Famous, Framed, and Folk Art – Temporary Exhibition

Museum of the West (Downtown GJ) 462 Ute Ave., Grand Junction

See paintings from the Museum's permanent collection in this temporary exhibition. Works of art include those by Harold Bryant, Alfred Nestler, and other prominent regional artists. The exhibition also includes settlement-era folk art - a carved wagon train and animals!

Geology of Colorado National Monument

Museum of the West (Downtown GJ) 462 Ute Ave., Grand Junction

Guide: Julia McHugh This trip will showcase the geology and history of Colorado National Monument. Join us for a guided tour of Rimrock Drive, as well as a geologist-led hike along Canyon Rim Trail. We’ll see monoclines, windows and monoliths, the Redlands Fault, and even the Great Unconformity – a line in the rocks where over two billion years of ...

Old Spanish Trail and the First Retail Outlet in Colorado

Museum of the West (Downtown GJ) 462 Ute Ave., Grand Junction

Guide: Bob Silbernagel Visit Fort Uncompahgre at Delta, a replica of Robidoux’s fur-trade post built in 1828 on the Gunnison River. Visit the actual fort site southwest of Delta and several Old Spanish Trail locations between Delta and Grand Junction. Discuss Robidoux’s importance in the development of this region, learn about the famed inscription he left north of Westwater, Utah, ...

Speakeasy

Museum of the West (Downtown GJ) 462 Ute Ave., Grand Junction

The 2nd Annual Speakeasy will return May 8, 2020 Stay tuned for more details on this fun event, and start planning your 1920s costume now!

Canyonlands Jet Boat Tour

Museum of the West (Downtown GJ) 462 Ute Ave., Grand Junction

Trip Leader: David Bailey The three-hour jet boat trip will travel through 2,200-foot Canyon walls on the Colorado River. The tour will continue down river and see wonderful views of the arches, petroglyphs, and a unique view of prehistoric granary. The jet boat will travel through the bottom of Dead Horse State Park, Thelma and Louise Point and visit a ...

Denver Museum Jamboree

Museum of the West (Downtown GJ) 462 Ute Ave., Grand Junction

Guide: Erin Shcmitz Join Erin Schmitz, Assistant Director, on a tour of the museums of Denver. We will visit the Denver Museum of Nature and Science and see the Art of Brick traveling exhibit as well as the After the Asteroid exhibit, detailing the groundbreaking research the DMNS Paleontology staff are doing on the rise of the mammals. Then its ...

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The Museums of Western Colorado inspires and connects our community by championing the scientific and cultural heritage of the Colorado Plateau.

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