THE TRADING POST at Powell Museum


THE TRADING POST at Powell Museum


The John Wesley Powell Museum is excited and proud to announce the opening of our newest exhibit, The Trading Post at Powell Museum.

Trading posts were an integral part of early life in the southwest. Local Native Americans traded jewelry, weavings, and livestock for staples. The trading post was also a gathering spot where locals could meet friends and catch up on the latest news and events.

The Blair family, led by Elijah (known as Jai Yaz hi to the Navajo) and Claudia Blair, ran Blair’s Dinnebito Trading Post on and near the Navajo Reservation. Pieces from their family collection have been incorporated into this new exhibit.

View one-of-a-kind items, like a cradle board and authentic rug-weaving loom – some for sale, some not – but all imparting a glimpse into the past…of life in and around The Trading Post. 

Please  join us for an opening reception on Friday April 28, 2017 from 6:00 0 8:00 P.M. at the Powell Museum. All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.

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2017 Annual Membership Meeting

2017 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

WEDNESDAY MAY 17, 2017, 6:30 P.M. AT THE POWELL MUSEUM


Meet new Museum supporters and catch up with old friends! Plus enjoy free refreshments and a tour of our newest exhibit, The Trading Post at Powell Museum.

New members to the Board of Directors will be elected at the meeting, as well as a vote to ratify our newly revised Bylaws:

1.) Allow officers to serve up to three consecutive terms (currently two terms). This change will line up with the three year terms Board Members serve.

2.) Eliminate both the Nominations Committee and Finance Committee from the by-laws.

Attendance is free for museum members. Renew or become a member of the Powell Museum online at http://www.powellmuseum.org/support_join.php


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Steve Ward Memorial Golf Tournament 2017

WANTED: Golfers

Steve Ward Memorial Golf Tournament

Saturday May 13, 2017
Registration at 8:00/Shotgun Start at 9:00
Lake Powell National Golf Course
$75.00/Golfer (includes lunch)

This annual event is hosted by the Powell Museum and funds a
scholarship programfor outstanding local Page students. Reserve your spot now!
Plus, don’t forget the Bingo and lunch for non-players on the deck –
Mother’s Day Special for just $12.00!
$10,000 cash prize for a hole-in-one
Other cash prizes as well as merchandise prizes
For more information, please call:

Powell Museum
928-645-9496

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2017 Lecture Series/Sirena Dufault

TONIGHT! The Glen Canyon Lecture Series presents

Serena Dufault: Historic Sites of the
Arizona Trail

The Arizona National Scenic Trail is quickly gaining popularity alongside major routes like the Appalachian trail and Pacific Crest trail. This 800 mile recreational lifeline runs from Mexico to Utah connecting communities and people to the scenic assets of the state. As a long time Gateway Community Advisor for the Arizona Trail Association, Sirena Dufault has spent a lot of time on the trail and in communities raising awareness for Arizona’s vanishing vistas. Now working independently, she will present on the benefits of the trail and how we can accommodate the increased tourism it has to offer.

Monday April 17, 2017
7:00 pm at the Page Public Library
Doors open for refreshments at 6:45 pm
FREE EVENT!

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The Faces of Page/New Claudine Morrow Exhibit

Celebrate the artwork of Claudine Morrow on exhibit through June 2017 at Powell Museum

The Powell Museum is excited to announce the opening of a special exhibit honoring the art of local Page artist Claudine Morrow. This show, “The Faces of Page (and other exotic places…)”, will feature the portraits of local Page and regional personalities past and present. Many of these paintings have not been previously viewed by the public, and represent a wealth of style, diversity, and mastery of the art of painting.

Your friends, your neighbors, and your loved ones may be waiting to surprise you! Come celebrate this important event with us…..

Opening reception on Friday April 7, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.

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2017 Lecture Series/Kern Nuttal

Lee’s Ferry from Beginning to End

 

  • Tuesday, March 7, 2017
  • 7:00pm 8:00pm
  • Page Community Center 699 South Navajo Drive Page, AZ

Why is there a cemetery, even a small one, at a remote location like Lee’s Ferry? At the head of the Grand Canyon and along an early migration route from Utah into Arizona, the location was determined by the first burial in 1874. Ironically, more is remembered about the first burial than the last, which occurred about 1933.

Among the 20 known graves, holding 21 bodies, are four children from Lonely Dell Ranch who died from diphtheria in 1891. Why do half the graves hold infants under 2 years of age? Why was Waddy Ligon, a retired miner from Bisbee, buried so far from home in 1924? Telling the stories in the cemetery reveals interesting details from the history of the Ferry.

