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Aug
23
Thu
History Brown Bag: Colorado’s Midcentury Schools @ Greeley History Museum
Aug 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
History Brown Bag: Colorado’s Midcentury Schools @ Greeley History Museum | Greeley | Colorado | United States

On Thursday, Aug. 23, at noon, the Historic Preservation program will have a presentation titled “Colorado’s Midcentury Schools” presented by Angela Smelker as part of its History Brown Bag Series.

History Brown Bags are free afternoon events that aim to provide cultural and historical context to topics related to Historic Preservation in and around Greeley. Unless otherwise noted, all presentations are held from noon to 1 p.m. at the Greeley History Museum, 714 8th St., on the fourth Thursday of the month from January through October. For more information about the Historic Preservation program, visit GreeleyGov.com/HP or call 970-350-9222.

Sep
2
Sun
“Tails to Tell” Exhibit Ends @ Greeley History Museum
Sep 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This is the final day to check out the Greeley History Museum’s exhibition “Tails to Tell.”  The Greeley History Museum has gone to the dogs with an exhibition that explores the history and complex relationships between people and their animal companions. Check out historical images of people and their pets from the museum’s archives, snuggle up to a book in the children’s reading corner, and learn about Greeley’s hard-working police, fire and therapy animals.

The Greeley History Museum showcases and preserves Greeley and Weld County’s history through permanent and temporary exhibitions, educational programs, research and collections and features three floors of permanent and changing exhibits.

Final Day of Centennial Village’s 2018 Season @ Centennial Village Museum
Sep 2 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Sunday before Labor Day marks the final day to visit Centennial Village Museum during its normal operating season. Centennial Village Museum is a living history experience that features over 35 historical buildings, costumed interpreters, heritage farm animals, and 8-acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. Visitors step back in time and learn about the early pioneer settling of the western high plains, a time when grand houses, growing businesses, extensive prairies and agriculture were all a part of daily life.

Admission is $8 per adult, $6 per senior (ages 60+), and $5 per child (ages 3-17). Enjoy the museum’s special family rate and enjoy admission for up to 5 people for only $18.

Sep
8
Sat
2018 Potato Day @ Centennial Village Museum
Sep 8 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Old time fun and historical activities celebrate the great and plentiful potato during the annual Potato Day celebration! The entire family will enjoy a full day of living history demonstrations, toe-tapping musical entertainment, tasty food and children’s activities. Sink your teeth into a baked potato with your choice of delicious toppings.

The event is a major fundraiser of the Friends of the Greeley Museums. Since 1987, the group has raised and donated nearly $400,000 to the City of Greeley Museums for educational programs and preservation projects. Admission to Potato Day is $7, for everyone ages 3 and older, and includes a baked potato. Additional snacks, beverages and food items are available for additional purchase. Learn more about the Friends of the Greeley Museums at friendsoftgm.org.

Sep
15
Sat
“Unsolved” Exhibit Opens @ Greeley History Museum
Sep 15 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

“Unsolved” is the newest exhibition at the Greeley History Museum. This interactive exhibition allows visitors to sleuth their way through some of Weld County’s most prominent murder mysteries. Discover clues, look through artifacts and photographs, and uncover the mysteries within.

Admission to the Greeley History Museum includes all of its exhibits. The museum showcases and preserves Greeley and Weld County’s history through three floors of permanent and temporary exhibitions, educational programs, research and collections. At the Greeley History Museum, artifacts, photographs and hands-on opportunities create a meaningful visitor experience.

Sep
17
Mon
2018 Fall High Plains History Festival @ Centennial Village Museum
Sep 17 – Sep 21 all-day
2018 Fall High Plains History Festival @ Centennial Village Museum | Greeley | Colorado | United States

Since 1992, the City of Greeley Museums has produced a living history festival for fourth and fifth grade students with interactive elements and demonstrations illustrating life in Northern Colorado and the American West in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

This event is closed to the public and requires advance school registration. For further details, call Sarah Lester at 970-350-9275.

Sep
22
Sat
2018 Civil War Weekend @ Centennial Village Museum
Sep 22 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The cavalry comes to Centennial Village Museum during its annual Civil War Weekend event. This Civil War Living History event allows visitors to witness a day in the life of a Civil War soldier. Each day of the event features a 1 p.m. battle reenactment and drills. Costumed reenactors will have their tents set up on the southeastern corner of the facility and are living that weekend as they would have during the Civil War—many using historic wares true to the time period. Visitors are encouraged to visit and interact with soldiers in the encampment. The event also features blacksmith, chuckwagon cooking and print shop demonstrations.

 

Sep
23
Sun
2018 Civil War Weekend @ Centennial Village Museum
Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The cavalry comes to Centennial Village Museum during its annual Civil War Weekend event. This Civil War Living History event allows visitors to witness a day in the life of a Civil War soldier. Each day of the event features a 1 p.m. battle reenactment and drills. Costumed reenactors will have their tents set up on the southeastern corner of the facility and are living that weekend as they would have during the Civil War—many using historic wares true to the time period. Visitors are encouraged to visit and interact with soldiers in the encampment. The event also features blacksmith, chuckwagon cooking and print shop demonstrations.

 

Sep
27
Thu
History Brown Bag: Jewish Community of Atwood @ Greeley History Museum
Sep 27 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
History Brown Bag: Jewish Community of Atwood @ Greeley History Museum | Greeley | Colorado | United States

On Thursday, Sept. 27, at noon, Naomi Johnson will present “Jewish Community of Atwood” as part of the Historic Preservation Program’s History Brown Bag Series.

History Brown Bags are free afternoon events that aim to provide cultural and historical context to topics related to Historic Preservation in and around Greeley. Unless otherwise noted, all presentations are held from noon to 1 p.m. at the Greeley History Museum, 714 8th St., on the fourth Thursday of the month from January through October. For more information about the Historic Preservation program, visit GreeleyGov.com/HP or call 970-350-9222.

Oct
20
Sat
2018 Howl-O-Ween Trick or Treat @ Centennial Village Museum
Oct 20 @ 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Head to Centennial Village Museum and harvest family fun and memories during the annual Howl-O-Ween trick or treat event. Try your hand at Halloween carnival games, check out the not-so-scary haunted house, trick or treat the historic structures, stop by booths and participate in the costume contest.  Admission is $2 per child, $3 per adult 18 and older. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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