Category Archives: Support

Planned Giving: Join the Legacy Society

Your generous donations, no matter what size of gift, support everything you love about the Museums of Western Colorado — especially the Museum’s ability to spark curiosity in all ages, generate awe, encourage exploration, and sustain a love of learning through exhibits and hands-on activities. MWC inspires all ages to experience and value our region through the collections and preservation of historical artifacts and fossil resources. The MWC had its earliest roots in 1949 when … Read More

Grand Heritage Society (GHS)

For over 50 years, the Museums of Western Colorado has a cultural anchor in the Grand Valley and western Colorado. We continue to be a trailblazer in our approach to community engagement, and in recognizing our role in preserving and showcasing those aspects which define our community on many levels.  Becoming a Grand Heritage Society member is an easy way to increase the power of your support by providing critical funding required for staff and … Read More

Specimen Cabinets Donated to Dinosaur Journey

Fifteen steel specimen cabinets were donated to the Dinosaur Journey Museum by the Denver Museum of Nature and Science. During the renovations of collections spaces at DMNS, they had numerous used specimen cabinets available as surplus. Joe Sertich and James Hagadorn both reached out to our curator of paleontology, Julia McHugh, about donating a few to our museum. We heartily accepted. Although there is not much spare room in our own collections, we will be … Read More

Planned Giving: Join the Legacy Society

Planned gifts represent your life’s work and reflect your values. A planned gift communicates your legacy; it tells a story of what you hold most important in your life and community. Planned giving makes it possible for you to make a generous contribution while preserving or even enhancing your lifestyle. The Legacy Society recognizes those who have chosen to support the Museums of Western Colorado through their wills, estate plans, life income arrangements, and major planned … Read More

MWC’s Diner’s Club

Citrolas Italian Grill is showing their appreciation to the Museums of Western Colorado with a wonderful offer to our MWC members. Enjoy some of their delightful Italian cuisine, show your MWC membership card, and receive 20% off your entrée. You will find Citrolas at 759 Horizon. Special thanks to Kristi and John Citrola. Enjoy!!!  

Planned Giving: Join the Legacy Society

The Facts about Planned Giving If you hear “planned giving” and think it is only for people older or wealthier than you – or that it is just too confusing – you are not alone. Planned Giving is for people of all ages and economic statuses, and it doesn’t not have to be confusing or difficult! The following are common planned giving misconceptions: #1. Planned gifts are complicated and confusing. There are many types of … Read More

Introducing the MWC’s Newest Vans: Ruthie and Bette

Our 2019 Trips and Tours have just been significantly improved thanks to a wonderful donation from the Museum’s friend, Joyce Owens. Her gift has made it possible for the MWC to acquired two 2018 Ford Transit Vans. They are practically brand-new with one at 20,000 miles and the other at 7,600 miles. The passenger seats are very comfortable (bucket seats, not bench), the headroom is great, and the safety record is significantly improved over the … Read More

2019 Museums of Western Colorado Heritage Award Winners

The Museums of Western Colorado’s (MWC) mission is to help the community preserve its heritage and tell its story. However, this is a huge undertaking. For this reason, the MWC appreciates those who have contributed significantly to the community by preserving, researching, and supporting our historical and paleontological legacy. On March 5, the MWC presented the follow honorees with the 2019 MWC Heritage Awards: 2019 Archaeological Award: This award recognizes distinguished and long-term contributions by … Read More

2018 Colorado Gives and the Year End Giving Campaign

We are extremely pleased and thankful to everyone who supported the Museums of Western Colorado during 2018 Colorado Gives Day and the Year End Giving Campaign. At press time, we were approaching a $50,000 total with the two combined—and more donations are still coming in. These donations are key to keeping the strength and effectiveness of the Museums of Western Colorado.  Thank you to the following donors: Numerous Anonymous Donors Judy and Don Allerheiligen Alpine … Read More

Thank you! 2018 Sponsors

The Grand Valley’s community has been extremely supportive the Museums of Western Colorado over the years. This was no different in 2018. Sponsorships in particular are key to museum fulfilling its missions. Because of these sponsorships, we were able to put in a new roof at Dinosaur Journey, build new exhibitions at Museum of the West, preserve community treasures in the Collections and Archives, make renovations at Cross Orchards, uncover more of Mesa County’s prehistoric … Read More