Selected Community Events


“Mammoth for Dinner Again? Exploring our ideas about Paleoindian life in North America.”

Room 138, Houston Hall, Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, Co 81501
The Grand Junction Chapter presents Dr. John Seebach, Assistant Professor of Archaeology, Colorado Mesa University.

Between 13,000 and 8,000 years ago, the western hemisphere was home to people archaeologists know as Paleoindians. Professor Seebach will detail what we know about Paleoindian life and highlight how our romantic ideas about these First Americans is only half the story.
CASGJ is new to the Valley. We will offer classes, field trips, and presentations to the public. To learn more about becoming a member of our chapter, please Email:
Or Go To:
Doug Vanetten, 970.433.4312

Rock Art of the Colorado Plateau

Museum of the West- Downtown Grand Junction
Colorado Canyons Association and The Museum of Western Colorado are excited to offer an exciting evening of programing led by Museum Curator Zebulon Miracle. Join us for an interesting look at the rock art and cultures of the Colorado Plateau. We will start the night off at 6:00 pm with refreshments and a private tour of the rock art exhibit on display at the Museum of the West in downtown Grand Junction. Zebulon Miracle will then lead a fascinating talk about the cultures that created this beautiful rock art at the Whitman Education Building. The lecture is free and open to the public but donations will be greatly appreciated. The lecture will start at 6:00 P.M. on Thursday, July 29th at The Museum of the West in downtown Grand Junction. Contact Bryanna Kuhlman at
Bry Kuhlman

Western Colorado Family History Fair

Grand Junction Colorado Stake Center, 2881 Orchard Avenue, Grand Junction, Colorado
Want to learn how to find your ancestors? Who are they, what did they do, where did they live? Come and learn how to use the vast technological resources available to explore and discover your family roots at the Western Colorado Family History Fair on Saturday May 31, 8 to 5. The venue is the Grand Junction Colorado Stake Center located at 2881 Orchard Avenue, Grand Junction. Some classes were recorded at Roots Tech 2014. There are 30 classes to choose from, for beginners to advanced genealogists. Admission is free. Register and learn more at
Dennis Ficklin

Fruita History Fair

Valley Gate Center, 210 E. Aspen Ave., Fruita
The Fruita Historic Preservation Board will host a Fruita History Fair at Valley Gate Center, 210 East Aspen Avenue, Fruita, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., on Saturday, April 26th. There is no charge. There will be displays of historic artifacts and photographs, covering the importance of agriculture, ranching, business, families, schools, houses, and Colorado National Monument to Fruita and the Grand Valley. There will also be a continuous digital slide show and period music, and board members will identify and scan or photograph historic artifacts, photographs, and postcards brought in by the public. Attendees are encouraged to bring in such artifacts and photographs and to ask questions. We may not know all of the answers, but we will do our best to find them!
Steve Hight, 858-6375

A Walk Through Time

Colorado National Monument Visitor Center
Colorado National Monument will host its third community wide “A Walk Through Time” event on Sunday, August 28, 2011. From 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., the public is invited to walk, stroll, jog or bike along 14 miles of Rim Rock Drive without motorized traffic. A family parade will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. to and from the Visitor Center to Otto’s Trail (1 mile roundtrip). Festive costumes are encouraged. Canine friends will be welcome, but must stay on a 6-foot (or shorter) leash at all times and remain on paved areas.
Amy Ashman (970) 858-3617 X 366