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USU Eastern Blue Star Museums

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Price, UT 84501
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Free admission to active duty military personnel and their families between Memorial Day, May 26, and Labor Day, September 1, 2014. National Endowment for the Arts Blue Star Museums.  Must show active military ID.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

THE PREHISORIC MUSEUM, USU EASTERN TO PARTICIPATE IN BLUE STAR MUSEUMS

The Prehistoric Museum is one of more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to military personnel and their families this summer in collaboration with the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, and the Department of Defense

PRICE, UTAH – May 21, 2014 The Prehistoric Museum announces the launch of Blue Star Museums, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America to offer free admission to the nation’s active duty military personnel including National Guard and Reserve and their families from Memorial Day (May 26, 2014) through Labor Day (September 1, 2014). Leadership support has been provided by MetLife Foundation through Blue Star Families. The program provides families an opportunity to enjoy the nation's cultural heritage and learn more about their new communities after a military move. The complete list of participating museums is available at arts.gov/national/blue?star?museums.

It is a privilege to give back to our military for all they do and have done for us, and The Prehistoric Museum proudly supports and promotes this incredible program.

The Prehistoric Museum has expanded their offer to include retired military. Please present current military ID upon check-in (valid for immediate family members only).

The Prehistoric Museum, located at 155 East Main Street - Price, Utah, is a multi-faceted venue that includes paleontology, archaeology, geology, and an art gallery. There is also a fabulous Children’s Discovery Area for the little ones. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Prehistoric Museum

Utah State University – Eastern

155 East Main, Price, Utah 84501 USA

usueastern.edu/museum

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8:00 AM  on  on Monday, May 26, 2014
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5:00 PM  on  on Monday, September 1, 2014
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PRESS RELEASE

JULY 18, 2014

Christine K. Trease, 435-613-5757: [email protected]

WHAT’S COOKING At The Prehistoric Museum,

Utah State University Eastern

 

FRIDAY, July 18, 2014, Price, Utah: –  A complete Fremont cooking vessel which was recovered from Nine Mile Canyon in the Spring of 2013 has been placed on display at the museum. Located on public lands managed by the BLM, the pot was first noticed by a field crew of the Colorado Plateau Archaeological Alliance.  Archaeologists have identified it as part of the Uinta Grayware ceramic tradition based on the small particles of crushed limestone used to temper the clay before firing.  The center of production for this pottery type is the Uintah Basin.  This region of Utah has an early Fremont occupation, with evidence of farming in the basin as early as 2000 years before present. 

 

The museum’s Archaeologist, Dr. Tim Riley, stated, “While it is always a surprise to find any complete pottery vessel, the fact that this pot is Uinta Grayware makes this find even more intriguing.”  Most of the pottery recovered in Nine Mile Canyon over the last century has been Emery Grayware, which is the dominant pottery tradition south of the Tavaputs Plateau and along the San Rafael Swell.  Recent excavations in the canyon suggest that the presence of Uinta Grayware may have been overlooked in the past.  This cooking vessel adds to that picture and reminds us how much we still have to learn about the history of Eastern Utah.  Were these San Rafael Fremont groups sharing Nine Mile Canyon with groups from the north?  Did the Uinta Fremont occupy the Tavaputs Plateau before the San Rafael Fremont?  Were the Nine Mile villages trading for pottery from both the Uinta and San Rafael villages?  Come by the museum and dwell on these questions while thinking about the people who made this spectacular pottery so long ago. 

 

Now on display for the public to view, this spectacular Greyware pot is the latest exhibit at the Prehistoric Museum. The Prehistoric Museum, located at 155 East Main Street - Price, Utah, is a multi-faceted venue that includes paleontology, archaeology, geology, and an art gallery. Hours of operation are Monday through Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, closed Sunday. (general admission rates apply)

 

 

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Prehistoric Museum

Utah State University – Eastern

155 East Main, Price, Utah 84501 USA

usueastern.edu/museum

 

 

 

 

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