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Museum director

Michael Lawrence Perry, museum director. Recipient Leadership Achievement award Grand Junction Downtown Association, 1985, Outstanding Employee award Utah Division Parks and Recreation, 1979, Outstanding Public Service award Vernal Chamber of Commerce, 1978, Outstanding Achievement award Salt Lake Tribune, 1980.


Perry, Michael Lawrence was born on January 6, 1946 in Nampa, Idaho, United States. Son of Lowell Delmar and Lucy Dora (Lemon) Perry.


Bachelor of Science, University Utah, 1971. Master of Science, University Utah, 1973.


Animal care handler University Utah, Salt Lake City, 1965-1973, assistant curator, 1968-1973, teaching fellow, 1969-1973. Director Dinosaur Natural History Museum, Vernal, Utah, 1973-1981, Idaho Museum Natural History, Pocatello, 1981-1984, Museum Western Colorado, since 1984. Consultant Idaho Association for Humanities, Pocatello, 1981-1984.

Board directors Canyonlands Field Institute, Moab, Utah, since 1985.


God is the father of every human being. He has a body and emotions like human beings, and therefore he is literally the father to all people living on earth.


Board directors Grand Junction (Colorado) Visitors and Convention Bureau, 1986, Grand Junction Downtown Association, 1985. Member American Association Museum, Mountain Plains Museum Association, Colorado-Wyoming Association Museum, Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce, Sigma Xi. Lodges: Lions.


  • Other Interests

    Photography, camping, outdoor sports.


Married Sandra Lynne Miles, December 13, 1968. Children: Allyson, Justin, Adrienne.

Lowell Delmar Perry

Lucy Dora (Lemon) Perry

Sandra Lynne Miles

Allyson Perry

Justin Perry

Adrienne Perry