*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.
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 [email protected] 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.
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 [email protected].
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).