Steve Ward Memorial Fund to be set up at Museum

Steve Ward Memorial Fund & Internship Program

The Steve Ward Memorial Fund was established to celebrate the life and accomplishments of Steve Ward, long-time Page, Arizona resident, historian, and former Powell Museum board member. The fund will promote the continuing history of Page, Arizona through the collection, preservation, and interpretation of related artifacts, archives and information held at the Powell Museum, specifically through a newly created internship program.

The Powell Museum will offer a paid internship for a college student interested in pursuing a career in history, art, science or tourism related fields. The goal of the internship is to offer students practical experience in a public museum setting. The intern will be selected through an application process and will be enrolled, or a recent graduate of, an accredited two or four-year college or university.

The first memorial internship will be offered in the Collections Management department at the Museum in 2013. Steve Ward was a close friend and business partner of Stan Jones, locally known as “Mr. Lake Powell,” who donated a large collection of his personal photographs to the Museum relating to his life work exploring and documenting the Page-Lake Powell area. Steve Ward and Stan Jones produced the Boating and Exploring Lake Powell Map and Guide to the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, a result of over three decades of combined exploration and research of the Lake Powell area.The intern will work closely with Powell Museum archival staff to assist with the organization of the collection, as well as data entry into the Museum’s searchable database, digitizing, and rehousing the images into archival storage containers. The collection will eventually be accessible to the public in an online exhibit through the Arizona Memory Project, as well as used in educational exhibits and outreach programming.

Steve Ward & Stan Jones: Boating and Exploring Lake Powell Map.

Donations can be made to the Powell Museum Steve Ward Memorial Fund: P. O. Box 547 Page, Arizona 86040. Contact the Museum at (928) 645-9496 or director@powellmuseum.org for more information.

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