Upcoming Events | Museums of Western Colorado

Leadville Colorado & Southern Railroad

Guides: Matt Darling and Stephanie Lukowski Discover the rich and unique Railroad history of Leadville, CO and how, during the Silver boom of the 1880-90s the mineral traffic of Leadville was so intense that three railroads aggressively competed for the lucrative business. Ride the high line of the old Denver, South Park & Pacific Railroad to the Climax mine at ...

Exploring the Dominguez-Escalente route through Western Colorado

Guides: Bob Silbernael and David Bailey Visit Uncompahgre Valley, Hubbard Creek, site near Collbran. Discuss why the expedition came over Grand Mesa instead of around, and hear about their meeting with Sabaguana Utes. Learn all about the successes and failures of the expedition.

Vernal, Utah and Dinosaur National Monument

Museum of the West (Downtown GJ) 462 Ute Ave., Grand Junction

Guides: Bob Silbernagel and Mike Perry Visit some of the highlights of Vernal, Canyon Pintado, Dinosaur National Monument, and more! What made DNM so important in Paleontology? Hear about Josie Bassett Morris, her husbands, alleged rustling, Brown’s Park, and her isolated homestead. On this fun filled excursion to the Uintah Basin of Utah and Colorado we will see where some ...

Alferd Packer Murder Mystery Tour

Museum of the West (Downtown GJ) 462 Ute Ave., Grand Junction

Guide: David Bailey Join David Bailey, the Museum of the West’s Curator of History and award-winning author, on a tour of the infamous Alferd Packer murder scene. Packer, known as the Colorado Cannibal, who was accused of killing and eating his traveling companions in 1874. Bailey will take the group to Lake City, Colorado and visit the Packer murder site ...

Orchard Mesa Cemetery Tour

Museum of the West (Downtown GJ) 462 Ute Ave., Grand Junction

Guides: Erin Schmitz and Marie Tipping Join Curator of Collections and Archives Erin Schmitz and Loyd Files Research Library Volunteer and local historian Marie Tipping on a stroll through Grand Junction’s Orchard Mesa Cemetary. We will travel to Orchard Mesa cemetary where we will walk through the many sections and learn the history of how the cemetery came to be, ...

Historic Meeker Hotel Stay and Milk Creek Battlefield Tour

Museum of the West (Downtown GJ) 462 Ute Ave., Grand Junction

Guide: Bob Silbernagel Bob Silbernagel, author of Troubled Trails: The Meeker Affair and the Expulsion of the Utes, will be our guide as we visit the Milk Creek Battle Site and the original Indian Agency Site. We will also tour the Meeker Museum and visit other historic sites. The group will stay overnight at the historic Meeker Hotel. The hotel ...

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