For more information, contact:
Bill Armstrong, Curator of Education and Living History
City of Greeley Museums
Historic Meeker Home Museum open for tours Saturday, August 3
The 1870 Meeker Home Museum features the fascinating story of Greeley’s founding family. Follow a costumed tour guide and learn about the Meeker family’s successes and heartbreaking failures on Saturday, August 3, 10 am – 2 pm.
August’s themed tour will focus on Horace Greeley and the founding of the Union Colony of Colorado. A celebrity in his own right in 1870, Horace Greeley was a “mover and shaker” in American politics and commerce. This talk and tour discusses Greeley’s fascinating personality; the man who turned his gaze west and how his newspaper shaped popular opinion in America of the mid-1800s. A costumed tour guide will be leading tours on the hour, every hour.
The Meeker Home is located at 1324 9th Ave. in Greeley. The home is open one Saturday of each month for public tours through October. Admission is $3 for adults, $2 for seniors and $1 for children ages 6 -11.
For more information about the Meeker Home Museum, events and group tours visit www.greeleymuseums.com
or call 970-350-9220.