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June 16 @ 7:30 am - October 31 @ 12:00 pm

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.

Earth Science Week 2018

October 14 - October 20

The Museums of Western Colorado, Colorado Canyons Association, Colorado National Monument, and Eureka! McConnell Science Museum have teamed up to bring you a week-long series of educational experiences to the Grand Valley for this year’s Earth Science Week (October 14-20, 2018). 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 as Inspiration.” To find out more about Earth…

Oral History Program – October

October 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Our October Oral History presentation will be about The Ute Learning Garden. The Ute Learning Garden, located on two and a half acres west of the CSU Extension building at the Mesa County Fairgrounds, was created to demonstrate how the Utes lived. Built in 2009 under supervision of the Northern Ute Nation, it includes structures, plants and interpretive signage for both individual and group tours. Although their origins are lost in time, Ute people lived…

Fall Day on the Farm

October 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

KOOL 107.9 Monster Mash

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

Fall has arrived! It’s time for pumpkins, apple cider, and ghost and goblins! Halloween is coming soon, and what better monsters to trick or treat with than the dinosaurs at Dinosaur Journey in Fruita. Zane Matthews and the rest of the party crew from KOOL 107.9 will help us host Monster Mash 2018 at Dinosaur Journey on Wednesday, October 31 from 4:00-7:00 pm. Kids and parents can tour the dinosaur exhibits after hours (admission is FREE) and…

Western Slope Cowboy Gathering

November 2 - November 3

Friday, November 2 Afternoon - FREE 1 to 1:50 pm Terry Nash, Peggy Malone, Floyd Beard, Trinity Seely 2 to 2:50 pm Dale Burson, Dale Page, Ramblin’ Rangers, Al Albrethsen 3 to 3:50 pm Open Mic - Host: Valerie Beard 4 to 5 pm Great Western Heritage, Brooksie, Rocky Sullivan, Rod Taylor, Nona Kelley Carver 6 pm Reception Evening - $10/adults; Kids under 12 admitted free 7 to 9 pm  Host: Dennis Russell Terry Nash, Ramblin’…

Authors’ Party 2018

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

The Museum of the West, a division of the Museums of Western Colorado, is hosting our annual Authors’ Party and book signing event, featuring the best of regional authors, on Saturday, November 10, 2018, from 10 am to 2 pm, in the Museum of the West lobby. We are looking for regional authors with recently published books to come to our event. The Authors’ Party is a great way to meet other writers and sell…

Oral History Program – November

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

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

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

Breakfast with Santa

December 8 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Stay tuned for details on this annual festive event!

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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