The curation staff at the Bureau of Land Management Anasazi Heritage Center (AHC) will host weekly Behind-the-Scenes tours of its curation and collections management facility through Oct. 31. Tours are open to the public, and are free with the cost of admission to the AHC. Federal recreation pass holders and people under age 18 always enjoy free admission to the museum.
These tours will take place every Thursday at 2 p.m. Each tour can accommodate a maximum of 10 people. Participants may register in advance at the museums front desk, or by phone at 970-882-5613 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on weekdays.
The curation facility at the AHC is one of three federal repositories for archaeological materials managed by the BLM, and provides long-term storage for artifacts from public land in southwest Colorado. This tour provides an opportunity to understand why artifacts are curated, how this work is done, and why it is important. A tour lasts approximately one hour.
The Anasazi Heritage Center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week throughout the summer season. For more information, contact the museum at 882-5600 or see its website at www.co.blm.gov/ahc.