First Automobile Show – Historic Photo

The first automobile show in Grand Junction was in May, 1926. It was in the Lincoln Park Auditorium (later mistakenly called the barn). Some familiar cars are shown. The Ford, Lincoln, Chevrolet, Dodge, and Buick brands are still with us. Hudson, Nash, Studebaker, and Willys were large manufacturers of the time, but exist no more.(Dean Studio Photo)

Guess Who’s Coming to Two Rivers Chautauqua? Benedict Arnold

At this year’s Chautauqua, we’re bringing in the “Rascals and Rogues.” First among them is infamous General Benedict Arnold (V). Druggist, bookseller, smuggler and skillful and courageous general of the American Revolution, he is best known for betraying his country. He was, however, also called the “Greatest General” by George Washington. Who was this general whose name is synonymous with …

More Museums than Starbucks-Yea!!!

I have been involved with museums nearly my whole career. In that whole time, finding sufficient resources has always been a challenge. It is easy at times to get discouraged and wonder if the nation really values museums in general. This was the situation recently when I came across an article in the Washington Post (June 13, 2014) that made …

More Big Femur Pull!

Our discovery in the news… Huffington Post, June 24, 2014 The Daily Sentinel, June 28, 2014  The Free Press, July 18, 2014 The Denver Post, July 21, 2014 National Geographic, July 21, 2014 CNN, July 24, 2014   Check out our videos of the pull on Facebook. Femur Pull – Part 1 Femur Pull – Part 2 Femur Pull – Part 3 You …

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Volunteer Finds Massive Dinosaur Bone During Dig In Colorado The Huffington Post | By Macrina Cooper-WhiteJune 24, 2014 Think you need a fancy degree to do important scientific work? Think again. This week scientists confirmed that a huge dinosaur bone unearthed on a dig in Colorado is the largest apatosaurus femur ever discovered — and it was found not by professional …

Museum Times – May 2014

Excerpt: Carol Duecker has been a lab volunteer for several months at Dinosaur Journey and is an absolute delight! She’s been trained for tours and thoroughly enjoys working in the lab and with the other volunteers on a variety of projects. Carol was born and raised in Saginaw, Michigan. Following high school she pursued her degree in Geology at Michigan …

Museum Times – April 2014

Excerpt: Cross Orchards Historic Site Opens on May 1st Spring has sprung and plans are underway for a great 2014 season at our Cross Orchards Historic Site. We’re scheduled to open the gates on May 1st; however, we wanted to whet your appetites for what we have in store!!!! Download the full January 2014 Newsletter

Museum Times – March 2014

Excerpt: This new summer exhibit stars a life-size, moving restoration of an Elasmosaurus, a 38-foot long marine reptile with a long neck and four paddle-like flippers. This reptile roamed the shallow seas of North America during the Late Cretaceous. Featured along with the Elasmosaurus in the exhibit will be Late Cretaceous marine fossils from the Mancos Shale, the rock unit …