Revival of a Centennial Village Museum Classic: 2018 Tea Party Scheduled

Revival of a Centennial Village Museum Classic: 2018 Tea Party Scheduled

FOR RELEASE: Centennial Village, 1475 A St., announces the return of a longtime museum tradition, its annual tea party. The Afternoon Tea Party at Centennial Village is scheduled for Friday, June 15, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.

The Victorian-styled event will feature refreshments, musical entertainment and, of course, tea. Attendants can expect to be dazzled with the elegant amenities that create an atmosphere of class and sophistication known to the society of the late 1800s.

Staff at Centennial Village are excited by the homecoming of this once popular event, and anticipates success similar to that of other re-heralded events.

Tickets are $25 a person. Seating is limited and tickets must be purchased prior to the event, call 970-350-9220 for more information.

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For more information, contact:
Scott Chartier, Curator of Historic Sites
970-350-9592
Scott.Chartier@GreeleyGov.com

2018 Centennial Celebration Scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend

2018 Centennial Celebration Scheduled for Memorial Day Weekend

FOR RELEASE: The City of Greeley is proud to begin Centennial Village’s 2018 season with Centennial Celebration, scheduled for Saturday, May 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, May 27, from noon to 4 p.m.

Events held throughout the two-day celebration include blacksmithing and print shop demonstrations, and tours of the historical Stevens-Reynolds, Carpenter and Bolin Houses. The Buffalo Soldiers’ performances will be held at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

Centennial Village provides an audio and visual mobile phone tour, available in both English and Spanish, which includes photos and additional information. Individual carrier data rates may apply. Printed tours, also available in multiple languages, can be picked up at the front desk.

Admission to Centennial Celebration is $8 per adult, $6 per senior and $5 per child ages 3 and up. The museum has a special family rate of $18 for a group of five.

Located just south of Island Grove Regional Park in Greeley, Centennial Village Museum is northern Colorado’s 8-acre outdoor living history experience. The museum preserves life in the Colorado high plains region from the last 150 years and is open to the public from the end of May until the beginning of September, with several special events planned throughout the year.

For more information about Centennial Village and the Centennial Celebration event, visit GreeleyMuseums.com or call 970-350-9220.

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For more information, contact:
Scott Chartier, Historic Sites Curator
970-350-9223
scott.chartier@greeleygov.com

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

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 as pigs, lambs, chicks, ducks, goats and rabbits. Some of the animals reside in the museum’s Centennial Barn throughout its regular season, and some of the animals are visiting just for this special event. The annual event happens rain or shine and admission is $3 per person, ages three and older.

New this year, visitors can also enjoy wagon rides, weather permitting, April 21, 22, 28 and 29.

Baby Animal Days takes place in the western portion of Centennial Village and although the historical buildings are closed, visitors are welcome to meander the Village’s paths, check out the museum’s cell phone tour and enjoy the gardens.

“We have a lot of families and daycares who will pack a picnic and spend quite a bit of time with the animals,” said Museum Educator Sarah Lester. “It’s a delightful experience for families to enjoy the day together.”

Agfinity, a local agricultural cooperative, is Centennial Village’s season sponsor and provides feed for the animals throughout the season.

For more information about this event, call 970-350-9220 or visit GreeleyMuseums.com.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information, contact:
Scott Chartier, Historic Sites Curator
970-350-9223
Scott.Chartier@GreeleyGov.com 

New Exhibit Features Local Refugee and Immigrant Experiences

FOR RELEASE: A refugee is defined as a person with a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion, who is outside the country of their nationality and is unable to return to it. An immigrant is a person who chooses to leave their country of nationality for permanent residence in another county. Both topics are the focus of “One City, One Community,” a new exhibition opening Wednesday, January 10 at the Greeley History Museum, 714 8th Street. The exhibition is part of a collaboration between the City of Greeley Museums and the Immigrant and Refugee Center of Northern Colorado.

Artifacts on loan from refugees and immigrants who resettled to Greeley will be displayed at the museum, along with items from early Union Colony settlers. Visitors will also be able to try the museum’s virtual reality headset to experience a 360-degree view of life as a refugee through the eyes of a 12-year old Syrian named Sidra. The video shows Sidra’s daily life as well as how her family lives in a refugee camp in Jordan.

Additionally, a few Greeley-Evans School District 6 students lent some of their art and local photographer Emily Nelson lent photos to the exhibit.

“Part of the experience is trying to put the visitor in the shoes of a refugee or immigrant,” says Curator of Exhibits Nicole Famiglietti. “It’s also an opportunity for newcomers to share their history and their stories with the community.”

To reach a broader audience, facts and narrative in the exhibit are translated into Spanish as well.

Located in the Greeley History Museum’s west gallery, the exhibit runs through March 3, 2019. The Greeley History Museum’s hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, Noon to 4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for seniors and children ages three to 17, and $15 for a group of five.

Current museum exhibits included with admission are “Well Dressed in Weld: Fine and Funky Florals” in the upper mezzanine; “Utopia: Adaption on the Plains” in the main gallery; the Smithsonian’s “H2O Today: A Global Water Story” in the east gallery; and “Curator’s Corner” on the lower level.

For more information about the history museum’s exhibits, visit GreeleyMuseums.com.

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For more information, contact:
Nicole Famiglietti, Curator of Exhibits
970-336-4184
Nicole.Famiglietti@greeleygov.com

2017 Homesteader’s Holiday Scheduled at Centennial Village

2017 Homesteader’s Holiday Scheduled at Centennial Village

FOR RELEASE: ‘Tis the season to tour festively decorated historical homes and enjoy various activities during Homesteader’s Holiday at Centennial Village Museum, Saturday, Dec. 2, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Visit with Santa, dip an old-fashioned candle, make holiday crafts, and see historical spinning and weaving demonstrations during the event. There will be food concessions available for purchase with proceeds benefiting the Friends of the Greeley Museums and Selma’s Store will be open. The store features unique gifts, including holiday items, and local and regional history books.

There will also be musical entertainment inside the Weld Centennial Church that includes country guitar and vocals by Ray Delgado from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., pump organ music and carol singing with Dorothy Elder from 1 to 1:45 p.m., and the Rusty 44 bluegrass band from 2 to 4 p.m.

Admission to the event is free with each canned food item donated, made possible in part through the Community Foundation serving Greeley and Weld County’s Making Your Wish 20th Anniversary Community Grant Program. Without a canned food item, admission is $4 per adult, $2 per child or senior. Canned food donations will benefit the Weld Food Bank.

For more information about Homesteader’s Holiday, visit GreeleyMuseums.com.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
For more information, contact:
Sarah Lester, Museum Educator
970-350-9275/
Sarah.lester@greeleygov.com

 

Holiday Open House Planned for Nov. 25

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 check out current exhibits, take photos with Cowboy Santa and work on snowflake and poinsettia crafts.

Located at 714 8th St., the museum is closed Thursday, Nov. 23.

For details about the museum free day, call 970-350-9220 or visit greeleymuseums.com.

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For more information, contact:
Dan Perry, City of Greeley Museums Manager
970-350-9218
dan.perry@greeleygov.com