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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Another Way to Help in 2017

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Enjoy Delicious Food…Help Powell Museum!

It’s a Win-Win! 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!

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Here are two ways to support us!

ORDER ONLINE:

1. Visit www.schwans-cares.com/c/30874
2. Click “Shop to Give”
3. Select team member, if applicable
4. Start shopping!

ORDER BY PHONE:

Call 1-855-870-7208 and provide our Campaign ID: 30874 and Team Member ID, if applicable.

Schwan’s Home Delivery offers over 350 delicious foods, flash-frozen at the peak of freshness & conveniently delivered to your door.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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We thank everyone for their support in 2016….

And look forward to a very successful 2017!!!!!


The Powell Museum is grateful to have such dedicated board members and staff. Their contributions along with the support of many, many businesses and individuals made our recent 39th annual auction and dinner a huge success! Thank you ALL!

Congratulations to Claudine Morrow who was presented with a Key to the City by Page Mayor Bill Diak. Claudine was acknowledged for her lifetime of work in painting the people of northern Arizona. A custom portrait by Claudine was also auctioned off at the museum fundraiser.

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ALL PHOTOS BY FRANK TALBOTT

 

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Golden Angel Program 2016

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Golden Angel Program 2016

 

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You can help make the wishes of Page area senior citizens come true by participating in the Powell Museum’s Golden Angel Program. A garland at the Museum is decorated with golden angels which represent local seniors who may be alone or in need for the holidays. The Page Community Center has provided a list of these names and each angel has a corresponding number and wish. Wishes may include things like books, robes, blankets or other smaller items. No perishable food will be accepted. Return the wrapped gift along with the angel to the Museum and it will be delivered right before the holidays to the deserving Page senior citizen. Please try and return your gifts by December 10th!

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2016 November/December Artist of the Month – Janet Brown

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2016 November/December Artist of the Month

Janet Brown


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Please join us for a reception celebrating the amazing and beautiful work of Janet Brown! The reception will be held on Friday November 11, 2016 from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at the Powell Museum & Official Visitor Center. 
All are welcome. Refreshments will be served.


 

ON DISPLAY:  DESERT BLOOMS

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Local artist Janet Brown has been creating stained glass since 1978. As a young stay-at-home mother of 2, she needed something more than dinner and diapers! She launched her first home stained glass business in Pine Junction, Colorado where she could be a full-time mom and creatively cut glass.

Her love of color has been with her since her youth, when she would line up bottles of water on her window sills and drop food coloring into the water to marvel at the colorful creations. Stained glass seemed a very natural transition for her.

Her stained glass has evolved over the years and took a huge leap forward when she started firing glass in a kiln. Many of her current glass projects have both depth and dimension due to her ability to put glass on top of glass in layers before the firing.

The Powell Museum show is a colorful and vibrant display of flowers called “Desert Blooms”. These creations keep vibrant flowers blooming all year round! Plus Janet is offering a huge selection of Dichroic Stained Glass earrings for sale which are easy to mail to friends and family as Christmas gifts. Take a moment out of the busy holiday season and stop by by the Powell Museum and enjoy all of the new and fresh 2016 stained glass creations of Janet Brown!

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Balloon Regatta 2016

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Balloon Regatta 2016

It’s that time of year again when the Powell Museum & Official Visitor Center extends it’s hours and opens up the museum in honor of the Page Lake Powell Balloon Regatta! Please stop by and see what’s new at your local hometown museum. We will have free museum admission in the evening hours of Saturday November 5, 2016 and stay open late during Balloon Glow.

We will also host a special Art Walk the same night in celebration of the Balloon Regatta. The Art Walk is an opportunity for local artists and vendors to set up on the Powell Museum’s front lawn and proudly showcase and sell their wares. The public is invited to browse this collection of arts and goods from our local artisans.

The Page Lake Powell Balloon Regatta is a fun, festive time in our town for all to enjoy with balloon flights, balloon glow, Education Day in Page schools, music, entertainment, beer garden, and vendor fair. For more information, including a schedule of events, please visit the 2016 Balloon Regatta Website

 

Photographs courtesy of artist Greg Brush

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