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Old Fossil Golf Tournament 2019

April 26

Join us for our annual Old Fossil Golf Tournament, now held in the spring! Fun contests, food by Flavors Grille, and more! Proceeds benefit the Museums of Western Colorado and Family Health West.

Spring Day on the Farm

May 4

Experience spring on an early 20th century working farm with woodworking, woodstove baking, blacksmithing, and more! There will be animals and blooming flowers to see while you stroll through the historic site. In addition, the Frontier Belles are returning along with the Wheels West Car Club. And, we will have a new group joining us - Grand Valley Vaulting Harmony! Come celebrate spring! $7/Adults; $5/Seniors; $4/Kids (3-12); $20/Family groups; 50% off for Members    

Oral History Program – May

May 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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

Antique Truck Show

May 25

Cross Orchards Historic Site welcomes trucking enthusiasts and anyone interested in the history of trucks to this show! Co-hosted by the regional chapter of the American Truck Historical Society, the display will range from Cross Orchard’s very own 1917 Model T and span the automotive evolution to modern day semi-trucks still in service. Founded in 1971, the American Truck Historical Society strives to “preserve the history of trucks, the trucking industry, and its pioneers.” This…

Riley Black – Guest Lecture and Book Signing

May 25 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Science writer and author, Riley Black, will join us on Sat. May 25 for a Free Public Lecture and Book Signing of the recent release - Skeleton Keys. Meet the author and discover the secrets of bone, from science to medicine, folklore, culture, and forensics, bone is a major pillar in our daily lives and in the world around us. Signed books will be available for purchase at the event. This event is family-friendly, open…

Dinosaur Day

June 8

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

More information to come

Oral History Program – June

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

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

Oral History Program – August

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

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

History Alive!

September 13 - September 14

Colorado West Chautauqua "That’s the Way It Is" – Our 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 Historical 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…

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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