New museum exhibit opens to the public


GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. A big piece of history was found just south of Grand Junction and after five years of excavation it is finally ready to be displayed to the public.

The Distant Treasures in the Mist exhibit at the Museum of the West shows the early Spanish exploration of Western Colorado.

Along with the exhibit is a book written about Spanish Colonial artifacts discovered by the Western Investigation team.

Using metal detectors, a group of scientists, historians, archaeologists and even CMU students uncovered fragments of armor, a wheelock pistol trigger guard and other early iron artifacts.

The exhibit will be open to the public on Friday, November 8.


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