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Oral History Program – July

July 18 @ 5:30 pm

The Writing of “Operation Foresight” Vera Mulder will be presenting this program about her experience with authoring the book Operation Foresight. Mulder is an educator and holds both a Bachelors and a Master’s Degree in Education. She has been a News Editor for Fruita Times and the Palisade Tribune. She is a working artist showing batiks, paintings and photography at various Grand Valley art galleries. Please note: This is an evening program. We will be…

Oral History Program – August

August 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

To be arranged. Please note: This is an evening program. We will be holding our summer Oral History programs in the evenings – June, July, and August. This program is jointly sponsored by the Mesa County Libraries, Mesa County Historical Society, and the Museums of Western Colorado. It is free and open to the public. For more information on our Oral History Program, please visit here.

Colorado West Chautauqua

September 13 - September 14

That’s the Way It Is: The Baby Boom Years Walter Cronkite performed by Larry Bounds Walt Disney performed by David Skipper Julia Child performed by Karen Vuranch And the Grand Valley History Players with characters such as Minnie Pearl and Zelda Fitzgerald Watch for more information as we get closer to the event!           Chautauqua takes its name from a movement that began near Lake Chautauqua, New York, in the 1800s.…

Oral History Program – September

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

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

Earth Science Week 2019

October 13 - October 19

More information to come

National Fossil Day 2019

October 16

More information to come

Oral History Program – October

October 17 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

Fall Day on the Farm 2019

October 19

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 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

More information to come.

Western Slope Cowboy Gathering 2019

November 1 - November 2

We've outgrown our venue for the past years! So, this year we will be moving to the Masonic Grand Valley Event Center! Stay tuned for details on the event!

Author’s Party

November 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Come join us at our annual Author's Party and Booksigning. We will have local authors on hand to chat with about their books in the lobby of the Museum of the West. Local books make great holiday gifts! Check back to see the list of authors who will be participating. Light refreshments will be available.

Oral History Program – November

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

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

Breakfast with Santa 2019

December 7 @ 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! 

Oral History Program – December

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

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

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