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Writing Ruess: Recent Museum Programs Explored Artist’s Literary Legacy

February 28, 2023
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Desert vagabond and block printer Everett Ruess has long been well-known throughout canyon country for his art, writings, and mysterious disappearance. During his travels throughout the region in the 1930s, Ruess wrote numerous long, lyrical letters to his family and friends detailing his travels and conveying reverence for the landscapes he loved so dearly- letters…

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Printing Workshops: Join us on Tuesdays through 2022!

November 18, 2022
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On October 10th, Block Prints by Everett Ruess opened to the public. This traveling exhibit explores the creative legacy of desert vagabond Everett Ruess, who disappeared near Escalante, UT in 1934 at age 20 – leaving behind beautiful letters, brilliant block prints, and much legend and lore. In association with this exhibit, visitors to the…

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Rangers at the Museum

July 15, 2022
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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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Hands-on History: Middle School Students Explore Atlatl History

October 6, 2021
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Grand County Middle School students recently had the opportunity to practice an ancient skill: throwing darts with atlatls. A second class-lever, atlatls are spear-throwers that have helped hunters across the world for many thousands of years. The first atlatls were invented approximately 17,000 to 21,000 years ago. The earliest known atlatl was found in France,…

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History Comes to Life through School Programs and Summer Camps

July 7, 2021
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Providing educational opportunities for the children of Grand County, Utah has long been an important part of the Museum’s work. This spring, the Museum delivered core curriculum-aligned field trip programs to over 350 Helen M. Knight Elementary School children. These trips, designed in collaboration with teachers to complement each grade level’s subject matter, took students…

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