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Moab History: The 1855 Elk Mountain Mission

June 20, 2024
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Driven from their communities east of the Mississippi River because of religious persecution, members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) settled in the Salt Lake City area of northern Utah and southwestern Wyoming where farming was bountiful. From this base, missions were sent out to surrounding areas establishing communities and wrestling…

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Moab History: Incarcerees and War Heroes

June 14, 2024
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While Japanese Americans were incarcerated during WWII, many also fought bravely in the war. The 442ndRegimental Combat Team, a segregated Japanese American military unit, is honored today as the most decorated unit for its size and length of service in the history of the US military.  President Roosevelt activated the 442nd Regimental Combat Team on February…

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Delicate Stitchers Quilt Guild Annual Show

June 13, 2024
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The Delicate Stitchers Quilt Guild displays a variety of themed quilts at the Museum beginning Saturday, July 6th for their annual quilt show. The quilts will be on display in the South Gallery through August 17, 2024 with a FREE public opening on Friday, August 2nd during the Moab Arts Art Walk. Also, stop by…

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Moab History: A Fossil of Two Sharks

June 6, 2024
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Amidst an array of fossils on display at the Museum, a small, inconspicuous gray rock contains teeth from two remarkable predators. While dinosaurs often claim the limelight of local paleontology, Utah’s rocks record many different chapters of Earth’s history in their layers – including intervals of time when the region was covered with shallow seas.…

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Moab Regional Hospital

Moab History: Moab Regional Hospital

May 30, 2024
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Moab’s medical history is defined by dedicated caregivers both inside and outside hospital walls. From doctors making house calls on horseback to nurses hosting supply drives during pandemics, the Moab community has been adapting to rural healthcare challenges for over a century. This week, Museum staff highlight the current iteration of health care in the Moab…

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Moab History: I. W. Allen Memorial Hospital

May 23, 2024
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Moab’s medical history is defined by dedicated caregivers both inside and outside hospital walls. From doctors making house calls on horseback to nurses hosting supply drives during pandemics, the Moab community has been adapting to rural healthcare challenges for over a century.  The Moab Museum is proud to exhibit a new satellite exhibition at the…

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Moab History: Legacy of Care – The Grand County Hospital 

May 16, 2024
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Moab’s medical history is defined by dedicated caregivers both inside and outside hospital walls. From doctors making house calls on horseback to nurses hosting supply drives during pandemics, the Moab community has been adapting to rural healthcare challenges for over a century.  The Moab Museum is proud to exhibit a new satellite exhibition at the…

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2024 Annual Gala: A Warm Thank You!

May 13, 2024
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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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Dr. Koji Lau Ozawa: “Archaeology of the Gila River War Relocation Center”

May 9, 2024
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Dr. Koji Lau-Ozawa, PhD, a postdoctoral fellow at UCLA whose research focuses on the history and archeology of WWII Japanese American incarceration presented to Museum guests on Thursday May 9th. Dr. Lau-Ozawa’s dissertation research at Stanford focused on the Gila River Incarceration Camp, where he worked in collaboration with the Gila River Indian Community to…

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Moab History: Peach Days

May 9, 2024
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Around the turn of the twentieth century, Moab was a small, isolated agricultural community – and orchards were both a big business and a source of local pride in the valley. Moab peaches were a delicious and profitable crop and were exported to Colorado markets and beyond. Early settlers attempted to bolster the fruit-growing enterprise…

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