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Delicate Stitchers Quilt Guild • 118 East Center Street, Moab, UT • 435-259-7985

Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum Host “Archeology Day”

The event is a celebration of the rich archaeological heritage of South East Utah and features demonstrations, hands-on activities, lectures, and guided tours of the ruins.

There will be demonstrations in pottery making, traditional Pueblo weaving, woodcarving, flint knapping, and more. Learn skills of the area’s earliest inhabitants. Try your hand at tossing an atlatl (prehistoric dart thrower). Activities will take place from 10am until 4pm. Bring your family and friends and plan to stay the day. Admission is free. Food will be available for purchase.

This event was made possible in part by the generous support of the Bureau of Land Management, Monticello Office. The Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum is located at 660 W 400 N, Blanding, UT 84511. For more information call: 435-678-2238

Exhibition "Footprints of Water" -  Film Screening "A RIVER OUT OF TIME"

Deborah Hughes shares her work and what inspired her to photograph many of the images and themes found in her solo exhibition, "Footprints of Water," currently on display at John Wesley Powell River History Museum through June 11, 2022.

“Footprints of Water” exposes and frames the infinite signatures water leaves in its travels through the desert landscape. Mud, ice, clouds, river rapids, decomposing leaves in a stream, and even condensation trickling down a window at sunrise become the focus of attention through Hughes’ lens.

Exclusive FilmScreening and Panel Discussion
Saturday, May 21, 2022, from 5pm - 8pm
Free Admission!


John Wesley Powell River History Museum
1765 E. Main Street, Green River, UT 84525

Movie & Western Memorabilia Museum at Red Cliffs Lodge

Indiana Jones PosterRed Cliffs Lodge, on the banks of the mighty Colorado River, is home to the Moab Museum of Film & Western Heritage. The lodge is built on the old George White Ranch, a key location for nine of the big westerns including Rio Grande, Cheyenne Autumn, Ten Who Dared, The Commancheros, and Rio Conchos.

The late George White was founder of the Moab to Monument Valley Film Commission, the longest ongoing film commission in the world.

In the museum one can learn more about film locations, how the sets are built, and how the filming process is managed on nature’s own sound stage. On display in the museum are production photographs, movie posters, autographed scripts, props from the many pictures filmed in the area, and displays about the western ranching heritage. For information, call Red Cliffs Lodge at 435-259-2002.

Rio Grande Through the magnificent landscapes of southeastern Utah, writers have been inspired and stories born here. Zane Grey, the famous western novelist, traveled through the area in 1912. His visit inspired him to write his book Riders of the Purple Sage. The book was made into a movie starring Ed Harris and Amy Madigan, and filmed on locations around Moab.

A partial list of stars that have made movies in Moab
John Wayne, Maureen O'Hara, Henry Fonda, Lee Marvin,
Rock Hudson, Jimmy Stewart, Richard Boone, Anthony Quinn,
Mickey Rooney, Shirley Temple, Kris Kristofferson, Billy Crystal,
Robert Duvall, Gene Hackman, Bill Murray, Jack Palance, Susan Sarandon, Geena Davis, Ted Danson, Tom Cruise, and many more.

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