June 18, 2021

USU Eastern’s Prehistoric Museum celebrates 60 years

Utah State University Eastern’s Prehistoric Museum is about to turn 60 years old this year.


To celebrate six decades of science and community in Eastern Utah, the museum staff
developed a retrospective exhibit titled “The Prehistoric Museum: 60th Anniversary,” highlighting the significant contributions the museum has made to the fields of paleontology and archaeology and features a timeline exploring some of its own history. A community section is available where you can contribute your memories of the
museum and its history.


The museum opened its doors to the public on June 3, 1961, on the second floor of the Price City Administration Building. A reception for its museum members is on Thursday, June 3, from 5-7 pm. with the exhibit
opening to the public on Friday. June 4. Other events associated with its anniversary will be celebrated throughout 2021.

Its staff hopes patrons will celebrate the past six decades of museum growth and looks forward to many more decades of continued support.


It is located at 155 East Main Street, in Price, Utah. The museum features fossils and artifacts from throughout Utah. It’s open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission rates apply to the celebration events.

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