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Oct
21
Mon
2019
Wild Things in Ancient Places: The Archaeology of the National Wildlife Refuges @ Golden History Museum
Oct 21 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Wild Things in Ancient Places: The Archaeology of the National Wildlife Refuges

Somewhere beneath the tracks of the bison, the nests of the piping plover, and the burrows of the black-footed ferret are the tools and fires of earlier peoples. These animals and their habitats are protected on our National Wildlife Refuges – a system of public lands that also offers a rare opportunity to preserve archaeological sites and historic places (and the occasional dinosaur). The eight states that comprise the Mountain – Prairie Region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Wildlife Refuge system extend from the Canadian border to the desert southwest. The cultural resources of the region span 12,000 years from Paleoindian camp sites to Depression-era fire towers. The paleontological remains, archaeological sites, and historic structures found on the Refuges are diverse and wonderful and provide some unique challenges.

Presented by Meg Van Ness, Regional Historic Preservation Officer for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.


Location and Pricing

Golden History Museum

6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Free for members; $10 plus online registration fee for non-members

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Oct
24
Thu
2019
Irma Wyhs Memorial Paint Out Reception @ Golden History Museum
Oct 24 @ 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Irma Wyhs at History Park

Irma inside the Pearce Cabin at the History Park she created.

Goldenite Irma Wyhs passed away in June 2019.  Irma was a director at Golden History Museum, founder of Golden History Park, and founder of Foothills Art Center (FAC).

On October 18, two artists who represent the FAC Open Studio group held an informal “paint-in” at the History Park. See the results of their work at this small, informal reception on Thursday evening.

No registration. Free admission.


Location

Golden History Museum

Membership

Membership pays for itself with just a few programs for your family. Join us.

Facility Rental

Learn how a Golden Museum Rental offers unique experiences that range from rustic to ritzy.