City of Greeley News

Have You Seen the Infamous Dress?


There is a rattling noise all over the City of Greeley and locals are excited about it. Rattlesnakes have been confirmed but no one is in danger. Neyla Pekarek, formerly of The Lumineers, will perform a song from her debut solo album Rattlesnake live at the Greeley History Museum, 714 8th St., on Friday, January 25, at 5 p.m.

Neyla’s inspiration for the album comes from our very own Katherine McHale Slaughterback, aka Rattlesnake Kate. Kate gained notoriety back in 1925 when she killed 140 rattlesnakes with her .22 Remington rifle and a nearby sign. The snakes were skinned and sewn together by Kate to make a dress and various accessories, all of which are on display at the museum.


Doors open at 4:30 p.m. and will close when the performance begins at 5 p.m. Space is limited to the first 120 for this free performance. Sign-up on online at the museum’s website, CD’s can be purchased at the gift shop for Neyla to sign. Q&A with Peggy Ford Waldo, Development Curator and Historian, and meet and greet will follow her performance.

Release Date:
Jan 23, 2019

For more information, media representatives should contact:

Christina Wiles, Marketing Coordinator
Culture, Parks and Recreation Department
Greeley History Museum

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