Events for October 24 – September 17, 2019 | Page 2 | Museums of Western Colorado

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 ...

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, ...

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, ...

Jeep Tour: Arches National Park

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

Guide: Julia McHugh Relax and let us do the driving. Arches National Park is famous for its geological wonders and beauty. Experience the park’s rugged and beautiful back country on an exciting Jeep caravan through Klondike Bluffs and Salt Valley into rarely seen areas of the park. We will explore hidden gems like Tower and Eye of the Whale arches. ...

Rio Grande Narrow Gauge Railroad Hike

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

Guide: Matt Darling Learn the obscure history of and explore the abandoned ruins of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroads original narrow gauge mainline to Salt Lake City, built in 1883. The ghost towns of Excelsior, CO and Acerron, UT will be explored too. Includes: Transportation, guide, snacks & lunch.

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, ...

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