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Alferd Packer

November 3, 2017 - September 30, 2018
Museum of the West (Downtown GJ), 462 Ute Ave.
Grand Junction, CO 81501 United States

Solving One of the West’s Great Murder Mysteries 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 ... Read More

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Horns & Frills

May 18 - September 16
Dinosaur Journey Museum, 550 Jurassic Court
Fruita, CO 81521 United States
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Southern Colorado in Style: Discovering Colorado Antiguos

June 22 - June 25
462 Ute Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81501 United States

Led by Peter Booth, Ph.D., MWC Executive Director Southern Colorado and San Luis Valley offer some beautiful scenery highlighted by the Great Sand Dunes nestled at the base of the towering Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The valley is also called the cultural cradle of Colorado with heritage that includes Colorado’s oldest non-Native community. This tour enjoys all this and more as we will travel in style—riding first-class on the Cumbras & Toltec Railroad, enjoying an ... Read More

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F.A.R.M.

June 16 @ 7:30 am - October 31 @ 12:00 pm
Cross Orchards, 3073 F Rd
Grand Junction, CO 81504 United States

Wednesday and Saturday mornings from June 20 through October A farm and ranch market run by farmers and ranchers to bring high quality, local produce to the Grand Valley community. FARM works with the Museums of Western Colorado to celebrate the heritage of the past, while enjoying today's delicious harvest.

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Mygatt-Moore One Day Dig

June 22 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dinosaur Journey Museum, 550 Jurassic Court
Fruita, CO 81521 United States

A full day for beginners of all ages. Experience paleontology field work at the Mygatt-Moore Quarry digging for dinosaur bones, teeth, and plants in the Jurassic badlands of Western Colorado. 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. Water ... Read More

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