Southern Ute museum emptying, apparently closed

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Southern Ute museum emptying, apparently closed

National museum reclaiming artifacts this week
A display case stands empty Tuesday at the Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum in Ignacio. A managerial takeover by the Tribal Council is underway as the museum’s nonprofit status dissolves and donors are reclaiming their artifacts.
SHAUN STANLEY/Durango Herald file

Joy Anna and Mary Stolworthy share a moment of discovery during a July 2012 field trip of the Skills For Learning program in Bayfield to the Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum, which had been named one of the best museums to visit by True West magazine.

Southern Ute museum emptying, apparently closed

A display case stands empty Tuesday at the Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum in Ignacio. A managerial takeover by the Tribal Council is underway as the museum’s nonprofit status dissolves and donors are reclaiming their artifacts.
SHAUN STANLEY/Durango Herald file

Joy Anna and Mary Stolworthy share a moment of discovery during a July 2012 field trip of the Skills For Learning program in Bayfield to the Southern Ute Cultural Center and Museum, which had been named one of the best museums to visit by True West magazine.
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