To provide safe access to the Greeley History Museum for all—

  • Do not visit the museum if you have a fever, cough, shortness of breath, have experienced an ‘exposure’ or been in ‘close contact’ with anyone experiencing symptoms or who is suspected to have/diagnosed with COVID-19.
  • Practice social distancing (6 ft.).
  • The City of Greeley’s COVID-19 response

 

Greeley History Museum

The Greeley History Museum showcases and preserves Greeley and Weld County’s history through permanent and temporary exhibitions, educational programs, research and collections. Check out the museum’s main exhibit, “Utopia: Adaptation on the Plains,” and then head over to one of the museum’s other galleries, which include updated themes throughout each year.  At the Greeley History Museum, artifacts, photographs and hands-on opportunities create a meaningful visitor experience.

In addition to exhibits, the lower level of the museum contains the Hazel E. Johnson Research Center, which has an impressive collection of documentary and photographic resources available for researchers, students and genealogists.

The building, originally built in 1929 for the Greeley Tribune, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and became home to the Greeley History Museum in 2005.

Greeley History Museum

714 8th Street, Greeley CO 80631

Hours:

Wednesday,  Group Visits by Appointment
Thursday-Saturday,  10am–4pm
Sunday-Tuesday,  Closed
Closed on major holidays

Museum at Twilight
2nd Thursday of each month, 4pm–8pm

Admission:

$8  Adult
$6  Seniors (60+)
$5  Youth (3-17)
$25  Family Rate (max. 2 adults and 4 youth)
$3  SNAP & EBT Card Holders
Members receive free admission. Join today!

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Entrance and Parking

The museum has two entrances on the north side of the building and an accessible entrance on the south side. Free 2-hour parking with the option to pay to stay is located north and south of the museum. Greeley is bicycle-friendly and there are 2 bicycle racks outside on the north side of the museum.

Exhibitions

 

Utopia: Adaptation on the Plains

Visitors can explore the history of Greeley, including the formation of the Union Colony, the area’s agricultural heritage, water usage, and growth over time. Learn the stories of some of Northern Colorado’s most famous residents like “Rattlesnake” Kate Slaughterback, Nathan Cook Meeker and more!

Empowering Voters, Defending Democracy: League of Women Voters of Greeley-Weld County

Suffragist Carrie Chapman Catt created the League of Women Voters on February 14, 1920- just a few months after the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Catt aimed to educate and empower women to use their newfound voting rights. What first started as a national organization soon spread to the state level and again to the local level. The Greeley chapter began in 1931, but it was called the Women Citizens League. Though it changed its name a few years later, the group remains active in the local community today.

In this exhibition, visitors can learn how the League of Women Voters of Greeley-Weld County affects change in our local community. Exhibit open October 7, 2021 through September 3, 2022.

Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program, 1942-1964

The Mexican Farm Labor Program, widely called the “Bracero Program”, began in 1942 and became the largest guest worker program in US history. Over 4 million Mexican men entered the US to work on short term labor contracts. Their contributions shaped future political, economic, and social climates of both countries. In this exhibit, visitors can follow in the footsteps of the braceros as they left their homes, traveled across the border, and performed important, but back-breaking work. The City of Greeley Museums and the Mexican American History Project- Greeley Committee are proud to present this co-curated exhibition, located in the Mezzanine Gallery of the Greeley History Museum.

“Bittersweet Harvest: The Bracero Program” was organized by the National Museum of American History in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service, and received federal support from the Latino Initiatives Pool, administered by the Smithsonian Latino Center. All photographs by Leonard Nadal. Exhibit open May 5, 2022 through March 11, 2023.

ReFashioned: Giving Objects a Second Life

Finding creative ways to reuse old and worn-out items is certainly not new. Since at least the early 1900s, slogans like “Make Do and Mend” have encouraged people across the country to use less for themselves, for others, and for the world. This exhibition celebrates the creative reuse of items, as well as the ingenuity of past Weld County residents. As you explore the variety of objects- from household goods to clothing to art- think about your own possessions…how might you give them a second life? Exhibit open August 4, 2022 through August 26, 2023.

Reporting from Greeley

Dedicated to the history of printing, this exhibit includes historic photos, stereotype mats, and turn-of-the-century printing equipment including an 1899 Chandler and Price treadle press. The building that houses the Greeley History Museum was originally built in 1929 for the Greeley Tribune.

Policies

  • Food and beverages are not allowed in the galleries.
  • No backpacks allowed in the galleries.
  • Photography: Non-flash photography welcome except in special exhibitions. No tripods or selfie sticks allowed. Commercial photography allowed with prior permission from Museum Manager.
  • City ordinance does not permit smoking, including electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices, in the museum or within 25 feet of any of the building entrances.
  • No pets allowed. Service animals are welcome.
  • Please silence electronic devices while in the museum.

 

The Greeley History Museum is part of Museums for All, offering reduced admission for individuals and families receiving food assistance. Present your Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) card and a valid ID at visitor services. Reduced admission is $3 per person for up to four individuals per EBT card. Welcome!

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Tonight’s the night – join us for our monthly Museum at Twilight event at the Greeley History Museum. Take advantage of our extended hours from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., visit the new “ReFashioned: Giving Objects a Second Life” exhibit, enjoy some refreshments, and learn about the LINC Library and Innovation Center at 6 p.m. Remember, Friends of the Greeley Museums receive free admission. 😉 ... See MoreSee Less
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This pipe has an interesting story to tell. It’s carved from a calabash gourd, also known as a “bottle gourd" due to its tough outer rind. The owner of this pipe was a U.S. Army morgue technician during WWI and later a mayor of Louisville, Colorado. You can see a small carving of a biplane on the pipe, which was a symbol of the French Republic. What other stories can repurposed objects tell us about their owners? Visit “ReFashioned: Giving Objects a Second Life” at the Greeley History Museum and find out! ... See MoreSee Less
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Woodcarving is an early West artform that takes both practice and imagination. Museum volunteer and Centennial Village woodcarver, Gary Alexander will be onsite Aug. 13 to teach the basics of this skill through soap carving. Don’t miss this fun, instructive workshop, taking place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday at Centennial Village Museum, 1475 A Street. ... See MoreSee Less
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This beam signing for the LINC was such a great way to involve the community in the process of the construction. What message would you write?Learn more at this week's Museum at Twilight - 4 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 11.6 p.m. discussion. Greeley History Museum. Image credit: High Plains Library District ... See MoreSee Less
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Looking for weekend activities this month? Centennial Village Museum is hosting historical workshops three Saturdays in August – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 13, 20, and 27. Try your hand at the basics of woodworking through soap carving, design a cornhusk doll, and learn how to create a hand loom. All activities are included in the cost of admission. Click the link to learn more: greeleygov.com/government/ceo/press-release/centennial-village-museum-launches-hands-on-historica... ... See MoreSee Less
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