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John Wesley Powell

Friday, November 15th 2019
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Event Description

ISU Horticulture Center presents John Wesley Powell

Join us as we celebrate the 150th anniversary of John Wesley Powell’s expedition through the Grand Canyon.  Learn about Powell’s wife, Emma Dean; his harrowing adventure down the Green and Colorado rivers; and his connection to Illinois State University and Illinois Wesleyan University.

View artifacts from Powell’s excursions and celebrate with an anniversary cake!


Paul Meister- Coordinator of Academic Services for the Department of Geography, Geology, Environment at ISU

Bill Kemp- Librarian at McLean County Museum of History

Marcia Thomas- Illinois Wesleyan University, Professor Emeritus

If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer.


Alumni Center
1101 N. Main Street
Normal, IL
(309) 438-4781