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Major John Wesley Powell

Lake Powell - John Wesley Powell Memorial Museum

It was 1869. Ten men in four boats were about to embark on a journey that would cover almost 1,000 miles through uncharted canyons and change the west forever. Three months later only five of the original company plus their one-armed Civil War hero leader would emerge from the depths of the Grand Canyon at the mouth of the Virgin River.

Thirty five-year-old Major John Wesley Powell was that expedition's leader. From early childhood Powell manifested deep interest in all natural phenomena. Original and self-reliant to a remarkable degree, he early undertook collecting and exploring trips quite unusual for a youth of his age, and studied botany, zoology, and geology wholly without the aid of a teacher.

Within the museum, you can see sketches, photos and other memorabilia of Powell's epic Colorado River voyages in 1869 and 1871, along with a unique collection of Native American and pioneer artifacts. Other exhibits focus on the geology of the canyons cut by the Colorado and the history and development of Page. Films on Lake Powell, dam construction and other subjects are shown free upon request. We also feature a book store/gift shop. John Wesley Powell Memorial Museum
 
 
 

While visiting the Museum you can make your reservations for
boat tours, raft trips, scenic air flights and Antelope Canyon tours.

Admission: Members: FREE, Adults 14-60: $5.00, Seniors 61 and over: $3.00, Children 5-13: $1.00

Museum Hours
Sunday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. May through September.
Weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in other months with Saturdays scheduled as needed.
Call ahead for operating and visiting hours.
Closed mid-December through mid-February for cleaning, repairs, and exhibit work.

Location: 6 N. Lake Powell Blvd.
Corner of N. Lake Powell Blvd.
and North Navajo Drive

Mail: P.O. Box 547
Page, AZ 86040
Phone: (928) 645-9496
Toll-Free (888) 597-6873
Fax: (520) 645-3412
Web Site: www.powellmuseum.org


 

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