Pioneer Day Free Admission at the Prehistoric Museum

Pioneer Day Free Admission at the Prehistoric Museum

Pioneer Day Wagon

The Prehistoric Museum presents Pioneer Day, Wednesday July 24, 2019.

Bring family and friends this summer to the Prehistoric Museum for FREE!

There are always new exhibitions to see at the museum. The largest clay vessel in our collection, a Salado Indian Olla storage jar, is now on display in our Hall of Archaeology. This two foot diameter olla was made using iron-rich clay mixed with volcanic rock sand and glazed with a thin slurry of deep-red clay, then wood fired. It is a masterful example of an ancient ceramic vessel.

Stop by the Paleontology preparation lab to see progress on the prehistoric mammal Uintatherium! It was a massive hoofed animal with bone horns protruding from its skull. Unitatherium means “Beast of the Unita Mountains” it was one of the largest mammals during the Eocene (55 million years ago).

Don’t miss the new exhibit Weaving a World: A way of Life in the Four Corners.

It features a dazzling array of rugs and basketry from some of the leading weavers of the four corners region. A total of 40 contemporary Native American weavers are featured.

We hope to see you here!

The Prehistoric Museum features fossils and artifacts from Utah. The museum is open Monday through Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Contact: Sandra Budd, Head of Exhibit
435.613.5760 / Sandra.budd@usu.edu
Utah State University Eastern Prehistoric Museum,
155 East Main, Price, Utah 84501 USA


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