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Past, Present, and Future: Agricultural Heritage, Museum Projects, and Community Partnerships

November 2, 2022 @ 7:45 am - 10:00 am


[vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Participants will be captivated by the history of Greeley and Weld County. We will listen during Geoff’s breakfast presentation, then walk across the Ice Haus NE parking lot to the Greeley History Museum for an interactive tour. Wear walking shoes of boots please.” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left|color:%23000000″ use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”ev_head”][vc_custom_heading text=”Speaker: Geoffrey Havens, Curator of Historic Sites with The City of Greeley Museum system will tell us about Centennial Village, the Meeker Home Museum, White-Plum Farm Learning Center, as well as welcoming us on a self-guided tour of the Downtown Greeley Museum at 714 8th Street.” use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”ev_head”][vc_column_text]Geoff will explain the City of Greeley Museum system. It is comprised of four sites, each playing an important role in telling our shared story of where we as a community come from, why our past matters, and how it impacts our future as a society.

The museum system is currently engaged in a Capital Campaign to better help preserve, connect to, and interpret our shared agricultural history at Centennial Village Museum.

Centennial Village Museum is open May-September on Fridays and Saturdays in addition to various special events and provides visitors historical experiences from Northern Colorado’s past. Activities at the village range from hands-on school field trips to conversations with volunteer blacksmiths and other crafters to enjoying special events such as Baby Animal Days or Centennial Celebrations.

The Greeley History Museum is open year-round Thursday-Saturday and has a variety of rotating exhibits about a variety of historic topics.  We will see this for ourselves on Wednesday morning.

Meeker Home Museum is open on select Saturdays throughout the year, when tour guides introduce visitors to the residence and life of Greeley’s founder, Nathan Meeker.

White-Plum Farm is open as a day-use park where visitors can experience the remaining three acres of a Centennial Farm now located in the middle of Greeley proper off 10th Street just before 43rd Avenue.

Currently the Museum is mid-quiet phase of a Capital Campaign to raise $750,000 to fund the construction of a building to tell the story of agriculture in N. Colorado which will also function as a community meeting and partnership space available for a variety of occasions. Staff members are seeking partnerships for fiscal, in-kind, and community involvement for this new project.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]

During this WORKshop you will learn about…

  1. Our shared agricultural past and present has never been more important, but we’re discovering the public’s connection to that vital part of our state’s commerce has become weaker.
  2. Centennial Village Museum, and what a perfect spot for a project to address that missing connection in our public today.  Children and famillies love this location!
  3. This project will function both to address that specific agricultural need as well as serve as a greater space for the community of Greeley and Weld County to gather and grow, learn, thrive, and celebrate together

[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Meet Geoffrey Havens” use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”ev_head”][vc_column_text]Geoffrey Havens is the Curator of Historic Sites for the City of Greeley Museum system. In his role he oversees Centennial Village Museum, Meeker Home Museum, and White-Plum Farm Learning Center.

He’s a Missouri native who first visited Greeley in 2013 for a seasonal job with the United States Forest Service, got the Colorado bug, and was finally able to return for good in December of 2021. He’s worked in historic sites and museums for 11 years as a seasonal and then full-time historic educator and manager.

When not at work he’s probably with his wife Brianna volunteering with the Stampede Theater Troupe here in Greeley, or trying to work on a variety of fiber arts projects at home with help from their two cats; Rose and Oswald.

You can contact Geoff at:

Geoffrey Havens, Curator of Historic Sites




https://www.facebook.com/GreeleyMuseums[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_custom_heading text=”Registration Information:” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23d1345b” use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”ev_head”][vc_column_text]Your Cost: Just $33 when pre-paid by 5 p.m. Wednesday, October 26th – when registration will close or when our seats are maxed out. Seating is limited at this fabulous Saloon and Eatery. Sign-up below to pay online with PayPal / credit card, or you can mail or drop off your check made out to either: Northern Colorado Women in Business to: 4113 W. 16th St. Rd., Greeley, CO 80634 before the 26th. If no one is home just tuck your payment envelope in the flower can on the inside of the front door. All checks are held and deposited on the day of our Workshop.[/vc_column_text][vc_custom_heading text=”Workshop Day Information:” font_container=”tag:h2|text_align:left|color:%23d1345b” use_theme_fonts=”yes” el_class=”ev_head”][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1554421664658{margin-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]Catering:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Jodie, Ron, Sam, & Brian’s amazing staff and chef at The Cow[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1554421664658{margin-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]Set-up Divas:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Rose Esparza, Rose’s Professional Massage; Tara Fuchs, Functionally Well with Tara; Karla Gravert, Caberra Systems Inc. LED Lighting

(set-up time pending Tuesday, Nov. 1st)[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1554421664658{margin-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]Check-in Hostesses: [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Allison Dunning, Balloon Art by Merry Makers; Elizabeth Mahoney, Complete Professional Development[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1554421664658{margin-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]Greeter:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Karla Gravert, Caberra Systems Inc. LED Lighting[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1554421664658{margin-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]Speaker’s Gift:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Alexa Hepler, Commercial Interiors by JOF will provide Geoff’s Gift for the NorCoWIB Gift Bag[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1554421664658{margin-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]Clean-up Divas:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Ami Schott, Resource Center for Pregnancy & Personal Health; Elise Carver, Hope Lives; Jaymi Nickell, Academy of Las Animas online / State Farm Ins.; Jaymi Anderson, Genesis Project [/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][vc_row_inner css=”.vc_custom_1554421691023{margin-left: 0px !important;}”][vc_column_inner width=”1/4″][vc_column_text]Sister-to-Sister/Pay it Forward:[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][vc_column_inner width=”3/4″][vc_column_text]Alisa Anderson, Universal Lending will coordinate our philanthropic effort this month to benefit Friends of the Greeley Museums. This is a free will opportunity to donate $5 + your business card…or $15 + 3 Biz cards every dollar helps with museum programs for our community. At the end of the workshop a card is drawn. Half the kitty goes to that member and the other half to the Museums.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column_inner][/vc_row_inner][/vc_column][/vc_row]


November 2, 2022
7:45 am - 10:00 am
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Kristi Helzer, NorCoWIB
Sue Helfrich, Allstate Ins.
Allison Dunning
Elizabeth Mahoney
Elise Carver
Jaymi Anderson
Kristi Helzer, NorCoWIB
Ami Schott
Karla Gravert
Alexa Hepler
Tara Fuchs
DeAnnaKay Swetzig
Heather Beran
Teri Segelke
Janet Bedingfield


The Cow Saloon & Eatery
800 9th Street
Greeley,CO80631United States
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