Research Center Request for Information

The Hazel E. Johnson Research Center features historical documents, photographs, oral history interviews and transcriptions, videos, letters, diaries and other resources about pioneer families, maps, newspaper clippings (on microfilm and in bound volumes), and more. In order to expedite your request, please include a detailed description of your research needs.

Hazel E. Johnson Research Center

714 8th Street, Greeley CO 80631

Hours

Open Wednesday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm
Closed on major holidays

*Some services incur cost.

Once this form is received, a staff member from the Hazel E. Johnson Research Center will contact you about your request. Please allow 2 weeks for processing all in-house requests. Rush orders can be requested, but could assess a rush fee. For more information about making a research center request, review the Historic Media Reproduction & Research Center Policy.

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Greeley History Museum

In the Greeley Museums’ collections is an egg-shaped piece of stone that is reportedly over 966 years old. During the reign of Louis V who ruled 966-986, some women believed that having cool hands signaled a warm heart. If a lady was introduced to a man who kissed her hand, or the lady shook hands with a man, she held a chilled, egg-shaped glass stone in her hand, with the belief that a cold hand meant a warm heart. Shown from the Museums’ collections is a darning egg, similar in shape to the egg-shaped piece of stone. A darning egg was used by a lady of the house for a far less romantically inclined activity—mending a hole in her beloved’s socks! ... See MoreSee Less

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