Conserving Ancestral Vessels

On July 27th, visitors to the Moab Museum got to witness an important part of Museum work that ordinarily takes place behind the scenes: the stabilizing conservation treatment of two Ancestral vessels. Professional conservator Kimberleigh Collins-Peynaud performed stabilizing treatment on an Ancestral water vessel and an Ancestral storage and cooking container, both on loan to…

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Rangers at the Museum

Bates Wilson Hat

This summer, the Moab Museum is hosting a series of interpretive programs with National Park Service (NPS) Rangers. These free programs will cover a wide range of topics spanning thousands of years of Moab area history, connecting the region’s storied past to the present day. Designed for both locals and visitors alike, these Ranger-led programs…

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Butch Cassidy Was Here: Historic Inscriptions of the Colorado Plateau

This summer, the Moab Museum is thrilled to present a temporary exhibit exploring a fascinating array of intertwined histories. Featuring a treasure trove of photographs from across the region documented by rock inscription experts and backcountry adventurers James Knipmeyer and Mike Ford, Butch Cassidy Was Here: Historic Inscriptions of the Colorado Plateau weaves together the…

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Moab Charter School Student Artwork Explores “The World Around Us”

Moab Charter School kindergarten through sixth grade students have created a vibrant and creative body of artwork this year, on display in the south gallery of the Moab Museum now through the end of April. From portraits of local flora and fauna to abstract acrylics to collage, the art show showcases tremendous creativity while highlighting…

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Lotsa Dots on Display in May

The annual Delicate Stitchers quilt show will once again bring a pop of color to the Museum’s galleries this Spring. For decades, the Delicate Stitchers Quilting Guild has exhibited at the Moab Museum each year, and the quilt show remains a beloved tradition for many quilters and quilt-admirers alike. This year, the club’s quilting challenge…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Devon Dunajski Creates Canyon Country Colors Display

Why are the rocks red? It’s a question often asked by visitors to Moab, and one that Devon Dunajski has answered often. Dunajski, who has worked seasonally as a ranger at Arches and Canyonlands National Parks since 2020. She loves sharing her knowledge about geology with park visitors at work and with friends when exploring…

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Community Curated Exhibits Take Center Stage

This spring, a host of temporary exhibits collaboratively curated with local organizations take center stage at the Museum. Mark your calendars, and join us for this dynamic array of exhibitions- featuring the stories, art, and hard work of the community and showcased in the galleries of the Moab Museum. In March, the Moab Valley Multicultural…

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Looking Back and Looking Ahead

Amidst the uncertainty brought by COVID-19, the Moab Museum is grateful to be celebrating a busy year of exhibits, programs, and behind-the-scenes projects as we usher in 2022. From our summer exhibit highlighting local petroglyph panels to the traveling exhibition on Chinese Transcontinental Railroad workers, we’ve been thrilled to share a wide array of stories…

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Behind the Front Desk: Get to Know the Guest Services Associates!

Tuesday, June 1st marked the first day the redesigned Moab Museum opened its doors to the public. Since then, it’s hosted over 3000 guests, and more than doubled its memberships. These achievements have been in part due to our wonderful staff. Visitors to the museum have been primarily engaged by two of the newest members…

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Carving Katsintithu: Experience a Thriving Tradition at the Moab Museum

This winter, the Moab Museum has come alive with color. A wide array of intricately carved and vibrantly painted katsintithu – widely known as “kachina dolls”– are on exhibit through February 2022. The temporary exhibition entitled Hopi Katsina: Evolving Styles, Enduring Meanings, offers a glimpse into the flourishing cultural and creative tradition of Hopi katsintithu…

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