Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum is a state park and museum located in Blanding, UT. It is an Ancestral Puebloan archaeological site, a museum, and an archaeological repository. Cowboys from the nearby town of Bluff camped there in the late 19th century and called the site Edge of the Cedars because it sits on the edge of a natural boundary, separating a heavily forested region and a treeless landscape to the south. Cedar is a term locals use for the Utah juniper tree.
Because of its archaeological significance, the site was designated a State Historical Monument in 1970 and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1971. In 1974, the Utah Navajo Development Council donated the 6.65-acre site to the Division of Utah State Parks and Recreation. The Utah Legislature established the Edge of the Cedars State Park as a museum of Indian history and culture. The museum opened in 1978.
- All Ages
- Gift Shop
- Impressive Views
- On-site Parking
- Open 7 Days
EDGE OF THE CEDARS STATE PARK MUSEUM
MORE EVENTS AT THIS VENUE
Thursday June 30th, 2016 - 9:00 am (25 total times)
Bob Maynard's photography exhibit "Ancient Skies Through Ancient Eyes," will run April 23, 2016 to April 2017. Have you ever looked at the night sky and been transported to a timeless world, knowing that people through the ages have gazed in awe at the same pin-pricks of light we see in the midnight sky? An opening reception will be held April 23, 2-5 p.m. Maynard will be joined by ceramic replication potter Cherylene Caver.