Hello! My name is Tracey Clay and I have been spending the summer as an intern for the Education and Living History department of the City of Greeley Museums.My time is spent at Centennial Village helping teach our visitors (you!) about the history of our city. This includes showing our visitors what a typical day was like over 100 years ago for a variety of groups from Weld County’s past.
We provide education through various interactive demonstrations and exhibits as well as hands on activities. Essentially, we bring history to life in order to make it more accessible to a wide range of audiences.
A little bit about me- I am currently a student at the University of Northern Colorado, double majoring in Cultural Anthropology and Photo Imaging. You might not be surprised then when I tell you that my favorite task as intern was photographing a multitude of events at the Village.
As a result, I have a good number of photographs from History Fest, opening day, summer camps and the Wild West Shows during the Stampede. My goal in photographing events at the village was to display the interactions between staff and visitors, especially children! I had hoped to capture, in one moment, the amusement, anticipation, and delight that is experienced by our visitors through activities and displays.
Please enjoy a few of my favorite photographs of the summer and don’t hesitate to stop in and experience the joys of Centennial Village in person. We are currently open Wednesday through Saturday 10am - 4pm and Sunday 12pm – 4pm. We look forward to seeing you soon!