Museum Board welcomes new Trustees

Moab residents Cindy Hardgrave and Megan Blackwelder were elected to a three-year term on the Museum’s Board of Trustees at the Board’s April 21 meeting.

Ms. Blackwelder currently serves as SE Regional Manager for the Utah Division of State Parks & Recreation, where she oversees three state museums (The Edge of the Cedars, Anasazi State Park Museum and Field House Natural History State Park Museum) and will lead development of the new Utahraptor State Park. Previously she was Manager of Dead Horse Point State Park and Goblin Valley State Park, and has extensive experience interpreting natural resources for Parks Canada.

Ms. Hardgrave is an active community volunteer and former Executive Director of the Canyonlands Natural History Association (CNHA). Before leading CNHA, Cindy managed the Moab Information Center (MIC) where she oversaw the staff and volunteers who provide hospitality and information to thousands of traveling visitors. She’s been active locally as a volunteer fundraiser for the Moab Regional Hospital, and was a nursing services manager before moving to Moab.