DENVER (AP) — A Colorado children’s museum is the latest casualty of harassment by people angry over mask mandates designed to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus, for decades a popular downtown attraction primarily devoted to those age 8 and under, temporarily closed on Wednesday because of escalating harassment of […]
DENVER (AP) — Prosecutors have filed a complaint in federal court seeking the forfeiture of four Cambodian antiquities that were sold to the Denver Art Museum by a late art dealer accused of pillaging and illegally selling ancient artifacts. The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York filed the complaint Monday, and the […]
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – (KREX) After COVID-19 cancelled the event last year, the Cross Orchards Historic Site reopened to the public today, for the return of Fall Day on the Farm. With the change in seasons, the fall harvest is here and Cross Orchards offered community members the chance to taste some fresh cider and […]
The Museums of Western Colorado announces it will join museums nationwide in participating in the tenth summer of Blue Star Museums, a program which provides free admission to our nation’s active-duty military personnel and their families this summer. The 2019 program is available now and will run through Monday, September 2, 2019, Labor Day. Military can find the list of participating museums at arts.gov/bluestarmuseums.
Gretchen Henderson of Roaring Judy Pictures, Ltd., stopped by the KREX 5 News Studios to tell us more about a free screening of the PBS documentary Colorado Experience: Sheep & Cattle Wars at Museums of the West on December 5 from 6-8 p.m. The film is about the lives of the sheep men and cattlemen in Colorado from the last decades of the 19th century through the third decade of the 20th century.
The Museums of Western Colorado (MWC) offers a full and comprehensive range of educational and interactive exhibits focusing on a variety of topics. With a paleontology museum, a regional history museum, and a working historical agricultural and transportation museum, the three sites offer something for everyone. With this responsibility, however, comes the challenge of maintaining each facility to a high standard of quality.