William Grandstaff: Black Frontiersman and Moab Settler

Grandstaff Canyon by Susan Larson

Past Exhibit William Grandstaff: Black Frontiersman and Moab Settler Early Moab settler William Grandstaff has long occupied a prominent place in Moab’s history, and today, the scenic Grandstaff Canyon hiking trail draws many thousands of visitors annually. In many ways, Grandstaff was a prototypical frontiersman of his time. Seeking better opportunities out West, he dabbled…

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Memories of Quarentine / Memorias de la Cuarentena

Past Exhibit Memories of Quarantine / Memorias de la Cuarentena As the coronavirus pandemic brought the world to a halt in the early months of 2020, Moab resident Mónica Piñera sought to capture the stories arising around her both here in Utah and in her native Mexico. The Moab Museum is thrilled to present a…

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Butch Cassidy was Here: Historic Inscriptions of the Colorado Plateau

Past Exhibit Butch Cassidy was Here: Historic Inscriptions of the Colorado Plateau During the summer of 2022, a temporary exhibit explores 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…

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Hopi Katsina

Past Exhibit Hopi Katsina If you’re visiting or live in the Southwest, you may have encountered brightly painted, carved figurines in gift shops. To the average non-Native, “kachina dolls” are a beautiful representation of Southwest Native American culture. To Hopi and Zuni people, however, Katsina carries deep meaning. The symbolism inherent in these objects, which…

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