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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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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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2018 Pets ‘N’ Popsicles at Centennial Village

Family Fun and Furry Friends Expected for Centennial Village Museum’s Pets ‘N’ Popsicles FOR RELEASE: GREELEY, Colorado -- Centennial Village Museum’s baby animals are grown up and ready to celebrate the end of summer during this year’s Pets ‘N’ Popsicles event. Pets...

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In the Greeley Museums’ collections is an egg-shaped piece of stone that is reportedly over 966 years old. During the reign of Louis V who ruled 966-986, some women believed that having cool hands signaled a warm heart. If a lady was introduced to a man who kissed her hand, or the lady shook hands with a man, she held a chilled, egg-shaped glass stone in her hand, with the belief that a cold hand meant a warm heart. Shown from the Museums’ collections is a darning egg, similar in shape to the egg-shaped piece of stone. A darning egg was used by a lady of the house for a far less romantically inclined activity—mending a hole in her beloved’s socks! ... See MoreSee Less

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