VOTE for the Powell Museum

It’s your civic duty…to VOTE!!!

Voting is underway now for the best of the best local businesses! The Best of Page 2017 is an opportunity to show your support for the businesses that support your community all year long!

The Powell Museum & Official Visitor Center for the City of Page is a previous recipient of Best of Page Awards in multiple years and categories, including Best Non-Profit and Best Visitor Information. Our organization has also been awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for our consistent superior customer service and visitor assistance efforts. You can vote here

The Powell Museum appreciates your continued support!

 

 

 

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August 2017 Lecture Series/The Artist, the Trader, the Blair Family


The Artist, the Trader, the Blair Family

Lecture Series Presentation

Friday, August 11, 2017
7:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Powell Museum


What would you collect if your family was in the Trading Post business since 1948?  View the Elijah and Claudia Blair Family Collection consisting of one-of-a-kind items hand-crafted in the past century by Native Americans in the Four Corners Region.  The unique rugs, jewelry, baskets and pottery will take your breath away.  Hear the well told stories of the family’s experiences as Indian Traders.  Just how did the trading post, the trader, and the local artists work together for mutual benefit? Hear the stories from the people who have lived a life most of us can only imagine.

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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August 2017 Artist of the Month – David Drummond

August 2017 Artist of the Month –

David Drummond

“Art is about communication and beauty. I paint what I love to look at, hoping to bring that same emotion to the viewer.”

Widely recognized for his realistic watercolors of Lake Powell and western landscapes, watercolorist David Drummond concentrates on attention to detail and mood. His expressive realist figurative work and still life paintings give testimony to talent, as do dozens of honors and critical acclaim in the national fine arts media.

Over the years he has accumulated numerous honor and awards, and was commissioned to paint the 2007 Whie House Christmas card and in 2013 his “Escalante Noon” was selected to hang in the George W. Bush Library.

Wake South of Dangling Rope
Morning In Mountain Sheep Canyon 
Morning Near Hole In The Rock
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July 2017 Lecture Series/Frank Lee Ruggles

 

Glen Canyon Lecture Series 

 

Presentation and signing at The Page Community Center

Tuesday, July 18th                                                                                  7:00pm – 9:00pm

Glen Canyon Lecture Series presents: Frank Ruggles, eminent photographer for the National Parks. Hist journey through America’s public lands has led him to some of the most remote and wildly beautiful places this country has to offer. Join him for the release of his new book, Chasing Light, which features stunning photography from places we call home and far beyond.
This is a free community event sponsored by the Glen Canyon Natural History Association, Powell Museum, and Page Public Library.

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2017 July Artist of the Month/Multi-Media Locals Show


2017 July Artist of the Month/Multi-Media Locals Show


Do not miss one of our most popular exhibits and receptions of the year – The Locals Show! The local art scene is truly amazing and inspiring and every year we gather the best of the best in one place for everyone to enjoy. Plan to attend this year’s Multi-Media Locals Show featuring:

Ardie Shaffer – Acrylic on ceramic tile painting
Suzanne Schmaltz and Anita Lyte Williams – A collaboration from the two painters; A triptych painting
Pat Talbott – Watercolor and pen drawings
Frank Talbott – Photography

Reception to be held Friday, July7th 6:00 – 8:00 P.M.

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2017 June Lecture Series/Steven Law

Reflections from a Deep Desert Journey

Lecture by Steven Law

page community center 650 South Navajo Drive Page, AZ, 86040

Tuesday, June 20, 2017   7:00 – 8:00 pm


Author, poet, journalist and river guide Steven Law is a lifelong explorer of the Colorado Plateau. Join him as he takes us on a journey deep into the Colorado Plateau’s stunning red rock canyons through prose and poetry.

Steven Law is an award winning travel writer, poet and journalist. A former Grand Canyon river guide, he now works as a feature writer for the Lake Powell Chronicle, and pens his popular “Gone” column. He’s also a Contributing Writer for London based Panorama Magazine: the Journal of Intelligent Travel. His freelance work has appeared in Arizona Highways, Sunset, Outside, Ripcord Adventure Journal, Backpacker, Western Horseman, and numerous regional magazines.

He will be doing a book signing of his poetry book “Polished” after the program.

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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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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