Exhibit featuring region’s history opening at Museum of the West

“Western Slope Heritage Rendezvous: Treasures of the Community,” an exhibit that is a cumulative effort at telling the region’s history, will open on Friday, 
Feb. 14, at the Museum of the West, 
462 Ute Ave.

The new exhibit brings together contributions from heritage groups from throughout the Western Slope, amassing an overall history of the region from many points of view.

“A broad compilation of stories are being presented: everything from a Cretaceous sea monster to cowboy prison art,” a news release said.

Along with items from the Museum of Western Colorado, visitors will see treasures from Colorado Mesa University John U. Tomlinson Library Special Collections and Archives, the Delta County Historical Museum, Frontier Historical Society Museum in Glenwood Springs, Lake City’s Hinsdale County Museum and Mesa County Libraries.

Also, there will be exhibits from Museum of Northwest Colorado in Craig, the Palisade History Center, Pioneer Town Museum in Cedaredge, the Rio Blanco County Historical Society and White River Museum in Meeker and the Ute Indian Museum in Montrose.

The “Treasures of the Community” exhibit will be on display through 
May 3.

Museum admission is $6.50 for adults, $5.50 for seniors, $3.75 for children, $20 for family groups, and is free to members.

Call 242-0971 for information.


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