Walnut Canyon Museum Collections

An ancient ceramic pitcher made of white clay with angular, black designs painted onto it. The pitcher is in a sterile setting with a label identifying it as "WACA 964, MNA # Unknown." Beside it are a series of color swatches and a ruler.
Once upon a time, this pitcher may have held a family's water and been a central part of their daily lives. Today, it is part of the museum collection for Walnut Canyon National Monument.


Since Walnut Canyon National Monument was created in 1915, park caretakers have collected photographs and specimens documenting the history of the park.

You can access Walnut Canyon's collections through the NPS Museum Collections web site.

This searchable online database provides access to thousands of images and records from the National Park Service (NPS) museum collections. NPS museum collections include diverse disciplines and have unique associations with park cultural and natural resources, eminent figures, and park histories. Online visitors can perform simple or advanced searches by keyword, park name, object name, people, places, and date. Visitors can also browse or search collection highlights and park summaries.

Last updated: October 25, 2017

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