Historic Sites
Historic Sites

Bluff Fort, Utah

Bluff Fort Historic Site

Bluff Fort Historic Site commemorates the original pioneer town founded by Mormon missionaries at the end of their expedition to settle the San Juan area in 1880. Featuring recreations of the town, complete with meetinghouse and cabins decked with some original furnishings provided by local families, Bluff Fort offers an interactive historical experience. Visitors can tour inside reconstructed log cabins and Native American dwellings, sit on covered wagons, and more as they learn about the lives of these remarkable pioneers. Significant attractions at Bluff Fort Historic Site include an authentic replica of the Bluff Meetinghouse, the social epicenter of the community used as a church, school, courthouse, and dance hall, and the Barton Cabin, the oldest existing pioneer structure in San Juan County. Of the original forty or so cabins that once formed the fort the Barton Cabin is the only original structure remaining. Today a stone monument erected in 2005 stands at the center of Bluff Fort Historic Site as a proud reminder of the original pioneers and their treacherous 250-mile Hole-in-the-Rock trek. Plans are in the works for additional reconstructions, interpretive displays, and a visitor center.

 

Edge of the Cedars museum

Edge of the Cedars State Park

Edge of the Cedars is an Ancestral Puebloan/Anasazi archaeological site, repository, museum, and research library located in Blanding. Due to its historical significance, the grounds were designated a State Historical Monument in 1970, and subsequently listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The historic site became a state park in 1974, and is managed by the Division of Utah State Parks and Recreation. The Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum opened in 1978 and the archaeological repository was completed in 1994. The museum and repository , including an on-site lab used for restoring and documenting artifacts, function as the primary storehouse for all archaeological materials excavated from public lands in southeastern Utah. Visitors can enter a reconstructed kiva (ancient ceremonial room) from a wooden pole ladder at the dwelling site. The Ancestral Puebloans, also known as Anasazi Indians, inhabited the area from 700 A.D. to 1200 A.D. The regional history from the Anasazi through early pioneers is presented through exhibits in the Edge of the Cedars Museum.

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March, 2015

Mar 28, 2015
Open House at the Historic Blanding South Chapel
Mar 29, 2015
I Stand All Amazed

April, 2015

Apr 02, 2015 - Apr 04, 2015
The Importance of Being Earnest
Apr 04, 2015
Monticello Community Easter Egg Hunt
Apr 04, 2015
Ladies' Night
Apr 10, 2015 - Apr 11, 2015
S.T.E.A.M. Expo
Apr 10, 2015
21st Annual Heritage Language Conference
Apr 11, 2015
Artisan Expo at the Frontier Museum- Mimi Toomey
Apr 18, 2015 - Apr 26, 2015
National Park Week
Apr 18, 2015 - Apr 25, 2015
Artisan Expo at the Frontier Museum- Dan Raisor
Apr 27, 2015
Spring Gala
Apr 27, 2015 - May 02, 2015
Rainbow Bridge & Navajo Mountain Hiking Adventure

May, 2015

Apr 27, 2015 - May 02, 2015
Rainbow Bridge & Navajo Mountain Hiking Adventure
May 02, 2015
The Girls Night Out Expo
May 11, 2015 - May 12, 2015
Farm Days
May 16, 2015
Huff to Bluff Marathon & Half Marathon
May 23, 2015
Artisan Expo at the Frontier Museum- Scott Mitchell

June, 2015

Jun 06, 2015
Artisan Expo at the Frontier Museum- Anita Hathale

July, 2015

Jul 31, 2015 - Aug 08, 2015
San Juan County Fair

August, 2015

Jul 31, 2015 - Aug 08, 2015
San Juan County Fair
Aug 01, 2015
2nd Annual Abajo Enduro

September, 2015

Sep 10, 2015 - Sep 12, 2015
San Juan ATV Safari
Sep 11, 2015 - Sep 12, 2015
3rd Annual Indian Summer Festival
Sep 11, 2015 - Sep 13, 2015
Utah Navajo Fair & Rodeo

October, 2015

Oct 10, 2015
Newspaper Rock 10K & 26K