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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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Manzanar WRA Site Sign

Rose Masters: Manzanar to Moab

April 4, 2024
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Rose Masters, a volunteer and former National Park Service Ranger at Manzanar National Historic Site, provides an overview of Manzanar’s history and share stories of some of the men incarcerated at Manzanar Relocation Center who were transferred to the Moab Isolation Center following the so-called ‘Manzanar Riot.’ This program was put on by the Moab…

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Kimi Hill: The Life and Art of Chiura Obata

March 28, 2024
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Kimi Hill, Obata family historian and granddaughter of Chiura Obata, presented“The Life and Art of Chiura Obata” in the Moab Museum’s South Gallery with filmmaker Adam Prieto earlier this year. Chiura Obata (1885 – 1975) ranks among the most significant California-based artists and Japanese American cultural leaders of the last century. His artistic career was…

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Introduction to Weaving: Course Debrief

January 4, 2024
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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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Collections-Inspired Craft Nights

January 1, 2024
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Happy New Year from the Moab Musuem Team! Join Moab Museum staff for three fun-filled craft nights this winter! Add color and creativity to the winter months with an art project rooted in the Moab Museum’s Collections.  Fiber Night: Thursday, January 18, 5-7pm  Inspired by the weavings on exhibit at the Moab Museum? Revisiting forgotten projects in…

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Learning the Artistry: A Journey through Weaving with Diné Master Weaver Anita Hathale

December 21, 2023
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What a wonderfully fun-filled and highly educational week at the Museum! 12 attendees had the opportunity to participate in a five-day immersive weaving course with Diné (Navajo) master weaver, Anita Hathale, learning skills from setting up and warping a loom to taking off their very first completed weavings. Stay tuned via the Moab Museum’s blog…

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Grant Coffey, archaeologist at Crow Canyon speaks in front of a podium and slide deck in the Museum's south gallery.

Grant Coffey and the Goodman Point Archaeological Project

November 1, 2023
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Special thanks to Grant Coffey of the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center for his presentation on Goodman Point and what the research project was able to identify in a series of test digs over a seven-year period. The project lends a better understanding of what the area (within a 5km radius) may have looked like during…

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Map of Grand County with a 1904 post card mailed to Miners Basin. Guests will trace this post card's path up to the now depopulated town during Grand County Ghost Towns – a weekly in-gallery program, Tuesdays at 11am.

Grand County Ghost Towns: New Fall 2023 Program

August 28, 2023
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The Moab area is dotted with numerous ghost towns – communities that came into existence due to mining, ranching, and transportation needs. The communities later depopulated due to changing economics, environment, and infrastructure. The Museum’s archives include a historic postcard that was delivered to the remote community of Miner’s Basin high in the La Sal…

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“Not All Great Minds Are The Same”

June 1, 2023
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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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Sam Cunningham speaks at the Moab Museum during international heritage breeds week 2023

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

May 22, 2023
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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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