Pueblo Food Experience: Lecture by Porter Swentzell – Edge of the Cedars State Park & Museum, Blanding, UT

June 30, 2017 at 6:30 PM

This lecture considers The Pueblo Food Experience Cookbook: Whole Food of Our Ancestors. Recently compiled by Roxanne Swentzell and Patricia M. Perea, the book is more than a collection of recipies—it represents a philosophy and reflects on Puebloan history. Porter, who authored the book’s history chapter, will discuss The Pueblo Food Experience and offer insight in how the book can be beneficial to both individual and broader society.

This event is part of the Four Corners Lecture Series. Download the event poster here.


Friends Hour at WildEdge Brewing Collective – Cortez, CO

July 6, 2017 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM

More info and tickets available here.

Visit with Respect Ambassador Training – Bluff, UT

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Find out more about becoming a VWR Ambassador here.

Time’s Arrow in Southeastern Utah: An Overview of Recent Site Stabilization Projects and Why Preservation Matters – Edge of the Cedars State Park & Museum, Blanding, UT

October 14, 2017 at 2 pm

Friends of Cedar Mesa and the Edge of the Cedars State Park and Museum are teaming up for a guest lecture by archaeologist and co-owner of Woods Canyon Archaeological Consultants, Jason Chuipka. The spectacular prehistoric ruins on Cedar Mesa and Comb Ridge in southeastern Utah are popular hiking destinations that receive thousands of visitors each year. These fragile archaeological remains are threatened by both natural and human agents that can erode, damage, and rearrange archaeological deposits. Conservation measures need to address this deterioration while not impacting the scientific, aesthetic, or cultural values of prehistoric sites. This presentation will explore how and why preservation is conducted, and illustrate this work from recent projects on BLM lands in San Juan County, Utah.

Jason Chuipka is a professional archaeologist with 22 years of fieldwork experience on tribal, federal, state, and private lands in the Four Corners region of the northern Southwest. He has worked on sites that range from Paleoindian to Historic in age and has presented information on this work in print and at a variety of conferences. Jason is the co-owner of Woods Canyon Archaeological Consultants, Inc. in Cortez, Colorado.

This event is part of the 2017 Four Corners Lecture Series.

Celebrate Cedar Mesa- Bluff, UT

March 2-4, 2018

Mark your calendars for next year’s annual Celebrate Cedar Mesa event!