About Us

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 bookstores in the Chapin Mesa Archeological Museum, the Mesa Verde Visitor & Research Center, the Colorado Welcome Center in Cortez, and online at www.mesaverde.org. These resources enhance the visitor experience and proceeds from sales are donated to the Parks' interpretive, research, and education programs.

The Museum Association also publishes interpretive guide booklets and scientific monographs, produces custom Mesa Verde products and is the major source for publications contributed to the Mesa Verde National Park Research Library.

Mesa Verde Museum Association strives to provide the highest quality merchandise that will enhance the visitor's experience to Mesa Verde National Park. All of the products in our bookstores are subject to a meticulous review process to ensure the greatest educational and interpretive value.  Our goal is to enhance public understanding and inspire life-long stewardship of the valuable cultural and natural resources in Mesa Verde and the Four Corners region.

The Mesa Verde Museum Association is a private, nonprofit organization, authorized by Congress and established in Mesa Verde National Park in 1930. The association is the second oldest cooperating association in the United States. 

Visit our Membership page to learn more about supporting Mesa Verde Museum Association in our mission.