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Join us for a variety of programs! We add more lectures and programs to our calendar throughout the year so make sure you check back! 


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Summer Camp: Explore It

July 11 - July 13

Museum Extravaganza Discover! Experience! Learn! Explore where collections are kept, learn what museums do, hike on public land, learn how pioneers lived, and about the dinosaurs that lived here! This summer, youth ages 8-14 are invited to join CCA and the Museums of Western Colorado for three adventure-filled days of exploration and interaction with the unique collections and stories found at Cross Orchards Historic Site, Museum of the West, Dinosaur Journey, and the McInnis Canyons…

Cool Summer Nights

July 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

While you are downtown at the Farmer’s Market, check out our Cool Summer Nights! Thursday evenings in July and August 5 - 8 pm  |  Free Admission   This week: Hidden Treasures ~ Behind the Scenes Tour Tour and talk at 6 pm   Free history book with each visit!   Free admission courtesy of:

Summer Camp: Explore It

July 18 - July 20

Museum Extravaganza Discover! Experience! Learn! Explore where collections are kept, learn what museums do, hike on public land, learn how pioneers lived, and about the dinosaurs that lived here! This summer, youth ages 8-14 are invited to join CCA and the Museums of Western Colorado for three adventure-filled days of exploration and interaction with the unique collections and stories found at Cross Orchards Historic Site, Museum of the West, Dinosaur Journey, and the McInnis Canyons…

Oral History Program – July

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

60 Years of JUCO History Presented by Jamie Hamilton. Jamie is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Home Loan Insurance and its subsidiary Home Loan State Bank. Jamie has been Chairman of the Alpine Bank Junior College World Series (aka “JUCO”) since 2003 and was an active member of the JUCO committee for 20 years prior to that. Bring your lunch and bring a friend. Coffee and cookies and will be served. For more…

Cool Summer Nights

July 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

While you are downtown at the Farmer’s Market, check out our Cool Summer Nights! Thursday evenings in July and August 5 - 8 pm  |  Free Admission   This week: Outlaws and the Wild West ~ Thrailkill Gallery Talk Tour and talk at 6 pm   Free history book with each visit!   Free admission courtesy of:

Summer Camp: Explore It

July 25 - July 27

Museum Extravaganza Discover! Experience! Learn! Explore where collections are kept, learn what museums do, hike on public land, learn how pioneers lived, and about the dinosaurs that lived here! This summer, youth ages 8-14 are invited to join CCA and the Museums of Western Colorado for three adventure-filled days of exploration and interaction with the unique collections and stories found at Cross Orchards Historic Site, Museum of the West, Dinosaur Journey, and the McInnis Canyons…

Cool Summer Nights

July 27 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

While you are downtown at the Farmer’s Market, check out our Cool Summer Nights! Thursday evenings in July and August 5 - 8 pm  |  Free Admission   This week: Hidden Treasures ~ Pirate Treasure Coin Scavenger Hunt   Free history book with each visit!   Free admission courtesy of:

Cool Summer Nights

August 3 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

While you are downtown at the Farmer’s Market, check out our Cool Summer Nights! Thursday evenings in July and August 5 - 8 pm  |  Free Admission   This week: Distant Treasures in the Mist Exhibit Gallery Talk Tour and talk at 6 pm   Free history book with each visit!   Free admission courtesy of:

Cool Summer Nights

August 10 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

While you are downtown at the Farmer’s Market, check out our Cool Summer Nights! Thursday evenings in July and August 5 - 8 pm  |  Free Admission   This week: Hidden Treasures ~ Behind the Scenes Tour   Free history book with each visit!   Free admission courtesy of:

Cool Summer Nights

August 17 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

While you are downtown at the Farmer’s Market, check out our Cool Summer Nights! Thursday evenings in July and August 5 - 8 pm  |  Free Admission   This week: Outlaws and the Wild West ~ Thrailkill Gallery Talk Tour and talk at 6 pm   Free history book with each visit!   Free admission courtesy of:

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…

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