2024 Annual Gala: A Warm Thank You!

A very warm and gracious thank you to all who joined us for the 2024 Annual Museum Gala and most notably to those who supported the event: Red Cliffs Lodge, Larson and Co. CPAs, Moab Cares, and Central Utah Insurance Agency. A special thanks to Roberta “Bobbie” Conner whose remarks inspired all of us at…

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New Faces on the Museum’s Board of Trustees

The Moab Museum proudly elected two new members to our Board of Trustees at the February Board Meeting: Lynn Wilson and Kay McConagha. Lynn is the daughter of Bates and Robin Wilson and grew up on Professor Valley Ranch outside of Moab, Utah. She and her sister, Anne, cut their teeth on farming at the Ranch and…

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A Moab Prison Camp: Opening Weekend Recap

Mary Langworthy, public programs manager, introduces the exhibition with Jani Iwamoto on zoom, Forrest Rodgers, Megan Blackwelder, and Tara Beresh in the background.

Thank you, Moab, for your participation in and attention paid to the new temporary exhibition at the Moab Museum: “A Moab Prison Camp: Japanese American Incarceration in Grand County.” Nearly 250 members and guests joined us over the course of the opening weekend to engage in this troubling and poignant history. We are incredibly grateful…

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Introduction to Weaving: Course Debrief

It was a fun-filled and highly educational week. Under Anita’s patient and expert leadership, the class blossomed over the course of five days. They created a colorful array of projects, experimenting boldly and creatively with a variety of patterns and motifs. It was special to see the class bond – helping one another get the…

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1956 Uranium Queen & Artist Chip Thomas

Artisit Chip Thomas stands in from of his Charlie and Lucy Glass mural on the Grand County Economic Development Building in October of 2023.

Chip Thomas, aka “jetsonorama” is a photographer, public artist, activist, and physician who has been working on the Navajo Nation since 1987. As part of this year’s Red Rock Arts Festival, he installed two new murals in Moab – featuring historic photographs selected from the Moab Museum’s Collection.  This collaboration was conceived in early 2022…

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Traveling Exhibitions & How the Moab Museum Expands Our Storytelling

What are traveling exhibits? Museums large and small often opt to borrow traveling exhibits to temporarily integrate into their galleries when they align with their institution’s scope or programming. Traveling exhibits are curated collections of objects and/or images that tell a story, but are displayed for only a limited time frame. These exhibits are commonly…

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Apatosaurus “Wiren” Femur

Conservation Spotlight | Apatosaurus “Wiren” Femur How does the Moab Museum preserve paleontology specimens entrusted to our care? This summer, the Museum staff partnered with Utah Friends of Paleontology (UFOP) to perform object conservation treatments on the Wiren Femur currently on exhibit in the Museum’s North Gallery. UFOP is a statewide non-profit volunteer organization dedicated to preserving…

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“Not All Great Minds Are The Same”

An evening with Dr. Temple Grandin. On Tuesday, May 30th the Moab Museum team had the opportunity to welcome Dr. Temple Grandin, an advocate for the humane treatment of livestock and distinguished professor at Colorado State University (CSU) Fort Collins, to Southeast Utah. Dr. Temple Grandin is a Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. Facilities…

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Putting the Past to Work for Our Future: The Livestock Conservancy’s International Heritage Breeds Week at Moab Museum

Sam Cunningham speaks at the Moab Museum during international heritage breeds week 2023

Celebrating the Livestock Conservancy’s efforts to protect America’s endangered livestock and poultry breeds from extinction May 15-21, 2023 was The Livestock Conservancy‘s International Heritage Breeds Week, a recognition and celebration the Moab Museum hosted through a local lens, providing educational programs on Utah-specific heritage breeds. On Wednesday, May 17, Sam Cunningham of Cunnington Farms joined…

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