John Wesley Powell River History Museum to host rafting trip fundraiser
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The John Wesley Powell River History Museum is hosting a day trip on the Green River as part of a membership drive on May 27. The fundraising event will help raise money for the River Runners Hall of Fame and museum. Participants will also receive an invitation to a private event at the museum later that same evening called Powell After Hours. They will also receive a yearlong museum membership.

In collaboration with the museum, the river trip is co-sponsored by the two rafting companies operating out of Green River, CRATE (Colorado River and Trails Expeditions) and Holiday River Expeditions.

“Our board has done a great job of finding more and more opportunities to engage with the river community and our surrounding environment in recent years,” Museum Executive Director Tim Glenn said. “We’re excited that CRATE and Holiday were willing to pitch in and help us get people on the water this year. It’s safe to say everyone at the museum is looking forward to the end of May.”

All the proceeds raised from the event will go directly to the museum, officials said.

The Green River daily river stretch runs from Nefertiti Rapids to Swasey’s Beach through Lower Gray Canyon in the Book Cliff mountains. Participants will meet at the museum and shuttle to the put-in on the morning of May 27. Lunch will be provided on the river, and participants are encouraged to stay for Powell After Hours when the trip is over.

The cost to join the trip is a $75 donation to the John Wesley Powell River History Museum. The annual membership included with the donation provides free entry to the John Wesley Powell River History Museum, as well as the Prehistoric Museum in Price and the Museum of Moab.

For additional information, and to register for the trip visit: or emailing

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