Chimney Rock Interpretive Association Lecture Series

Chimney Rock Interpretive Association (CRIA) hosts a Lecture Series each year to offer the opportunity for the public and CRIA volunteers to gather and hear a speaker whose topic typically relates to southwest archaeology, archaeoastronomy and/or Chacoan culture .  The lectures are free of charge and take place at 7:00pm, following a social hour at 6:00pm at the Ecoluxe Building located at The Springs Resort and Spa at 165 Hot Springs Blvd in Pagosa Springs. Please bring your favorite finger foods to share and join our volunteers to learn more about this non-profit organization which operates the interpretive program at Chimney Rock National Monument in partnership with the USDA Forest Service and the San Juan National Forest.

2019 Lecture Dates

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  • January 10- Linda Baker, Director of the Southern Ute Museum in Ignacio;
    • “The Momentum of the Museum since the take over by the tribe in May, 2016”
  • March 14- Shanna Diederichs, Supervisory Archaeologist and Project Director of the Basketmaker Communities Project with Crow Canyon
    • “The Influx of Farmers into Southwest Colorado in the 7th Century”
  • May 9- TBA
  • August 8- TBA
  • September 12- TBA