Press Release

Historic Navajo Rug coming to Trinidad History Museum Wool Studio

TRINIDAD, Colo. (December 6, 2017) – A historic Navajo Yei rug will be installed at Trinidad History Museum on Thursday, December 7, 2017. The handmade wool rug will be the focal piece of the museum’s Wool Studio.

The rug, formerly housed at the A.R. Mitchell Museum of Western Art, is on permanent loan from the Zion’s Lutheran Church in Trinidad. History Colorado Community Museums Collections Coordinator José Ortega will install the piece in the Wool Studio in the historic Baca House. The Wool Studio in development at Trinidad History Museum showcases the history and living tradition of sheep ranching, wool production, and fiber art and industry in the Trinidad area. The Wool Studio is in the house of Dolores and Felipe Baca, early Trinidad civic leaders whose fortune was built in part by sheep ranching.

Trinidad History Museum is located at 312 E. Main Street in downtown Trinidad. Its campus and collection includes the historic Baca House, Bloom Mansion, Barglow Building, Baca-Bloom Heritage Gardens, and Santa Fe Trail Museum. The museum is open 10 am to 4 pm, Tuesday through Saturday. For more information, contact Kirby Stokes at 719-846-7217.