Southern Ute Museum



Special Presentation with Jhane Myers

Join us for a special presentation with Jhane Myers at the Southern Ute Museum.  Myers will present on powwow related information such as: regalia, songs, etiquette, and competition categories.  She is a champion Southern Buckskin traditional dancer.  Her regalia has won top honors at Santa Fe Indian Market.  In addition to the powwow scene, she is a traditional doll maker, a jeweler, and a fashion designer.

Myers studied fashion design at the Fashion and Art Institute in Dallas, and worked for Ralph Lauren.

All museum EVENTS are FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC.

Living with Wolves Photographic Exhibit

Southern Ute Museum will host Living with Wolves photographic exhibit with additional support of the Rocky Mountain Wolf Project.  This Living with Wolves / National Geographic exhibit offers you a rare glimpse inside the lives of wolves featured on 19 large-scale photographs accompanied with 14 text panels.

For more than 20 years, Living with Wolves founders Jim and Jamie Dutcher have focused their lives on the study and documentation of wolf behavior.  As two of America’s most knowledgeable experts on wolves, they are devoted to sharing their unique background for the betterment and understanding of this keystone social species.

SUM supports the efforts of the Rocky Mountain Wolf Project and the Living with Wolves organization whom are dedicated to engaging the public worldwide in education, outreach and research to promote truth and understanding about wolves, while encouraging coexistence and inspiring people to take action to protect them.

Living with Wolves is on exhibit at the Southern Ute Museum from August 13, 2018 to November 30, 2018 in the museum’s 2nd level Welcome Gallery.

Warm Welcome
Monday, August 16, 2018
4:00 – 6:00 PM


Reception with Ambassador Wolves from WolfWood Refuge
Thursday, August 16, 2018
1:00 – 4:00 PM
Light refreshments will be served

All museum events are FREE and OPEN to the PUBLIC.

Lummi Bear Totem Reception & Blessing

Lummi Bear Totem Reception

When:  Sunday, July 22 at 12:00 PM

Where:  Southern Ute Museum & Cultural Center

Lummi Nation Totem Pole

What:  The Southern Ute Museum is honored to receive the Lummi Nation Totem Pole, which will be at the Museum indefinitely.  Community potluck will immediately follow the reception in the Southern Ute Museum & Cultural Center Large Classroom.  Event speakers include: Pearl Casias – Southern Ute Elder and Tribal Council Member, Jewell James – House of Tears Carver, Ute Mountain Ute Elders Committee, Shaun Chapoose – Ute Tribe Council Uncompahgre Band Representative

This event is FREE and OPEN to the public.




July 16, 2018

Museum Contact: Linda Baker

Phone: (970) 563-9583



FAIC Contact: Tiffani Emig

Phone: 202-750-3346






Ignacio, Southern Ute Museum announces that it is one of 80 institutions from across the country selected to participate in the Collections Assessment for Preservation (CAP) program.

CAP helps museums improve the care of their collections by providing support for a conservation assessment of the museum’s collections and buildings. The museum will work with a team of preservation professionals to identify preventive conservation priorities. The final assessment report will help the museum prioritize its collections care efforts in the coming years.

With the assistance of the CAP program, the Southern Ute Museum can better promote proper collection care and strengthen further strategic planning through organized and preventative conservation within the institution.

“Simply by applying for the CAP program, Southern Ute Museum has shown a commitment to preserving cultural heritage,” said Tiffani Emig, Programs Director for FAIC.

The CAP program is administered by FAIC through a cooperative agreement with the Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal grant making agency that supports museums and libraries.

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About Southern Ute Museum

The Southern Ute Museum is located at 503 Ouray Drive and specializes in Southern Ute culture, history, and education through its visual presentations of three dimensional and two dimensional objects. It is open daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Learn more at


About FAIC

FAIC, the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works, supports conservation education, research, and outreach activities that increase understanding of our global cultural heritage. Learn more about FAIC at


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