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Heritage Rendezvous: Colorful Characters of the Sunset Slope

March 3 - October 16

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Oral History Program – September

September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

September 21 Verda will give us a presentation on her Hobo Quilt which depicts Depression Era Hobo signs.   Bring your lunch and bring a friend. Coffee and cookies and will be served. For more information on our Oral History Program, please visit here.

Old Fossil Classic Golf Tournament

September 22

Brought to you by the Museums of Western Colorado and Family Health West 9 am Shotgun Start Adobe Creek National Golf Course Food by Flavors Sponsored by:

Earth Science Week

October 8 - October 14

The Museums of Western Colorado, Colorado Canyons Association, and John McConnell Math and Science Center have teamed up to bring a week-long series of educational experiences to Grand Valley residents for this year’s Earth Science Week (October 8-14, 2017). Earth Science Week was established in 1998 by the American Geosciences Institute to promote education and outreach. This year’s theme for Earth Science Week is "Earth and Human Activity."   A variety of free, public activities…

National Fossil Day

October 11

Celebrate Our Geologic Heritage Join paleontologists, educators, and students in fossil-related events and activities across the country in parks, classrooms, and online during National Fossil Day. National Fossil Day is an annual celebration held to highlight the scientific and educational value of paleontology and the importance of preserving fossils for future generations. Go here to find out more about National Fossil Day and this year's poster.   Bookmark us and come back for details of local events for…

Oral History Program – October

October 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

October 19 Rimrock Historical Society will present a history of Uravan.         Bring your lunch and bring a friend. Coffee and cookies and will be served. For more information on our Oral History Program, please visit here.

Fall Day on the Farm

October 21

Our Annual Harvest Celebration Freshly baked cookies in the historic bunkhouse, blacksmiths firing up the forge, and—of course—our famous pressed apple cider for sale in the barn. If this annual celebration is not on your to-do list, make sure you join us this year.  

Grand Junction Cemetery Tour

October 28

Join Curator of Collections & Archives Erin Schmitz, Loyd Files Research Library volunteer and local historian Marie Tipping, and Loyd Files Research Library volunteer and Museum board member Garry Brewer on a stroll through two of Grand Junction’s oldest cemeteries. We will begin our tour at the Whitewater Cemetery. High on a hill in the desert, the Whitewater Cemetery is like those you may have seen in an old Western – a nostalgic and comforting place.…

KOOL Monster Mash

October 31

Don't miss this popular event presented by our friends at KOOL 107.9!

Western Slope Cowboy Gathering

November 3 - November 4

Want to find out more about the performers and schedule? Check out the special event page here!  

Alferd Packer-Solving One of the West’s Great Murder Mysteries Exhibit Opens

November 3

David Bailey, Curator of History and Director of Western Investigations Team, will explain the complex forensic investigation of Alferd Packer and the notorious murder site in Lake City, Colorado. Packer, known as the Colorado Cannibal, was accused of killing and eating his traveling companions in 1874. Bailey’s ten- year historical quest and his discovery of new forensic evidence that solved Colorado’s most famous murder case. The exhibition will feature Jack Murray’ paintings of the investigation,…

Authors’ Party

November 4

Meet your favorite local authors and get personalized gifts for the readers on your list!

Civil War in New Mexico

November 8 - November 12

In one of the more unknown chapters of the American Civil War, a secession convention at Mesilla voted to leave the union and establish the Confederate Territory of Arizona in March of 1861. This act brought the Civil War to New Mexico. Conflict raged up and down the Rio Grande when the Confederates launched as invasion of northern New Mexico the following year. In this tour, we will visit the more significant sites of Civil…

Oral History Program – November

November 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

TBA Bring your lunch and bring a friend. Coffee and cookies and will be served. For more information on our Oral History Program, please visit here.

Christmas Train Show

December 9 - December 10

Grand Valley Model Railroad Club presents their 29th Annual Christmas Train Show!  

Holiday on the Farm

December 10

Stay tuned for more details on this new holiday tradition!

Christmas Train Show

December 16 - December 17

Grand Valley Model Railroad Club presents their 29th Annual Christmas Train Show!  

Oral History Program – December

December 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

TBA Bring your lunch and bring a friend. Coffee and cookies and will be served. For more information on our Oral History Program, please visit here.

Christmas Train Show

December 23 - December 24

Grand Valley Model Railroad Club presents their 29th Annual Christmas Train Show!  

Christmas Train Show

December 30 - December 31

Grand Valley Model Railroad Club presents their 29th Annual Christmas Train Show!  

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