Welcome to the new Moab Museum:
With an abundance of concern for our community, visitors, staff and volunteers, the Museum has delayed the planned April 1 opening indefinitely. While our doors remain closed, we invite you to explore the Museum’s diverse stories and collections here, check back often, and then watch our posts on Facebook and Instagram. We will be adding more Big Stories regularly.
Tuesdays with the Museum
A live storytelling & events series held on Zoom and simultaneously broadcast using Facebook Live. Events will begin at 6:30pm. These events are free and open to the general public.
Kent & Fern Frost
Donna & Dale Oviatt
Mel & Ida Dalton
Pancho & Elsie Tabberer
Edd & Isabelle Provonsha
John & Mary Keogh
Bill & Inalyn Meador
Maxine Newell & George Andersen
Banjo & Marion Holloway
The People. The Land. Today. Tomorrow
The People: Profiles
Lydia Taylor Skewes
“My people came to the little Grand Valley in wagons and forded the Colorado River, and I’ve flown in jet planes.” A daughter of one of the earliest families to settle in Moab, Lydia Skewes grew up watching Moab grow up...
Hidden Valley load basket
The basket dates to 885-1020 A.D. and likely was used by Ancestral Puebloans to carry items such as food and small children.
Buck Rogers Geiger counter
By the 1960s, radiation detection technology had advanced to produce an updated version of the 1950s Babbel Model 600A.
These hind leg bones belonged to a possibly 70-foot long sauropod weighing more than 25 tons. The femur had been buried in an ancient river deposit and migrated to water level in a modern river.
100 Million Years ago
At this time in the Cretaceous Period, much of western North America was inundated with a large seaway. Portions of the Colorado Plateau were repeatedly underwater during Earth’s long geologic history, as we see from the sediments and aquatic fossils preserved throughout the region.