The last of the “Well Dressed in Weld” exhibition series, “Well Dressed in Weld: Mourning Attire” explores how people historically mourned death through the years. Learn about the etiquette that dictated clothing and the length of public mourning periods when someone passed away. Check out mourning attire and artifacts from 1870 to 1970, including examples of Victorian hair weaving, the practice of making an intricate art piece from someone’s hair.
The Greeley History Museum showcases and preserves Greeley and Weld County’s history through permanent and temporary exhibitions, educational programs, research and collections. Check out the museum’s main exhibit, “Utopia: Adaptation on the Plains,” and then head over to one of the museum’s other galleries, which include updated exhibits several times each year. At the Greeley History Museum, artifacts, photographs and hands-on opportunities create a meaningful visitor experience.