Holiday Open House – December 18th

Join us in the Museum Store for a HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE 

Tuesday, December 18th from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy refreshments, door prizes, and holiday cheer!

The Museum Store has elegant, educational, and unique gifts for special people.

Take an extra 10% off* your purchase  – plus get FREE Gift Wrapping!

Museum members take an additional 20% off.

 * Sale does not include consignment items.

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SPECIAL Glen Canyon Lecture Series Presentation

Glen Canyon Lecture Series Presents

Birds of Prey” by Martin Tyner

Friday December 7th, 2012, 5:30 pm (Mountain Standard Time) at the Page Community Townhouse – 655 South Navajo Drive

Join us for a special Christmas Bird Count edition of the Glen Canyon Lecture Series as Martin Tyner of the Southwest Wildlife Foundation presents Birds of Prey at the Page Community Townhouse. Martin Tyner is a federally licensed falconer, eagle falconer, wildlife rehabilitator, wildlife propagator, and wildlife and environmental educator. He has been providing wildlife and environmental programs throughout the western United States, to schools, scouts and community groups for over forty years, and is the founder of the Southwest Wildlife Foundation.

Admission is free. The Glen Canyon Lecture Series is sponsored by Glen Canyon Natural History Association, Powell Museum, and Page Public Library.

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December Glen Canyon Lecture Series

Glen Canyon Lecture Series Presents

Carving Grand: Evidence, Theories, and Mysteries – An Update” by Wayne Ranney

Wednesday December 12th, 2012, 7:00 pm (Mountain Standard Time) at Carl Hayden Visitor Center at Glen Canyon Dam.

Grand Canyon is one of Earth’s most recognizable landscapes. Though scientists have studied the canyon for more than 150 years, a definitive answer as to how and when the canyon formed eludes them. The one thing they do agree on is that the canyon was carved by the erosive power of the Colorado river, but the river itself carried away the evidence of its earlier history. Carving Grand Canyon examines the many intriguing ideas and innovative theories that geologists have developed over time about the formation of the canyon. In the last seven years since the publication of the first edition of Carving Grand Canyon, new theories have been brought forth, and this second edition of the book captures these fresh ideas and examines them in the light of other theories. This story of a fascinating landscape is told in an engaging style that is inviting to casual readers interested in the mystery of Grand Canyon’s formation.

Wayne Ranney is a geologist and author who leads various excursions into the southwestern landscape for the Museum of Northern Arizona, the Grand Canyon Field Institute and the Smithsonian Institution. His books include Ancient Landscape of the Colorado Plateau, and Volcanoes of Northern Arizona. Wayne lives in Flagstaff, Arizona and teaches geology at Yavapai College in Sedona, Arizona.

Admission is free. The Glen Canyon Lecture Series is sponsored by Glen Canyon Natural History Association, Powell Museum, and Page Public Library.
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December Artist of the Month

December Artist of the Month – CYNTHIA ADAMS

Cynthia Adams | FEATHERWORKS FIBER ARTS

Cynthia Adams, Fiber Artist, was born in Prescott, Arizona and spent much of her childhood along the rim of the Grand Canyon. She currently lives along the Arizona-Utah border where she wanders the deserts and canyons for artistic inspiration. She enjoys a busy life as a Park Ranger for Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, and spends her free time in the outdoors and creating her artwork. Cynthia Adams’ artwork will be on display at the Powell Museum for the month of December.

See more of Cynthia Adam’s work at: http://www.featherworksfiberarts.com 

 Join us Tuesday December 18th from 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. for an Exhibit Opening Reception. The event is FREE and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. We will also be hosting a Holiday Open House in the Museum Store. 

 

 

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November Glen Canyon Lecture Series

Glen Canyon Lecture Series Presents 

Big Water, Little Boats: Moulty Fulmer and the First Grand Canyon Dory on the last of the Wild Colorado River” by Tom Martin

Monday November 5th, 2012, 7:00 pm (Mountain Standard Time) at Carl Hayden Visitor Center at Glen Canyon Dam.

