2019 Homesteader’s Holiday at Centennial Village Museum

FOR RELEASE: Greeley, CO – Homesteader’s Holiday at Centennial Village Museum, 1475 A St., has become a tradition in Northern Colorado. Families come to tour festively decorated historical homes and enjoy activities for the entire family. This year, Homesteader’s Holiday will be Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Visitors can enjoy candle dipping, creating their own holiday craft, and relish the Stevens-Reynolds House decorated in traditional holiday style. Rusty 44, a rustic roots band, will be performing from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Also, do not miss Selma’s Store available for visitors to shop for unique gifts and holiday items, as well as local and regional history books.

Admission to the event is only $3 per person, ages 3 and older. Youth ages 12 and under are free with each canned food donation for the Weld County Food Bank.

Homesteader’s Holiday is presented by the City of Greeley and the City of Greeley Museums. Co-sponsors are Ameritech Windows and Mountain States International Black Belt Academy.

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

2019: Holiday Open House at the Greeley History Museum

FOR RELEASE: Greeley, CO — The Greeley History Museum, 714 8th St., hosts a free admission day, Saturday, Nov. 30, 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 Holiday Open House event

During the free day, visitors can check out current exhibits, take photos with Cowboy Santa and create a holiday craft.

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

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2019 Howl-O-Ween Trick or Treat

FOR RELEASE: Greeley, CO — Trick-or-treating returns to Centennial Village Museum, 1475 A St., on Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20, from 3 to 7 p.m., during the museum’s annual Howl-O-Ween Trick or Treat event.

Centennial Village Museum’s family-friendly event is an opportunity for families to wear their spookiest or silliest costumes and trick or treat at various structures on the 8-acre facility. In addition to trick-or-treating, there will be Halloween carnival games, a pumpkin patch, costume contest and a not-so-haunted house.

Admission is $3 per person, ages 3 and older. Children 2 and under are free. An adult must accompany children.

Sponsors for this year’s Howl-O-Ween Trick or Treat event are the Friends of the Greeley Museums, Ameritech Windows, Benchmark Dental of Greeley, Greeley Stampede, Mountain States International Black, Belt Academy and Smile Academy.

For more information, contact 970-350-9220 or visit GreeleyMuseums.com.

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

2019 Potato Day at Centennial Village Museum

FOR RELEASE: Greeley, CO — Since 1894 Greeley has been celebrating one of the most delicious root vegetables, the potato. The Friends of the Greeley Museums will pay their annual homage to the potato with Potato Day September 14, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Centennial Village Museum, 1475 A St.

Potato Day is a family-focused fall festival featuring musical entertainment, living history demonstrations, historical house tours, a used book sale, children’s games and activities, and of course, deliciously baked potatoes stacked with a choice of toppings.

Potato Day is a major fundraiser of the Friends of the Greeley Museums. Since 1987, the group has raised and donated nearly $500,000 to the City of Greeley Museums for educational programs and preservation projects.

Admission to Potato Day is $7, ages 3+. Children 2 and under are free.

For more information about Potato Day or the Friends of the Greeley Museums, call 970-350-9220 or visit GreeleyMuseums.com.

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For more information contact:
Nathaniel Johnson, Potato Day Committee Chair
760-427-6881

Dan Perry, Museums Manager
970-350-9218
Dan.Perry@greeleygov.com

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 artifacts from the museum’s collection.

The exhibition is about looking at artifacts in a different way. We can acknowledge that artifacts help tell the history of a community in some way, but also recognize that the story is not always a pleasant, happy one. Conversely, some artifacts are just downright gross or uncomfortable and are rarely displayed because of that. All together in one place, these artifacts make an intriguing statement about our history and how and what museums collect. Some of the artifacts on display include a necklace made of human hair and a photo of doctors performing neurosurgery at the Greeley Hospital in 1953.

For more information about the exhibit, visit greeleymuseums.com or call 970-350-9220.

“Unmentionable: The Indiscreet Stories of Artifacts” is modeled on the exhibition from the Hayward Area Historical Society in Hayward, CA and facilitated by Exhibit Envoy.

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For more information contact:
Holly Berg, Curator of Exhibits
City of Greeley Museums
(970) 336-4184
Holly.Berg@Greeleygov.com

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 heritage and the steps they take to reclaim it. The exhibit opens July 19 and closes September 22, 2019.

Based on a grant project completed by the Immigrant and Refugee Center of Northern Colorado and the University of Northern Colorado, the exhibit features stories from Native American, Karenni, and African American communities in the United States and Denotified Tribes and Adavasi groups in India. Artifacts on display include family photos, cultural clothing and works of art.

This exhibit presented in collaboration with the Immigrant and Refugee Center of Northern Colorado and the University of Northern Colorado.

For more information about the exhibit, visit greeleymuseums.com or call 970-350-9220.

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For more information contact:
Holly Berg, Curator of Exhibits
City of Greeley Museums
970-336-4184
Holly.Berg@GreeleyGov.com