Rock Art exhibit opens at Kane Gulch Ranger Station

The Kane Gulch Ranger Station Rock Art Exhibit | Photo courtesy of the BLM, St. George News

MONTICELLO – A recently installed exhibit titled “Cedar Mesa Through Time: Place, Archaeology and Culture” will be presented to the public Saturday at the Kane Gulch Ranger Station during a special open house.

The series of wall panels that make up the exhibit provides visitors with photographs, drawings, and descriptions of key characteristics of rock art from earliest inhabitants to present day cultures in the Cedar Mesa area . 

During the open house, a team of experts led by Sally Cole and Laura Lantz, who contributed hours of extensive research of rock art, archaeology, geology, and ecology of these canyons for the exhibit, will be honored. Light refreshments and snacks will be served.

Panoramic shot of the Kane Gulch Ranger Station Rock Art Exhibit | Photo courtesy of the BLM, St. George News
Panoramic shot of the Kane Gulch Ranger Station Rock Art Exhibit | Photo courtesy of the BLM, St. George News

The National Trust for Historic Preservation, Friends of Cedar Mesa, and Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum, contributed significantly to the project and installation of the final displays. Support from these partners helped bring the images, artwork and research to life. 

The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Monticello Field Office is hosting this free event, which is also being held in recognition of the Archaeological Institute of America’s “International Archaeology Day,” celebrated annually in October.

The Kane Gulch Ranger Station is located in southwestern Utah along Utah Highway 261 about four miles south of Highway 95, not far from Natural Bridges National Monument.

More information about this event can be found by contacting the BLM Monticello Field Office, 365 North Main, P.O. Box 7, Monticello, Utah, 84535, or by calling: 435-587-1500

About the BLM

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation.

The BLM’s mission is to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.  In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

Event details

  • What: “Cedar Mesa Through Time: Place, Archaeology, and Culture” Open House.
  • When: Saturday, Oct. 29,  3-5 p.m.
  • Where: Kane Gulch Ranger Station, Utah Highway 261, about four miles south of Highway 95, not far from Natural Bridges National Monument.
  • Admission: Free.

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