Uranium Mania

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Date(s) - 10/12/2017

Museum of the West


Watch “Uranium Mania,” an exciting Rocky Mountain PBS production with local ties, produced locally, premiering at Museum of the West. It will also air on RMPBS at 7:30 p.m. on November 2.

Colorado Experience is a production of RMPBS, and is the state’s premier history documentary series, funded by History Colorado State Historical Fund, which tells the stories of the people, places and events that shaped our state. This episode is a tale about two cities, Grand Junction and Uravan, and how the uranium boom impacted these communities.

The premiere screening, part of the Colorado Office for Film, Television, and Media’s Colorado Experience Roadshow, will be held at Museum of Western Colorado at the Whitman Building. A panel discussion will follow the screening, and include:

  1. Bill Chenoweth (Retired Geologist)
  2. Zeb Miracle (Director of Curiosity, Gateway Canyons)
  3. April Gil (Dept. of Energy)
  4. Rex Cole (Professor of Geology at CMU)
  5. Dan Garrison (Producer-in-Residence, RMPBS/CMU)

The panel discussion will be emceed by Mariel Rodriguez-McGill, Deputy Film Commissioner for the Colorado Office for Film, Television, and Media.

This episode will be turned into a lesson plan on PBS LearningMedia, so teachers across the country can use this story in their classrooms. As always, this episode, and all CoEx episodes, will be free to watch on the PBS app, on our webpage, and on YouTube.

Free admission
Doors open at 6 p.m.