Museum at Home

Dr. Julia McHugh from Museums of Western Colorado’s Dinosaur Journey talks about what holotype fossils are, and how paleontologist use them to lay the foundation for new species discoveries. She talks specifically about the Mymorapelta dinosaur and it’s discovery.

 

 

Dr. Julia McHugh from Museums of Western Colorado’s Dinosaur Journey, talks about the defense and offense of the Mymorapelta dinosaur!

Curator of History Dave Bailey talks about the mud wagon stagecoach and what it would have been like to travel back in the Wild West. He explains where the term riding shotgun came from, and gives insight to why having inside information would have been important to stagecoach robbers at the time.

 

 

Our Curator of Education Stephanie Lukowski tells us about the unique and unprecedented finds during the 2010 Snowmass fossil excavation. Giving us insight into what life and climate would have been like in Colorado when Mastodons walked the earth.

Curator of Cross Orchards Matt Darling, tells us a bit of the history behind what was once the largest fruit and land company in the valley. He takes us from the 1890s when Walter and Elizabeth Cross began their venture all the way to what Cross Orchards is today.

 

 

Curator of History David Bailey tells us about the Buffalo Bill show coming to Grand Junction. Hear a story about two little boys who may have misspent their money, but still managed to see the big sho

What do you think lived in the Grand Valley during the Ice Age? Curator of Education Stephanie Lukowski shows us some Ice Age fossils we have on display at Dinosaur Journey and talks about how these species differ from the fossils found up in the iconic Snowmass dig.

Let Curator Dave Bailey take you back in history, to the time of the Little Bookcliff Railway. A narrow gauge railway operating in the Grand Valley from 1889-1925

Cross Orchards volunteer Kathy explains the origins of Victory Gardens and the place they can have for us today!

Cross Orchards Curator Matt Darling tells us the history of the Uintah Railway.

Curator of Education Stephanie Lukowski talks about the Ceratosaurus and many of the other prehistoric life forms found at the very special Fruita Paleo Area, part of the McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area.

Learn how scientists used meteorites to age the solar system, while Dr. Julia McHugh shows you meteorites on display at Dinosaur Journey.

Dr. Julia McHugh shows us the Fruitadens on display at Dinosaur Journey, and talks about the discovery of this very small species!

Ever wondered what kind of rifles mountain men used in the 1700s? Curator of History Dave Bailey talks about the different innovations mountain men rifles made in the early years of the fur trade.