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Heritage Rendezvous: Colorful Characters of the Sunset Slope

March 3 - October 16

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Titanoboa: Monster Snake

May 19 - August 5

This summer, Dinosaur Journey Museum in Fruita will host the Smithsonian traveling exhibit “Titanoboa: Monster Snake.” Slithering in at 48 feet long and weighing an estimated one-and-a-half tons, this realistic replica of the world’s largest snake is sure to send chills down any visitor’s spine. Sixty million years ago, in the era after the mass extinction of the non-avian dinosaurs, scientists believe that a colossal snake related to modern boa constrictors thrived in a hot…

Callison Quarry Half Day Dig

May 26

Discover scenic Callison Quarry, just three miles from the museum in the Fruita Paleontological Area. Probe through the soft shales and use your detective skills to spot lizard & pterosaur bones, mammal jaws & teeth, and perhaps even the rare crocodilian Fruitachampsa between the layers of mudstone. This quarry is world-famous for having some of the smallest contemporaries of Jurassic dinosaurs. Minimum age: 7 Please call 970.242.0971, ext. 2212 for space availability. Please fill out…

Wild West Forensic Tour

May 26

Participants will travel to Parachute to follow the trail of Harvey “Kid Curry” Logan after he robbed the Silt train and learn about his supposed death at the hands of a posse. The group will explore the mystery of one of the West’s most colorful characters, John Henry “Doc” Holliday. We will tour the Frontier Historical Society and learn about the real Doc Holliday, who has been shrouded in legend and myth. Curator David Bailey…

Fossil Prospecting Hike

May 31

The thrill of discovery is high in this prospecting expedition. We will be hiking through the badlands of the Western Slope searching for new fossil sites. This is an area full of fossil bone, where new discoveries are still being made. The site you find could lead science to a whole new discovery! Bring your wide-brimmed hat & sunscreen and venture into the unknown! Minimum age: 7 Please fill out and return our 2017 Digs Registration-Medical…

Dinosaur Journey Paleo Lab

June 1

Learn the lab skills for removing rock from fossil bone. Participants will spend a full day in the Dinosaur Journey Fossil Preparation Lab with our paleontologists. Learn three common techniques used in labs to clean and prepare delicate fossils excavated from the field. You will test your skill at the water world of screen washing, mechanically removing rock from bone with brushes and picks, as well as how to replicate fossil material at our molding…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

June 2

Be a paleontologist for a day at the Mygatt-Moore Quarry. Get a little dirty digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should dress for working outdoors in summer: bring a…

Women Who’ve Changed Colorado

June 2 @ 9:30 am

In Collaboration with "Women of Excellence" Exhibit Betty Heid, Board Chair for Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame, will share with us the purpose and history of Colorado Women's Hall of Fame. She will also provide ways for people in the community to get involved, including making nominations of noteworthy women as potential future inductees (annual August deadline). Colorado Women's Hall of Fame 2010 Inductee and engineer Jill Tietjen will be our presenter. Jill will inspire and motivate us…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

June 5

Be a paleontologist for a day at the Mygatt-Moore Quarry. Get a little dirty digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should dress for working outdoors in summer: bring a…

Highlights of the Black Hills

June 5 - June 9

On this multi-day trip, we will visit some of the diverse gems of Black Hills, named the Paha Sapa by the Sioux. We will see Devil’s Tower and Mount Rushmore, the Crazy Horse Memorial, the wild west town of Deadwood, and the Journey Museum. We will also see more than 40 fossilized mammoths preserved at the Hot Springs Mammoth Site and will finish up with a day at the Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument, where…

Comb Ridge Field Study

June 5 - June 18

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

June 7

Be a paleontologist for a day and dig at the Mygatt-Moore Quarry. Get a little dirty and dig for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. Don't worry about your experience because our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

June 9

Be a paleontologist for a day and dig at the Mygatt-Moore Quarry. Get a little dirty and dig for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. Don't worry about your experience because our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners…

