Museum of the West in Downtown Grand Junction
June 13 • 5:30 pm
Curator of History David Bailey will be signing his new book, Historic Mysteries of Western Colorado: Case Files from the Western Investigations Team, published by the History Press in Charleston, South Carolina. Bailey also serves as the Director of the Western Investigations Team and the book covers twelve different western mysteries the team has endeavored to solve using the latest scientific technology and in-depth historical research.
Revelations includes exciting new evidence in the infamous Alferd Packer case. The team’s discovery of early Spanish relics in Kannah Creek and their search for evidence of Spanish explorers looking for the Seven Cities of Gold. Tracking down the location of Grand Junction’s founding father George Crawford’s lost ranch and his hidden safe and many more fascinating mysteries. The book is now available in the Museum of the West gift shop.
The Museum of the West will also open its newest exhibition, Famous, Framed and Folk Art: Eclectic Art from the Museum of the West’s Collections. The art and artifacts on display range from the paintings of famous western painters Harold Bryant and Alfred Nestler, prominent regional artists, and wonderfully carved settlement era folk art wagon train and animals.