Ute Exhibit Gets New Artifacts

We took a couple of weeks this spring to clean and swap out artifacts in our Ute exhibit. Now, we reopen with 15 new objects primarily on loan from History Colorado. These include a parfleche bag, cradleboard and pair of moccasins. They replace artifacts that were previously part of the exhibit and help to tell the Ute story—both past and present.

Seasons of the Nuche: Transitions of the Ute People explores the story of the Ute Indians, who called the Roaring Fork Valley home for hundreds of years before the miners came into the area. They were forced onto reservations in the 1880s, and this exhibit takes visitors on a journey that acknowledges this displacement and embraces their position in modern America today.

Megan Cerise repositions the parfleche bag inside the Ute exhibit at the Wheeler/Stallard Museum.

Megan Cerise repositions the parfleche bag inside the Ute exhibit at the Wheeler/Stallard Museum.

 

The Ute exhibit is now open Tuesday through Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. Starting June 17, hours will extend to 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Admission is $6/adult, $5/senior and free for children 12 and under.

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