30th Annual Dinosaur Day

June 10

Are you ready for a jungle party, dinosaur-style? This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the Museums of Western Colorado’s family festival: Dinosaur Day, presented by Alpine Bank. Come out to Dinosaur Journey on Saturday, June 10 from 9 to 4 pm for fun, kid-friendly educational activities, bump & jumps, balloon artists, and more! Refreshments by 5M Ice Cream and Pablo’s Pizza Fruita will be available to purchase. After 30 years of prehistoric fun, we can’t…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

June 12

Be a paleontologist for a day at the Mygatt-Moore Quarry. Get a little dirty digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should dress for working outdoors in summer: bring a…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

June 14

Be a paleontologist for a day at the Mygatt-Moore Quarry. Get a little dirty digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should dress for working outdoors in summer: bring a…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry & DJ Prep Lab

June 15 - June 16

Get a double helping of paleontology by coupling a dig at Mygatt-Moore Quarry with working in the paleo lab, learning the skills to prepare fossils. Participants will spend a full day in the Dinosaur Journey Fossil Preparation Lab before heading out to Mygatt-Moore Quarry to excavate dinosaur bones. Our expert paleontologists will be there to guide you every step of the way. This is a perfect match for enthusiasts and future paleontologists alike. Minimum age:…

Oral History Program – June

June 15 @ 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.

Rock Art of Canyon Pintado

June 17

Learn about your back yard and meet your past neighbors. Join Colorado Mesa University Professor of Archaeology Dr. John Seebach as he leads this tour into Canyon Pintado, famous for its wealth of Fremont and Ute rock art. At various locations throughout Canyon Pintado, we will be seeing rock art first described by the Dominguez-Escalante expedition including impressive pictographs that tower above modern-day Highway 139. During this journey, we will also learn about the artists…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

June 19

Be a paleontologist for a day at the Mygatt-Moore Quarry. Get a little dirty digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should dress for working outdoors in summer: bring a…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

June 21

Be a paleontologist for a day at the Mygatt-Moore Quarry. Get a little dirty digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should dress for working outdoors in summer: bring a…

Land’s End/Whitewater Basin: Ute Legends

June 22

Travel with Curator David Bailey up the magnificent Land’s End Road to Grand Mesa and learn about Ute legends and lifeways. We will stop at the Land’s End Observatory, six thousand feet above the Gunnison River Valley. Bailey will talk about the legends of Grand Mesa; we will view the legendary nesting sites of the mythical Thunderbirds and the dwelling place of the giant serpent Batiqtuba. We will also visit the Grand Mesa Visitor Center,…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

June 23

Be a paleontologist for a day at the Mygatt-Moore Quarry. Get a little dirty digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should dress for working outdoors in summer: bring a…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

June 26

Be a paleontologist for a day at the Mygatt-Moore Quarry. Get a little dirty digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should dress for working outdoors in summer: bring a…

Fossil Prospecting Hike

June 27

The thrill of discovery is high in this prospecting expedition. We will be hiking through the badlands of the Western Slope searching for new fossil sites. This is an area full of fossil bone, where new discoveries are still being made. The site you find could lead science to a whole new discovery! Bring your wide-brimmed hat & sunscreen and venture into the unknown! Minimum age: 7 Please fill out and return our 2017 Digs Registration-Medical…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry Half Day Dig

June 28

Great for beginners of all ages, the Mygatt-Moore half day expeditions offer paleontology field work without the heat of the day. Enjoy digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants in the cool of a summer morning. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should dress for working outdoors in summer: bring a wide-brimmed…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

June 30

Be a paleontologist for a day at the Mygatt-Moore Quarry. Get a little dirty digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should dress for working outdoors in summer: bring a…

Dinosaur Journey Paleo Lab

July 6

Learn the lab skills for removing rock from fossil bone. Participants will spend a full day in the Dinosaur Journey Fossil Preparation Lab with our paleontologists. Learn three common techniques used in labs to clean and prepare delicate fossils excavated from the field. You will test your skill at the water world of screen washing, mechanically removing rock from bone with brushes and picks, as well as how to replicate fossil material at our molding…

