About the Museum
The Powell Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 1969 by a group of local volunteers to commemorate the life and accomplishments of Major John Wesley Powell.
The building which houses the museum was originally built by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation as a concrete testing lab for the construction of Glen Canyon Dam. Today, it is a repository for interpretive exhibits, historic collections, and archives, a visitor information center, and retail space featuring books, maps, local art, and items relating to the Colorado Plateau.
In 2019 the Powell Museum merged with Glen Canyon Conservancy, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization partnered with public lands in northern Arizona and southern Utah.
Founded in 1986 as Glen Canyon Natural History Association, GCC offers educational programming, products, and services to help visitors find a lasting connection with their public lands.
GCC partners supports public lands Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, Lake Powell, Rainbow Bridge National Monument, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, and Vermilion Cliffs National Monument.
GCC cultivates stewardship through a growing network of philanthropic partners. Our mission and your support ensure that Powell country remains wild, beautiful, and inspiring for generations to come.
The combined nonprofit is based in Page, AZ.