USU Museum of Anthropology: Trappers, Traders, and Mountain Men
Monday, Sep. 17, 2012
Poster illustration from Museum of Anthropology website.
Utah State University’s Museum of Anthropology takes a look back to the development of the region in its next “Saturdays at the Museum” activity Sept. 22.
Museum guests are invited to explore the contributions of mountain men who helped make Utah what it is today, including the impact of mountain men on Cache Valley.
Assisting the museum in the exploration of the day’s theme is guest speaker Judson Finley, assistant professor of anthropology and archaeology at USU. Finley’s talk, “The Anthropology of Trappers, Traders and Mountain Men,” begins at 1 p.m. at the museum.
Finley is a faculty member in the Anthropology program at USU and the Department of Sociology, Social Work and Anthropology.
“The importance of early trappers, traders and mountain men is evident in our own valley,” said Reigan Ware, museum assistant. “Many people may not know that the name ‘Cache Valley’ came from the traditions of these explorers. Join us to learn all about these fascinating men.”
Throughout the day Saturday young guests at the museum can participate in a hands-on craft activity that demonstrates how settlers survived in harsh conditions.
In addition to the Saturdays at the Museum activity series, community members and USU students alike can visit the museum during its standard operating hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday hours are 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Funding for the Saturday events is provided by a grant from the United States Institute of Museum and Library Services. More information about the IMLS is available online.
The USU Museum of Anthropology is on the USU campus in the south turret of the historic Old Main building, Room 252. Admission is free. For Saturday activities, free parking is available in the adjacent lot, south of the building.
For more information about museum events, call museum staff at (435) 797-7545 or visit the museum website.
The Museum of Anthropology is part of the Anthropology Program at USU in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.
Source: Museum of Anthropology
Contact: USU Museum of Anthropology, (435) 797-7545, firstname.lastname@example.org