Corkscrew Pass Jeep Tour

July 7

Travel with Curator David Bailey along the beautiful and historic jeep trails through the Ouray and Red Mountain area. The group will travel up to the Million Dollar Highway to skirt the edge of Red Mountain, and pass the Queen Anne Mine and other remnants of the “San Juan Excitement” mining boom. The jeeps will then traverse Corkscrew Pass and travel to Hurricane Pass for a bird’s-eye view of Como Lake. Led by David Bailey…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

July 10

Be a paleontologist for a day at the Mygatt-Moore Quarry. Get a little dirty digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should dress for working outdoors in summer: bring a…

Summer Camp: Explore It

July 11 - July 13

Museum Extravaganza Discover! Experience! Learn! Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at a museum—explore where collections are kept, learn what museums do, see how exhibits are made? Now is your chance to find out! Join the Museums of Western Colorado for this three-day adventure that will explore and interact with the unique collections and stories found at Cross Orchards Historic Site, Museum of the West, Dinosaur Journey Museum, and your public land.…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry Half Day Dig

July 12

Great for beginners of all ages, the Mygatt-Moore half day expeditions offer paleontology field work without the heat of the day. Enjoy digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants in the cool of a summer morning. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should dress for working outdoors in summer: bring a wide-brimmed…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry & DJ Prep Lab

July 13 - July 14

Get a double helping of paleontology by coupling a dig at Mygatt-Moore Quarry with working in the paleo lab, learning the skills to prepare fossils. Participants will spend a full day in the Dinosaur Journey Fossil Preparation Lab before heading out to Mygatt-Moore Quarry to excavate dinosaur bones. Our expert paleontologists will be there to guide you every step of the way. This is a perfect match for enthusiasts and future paleontologists alike. Minimum age:…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

July 17

Be a paleontologist for a day at the Mygatt-Moore Quarry. Get a little dirty digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should dress for working outdoors in summer: bring a…

Summer Camp: Explore It

July 18 - July 20

Museum Extravaganza Discover! Experience! Learn! Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at a museum—explore where collections are kept, learn what museums do, see how exhibits are made? Now is your chance to find out! Join the Museums of Western Colorado for this three-day adventure that will explore and interact with the unique collections and stories found at Cross Orchards Historic Site, Museum of the West, Dinosaur Journey Museum, and your public land.…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

July 19

Be a paleontologist for a day at the Mygatt-Moore Quarry. Get a little dirty digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should dress for working outdoors in summer: bring a…

Black Canyon of the Gunnison Boat Tour

July 20

The Curecanti Needle is a major landmark and breathtaking monolith in the upper portion of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison. The granite rock was so striking that the Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad used its image on its logo from 1887 to 1926. The trail no longer traverses near the Needle, but we will take a boat tour out of Morrow Point to get an unforgettable view of the Black Canyon and learn…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

July 21

Be a paleontologist for a day at the Mygatt-Moore Quarry. Get a little dirty digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should dress for working outdoors in summer: bring a…

Rivers, Tracks, and Dinosaurs

July 25 - July 27

Experience the Western Slope’s ‘Jurassic Park’. Raft the black water (= calm water) of the Colorado River to see canyons and dinosaur tracks, then dig into Mygatt-Moore Quarry where you can spend a day as a paleontologist digging for dinosaur bones. On day three, we travel west via van to Moab to find dinosaur trackways from the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods. This is the Dinosaur Trifecta: rocks, bones, and tracks! Bring your hiking shoes, a…

Summer Camp: Explore It

July 25 - July 27

Museum Extravaganza Discover! Experience! Learn! Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at a museum—explore where collections are kept, learn what museums do, see how exhibits are made? Now is your chance to find out! Join the Museums of Western Colorado for this three-day adventure that will explore and interact with the unique collections and stories found at Cross Orchards Historic Site, Museum of the West, Dinosaur Journey Museum, and your public land.…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry Half Day Dig

July 28

Great for beginners of all ages, the Mygatt-Moore half day expeditions offer paleontology field work without the heat of the day. Enjoy digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants in the cool of a summer morning. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should dress for working outdoors in summer: bring a wide-brimmed…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

July 31

Be a paleontologist for a day at the Mygatt-Moore Quarry. Get a little dirty digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should dress for working outdoors in summer: bring a…

