As the City of Greeley Museums continues to build and manage an impressive collection of valuable Weld County-related artifacts, items are sometimes identified that fall outside the City of Greeley Museums’ mission. In those instances, an item will be deaccessioned or permanently removed from the Museums’ collection. An item might be deaccessioned if it lacks a Weld County connection, is duplicative, has irreparable damage, or cannot practically be restored or used.

Before deaccessioning an item, museum staff follow Museum policy and Museum standard practices when assessing an item, and will always exercise thoughtfulness and care to respect the intent of the original donation.

Whenever possible, deaccessioned items are offered to other museums or cultural institutions.

As a representative of a museum or cultural institution interested in any of the deaccessioned or declined items listed below, we ask that you contact City of Greeley Museums Curator of Collections via email or by calling 970-350-9219.

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October 1930 found Betty's Beauty Parlor comfortably situated in its new quarters, Suites 4 and 5, in the Central building over Woolworths. An article in the Greeley Tribune offered the opinion that “Betty's Beauty Parlor presents one of the prettiest sights in the business section.” Featured at Betty's Beauty Parlor was a new all-steam waving machine, entirely new to the profession in the west and “exclusive to Greeley.” Proprietors Sam and Betty Cooner trained “back east” on the use of the all-steam permanent waving machine; you may see one quite like it in the Unmentionable exhibit.

Image: Black's Beauty Salon & Black's Fashion Shoppe, owned by Anna and George Black, was located at 820 9th St., Greeley. Photograph taken on July 18, 1944.
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