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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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2018 Happy Birthday Mr. Meeker Celebration Scheduled

FOR RELEASE: The City of Greeley Museums can trace its origins back to a simple statement that Nathan C. Meeker, Greeley’s founder, made to the townspeople on December 7, 1870: “Now, while we are daily exploring the prairies, mountains and streams and even bringing up...

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Kids Delight in 2018 Baby Animal Days, April 19-29

FOR RELEASE: Are you ready for baby animal cuteness overload? Check out Baby Animal Days at Centennial Village, 1475 A St., Thursday, April 19 through Sunday, April 29, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. During the event, families can interact with various baby animals such...

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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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