Upcoming Museums Events

Pieces of Home: Supporting the Troops Past and Present
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

You Can Help: American Red Cross Historic PosterThe Greeley Historic Preservation Commission hosts a History Brown Bag Series. These events are designed to provide the Greeley community more information on local, regional, national and worldwide history. The series will continue to be presented as an online Zoom webinar until further notice.

Please click the link below to join the webinar:
Passcode: 833566

From 1917 to 1919, citizens produced over 370 million items for troops and refugees. Popular posters during World War I were full of slogans like “Knit Your Bit” and “You Can Help”, encouraging people on the home front to create items to support the war eff ort. Newspapers and magazines printed patterns for things like knitted wool socks and comfort kits that families could send overseas in care packages.

Join the City of Greeley Museums Curator of Collections, Katie Ross, and Registrar, JoAnna Stull as they explore local efforts to support the troops during World War I and walk you through how to create your own comfort kit and care package for today’s troops.

To experience more military history, visit the Greeley History Museum beginning on April 3.  A  new exhibition “War Comes Home: The Legacy” will be on display until September 25.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Kellums in the Greeley Historic Preservation Office at elizabeth.kellums@greeleygov.com or 970-350-9222. To learn more about Greeley’s Historic Preservation Program, please visit greeleygov.com/hp.

“A Message for the Future” – exhibit last day @ Greeley History Museum
Aug 14 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

If you could send a message into the future, what would you say? Would you talk about current events and pressing world issues or include your predictions about the future? How could you even be sure your message would be heard?

This exhibition features a selection of items from both the 1967 Civic Center time capsule and the 1970 Welcome Wagon Newcomers’ Club time capsule. Exhibit open through August 14, 2021.

Visit https://greeleymuseums.com for details.

“War Comes Home: The Legacy” – exhibit last day @ Greeley History Museum
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
"War Comes Home: The Legacy" - exhibit last day @ Greeley History Museum | Greeley | Colorado | United States

The new exhibition “War Comes Home: The Legacy” will close today, September 25, 2021 at the Greeley History Museum, 714 8th St.; however, the date could change due to COVID-19.

Combined with local artifacts from the City of Greeley Museums’ collection, “War Comes Home: The Legacy” highlights private correspondence from almost every major conflict in U.S. history. The traveling exhibition, rich with historical and contemporary letters, offers an intimate perspective into the thoughts and emotions of veterans and their families upon a soldier’s homecoming.

“War Comes Home: The Legacy” is a partnership between Cal Humanities, the California State Library and Exhibit Envoy. Visit https://greeleymuseums.com for details.

“Unmentionable: The Indiscreet Stories of Artifacts” Exhibit Last Day @ Greeley History Museum
Feb 5 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

The last day for the “Unmentionable: The Indiscreet Stories of Artifacts” is February 5, 2022 at the Greeley History Museum. Don’t miss it!

Artifacts help tell the history of a community, but those stories are not always pleasant or happy. In fact, some artifacts are just downright gross or uncomfortable and are rarely displayed because of that reason.

This exhibit is about looking at artifacts in a different way. Museums collect a wide assortment of items that tell stories about a moment in time, a place, a person or an idea. While the physical artifact stays the same, the meaning and significance of that piece can change depending on what’s happening in the world.

Some of the pieces on display include a necklace made of human hair, a dental key used for tooth extraction, and a photo of doctors performing neurosurgery at the Greeley Hospital in 1953.

The Greeley History Museum is located at 714 8th St. in downtown Greeley. The museum is open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Group visits are by appointment on Wednesdays. For more information, visit greeleymuseums.com or call 970-350-9220.

“Unmentionable: The Indiscreet Stories of Artifacts” is modeled on the exhibition from the Hayward Area Historical Society in Hayward, CA and facilitated by Exhibit Envoy.