     Moulty Fulmar was bitten by the river running bug during a San Juan River trip in 1942. After a chance meeting with a McKenzie River dory builder, Fulmar constructed his first dory and rowed the San Juan in 1947. Traveling through Grand Canyon in 1948 on a Norm Nevills expedition, Fulmar met Colorado River historian Dock Martin and they went on to run rivers together and correspond for the next thirty years. Fulmar built his second dory, the Gem, specifically for big water. Joining forces with Pat Reilly in 1954, they ran the Grand Canyon five times in home-built boats. Their adventures included rowing the wild Colorado River in 1957 on 125,000 cubic feet per second, one of the highest flows in the last century. Using historic photos, river logs, letters and interviews, author Tom Martin recounts the voyages of a number of unsung river runners during the transformation from Grand Canyon expeditionary river running into today’s whitewater recreation. Big Water Little Boats chronicles the start of the park’s river running permit system in 1955, the construction of Glen Canyon Dam, and the explosion of river running that occurred after the completion of the dam in 1963.
     This 45-minute program features original photographs from various Grand Canyon River trips from the 1940s through 1960s, including Boulder Narrows at 126,000 cubic feet per second in 1957. The presentation tells how Fulmer happened upon the McKenzie River hull design of today’s Pacific Northwest boats, and how he used that design to build his boat the Gem, Grand Canyon’s first decked dory. Martin will also touch on the building of a full-sized replica of the Gem and taking the replica through the Grand Canyon. He will show photo re-matching of original pictures from the 1940’s and 1950’s river trips. The program will be followed by a book signing.
     Author of the award winning Guide to the Colorado River in Grand Canyon and Day Hikes from the River, Tom Martin has hiked the backcountry and run the Colorado River in Grand Canyon for much of his life. He recently built a replica of the first Grand Canyon dory, the GEM, based on the wreck of the original boat and the journals, photos and notes of Moulty Fulmar, Dock Marston, Pat Reilly and their friends. He has now run the GEM through the Grand Canyon four times and has only flipped it a couple of times.
Admission is free. The Glen Canyon Lecture Series is sponsored by Glen Canyon Natural History Association, Powell Museum, and Page Public Library.
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November Artist of the Month

November Artist of the Month – FRANK TALBOTT

Frank Talbott Photography | FAVORITES

Frank Talbott began his career in photography in the U.S. Navy. He attended Navy Photo School at Pensacola, Florida and spent three years on board two ships working as a photographer. After the Navy he attended Glendale College where he met his wife Pat. After college he and Pat lived in Venice, California and worked as an assistant in a photo studio. He started his own studio in 1970, and after thirty years in California, Frank and Pat moved to Greenehaven, Arizona to retire. Frank now does digital photography for web sites and enjoys working on the Colorado River as guide for the float trip through Glen Canyon. He also teaches a class in beginning digital photography at Coconino Community College. Frank’s work will be on display at the Powell Museum during the month of November.

See more of Frank Talbott’s work at: www.franktalbott.net

Join us Friday November 2nd from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. for an Exhibit Opening Reception. The event is FREE and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. 

 

 

 

 

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Powell Museum 35th Annual Auction Dinner Tickets Available!

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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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October Artist of the Month

October Artist of the Month – JOY DENNIS

 

Abiding Nature | Ephemeral Art: Combining those elements of nature that represent ageless durability with the fragility of modern stained glass

   “When I was a kid my pockets were almost always full of something I had picked up that day- interesting stones, a stray penny or two, and sea shells  if we were near a body of water.  My first fossil discovery (though Mr. Gannon, a neighbor and geologist, questioned my find) was cause for much celebration and it sat on my bookshelves throughout my childhood. I still have it tucked away in a box – my “I think it’s a fossil!”  I also keep jars of seashells I have found over the years, clearly a little out of place in a desert home. But the shells and the rocks remind me that I am a part of forever at this moment. It’s comforting to know.”

Joy Dennis was born and raised in the Midwest; formally educated in Theater Arts and Photography; informally educated by the miracle of her children and grandchildren and being lucky enough to travel around the globe. Glasswork is something new for her “old age” and she enjoys making fused and slumped pieces in the kiln as well as the occasional leaded piece as in this collection.

Abiding Nature | Ephemeral Art is an attempt to demonstrate the sense of waiting to be discovered while traveling through time and matter suspended in a delicate set of circumstances.

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Yard Sale! October 13th at the Museum

SATURDAY OCTOBER 13th

Set up 7:00 a.m. @ the Powell Museum 

Spaces are available at $10.00 per space.

Bring your items to sell yourself, or donate items for the Museum to sell!

 Call Viki at (928) 353-2188 for more information.

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