Events for March 20 – October 25 | Museums of Western Colorado

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  This new book features previously unpublished photographs of Utah’s magnificent rock art by ...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

* This event has been cancelled* 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 ...

Earth Science Lecture Series – Paleontology of Bear Ears

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

**Due to ongoing efforts to reduce transmission of the recent virus, we are exploring options on how to bring this lecture to you virtually. Please check back for more information, or follow or like us on Facebook @DinosaurJourney or Instagram @museumsofwesternco to get the most up to date information.** Join CCA’s Land Programs Director and paleontologist, Rob Gay, to discover ...

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 ...

Old Fossil Classic 2020

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

**Postponed** We will update this page when we have further information. Thank you. 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 ...

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 ...

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