Support Greeley Museums’ Capital Campaign!

Weld County Agriculture: Celebrating Our Roots with a Fruitful Future

 

Join City of Greeley Museums in our vision to share the rich agricultural history of Weld County with a wider, more inclusive audience. Support the construction of a multipurpose building at Centennial Village Museum that showcases engaging exhibits and artifacts, facilitates innovative programming, and hosts community-building events. With your help we will meet our goals, honor our agricultural roots, and instill a deeper respect for the importance of farming and ranching in our world today.

To contribute or for more information, contact Museums Manager Sarah Saxe: 970-350-9218, Sarah.Saxe@Greeleygov.com

*This information provided by the City of Greeley Museums is not financial, tax or legal advice. You should consult your financial advisors before making your charitable giving decisions.

Artifact Donations & Loans

The City of Greeley Museums relies on generous donations from people like you to enhance its collections at the Greeley History Museum, Centennial Village Museum, and Meeker Home Museum.

How do I donate my items to the Greeley Museums’ collection?

If you have an item in good condition that relates to Greeley, Weld County, and/or Northeastern Colorado and potentially has historic relevance, please contact the Museum’s Registrar JoAnna Luth Stull at 970-350-9250. Appointments with the registrar must be made in advance for items to be considered. 

To help expedite the donation process, please have the following ready: information about the original owner, names of people who used the item and when (circa dates), the artifact’s size and condition, and a current photograph of the item. Early photos of the item are helpful, but not required.

All donations and loans must be approved by the Acquisitions Committee in order to be accepted by the City of Greeley Museums. Items dropped off at any Greeley Museums site without being pre-arranged with the Registrar are considered abandoned property, subject to Colorado Statute (CRS 38-14). These items will likely have to be destroyed.

Will my donated item be exhibited?

The Greeley Museums have three museum sites where items could be exhibited: Greeley History Museum, Centennial Village Museum, and the Meeker Home Museum. The Museums cannot guarantee when or where specific items may be exhibited.

Will the Greeley Museums take my object on loan?

Many institutions and individuals have generously loaned their items to the Greeley Museums. However, with rare exceptions, the Museums does not accept loaned items for reasons other than immediate exhibition purposes.

Collecting Our Community's COVID-19 Experiences

City of Greeley Museums is embarking on a project to collect the experiences of individuals, families, businesses and communities throughout Weld County relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. This event continues to have an extraordinary impact on our lives and we wish to preserve this history for the future. Please consider your story and think of how it would best be represented.

Types of items of interest:
  • Photographs
  • Short videos
  • Letters
  • Journal entries
  • 3-Dimensional objects
    …and more that relate to your story
Items not of interest:
  • Newspapers and newspaper clippings
  • Publications available elsewhere in the state/country
  • City of Greeley official communications
  • General medical and scientific information related to the virus
  • Personal medical information
  • Materials that don’t belong to you and you don’t have permission to donate

In the coming months, City of Greeley Museums will be contacting community members to solicit donations. Due to facility closures and safety concerns, we will not be accepting donations at this time; however, please be patient with us and hold on to your donations until we put a call out. Stay tuned!

Bequests and Legacy Gifts

You have the power to make a lasting impact on the City of Greeley Museums through a bequest or through other planned giving. Our hope is that you will let us know about your planned gift so we can recognize you accordingly. Please consider the City of Greeley Museums in your estate planning today.

Direct your inquiries and notifications concerning legacy gifts to Sarah Saxe, Museums Manager, 970-350-9218, Sarah.Saxe@Greeleygov.com 

A bequest is the most common type of planned gift, but it requires special language that must be included in a properly executed will or trust devised by your attorney. Our suggested language for an unrestricted bequest to the Greeley Museums is provided below. If you wish to restrict how the Greeley Museums uses your gift, that language may also be included; please contact us for an amendable gift agreement that documents your intent. Below is language that we suggest using in your estate planning document(s).

Suggested Bequest Language*
A bequest is the most common type of planned gift, but it requires special language that must be included in a properly executed will or trust devised by your attorney. Our suggested language for an unrestricted bequest to the Greeley Museums is provided below. If you wish to restrict how the Greeley Museums uses your gift, that language may also be included; please contact us for an amendable gift agreement that documents your intent. Below is language that we suggest using in your estate planning document(s).
Bequest of Specific Sum
“I give, devise, and bequeath to the Greeley Museums (tax identification number XXXXXXXXXX), a non-profit organization with its principal offices located in Greeley, CO, $__[include amount here]__, for its general uses and purposes.”
Bequest of Specific Asset(s)
“I give, devise, and bequeath to the Greeley Museums (tax identification number XXXXXXXXXX), a non-profit organization with its principal offices located in Greeley CO, __[list asset (s) and/or description(s) here]__, for its general uses and purposes.”
Percentage Bequest
“I give, devise, and bequeath to the Greeley Museums (tax identification number XXXXXXXXXX), a non-profit organization with its principal offices located in Greeley, CO, ____% of the rest and residue of my estate, for its general uses and purposes.”
Residuary Bequest
“I give, devise, and bequeath to the Greeley Museums (tax identification number XXXXXXXXXX), a non-profit organization with its principal offices located in Greeley, CO, the rest and residue of my estate, for its general uses and purposes.”
Contingent Bequest
“In the event that (name or names, i.e., spouse, children, sibling, heirs) shall not survive me, or shall die during the administration of my estate, within ___ days from the date of my death, or as a result of a common disaster, then I give, devise, and bequeath those beneficiaries’ shares of my estate to the Greeley Museums (tax identification number XXXXXXXXXX), a non-profit organization with its principal offices located in Greeley, CO, for its general uses and purposes.””
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