Street Address
1475 A. Street
Greeley, CO 80631
Mailing Address
714 8th St.
Greeley, CO 80631
phone: 970-350-9220
fax: 970-350-9570
e-mail: museums@greeleygov.com
web: www.centennialvillagemuseum.com
Hours
May through September
Tuesday - Saturday10 AM - 4 PM
and at other times for special events. (Groups of ten or more may book a tour pre-season and post-season.)
Admissions
$7 ages 12-59
$5 ages 60+
$3 ages 6-11
Five and under free
Services
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Cafe/Restaurant
Staff
Erin Quinn, Museum Manager
Ann Schmidt, Marketing Coordinator
phone: 970-350-9216

Description

The Village is the site of many festivals and special events, summer camps for children, and tours. The church and grounds may also be rented for weddings, receptions , family reunions, birthday parties and other events.

Located in the historic lobby of the Greeley History Museum, the Museum Store is a wonderful source for books and gifts relating to the history and culture of Greeley and Weld County. The shop offers a broad selection of books dealing with regional history, biographies, local architecture and much more.

The Hazel E. Johnson Research Center provides assistance and various materials for your research on Greeley and Weld County history. Most resources are available for reproduction and digitization upon request with a signed Historic Photograph Reproduction Policy. Fees for photographic reprints vary, so please contact Research Center staff to determine the charges for your request.

The 30+ buildings set amid beautiful landscaping on 8 acres give the feel of a reproduction village showcasing how early Greeley and Weld County settlers lived, worked, played and worshipped. The High Plains area features Native American tipis, a homesteaders shack, chuck wagon and Warren Monfort farmhouse, where the 'Cattle Trails and Tales' exhibit traces the birth of the meat packing industry in Greeley. The central square features homes of various immigrant groups, a one-room school, church, railroad depot and streetcar. The 1920s business section has a working blacksmith shop, print shop and fire station with living quarters on the second floor. There is also an agricultural section with granary, silo and various farm implements. The Village hosts several living history festivals, special events, and summer camps for kids each year. The Village is a northern Colorado cultural gem--many people come just to enjoy the park-like ambiance.

History

Centennial Village was established in 1976 as a U.S. Bicentennial Project and a Colorado Centennial project.

Artifacts Collections

Homes are furnished with culture-appropriate and period-appropriate furniture, clothing, etc. as if a family were living there. Businesses and other buildings feature appropriate equipment, tools,and furnishings.

Educational Programs

Docent-led tours, living history festivals for schoolchildren and the public, one-room schoolhouse camps for kids in the summer, evening concerts, films, dances; lectures.

    Library

    Access: General Public, Students, Scholars

    Appointment required: No

    Publications

    Monthly Enewsletter

      ADA

      Wheelchair Accessible

      Services

      Gift Shop

      Special Event Rental

      Restaurant