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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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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