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Centennial Village Museum Wraps Up Summer Season with Potato Day Celebration

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Potato Day returns to Centennial Village Museum to wrap up the 2022 summer season from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 at 1475 A Street. This popular community event pays tribute to Greeley’s agricultural heritage and is the City of Greeley Museums’ biggest fundraising event of the year.

Tickets cost $7 per person and include a baked potato with all the fixings. Admission is free for all Friends of the Greeley Museums members.

Online tickets available at www.eventbrite.com/e/393830326107.

Baked Potatoes, Live Entertainment, and More

Potato Day offers a variety of activities, including living history demonstrations—like blacksmithing—an antique tractor display, a cake walk, and continuous live entertainment. The lineup includes an afternoon performance from the Buffalo Soldiers and the following acts:

  • Rusty 44
  • Cluster Folk
  • Michael Estes Dixon
  • Kiwanis Kream of the Krop Band
  • Dustin Scott

Standard seasonal offerings, including resident animals, historical games, and building tours, will be available.

Friends of the Greeley Museums Fundraiser

Potato Day is a major fundraiser of the Friends of the Greeley Museums, a non-profit organization formed in support of the City of Greeley Museums. Since 1987, the group has raised and donated nearly $500,000 for educational programs and preservation projects.

To learn more about Friends of the Greeley Museums, visit friendsoftgm.org.

Stay tuned for upcoming special events at Centennial Village Museum during the holiday season. Centennial Village Museum reopens for regular seasonal hours in May 2023.

Opened in 1976, Centennial Village Museum is a living history experience that features more than 35 historical buildings, costumed interpreters, heritage farm animals, and 8-acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. As a City of Greeley Museums site, Centennial Village Museum preserves and interprets American western heritage in the Colorado high plains region, housing some of Weld County’s oldest structures and hosting several annual special events. Visit greeleymuseums.com to learn more.

 

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Release Date:
Aug 5, 2022

Nathaniel Johnson, Potato Day chairman

760-427-6881

beaujohnson@hotmail.com

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