Rangers at the Museum

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 are intended to bring the region’s vibrant history to life- inspiring curiosity for visitors of all ages.

Rangers at the Museum programs begin in July with two presentations from NPS Ranger Devon. Ranger Devon’s program, entitled Cowboy Poetry, traces the lives and explores the art of some cowboys from Moab’s past. Join us on either July 23rd or July 30th at 3:30pm for Cowboy Poetry.

On August 13th at 3:30pm, the community is invited to join NPS Ranger Ash on the Museum lawn for a program all about how and why people have historically left their marks on the landscape. Ranger Ash’s program will discuss historic rock inscriptions, petroglyphs, and pictographs, as well as stewardship efforts and ethics today. This program offers a rich supplement to a temporary exhibition currently on display through August, entitled Butch Cassidy was Here: Historic Inscriptions of the Colorado Plateau. Attendees are invited to follow the program with a walk through this temporary exhibit to dive deep into this history.

On August 30th at 3:30pm, NPS Ranger Robby will be presenting a program entitled Founding Fathers. This program will introduce attendees to some of the people who were instrumental in creating Canyonlands National Park. Visitors touring the National Parks will enjoy peeking into the backstory of Canyonlands’ founding, and Moabites will have a chance to explore an interesting facet of local history with lasting impacts on Moab today. The Museum is excited to present these programs in collaboration with the National Park Service. These programs are free, open to the public, and registration is not required.