Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum


From Krakow to Castle Rock

We are pleased to announce a visiting exhibit at the Edge of the Cedars: “From Krakow to Castle Rock” will hang until the end of 2020. The exhibit consists primarily of 30+ panels, all of which contain handsome images of Southwestern landscapes. The exhibit focuses on an archaeological project in neighboring southwestern Colorado by the Institute of Archaeology at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. Under the direction of Dr. Radoslaw Palonka, students from Krakow conducted survey, detailed architectural documentation, photogrammetric documentation, remote sensing investigations, and limited excavations at archaeological sites on lands administered by the Canyons of the Ancients National Monument (CANM) (BLM, Colorado). The exhibit is a wonderful dive into the deep history of an Ancestral Puebloan community of the Mesa Verde tradition, particularly during (but not exclusive to) the AD 1200s. We’re grateful to Dr. Palonka and Jagiellonian University for the loan of the panels, and to the staff at the CANM Visitor Center in Dolores, CO for their assistance.

2020 Four Corners Lecture Series lectures at the Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum

We have several presentations lined up for this year’s lecture series. However, due to the onset of the Covid-19 outbreak, we are currently presenting these programs in an on-line medium.
For more about these and other events in the regional Four Corners Lecture Series, please visit
Dr. Kevin Jones delivered his Lecture Series talk on May 5th, during which he read from, and discussed, his new book (with photographer Layne Miller) Standing on the Walls of Time. The book considers the richly varied rock art of Utah. We thank Crow Canyon Archaeological Center for helping us with Dr. Jones’ talk. A link to his presentation is found below: