Monthly Archives: January 2017

Freak Accident in Grand Junction

Alfred Read Gallupe, Grandson of General George S. Gallupe of the 5th Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery during the Civil War and later of the Plains Wars with General George A. Custer, was injured September 22, 1913 during a freak windstorm in front of the local YMCA Building and passed away four days later on Sept 26, 1913. Alfred, the 12 year old son of the late John H. Gallupe and Ella Gallupe of Grand Junction died … Read More

Colorado Gives Update

Colorado Gives Update: Thanks for your support The MWC enjoyed a banner year with the Colorado Gives Campaign. There was 15 percent increase in the number of donors and they collectively donated $33,635, which is a 14 percent increase over last year. This is also the highest amount the MWC has ever received via Colorado Gives. Thanks to your support, the MWC received $1,066 from the statewide incentive fund.  2016 Colorado Gives Donors 6 Anonymous … Read More

5th Annual Heritage Awards

Museums of Western Colorado to Host 5th Annual Heritage Awards The Museums of Western Colorado (MWC) will honor the recipients of the 2017 Annual Heritage Awards on March 7, 2017. The Heritage Awards celebrate the contributions of community members toward fulfilling the Museum’s mission of discovering, preserving, and sharing the heritage of the Grand Valley. The MWC relies on others in the community, either in cooperation with the museum or individually, to help fulfill this … Read More

Collaboration with Fruita Monument High School

As Curator of Education I take the job of involving the youth of today in our Museums seriously. Even before coming to work for the Museums I was ensuring that tomorrow’s leaders saw the value and importance in museums and research through a high school paleontology program. I am proud to announce that this idea is now being carried forward here in the Grand Valley. In the fall of 2016, I began working with Billy … Read More

Museum Education Class

When most people in the Grand Valley think about their local heritage, what do they think of? Do they think of the Museums of Western Colorado? Or do they think of one of our sites, such as Cross Orchards Historic Site or the Museum of the West? Many people who walk through the door of Dinosaur Journey Museum in Fruita are not aware that it, too, is under the umbrella of the Museums of Western … Read More