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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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Holiday Open House Planned for Nov. 25

FOR RELEASE: The Greeley History Museum hosts a free admission day, Saturday, Nov. 25, 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 open house. During the free day, visitors can...

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2017 Veteran’s Day Freebies Offered

FOR RELEASE: Veterans and active service members can enjoy free admission to the Greeley History Museum, 714 8th St., on Friday, Nov. 10, in honor of Veteran’s Day. While most city facilities will be closed to the public on Friday, the museum will remain open from 10...

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Centennial Village Hosts 2017 Trick-or-Treat Event

FOR RELEASE: Trick-or-treating returns to Centennial Village, 1475 A St., on Saturday, Oct. 21 and Sunday, Oct. 22, from 3 to 7 p.m., during the museum’s annual Howl-O-Ween event. This non-spooky, family-friendly event is an opportunity for families to wear their...

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Centennial Village Hosts 2017 Civil War Weekend

Here comes the cavalry! Centennial Village Museum’s Civil War Weekend takes place Saturday, September 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, October 1, noon to 4 p.m.  During the event, Costumed reenactors set their tents up on the southeastern corner of the 8-acre outdoor living history museum and live as they would have during the Civil War—many using historic wares true to the time period.

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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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