White-Plumb Farm Learning Center

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, White-Plumb Farm Learning Center is a Colorado Centennial Farm— run by the same family for over 100 years before it was donated to the City of Greeley Museums! The property was settled in 1881 by Civil War Veteran Charles White as a turn of the century tree claim. The agriculture fields utilize a flood irrigation system.

Historic Property Information

Congress enacted the Timber Culture Act of 1873, a follow up to the Homestead Act. Through the Timber Culture Act, homesteaders could qualify for an additional 160 acres of land if they planted at least 1/4th of the property with trees. By the time Charles A. White established his tree claim in 1881, only ten acres of trees were required to be planted. White planted ash and cottonwood trees bordering each side of his property.

The home originally cost $2,500 and was designed by Bessie Smith, Greeley’s first female architect.

The family raised farm animals and grew alfalfa, sugar beets, seed potatoes and beans, and other vegetables on the farm.

In 1983, the descendants of Charles White donated 2.5 acres of the original tree claim to the City of Greeley for historical, cultural and museum use. Today, the property is being used as a public park and for rentals.


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Greeley Museums collects, preserves, interprets, and shares the history of northeastern Colorado.

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Greeley Museums
Saturday's Museum at Twilight reception for the “Dolores Huerta: Revolution in the Fields/Revolución en los Campos" was a great opportunity to see the exhibition, learn about local stories and meet with others in the community, and to hear María del Carmen Cossu, project director for Latino initiatives for the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Services, share info about Huerta and the exhibition's origins. The Greeley History Museum is the exhibition's final stop on its national tour. Open now through December 2, Thursdays through Saturdays, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Learn more at brnw.ch/21wCJCm ... See MoreSee Less
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Greeley Museums
Exhibit opens today! Come celebrate Civil Rights Activist and trailblazer Dolores Huerta in the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service #DoloresHuerta exhibition at the Greeley History Museum. Photo: Huerta speaks to UFW members. Credit: Unidentified photographer. Walter P. Reuther Library, Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs, Wayne State University, Detroit, MichiganLearn more at: greeleygov.com/greeley-calendar/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D168194784 ... See MoreSee Less
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