Kern Nuttall is a retired pathologist living in Page, Arizona, chosen for the nearby hiking opportunities in Arizona and Utah. His recent book, In a Better Place: Cemeteries & Gravesites of Grand Canyon, includes a chapter on the cemetery at Lee’s Ferry. His wife, Lucinda “Cindy” Stafford works summers as an interpretive ranger at Glen Canyon.

The Glen Canyon Lecture Series is made possible through a partnership between Glen Canyon Natural History Association, the John Wesley Powell Museum and the Page Public Library. Lectures are free to the public and supported by grants and donations. Thank you for supporting your public programs.

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March 2017 Artist of the Month – Helping Hands

Everyone Has Something Beautiful To Share…

Please join the Powell Museum for a reception welcoming the artists from The Helping Hands Agency on March 17, 2017 between 1:30 – 2:30 P.M.

The Helping Hands Agency is a contracted provider for the Department of Economic Security, Division of Developmental Disabilities. They provide programs and services for adults and children with Developmental Disabilities.

Students attend art classes daily with the Agency’s full-time Art Director. Individuals in the program experience a wide variety of art disciplines while expressing their personality through the medium they enjoy most. The Agency hosts art shows throughout the year. The students artwork has been very well received by the local community and surrounding areas.
The Helping Hands Agency’s goal is to support the individuals they serve and their families as they strive to learn and grow in all aspects of life. The agency  understands the challenges involved in caring for a loved one with a disability. They offer a variety of programs to meet the needs of the person being served and their family.

“Helping to build a stronger tomorrow, by strengthening and connecting people, ideas, and resources for a stronger community.”

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2017 Lecture Series/Tom Martin

From Powell To Power: A Recounting of the First 100 River Runners through the Grand Canyon

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 from 7:00 – 8:00 PM at the Page Community Center
located at 650 South Navajo Drive Page, Arizona 86040

Grand Canyon author Tom Martin will present a 50 minute behind the scenes look at Otis “Dock” Marston’s book “From Powell to Power: A Recounting of the First One Hundred River Runners Through Grand Canyon.”

Submarine Commander Marston first floated in a wooden boat thought Grand Canyon in 1942. Five years later, he started to write a history of river running in the Grand Canyon. What he thought would be a six month project in 1947 kept Dock busy over the next thirty years. Along the way Dock amassed a huge collection of first-person accounts of these river runners, from James White on a log raft in 1867 to the first Grand Canyon powerboat runs of 1949 through 1951. Marston’s book is unparalleled in the depth and breadth it brings to recounting the history of the first 100 river runners through the Grand Canyon.

This presentation includes historic film footage of Marston and other river runners from the 1940s through 1960s. Martin will touch on who Dock Marston was, and look at some of the highlights of Marston’s recountings of the First 100. Copies of Marston’s book, along with Tom Martin’s Grand Canyon hiking and river running guides, will be available for purchase at this presentation.

The Glen Canyon Lecture Series is made possible through a partnership between Glen Canyon Natural History Association, the John Wesley Powell Museum and the Page Public Library. Lectures are free to the public and supported by grants and donations. Thank you for supporting your public programs.

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Tick Tock on the Schwan’s Clock

Time is running out for the Powell Museum to receive the MAXIMUM benefit from your purchases…..

Through Schwans-Cares.com, you can order from Schwan’s Home Delivery and help our organization meet it’s fundraising goals. When you order by Feb 01, 2017, 20% of product and 40% of eGift card sales will go back to our organization. After this date, our campaign will continue but our benefits return will be REDUCED!

Please follow this link to place your order:

https://www.schwans-cares.com/campaigns/30874-john-wesley-powell-museum

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2017 Lecture Series/Christa Sadler


WHERE DINOSAURS ROAMED

Lost Worlds of Utah’s Grand Staircase

Christa Sadler will present an in depth look at the rich prehistory of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. Come to the Page Community Center on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 7:00pm for an inside look at over a million years of science in Southern Utah. Reception to follow at Powell Museum. Enjoy refreshments, view Christa’s extensive fossil collection on display for the evening, and purchase the new book or have your copy signed by the author!

Southern Utah’s Grand Staircase region is one of the best places in the world to study the Late Cretaceous. In a relatively short period (geologically speaking!) of only 25 million years, southern Utah was at times covered with an ocean teeming with life, swampy shorelines, and massive rivers draining a huge mountain range in the west. The diversity of plant and animal life was astonishing, and the incredible fossil discoveries in these rocks have become a critical piece in a puzzle that stretches from Alaska to Mexico.

This event is free. The Glen Canyon Lecture Series is provided as a service to the community and area visitors by the following organizations:  Glen Canyon Natural History Association, Powell Museum, Page Public Library

 

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