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Museum of the West (Downtown GJ)

462 Ute Ave.
Grand Junction, CO 81501 United States

October 2018

Out of Place and Time: Heritage Rendezvous

October 19, 2018 - April 21, 2019
Museum of the West (Downtown GJ), 462 Ute Ave.
Grand Junction, CO 81501 United States
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We welcome you to our fifth annual Heritage Rendezvous sponsored by U.S. Bank. The Museum of the West hosts this annual tradition celebrating the unique heritage of the Western Slope.  This year’s theme is Out of Place and Time: Unusual and Strange Artifacts Found in Institutional Collections. The artifacts include a prayer bell encapsulated by a tree, an unusual barb wire collection, a unique invention, photographs of pioneers in distant lands, and other odd artifacts or heirlooms found…

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April 2019

Spring 2019 Volunteer Training

April 12 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Museum of the West (Downtown GJ), 462 Ute Ave.
Grand Junction, CO 81501 United States
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Be part of our team! Want to help at an event? Share your knowledge as a docent? Provide behind-the-scenes support? Get down and dirty in the garden or paleo digs? Our Spring 2019 Volunteer Training will get you started. Join Stephanie Lukowski, our Curator of Education and Volunteers; Julia McHugh, Curator of Paleontology; David Bailey, Curator of History; and Matt Darling, Curator of Cross Orchards for a short session.  

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Speak Easy… Shhh, Keep It a Secret

April 12 @ 7:00 pm
Museum of the West (Downtown GJ), 462 Ute Ave.
Grand Junction, CO 81501 United States
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Experience a taste of the Roaring 20s at this fundraiser for the Museums of Western Colorado’s Education Department. Participants will enjoy swing jazz, specialty cocktails, refreshments, vintage activities, and more. Please join us as a supporter of the inaugural MWC Speak Easy! $95 per person       For information, call Jennie at 970.209.1176. Brought to you by:

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May 2019

Open House and Free Day

May 11
Museum of the West (Downtown GJ), 462 Ute Ave.
Grand Junction, CO 81501 United States
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Celebrate Historic Preservation Month with us with an Open House and Free Day at the Museum of the West! More information to come

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September 2019

Corkscrew Pass Jeep Tour

September 13
Museum of the West (Downtown GJ), 462 Ute Ave.
Grand Junction, CO 81501 United States
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Led by David Bailey, Curator of History On this high-altitude thriller, the tour will travel along the beautiful and historic jeep trails past Ouray to the Red Mountain area. It follows the Million Dollar Highway and skirts the edge of Red Mountain past the Queen Anne Mine and other remnants of the “San Juan Excitement” mining boom. The jeep tour then traverses Corkscrew Pass to Hurricane Pass at 12,500 ft., for an incredible bird’s eye…

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