GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX) — As we embark upon the 2020’s, the Museums of Western Colorado want to remind locals of what the Western Slope was like a century ago.
The 1920’s exhibit has just been unveiled at the Museum of the West located in Downtown Grand Junction. For local history buffs, curators have pieced together images, stories and clothing to fully immerse visitors into life on the Western Slope in the 1920’s.
This exhibit is open now for any visitors interested in looking at the Grand Valley’s past. The exhibit includes photos of groups that lived in Grand Junction during that era, information on the opening of the Avalon Theatre which is still used today, and many other stories from the past.
To commemorate this new addition to the Museums of Western Colorado, the Speakeasy Fundraiser is being held at the museum on Saturday, March 12th. If you would like to attend, there is a limited amount of tickets left! Once you get your ticket you will receive instructions for a special knock. Once you’re inside you can participate in dancing accompanied by a live band, Blackjack and Poker games, and much more. Cocktails will also be served at the event. For more information on the exhibit and fundraiser, go to the Museums of Western Colorado website.