• View of Square Tower House, seen along the Mesa Top Loop

    Mesa Verde

    National Park Colorado

Chapin Mesa Museum Receiving Electrical Upgrade

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Date: November 3, 2011
Contact: Betty Lieurance, 970-529-4608

The Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum located in Mesa Verde National Park will be getting an electrical upgrade on November 7 and 8. The work includes the installation of energy efficient controls and power supply and will be done by Empire Electric out of Cortez along with Mesa Verde maintenance personnel.

The museum will remain open without electricity. Visitors will be able to tour the museum, but no lighting will be available. The Mesa Top Loop will remain open and free tours to Spruce Tree House will be held at 10 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. The Mesa Verde Museum Association Bookstore will also be open.


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Did You Know?

Kiva courtyard at Spruce Tree House

A subterranean kiva remained 50 degrees Fahrenheit all year round. So for the Ancestral Puebloans, it stayed cool in the summer, and only a small fire was needed to keep it warm in the winter.