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Out of Place and Time: Heritage Rendezvous 2018

October 19, 2018 - April 21, 2019

Charlie Steen, the Uranium King (Moab)

November 20

Andrew K. Steen / CC BY-SA 3.0 Led by Zebulon Miracle, Curator, Gateway Canyons Resort No one captures the rags-to-riches story of the Uranium Boom like Charlie Steen. Down to his last dollar, he struck it rich at the Mi Vida mine and became an icon in the industry and power player in Moab and Grand Junction. On this trip we will explore the story of uranium mining on the Colorado Plateau and retrace Steen’s steps from…

Breakfast with Santa

December 1 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

It's almost time! Join us for a festive event with both Santa Claus and dinosaurs! You will enjoy McDonald's breakfast among the prehistoric giants, holiday performance by the Adagio Dance Academy, storytime with the curator, and, of course, a visit from Santa Claus! Our Curator of Education--an Ice Age expert!--will read Snowmastodon! Snow Day Adventure. "It’s a snow day and the world is fresh for adventure! Follow Snowmastodon, an Ice Age mastodon, and her best…

Colorado Gives Day

December 4

Colorado Gives Day is a statewide movement to increase online giving. This year, Community First Foundation and FirstBank are presenting Colorado Gives Day on December 4, 2018. Donations are accepted at ColoradoGives.org, which features more than 2,300 nonprofits. Colorado Gives Day is one the most successful events of its kind in the nation. Since its inception in 2010, the event has raised more than $182 million for Colorado nonprofits. For the 5th year, the Museums…

100+ Society Reception 2018

December 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Museums of Western Colorado and The Grand Junction Area Chamber of Commerce are pleased to announce that they will be honoring organizations, agricultural establishments, and businesses that have served the Grand Valley area for at least 100 years. Criteria for recognition include enterprises that were started in and have continuously served the residents of Mesa County for 100 years or more. A reception will be held December 6, 5:30-7:00 pm, at the Museum of…

GVMRR Club’s Christmas Train Show

December 8 - December 9

Grand Valley Model Railroad Club presents... The 30th Annual Christmas Train Show December 8 and 9 December 15 and 16 December 22 and 23 December 29 and 30 10 am - 4 pm Admission: Child/$1; Adult/$4; Family/$7

Holiday Lights on the River Walk: San Antonio

December 14 - December 18

Photo credit: TheSanAntonioRiverWalk.com Led by Peter Booth, Ph.D., MWC Executive Director San Antonio annually hosts a month-long holiday celebration highlighted with lights, luminarias, carolers, and festivities along its famed River Walk. This 300-year old city, rich with history and excitement, knows how to bring in the Christmas season. This tour will enjoy the sights and sounds of San Antonio decked out in its holiday trimmings. In addition, we will take side tours of the beautiful…

GVMRR Club’s Christmas Train Show

December 15 - December 16

Grand Valley Model Railroad Club presents... The 30th Annual Christmas Train Show December 8 and 9 December 15 and 16 December 22 and 23 December 29 and 30 10 am - 4 pm Admission: Child/$1; Adult/$4; Family/$7

Oral History Program – December

December 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

To be announced For more information on our Oral History Program, please visit here.

GVMRR Club’s Christmas Train Show

December 22 - December 23

Grand Valley Model Railroad Club presents... The 30th Annual Christmas Train Show December 8 and 9 December 15 and 16 December 22 and 23 December 29 and 30 10 am - 4 pm Admission: Child/$1; Adult/$4; Family/$7  

GVMRR Club’s Christmas Train Show

December 29 - December 30

Grand Valley Model Railroad Club presents... The 30th Annual Christmas Train Show December 8 and 9 December 15 and 16 December 22 and 23 December 29 and 30 10 am - 4 pm Admission: Child/$1; Adult/$4; Family/$7  

6th Annual Heritage Awards

March 5, 2019

The Heritage Awards celebrate the contributions of community members toward fulfilling the Museum’s mission of discovering, preserving, and sharing the heritage of the Grand Valley. The MWC relies on others in the community, either in cooperation with the museum or individually, to help fulfill this very important mission. It is an honor and privilege for us to be able to recognize leaders and organizations who have contributed so significantly to the community’s heritage. For award…

Native American Arts Auction

March 30, 2019

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A Day in the Orchard

April 6, 2019

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Spring Day on the Farm

May 4, 2019

An annual favorite! Spring Day on the Farm started in 2010 to mark the season opening at Cross Orchards Historic Site. It’s a beautiful day with flowers blooming and orchard trees budding, good spring weather in the valley permitting. Celebrate spring!   More information to come

Open House and Free Day

May 11, 2019

Celebrate Historic Preservation Month with us with an Open House and Free Day at the Museum of the West! More information to come

Antique Truck Show

May 25, 2019

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Dinosaur Day

June 8, 2019

Dinosaur Day is our longest running event having started in 1987 at the old Dinosaur Valley site (the Reed Building, 4th and Main in Downtown Grand Junction). Over the years, the event has evolved (and changed locations), and is now held in June at our Dinosaur Journey Museum in Fruita.  More information to come

Summer Train Show

June 15, 2019

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Two Rivers Chautauqua 2019

August 16, 2019 - August 17, 2019

Chautauqua takes its name from a movement that began near Lake Chautauqua, New York, in the 1800s. It began with Sunday school teachers gathering for a week of study, but it became a touring program through which local communities could enjoy traveling speakers, politicians, plays, and music. Many communities still have the Chautauqua parks where these outdoor events were held, usually under a big tent. We’ve been told that at its height in 1924, Chautauqua…

Old Fossil Golf Tournament 2019

September 20, 2019

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Earth Science Week 2019

October 13, 2019 - October 19, 2019

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National Fossil Day 2019

October 16, 2019

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Fall Day on the Farm 2019

October 19, 2019

Celebrate the harvest with us at this annual favorite event! Experience wood stove cooking, blacksmithing, woodworking – just like it was done in the early 1900s. More information to come.

Monster Mash 2019

October 31, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Western Slope Cowboy Gathering 2019

November 1, 2019 - November 2, 2019

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Breakfast with Santa 2019

December 7, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

This very popular event brings two things kids love together – dinosaurs and Santa! Enjoy a breakfast among the dinosaurs, seasonal entertainment, and a visit from Santa Claus! 

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