Famous, Framed, and Folk Art – Temporary Exhibition

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

See paintings from the Museum's permanent collection in this temporary exhibition. Works of art include those by Harold Bryant, Alfred Nestler, and other prominent regional artists. The exhibition also includes settlement-era folk art - a carved wagon train and animals!

Guest Lecturer: Archaeologist Kevin Jones

Redland United Methodist Church 527 Village Way, Grand Junction

Jones' talk will be based on the recent book he and Layne Miller co-authored, Standing on the Walls of Time. According to Jones in western culture, rock art has traditionally been viewed as “primitive” and properly belonging in the purview of anthropologists rather than art scholars and critics.  This new book features previously unpublished photographs of Utah’s magnificent rock art by ...

March Oral History Presentation

Mesa County Libraries, Central 443 N 6th St, Grand Junction

Our March Oral History presentation will be brought to us by the Plateau Valley Historical Preservation Society. The subject will be: The History of Livestock Industry in the Plateau Valley. Plateau Valley was settled by some of the first pioneers in Mesa County. They at once set about raising crops and filling their pastures with livestock. Come see how this ...

Easter Egg Hunt

Cross Orchards 3073 F Rd, Grand Junction

Join us for the 2nd Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Cross Orchards Historic Site. Enjoy the 24 acre grounds as we host three different age group hunts. Each age group will have a Golden Egg grand prize given away by the Easter Bunny! A kettle corn vendor will be there, and the grounds will remain open for your family to ...

Geology of Colorado National Monument

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

Guide: Julia McHugh This trip will showcase the geology and history of Colorado National Monument. Join us for a guided tour of Rimrock Drive, as well as a geologist-led hike along Canyon Rim Trail. We’ll see monoclines, windows and monoliths, the Redlands Fault, and even the Great Unconformity – a line in the rocks where over two billion years of ...

Old Fossil Classic 2020

Adobe Creek National Golf Course 876 18 1/2 Rd, Fruita

The Old Fossil Golf Tournament is an annual fundraiser presented jointly by the Museums of Western Colorado and Family Health West and has been played at the Adobe Creek National Golf Course since 2010. This past year, 2019, the tournament moved to the spring! The 2020 Old Fossil Golf Tournament will start at 9am on Friday, April 24, 2020. Fun ...

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