The City of Greeley Museums will celebrate with Beyond Suffrage: 100 Years of Progress, which opens Jan. 17,...

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2019 Holiday Open House at the Greeley History Museum

FOR RELEASE: Greeley, CO -- The Greeley History Museum, 714 8th St., hosts a free admission day, Saturday, Nov. 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., during its annual holiday open house. The event is held in conjunction with the Downtown Development Authority’s Holiday Open House...

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2019 Howl-O-Ween Trick or Treat

FOR RELEASE: Greeley, CO -- Trick-or-treating returns to Centennial Village Museum, 1475 A St., on Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20, from 3 to 7 p.m., during the museum’s annual Howl-O-Ween Trick or Treat event. Centennial Village Museum’s family-friendly...

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2019 Potato Day at Centennial Village Museum

FOR RELEASE: Greeley, CO -- Since 1894 Greeley has been celebrating one of the most delicious root vegetables, the potato. The Friends of the Greeley Museums will pay their annual homage to the potato with Potato Day September 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Centennial...

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Unmentionable: The Indiscreet Stories of Artifacts

FOR RELEASE: Greeley, CO -- The Greeley History Museum is proud to present “Unmentionable: The Indiscreet Stories of Artifacts” from August 24, 2019 to July 14, 2020. The exhibition explores some of the unusual, icky, disturbing, awful, uncomfortable and surprising...

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Reclaiming Our Heritage

FOR RELEASE: Greeley, CO -- What does it mean to hold on to your own cultural heritage? If you lose your heritage, how do you find it again? The Greeley History Museum, 714 8th St., presents “Reclaiming Our Heritage” a look into ways cultural groups lose their...

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2019 Happy Birthday Mr. Meeker Free Celebration

For Release: GREELEY, CO -- Nathan C. Meeker, Greeley’s founder, was born on July 12, 1817 in Euclid, Ohio. If he were alive today, this year would have marked his 202nd birthday. He made simple statement to the townspeople of Greeley on December 7, 1870: “Now, while...

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Skål! A Guided Talk and Taste

For Release: GREELEY, CO – The Greeley History Museum, 714, 8th St., and Tower 56 Distilling, 825 9th St. Unit B, present a night of aquavit tasting and food pairings, “Skål! A Guided Talk and Taste.” This guided evening begins at 6 p.m. on June 12, at the Greeley...

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It is safe to say that these are historic and challenging times. Across our region and throughout the world people are grieving the loss of Elijah McClain, Rayshard Brooks, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and so many other African Americans and people of color that have been harmed by the abuses of power in our society. Though City of Greeley Museums’ sites are closed, we are continually working to create a more welcoming space for all, to share a more inclusive narrative, and to document and preserve the rich and diverse history of our community.

One way Greeley Museums is working towards these goals is by continuing its participation in the Dearfield Dream Project. Museums Manager Sarah Saxe joined Emeritus Professor Bob Brunswig, Professor George Junne, and students Yessica Berumen and Edwardo Maya, all from University of Northern Colorado, UNC, in their archaeology field program at the early 20th century African-American town-site of Dearfield, Colorado, 24 miles east of Greeley. Current Colorado State Historical Fund-supported fieldwork focuses on the former residence and workplace of Dearfield’s blacksmith and mechanic, Squire Brockman, who lived there from 1919 through 1953. This summer’s fieldwork is just one aspect of the Dearfield Dream Project, a collaboration between UNC, Black American West Museum & Heritage Center, City of Greeley Government, Colorado State University, and others to preserve the Dearfield town-site and to increase knowledge of Dearfield’s contribution to African-American efforts for economic self-sufficiency and social justice. Greeley Museums will store artifacts uncovered during this summer’s field program and plans are in progress for an upcoming exhibition.
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