Mesa Verde Museum Association Stores
The Mesa Verde stores are operated by the Mesa Verde Museum Association, a nonprofit organization partnered with Mesa Verde National Park since 1930. Mesa Verde Museum Association, in cooperation with the National Park Service and Mesa Verde National Park, assists and supports various interpretive programs, research activities and visitor services.
The association provides educational and interpretive material to visitors of Mesa Verde National Park through an active publishing program and the operation of retail stores in the Mesa Verde Visitor and Research Center, the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, the Colorado Welcome Center in Cortez, and their online store. These resources enhance the visitor experience and proceeds from sales are donated to the park's interpretive, research and education programs.
Did You Know?
The Ancestral Puebloans inhabited Mesa Verde for more than 700 years (550 A.D. to 1300 A.D.), but for the first six centuries, they primarily lived on the mesa tops. It was not until the final 75 to 100 years that they constructed and lived in the cliff dwellings for which Mesa Verde is known.