Two performers ride horses in Cavalry uniforms to share the story of the Buffalo Soldiers.

GREELEY, Colo. — Newly designated as a city landmark, Centennial Village Museum will hold its opening weekend event, Centennial Celebration, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 25, at 1475 A Street.

Explore the museum’s grounds, tour historical buildings and watch historical demonstrations. The event will include two special performances by the Buffalo Soldiers of the American West at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Centennial Village Museum will be open from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, May 24 to August 31.

Demonstrations of High Plains Life

Centennial Village Museum preserves history through demonstrations that reveal the demands of high plains life from the 1860s to the 1920s. Centennial Celebration includes live demonstrations of blacksmithing and woodcarving. The event provides a glimpse of life through historical buildings and shares stories of those who lived there.

Buffalo Soldier Reenactors  

Don’t miss the Buffalo Soldiers of the American West’s presentation, which highlights their essential role in the country’s westward expansion. While the Buffalo Soldiers’ history isn’t widely known, they were members of the 9th and 10th U.S. Cavalry – all-Black regiments formed in 1866. The Buffalo Soldiers built forts and railroads, delivered mail, guarded stagecoaches and policed the prairies and mountains.

Centennial Village Museum Landmark Designation

Designated as a city landmark in part because of its significance as a Bicentennial Project, Centennial Village Museum is part of the City of Greeley museums and is a living history experience with more than 35 historic buildings on eight acres. The museum houses some of Weld County’s oldest structures and features costumed interpreters and heritage farm animals. The landmark designation allows the city to pursue historic preservation funding through the state and other entities. It highlights nearly 50 years of the city’s commitment to historical education, interpretation and the stewardship of heritage in the Colorado High Plains region. Visit to learn more.


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