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 (970) 350-9220 or Museums@Greeleygov.com. You can also donate through the Friends of the Greeley Museums. Select Agricultural Heritage Center @ Centennial Village for where to designate your gift.

*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

Thank you for your interest in donating your material to the City of Greeley Museums. The City of Greeley Museums relies on generous donations from people like you to enhance its collections that tell the stories of Greeley, Weld County, and northeastern Colorado.  The City of Greeley Museums began collecting in 1870 when Greeley’s founder Nathan Meeker encouraged Greeley citizens to organize a museum for “the benefit of the whole colony” and gather “common treasures” to have a “collection that will be both instructive and entertaining.

Our Museums Acquisitions Committee carefully considers all donation offers in compliance with the Museums Mission Statement: The purpose of the City of Greeley Museums is to preserve and interpret the history of the Colorado high plains region with emphasis on the City of Greeley and Weld County.      

The City of Greeley Museums collects a wide assortment of history materials, including artifacts, manuscripts, books, papers, maps, sound recordings, photographs, moving images, art, and more. We cannot preserve it all and will generally select representative materials from your offer. A strong connection to our Museum Mission, a captivating story, and items in good condition are key for our curatorial staff as they consider any new acquisition.

If you are interested in donating items, please review, and complete the Donation Offer Form below.  Digital images may be attached to the electronic Donation Offer Form and are welcomed. The City of Greeley Museums will not accept dropped-off donations. Review of your completed Donation Offer Form may take a month or more to complete, so please be patient.

Need the Donation Offer Form mailed to you?

Email Museums@greeleygov.com or call 970/350-9250 (Registrar) or 970/336-4186 (Collections Assistant) to request that a Donation Offer Form be mailed to you.

  • If you are calling to request a Donation Offer Form and reach voicemail, please clearly state your name, complete mailing address, and your telephone number.
  • If you are emailing to request a donation form, please be sure to include your name and complete mailing address.
Name
Are you contacting Greeley Museums on behalf of an institution or organization?
Address
Are you the Legal Owner of the Offered items (artifacts, photographs, or documents)?(Required)
Requested Response Time(Required)
Due to the volume of donation offers and limited staff, the Greeley Museums may take up to two business weeks to respond. However, we do understand that you may need our response sooner rather than later, if for instance you are in the process of moving out of state, if so, please select "contact me within five business days." If on the other hand you are just beginning the process to clean out a long forgotten closet and have found a few things to offer to the Greeley Museums and you can wait for our response, please know we will respond as quickly as possible.
Consent(Required)
Description of Offered Items for Donation(Required)
In your description of each offered items, please include descriptive language such as color, size, and condition: 1. Your assessment of condition for the item. Is it Very Good, Good, Fair, or Poor? Does it have rust, stains, or mold, Is it torn or faded? 2. Do you know when the item was made, used, or purchased? When was the item acquired? 3. What size is the item? Is it a 5" x 7" photograph? Is it a collection of documents in two banker's sized boxes? An 8" x 11" hardbound book?
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    Additional Information
    Is there any additional information or item to support or enhance your offer such as a published family history, a genealogical chart, or a photograph showing the person with the offered item? Biographical information on the the original owner or creator/inventory of the item or any pertinent history for an offered donation item?

    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 (970) 350-9220 or Museums@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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