News for 2020


2017 Rangely Outdoor Museum's Monthly Firesides

Nothing goes together better than old stories and a campfire, so here at the Rangely Outdoor Museum, we're bringing those things together! A new rock fire pit has been built here at the museum, and each month during the summer, we're bringing history to life. So far, we have had the pleasure of listening to the band "Fiscus and Gravy" play old pioneer songs, and learn about Wickiups from the archeologist Curtis Martin. While the weather doesn't always cooperate, it doesn't stop the history from being taught! As the summer progresses, so will the History Firesides. The July fireside will be held on the 21st at 7:30 pm. Tim Meinen will be speaking on arrowheads. Hope to see you there! If you h

The Wickiup Project

The start of summer brought a great addition to the Rangely Outdoor Museum's displays. The outside grounds now house a recently built Wickiup shelter. The Wickiup stands over 10 feet and was built by a group of archeologists, Colorado Mesa University students, and Dan Fiscus and his family. The leader of the Wickiup project, Curtis Martin, works as a research archaeologist in Grand Junction, Colorado, at the Grand River Institute and Dominquez Archaeological Research Group Inc. He is one if the leaders of the Colorado Wickiup Project, a project put on by the Dominquez Archaeological Research Group Inc. to find, document, research, and teach about the Wickiups that are found scattered through

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