Upcoming Museums Events

Sep
23
Thu
History Brown Bag: Sixteen Years on the Great American Desert @ Greeley History Museum
Sep 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Historic Preservation Commission sponsors the History Brown Bag program. The topic of the September 23 event is about Union Colony settler Anna M. Green. Noel and Linda Johnston are the presenters for this event.

“Sixteen Years on the Great American Desert: The Trials and Triumphs of a Frontier Life”
This presentation by the Johnstons is an adaptation of “Sixteen Years on the Great American Desert: The Trials and Triumphs of a Frontier Life” from the book of that name by  Anna M. Green, an original Union Colony settler.  Anna lived here with her husband William and family from 1870 to 1886, and after several years of absence, until William’s death in 1899 and Anna’s passing in 1913. Mrs. Green, known affectionately as “Annie” by her husband and friends, moved here from Franklin, Pennsylvania. William had heard New York Tribune editor Horace Greeley’s call to “Go west, young man, and grow up with the country,” and though Annie was hesitant to leave lush and verdant Franklin for the dry and prickly unknown plains of Colorado, come she did.

Most of what Annie says in the following presentation are words taken directly from her book.

To learn more about Greeley’s Historic Preservation Program, please visit greeleygov.com/hp.

Sep
25
Sat
“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.

Oct
14
Thu
Museum at Twilight @ Greeley History Museum
Oct 14 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Don’t have time to visit the Greeley History Museum during normal open hours? Join us on the second Thursday of each month for extended hours! We’re staying open till 8 p.m. so you can take your time exploring our galleries and enjoying light refreshments.

For visitors 21+, one craft beer or glass of wine is included in the cost of regular admission while supplies last.

August 12
Co-hosted by the Weld County Genealogical Society

September 9
Co-hosted by the Hispanic Women of Weld County

October 14
Co-hosted by the Immigrant and Refugee Center of Northern Colorado

November 11

Co-hosted by the Daughters of the American Revolution Centennial State Chapter

December 9
Special behind-the-scenes tour with Curator of Collections Katie Ross

All events are sponsored by the Friends of the Greeley Museums, Highland Park Liquors, and High Country Beverage.

Admission:
$8 Adult
$6 Seniors (60+)
$5 Youth (3-17)
$25 Family Rate (max. 2 adults and 4 youth)
$3 SNAP & EBT Card Holders
Members receive free admission

 

Oct
28
Thu
History Brown Bag: Ghosts and Theater Stories from Greeley’s Past @ Greeley History Museum
Oct 28 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

The Historic Preservation Commission sponsors the History Brown Bag program. The topic of the October 28 event is ghost and theater stories of Greeley’s past. Susan Seager is the presenter for this event.

“Death in the Balcony: A Sterling Example or a Chief Concern?”
As one studies the history of theatre in Greeley, you soon discover that the drama is more than a reported ghost in a balcony. There is as much drama/comedy occurring off stage as there is on stage. William Shakespeare wrote: ‘All the World’s a Stage.’ He got it right! While doing genealogical research requests, Susan ran across many other theatre-related stories in Greeley. The October History Brown Bag presentation will cover some of those. There will also be an opportunity for audience members to share stories they might have.

To learn more about Greeley’s Historic Preservation Program, please visit greeleygov.com/hp.

Nov
11
Thu
Museum at Twilight @ Greeley History Museum
Nov 11 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Don’t have time to visit the Greeley History Museum during normal open hours? Join us on the second Thursday of each month for extended hours! We’re staying open till 8 p.m. so you can take your time exploring our galleries and enjoying light refreshments.

For visitors 21+, one craft beer or glass of wine is included in the cost of regular admission while supplies last.

August 12
Co-hosted by the Weld County Genealogical Society

September 9
Co-hosted by the Hispanic Women of Weld County

October 14
Co-hosted by the Immigrant and Refugee Center of Northern Colorado

November 11

Co-hosted by the Daughters of the American Revolution Centennial State Chapter

December 9
Special behind-the-scenes tour with Curator of Collections Katie Ross

All events are sponsored by the Friends of the Greeley Museums, Highland Park Liquors, and High Country Beverage.

Admission:
$8 Adult
$6 Seniors (60+)
$5 Youth (3-17)
$25 Family Rate (max. 2 adults and 4 youth)
$3 SNAP & EBT Card Holders
Members receive free admission

 

Dec
9
Thu
Museum at Twilight @ Greeley History Museum
Dec 9 @ 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Don’t have time to visit the Greeley History Museum during normal open hours? Join us on the second Thursday of each month for extended hours! We’re staying open till 8 p.m. so you can take your time exploring our galleries and enjoying light refreshments.

For visitors 21+, one craft beer or glass of wine is included in the cost of regular admission while supplies last.

August 12
Co-hosted by the Weld County Genealogical Society

September 9
Co-hosted by the Hispanic Women of Weld County

October 14
Co-hosted by the Immigrant and Refugee Center of Northern Colorado

November 11

Co-hosted by the Daughters of the American Revolution Centennial State Chapter

December 9
Special behind-the-scenes tour with Curator of Collections Katie Ross

All events are sponsored by the Friends of the Greeley Museums, Highland Park Liquors, and High Country Beverage.

Admission:
$8 Adult
$6 Seniors (60+)
$5 Youth (3-17)
$25 Family Rate (max. 2 adults and 4 youth)
$3 SNAP & EBT Card Holders
Members receive free admission