Events for October 3 – November 13, 2019 | Museums of Western Colorado

A Journey through Hopi-Navajo Reservations

(c) Amadeustx | Dreamstime.com Led by Joe Higgins The magic and uniqueness of Arizona’s Native Peoples is enchanting and awe inspiring. This journey will take us onto the Hopi and Navajo reservations where we will travel into Canyon de Chelly, view exclusive rock art sites, explore the culture of the Hopi, stop at historic trading posts, and stay at the ...

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

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Old Spanish Trail and the First Retail Outlet in Colorado

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

Guide: Bob Silbernagel Email learly@westcomuseum.org for more information regarding the new date for this trip. Visit Fort Uncompahgre at Delta, a replica of Robidoux’s fur-trade post built in 1828 on the Gunnison River. Visit the actual fort site southwest of Delta and several Old Spanish Trail locations between Delta and Grand Junction. Discuss Robidoux’s importance in the development of this ...

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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Fri 24

Old Fossil Classic 2020

July 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm