Glen Canyon Comes Alive in New Exhibit
The URC is proud to invite you to a new must-see exhibit, Glen Canyon: A River Guide Remembers. We hope you will join us for this chance to experience what was lost in what may be Utah’s greatest river destruction tragedy.
Iconic Utah outfitter, Ken Sleight, began his river-guiding career in Glen Canyon during the mid-1950s, just as the Glen Canyon Dam blueprints jumped from the drawing board to remote desert terrain. Ken used every ray of daylight to memorize every detail of the canyon before inundation: to learn its 125 side canyons, to observe Native American ruins and mining relics.
Now at 88 years old, Ken and a team of Glen Canyon curators are opening the archives to create a remarkable museum exhibit. With historic landscape photographs, First American artifacts, boats and other gear, passenger portraits and journals, guides’ handwritten-packing lists, and more, this is an exhibit as simple, gritty, and rich as a trip through Glen Canyon with Ken. Within the walls of the John Wesley Powell River History Museum in Green River, Utah in 2018, Glen Canyon lives again.
The exhibit begins May 4, 2018 and will go through March 23, 2019
URC is proud to be a partner on this important experience and encourages interested members to visit and to give your support for finishing the exhibit.
For more information: www.glencanyonexhibit.com.