Dinosaur Journey Paleo Lab

August 1

Learn the lab skills for removing rock from fossil bone. Participants will spend a full day in the Dinosaur Journey Fossil Preparation Lab with our paleontologists. Learn three common techniques used in labs to clean and prepare delicate fossils excavated from the field. You will test your skill at the water world of screen washing, mechanically removing rock from bone with brushes and picks, as well as how to replicate fossil material at our molding…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry Half Day Dig

August 2

Great for beginners of all ages, the Mygatt-Moore half day expeditions offer paleontology field work without the heat of the day. Enjoy digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants in the cool of a summer morning. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should dress for working outdoors in summer: bring a wide-brimmed…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

August 4

Be a paleontologist for a day at the Mygatt-Moore Quarry. Get a little dirty digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should dress for working outdoors in summer: bring a…

Jet Boating De Beque Canyon

August 8

Come experience the most exciting jet boat tour on the Colorado River! We will be riding in a custom New Zealand-style jet boat through the breathtaking scenery of De Beque Canyon. Sit back and learn about the history, geology, and lore of the Colorado River from this fun and unique perspective. Led by Carla Hatch Photo courtesy of Jet Boat Colorado Please call 970.242.0971, ext. 2212 for space availability. Please fill out and return our 2017 Trip…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

August 9

Be a paleontologist for a day at the Mygatt-Moore Quarry. Get a little dirty digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should dress for working outdoors in summer: bring a…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

August 11

Be a paleontologist for a day at the Mygatt-Moore Quarry. Get a little dirty digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should dress for working outdoors in summer: bring a…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

August 14

Be a paleontologist for a day at the Mygatt-Moore Quarry. Get a little dirty digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should dress for working outdoors in summer: bring a…

Rocky Mountain National Park

August 14 - August 16

Join us for a true Colorado Rocky Mountain high over Loveland Pass and then onto Estes Park. We will visit the Estes Park Museum and enjoy an evening in one of Colorado’s most scenic mountain towns. The next day we will tour the historic Stanley Hotel, stroll beautiful downtown Estes Park, and finish our day at the Beaver Meadows Visitor Center — headquarters of Rocky Mountain National Park. The highlight of our tour will be…

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig

August 16

Be a paleontologist for a day at the Mygatt-Moore Quarry. Get a little dirty digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of the giant Apatosaurus and the flesh-eating theropod, Allosaurus, are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the Paleo Lab at Dinosaur Journey. Expeditioners should dress for working outdoors in summer: bring a…

Two Rivers Chautauqua

August 18 - August 19

Western Voices Mark Twain, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Georgia O'Keeffe, and the Legendary Ladies will be among the characters visiting us this year. It should be a great event in a different venue - the Avalon Theatre! Stay tuned for more information!   Sponsored by:  

Wild Steer Canyon Uranium Tour

August 22

The Paradox Valley was one of the last truly wild and untamed places in the American West. The canyon rims on both sides of the valley hold vast amounts of uranium, and Wild Steer Canyon contains some of the best-preserved uranium mines and camp sites in the area. On this tour, we will take the scenic River Road from Gateway to the Paradox Valley and into the very remote mining site. There, we will explore…

Grand Tour of Great Britain

September 2 - September 16

© Matt Jacques | Dreamstime.com Discover what makes Great Britain truly great as you explore this delightful island from top to bottom. Start in Edinburgh, the Georgian Scottish capital, before heading south to Wales, passing through the lovely English countryside and historic cities like York and Liverpool along the way. Then it’s off to the Roman town of Bath and royal London—the perfect finishing touch on this quintessentially British experience.  Led by Erin Schmitz Trip…

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:

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…

Moab Rock Art Tour

October 13

Colorado Mesa University Archaeology Professor Dr. John Seebach leads this tour of the Moab area, one of the largest concentrations of Barrier Canyon, Fremont, and Ute rock art on the Colorado Plateau. Sites in and around Moab include the famous “birthing scene” petroglyph and the spectacular pictographs along Courthouse Wash (a mild and short hike). On-site discussions will cover the lives of the artists, the placement of the art, and Native American worldviews. Adding to…

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

   

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…

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