About Centennial Village Museum: Living Heritage Experience, Greeley, CO
Situated in Greeley, Colorado is Centennial Village Museum, an 8-acre living history experience featuring over 35 architecturally unique structures, costumed interpreters, heritage farm animals, beautifully landscaped grounds, lush historic gardens and interactive experiences. From the utopian ideals of Nathan Meeker to the sugar industry of the early 20th century, people from all over the world have come to live and work in the garden spot of Colorado. Step back in time and learn about the early pioneer settling of the western high plains, a time when grand houses, growing businesses, extensive prairies and agriculture were all a part of daily life. Centennial Village Museum showcases their history.
Here, people can experience the daily lives and challenges of folks who settled Northeastern Colorado, often bringing their culture and traditions with them, discover how Kate Slaughterback became "Rattlesnake Kate", see the real-working blacksmith forge and print shop, learn how pioneers made rope and cooked their meals and tour the original Weld County Courthouse.
Centennial Village Museum is a unique family-friendly historic village that accommodates tour groups, bus/motor parking on site, and a self-guided tour. Visitors can learn about various historic buildings and local history stories from guides dressed in authentic period costumes which really adds to the experience of what it was like in Northeastern Colorado as it was over 100 years ago. In addition, the museum offers numerous special events with additional activities. Play and explore while immersing yourself in the past 170 years of Northeastern Colorado’s amazing western heritage.