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The Mesa Verde Foundation strives to provide exciting and educational experience through our tours and events. Tours provide those seeking deeper experiences at Mesa Verde National Park and the greater Ancestral Puebloan region with in-depth experiences. Our events provide ways for people to engage further with the Foundation in communities throughout the Four Corners region.

"Conversations from the Mesa" Webinar Series

The Who, What and Why: Preserving Mesa Verde Architecture

Wednesday, March 10th at 4:00pm MST

The Mesa Verde Foundation’s “Conversations from the Mesa” Webinar Series kicks off on Wednesday, March 10th with Mesa Verde National Park Archaeologist Stephen Matt who will present an overview of Mesa Verde National Park and its cultural resource management. Stephen will discuss the preservation and stabilization of the Park’s Ancestral Pueblo architecture, as well as its current preservation initiatives.

Stephen has been associated with Mesa Verde National Park for over fourteen years. He previously worked for the National Park Service at Aztec Ruins National Monument in New Mexico and Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico. His experience includes natural disaster response; emergency archaeology, BAER (Burned Area Emergency Response) and cultural resource damage assessment.

Stephen was raised in Colorado and graduated from Fort Lewis College with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Anthropology and a Certificate in Cultural Resource Management. He served as a Teacher’s Assistant at Fort Lewis, overseeing archaeological excavations. Stephen has published numerous National Park Service condition and assessment reports and worked with the Department of Interior for Cultural Resource Damage Assessment. In addition to archaeology, Stephen loves spending time with his wife and young daughter.

The conversation will be moderated by Mesa Verde Foundation Board Member, Monica Buckle (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma).

To sign up for the webinar, click HERE. 

“Conversations from the Mesa” Upcoming Webinars

Wednesday, April 14th, 4pm MST – Rare Plants and Wildflowers of Mesa Verde National Park with Tova Spector of Mesa Verde National Park

Wednesday, May 12th, 4pm MST – The History of Mesa Verde National Park with Dr. Andrew Gulliford of Fort Lewis College & MVF Board Member

Wednesday, June 9th, 4pm MST – Mesa Verde National Park Museum Collections and Curation with Dr. Tara Travis of Mesa Verde National Park

Wednesday, July 14th, 4pm MST – How Park Archeologists Assess and Treat Fire-Affected Cultural Resouces in Mesa Verde National Park with Christine McAllister of Mesa Verde National Park

Sign up links will be posted on the website and sent out via email typically two weeks before the webinar.

2021 Fall Tour

October 8-11, 2021

The Mesa Verde Foundation is planning to host a fall tour October 8th through October 11th!

The tour will include four days and three nights of behind the scenes, opportunities led by renowned author and Professor of History at Fort Lewis College. Stayed tuned for more information as we continue to plan for this event.

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