Museum displays trials of Powell exploration
In Green River, situated on the banks of that famous river, the J.W. Powell Museum is a showcase of the trials and tribulations of the expeditions of Powell as he attempted to explore and record the geology and geography of the area. Filled with creative displays, and full size replicas of actual boats used to explore the West's waterways, this museum tells the story of people who sought to challenge a river and live to tell the world. A theater is available for special showings of a multi-media presentation on the river. The museum also has a beautiful art gallery featuring sculptures and paintings by various artists.
With the emphasis on the Green River, its tributaries and the history of its exploration, the facility offers one of the best ways to understand the geology and geography of the Colorado Plateau.
There are displays of early river craft, excerpts from journals of early explorers and an excellent video presentation.
The gift shop at the museum in Green River city houses one of the better selections of guide books and regional histories currently available.
From April 1 through Oct. 31, the facility in Green River is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., excluding Sunday.
From Nov. 1 through March 21, the museum's hours switch to 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
For additional information, interested parties may contact the John Wesley Powell Museum at 435-564-3526.