Next Meetup

Local History Talk - The Early History of Fruita
Historians Steve and Denise Hight discuss the early history of Fruita and its seminal role in the Grand Valley's fruit industry. The talk will be accompanied by a slideshow presentation of historical photographs and followed by a question and answer session. This event is open to the public and offered at no charge. About the Presenters: The Hights are the authors of two photographic histories of Fruita, Images of America: Fruita and Legendary Locals of Fruita, both available at Mesa County Libraries. They maintain the very popular Facebook page Historical Photos of Fruita and Western Colorado, on which they post a daily historical photo and description, and engage in discussion with the readers about them. They are both on the Fruita Historical Preservation Board, and they are the recipients of the Museums of Western Colorado's 2018 Historian Award.

Central Library

443 N. 6th Street · Grand Junction, CO

What we're about

Welcome to the meetup page/ calendar for the Grand Junction chapter ( of the 80+ year old Colorado Archaeological Society. This site we use mostly for the calendar function. To learn more about our chapter &/or to become a dues-paying member please visit .

We are one of 11 local chapters of the Colorado Archaeological Society (

Our location in western Colorado, just minutes from the Utah state line, puts us in the center of a 13,000-year-old American Indian habitation 'dig' site, rock art and ruins of many ages, history, culture and remnants of the old west, many phases of mining from silver and gold to uranium.

Along with all this to see, study and help preserve, we have access to private company, government and academic archaeologists to give monthly presentations. Among our members, many have the desire to share what they know in the form of frequent field trips.

With a past president of our chapter working as a librarian, it might be easy to guess that we have a Book Club. This is an informal group that meets most months at a downtown bookstore to discuss a book of arcaeological signifigance. We have occasionally been able to have the author join us for the book discussion.

You need to be a dues-paying member of our chapter to participate in field trips. Click this link ( reach our membership page where you can join online or print a membership form and join that way.

We look forward to seeing you soon at a meeting, book club or a field trip.

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