Museum of the West Unvails New Exhibits
KREX News Room
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo.- Ten new exhibits opened at the Museum of the West on Friday in preparation for the upcoming tourist season.
Museum officials have been developing these exhibits since the beginning of 2013.
One of the most notable displays covers Buffalo Bill's visit to Grand Junction nearly a century ago, and features one of his pistols.
Other exhibits on display feature early Colorado baseball, an Indian Calendar Series by Jack Roberts, and a World War I machine gun firing range re-creation.
Officials at the museum focused on making several exhibits more interactive for kids.
"A lot of kids come through here so I think they have a great experience," said David Bailey, Curator of History for the Museum of the West. "I think how you remember history is if you can touch it."
Nearly 17,000 students visit the museum on an annual basis.
Officials anticipate museum attendance will start increasing in the next few weeks as tourists start visiting the city.
The museum will reveal a large new exhibit in late May that features "Super-Crocs," prehistoric animals from western Colorado.