February 12th, Natural History Museum of Utah
5:30 Meet for dinner at museum café.
6:30 Talk and after artifact viewing
Note Date, Location and Time Change
February Salt Lake/Davis USAS Chapter meeting will be held at the Natural History Museum of Utah in the Community Room. This is located on the main level of the museum at the north end (next to the café). The meeting will start early at 6:30 so we have time for the talk and viewing artifacts.
We will meet at the café in the museum at 5:30 to have a bite and visit before the meeting. You might also want to visit the museum early to see the exhibit “Nature All Around Us” as it ends May 25th. You will have to pay an entrance fee if you wish to see the exhibits.
Our February speaker – Michelle Knoll is the Assistant Curator and NAGPRA Manager at the Natural History Museum of Utah. Please read below for information on Michelle’s talk and viewing artifacts.
The Natural History Museum of Utah curates almost 18,000 artifacts collected on or near the Colorado River prior to the construction of the Glen Canyon dam. This talk will focus on Julian Steward’s Colorado River expedition and Jesse Jenning’s Upper Colorado River Basin Archaeological Survey Project (UCRBASP), which followed 25 years later. After the talk, Michelle will take you into collections to see some of the artifacts from these projects as well as ethnographic objects collected by John Wesley Powell in the 19th century, which were acquired by the NHMU in 2018.
Michelle will also talk to us about a Volunteer Project at the museum.
Thank you to Michelle and the Natural History Museum of Utah.