Lowry Pueblo in Canyons of the Ancients Natl Monument
13th century Ancestral Pueblo masonry, Canyons of the Ancients Natl Monument 13th century Ancestral Pueblo masonry, Canyons of the Ancients Natl Monument 13th century Ancestral Pueblo masonry, Canyons of the Ancients Natl Monument 13th century Ancestral Pueblo masonry, Canyons of the Ancients Natl Monument 13th century Ancestral Pueblo masonry, Canyons of the Ancients Natl Monument
BLM>Colorado>Field Offices>Anasazi Heritage Center>Coming Exhibits and Events
Print Page
View of La Plata Mountains from Escalante Pueblo

Schedules are subject to change, and new events may be added on short notice.
Call (970) 882-5600 for latest information.


 S P E C I A L  E X H I B I T  G A L L E R Y


February 2016 - February 2017

“Weaving Stories: 
Basketry in the Southwest”

Basketry Exhibit Book MarkBasketry Exhibit Book Mark

You are invited to this visually stunning exhibit exploring the role of Native American baskets from ancient traditions to modern works of art!

The Bureau of Land Management Anasazi Heritage Center is proud to feature a new exhibit entitled, "Weaving Stories:  Basketry in the Southwest.” This new exhibit explores the history of basket-making technology from thousands of years ago to contemporary artisans.

“One of the featured items in this exhibit includes a 7,000-year-old basket that was excavated in Delta County, Colorado,” said Marietta Eaton, BLM Anasazi Heritage Center and Canyons of the Ancients National Monument Manager.
“This basket was discovered on BLM lands in the Uncompahgre Field Office, and we are excited to display an object that has been curated by our staff.”
Many other baskets from the AHC collections as well as those on loan from the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe, Twin Rocks Trading Post in Bluff, Utah and Mesa Verde National Park will be on display.  This unique exhibit provides visitors with an intimate glimpse into the long history of basket-making in the four corners region, basketry technology and the stories baskets tell us in each and every stitch.






On exhibit in the


"Outdoor Museum on the Ground"

The Outdoor Museum on the Ground at Lowry Pueblo is a collaborative field day offered by the Crow Canyon Archaeological Center and the Bureau of Land Management’s Canyons of the Ancients National Monument and Anasazi Heritage Center. Now in its second year, the program has reached over 400 participants. Students learn about ancestral Pueblo culture, landscape archaeology and the local environment, as well as the concepts of stewardship and archaeological preservation.  The students’ drawings are proudly displayed in the Anasazi Heritage Center’s Lowery Room.





PUBLIC TOURS of Museum Collections & Curation Section

Thursdays @ 2 p.m., May 1 through October 31

The Anasazi Heritage Center is a designated Federal Repository for archaeological materials with a research collection of over 3.5 million items.

Tour space is limited—call (970) 882-5600 to reserve a place.  

Adults and older children only, please.




Museum admission is FREE all day on lecture days!

 Click here for details!

Gardening Days presented by Master Gardeners at the Anasazi Heritage Center

On Saturday, May 21, learn the names of the flowering shrubs and plants that grow locally in the high desert landscape during the Escalante Trail Walk.  The walk begins at 10 a.m., rain or shine, at the Anasazi Heritage Center trailhead kiosk.  The one-half mile walk features an informative plant identification talk by local Master Gardeners. 

Planting Day is Saturday, June 4, at 10 a.m. at the Anasazi Heritage Center Plaza.  Master Gardeners will divulge their secrets to keeping plants happy and healthy as well as introduce this year’s Plant Select varieties.  The Plant Select program connects horticulturists and nurseries with Colorado State University and the Denver Botanic Gardens to discover, identify and distribute the very best plants for landscaping in the high plains and intermountain region.  The gardens surrounding the Anasazi Heritage Center feature many Plant Select varieties and participants will be able to plant in the demonstration garden while learning about choosing plants for their private gardens.

The series concludes on Saturday, July 9, at 10 a.m. with a presentation called Weeds & Things at the Anasazi Heritage Center Plaza.  Participants will dig with Master Gardeners while practicing identifying those unwanted plants in the garden beds.  This session features best management practices and an opportunity to ask any type of gardening questions.

Call the Anasazi Heritage Center at (970) 882-5600 for latest information.