Category Archives: From the Director

Discover Together

by Peter Booth, Executive Director I recently had a conversation with staff about Museums of Western Colorado’s strengths. While I personally am proud of our exhibits, trips and digs, archives and collections, volunteers and plenty more, the discussion made it clear to us that one of our greatest strengths is our many partnerships in the community. The MWC truly is a community-based museum. We were created by the community, and continue to be both strengthened … 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

Museums of Western Colorado 2017 Board of Directors Election Ballot

The Museums of Western Colorado (MWC) Board of Directors recommends the following slate of nomination to the Board for a three-year term, beginning Jan. 24, 2017. Please mark your ballot and return it to the MWC via mail or in person by 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2017. Election results will be announced at the MWC Heritage Awards on March 7, 2017.  New Board Member Nominations Arlene Baker, Regional Manager, Bank of the West Arlene Baker … Read More

Thanking Our Mesa County Commissioners

Year in and year out, Mesa County citizens have been the largest supporters of the Museums of Western Colorado (MWC). Thanks to a 1974 ballot initiative, Mesa County voters expressed their desire by a 5 to 1 margin that the county should help fund what is now the Museums of Western Colorado. While a specific amount of money was not designated, for the most part the County Commissioners have honored this vote. Despite the County’s … Read More

Thank You to our Sponsors From the First Half of 2016

The Museums of Western Colorado has been working very hard to bring the Western Slope an exciting array of educational, entertaining and family focused programming. Our hope is that you have attended and enjoyed one or more of our programs. The generosity of sponsors makes many of our programming efforts possible. The Museums of Western Colorado would like to thank the following sponsors for their continued generosity and for enabling us to fulfill our mission … Read More