Events for March 20 – October 11 | Museums of Western Colorado

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  This new book features previously unpublished photographs of Utah’s magnificent rock art by ...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

* 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 ...

Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig June 1

Dinosaur Journey Museum 550 Jurassic Court, Fruita

COVID-19 UPDATES Great for beginners of all ages, the Mygatt-Moore expeditions offer an introduction to paleontology field work. Get a little dirty digging for Jurassic dinosaurs. Our paleontologists will make sure you have all the training and tools you need. Fossil bones of Apatosaurus and Allosaurus are common in the quarry. This trip ends with a guided tour of the ...

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Mygatt-Moore Quarry One Day Dig June 1

June 1 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm