NGLive!

An Evening With John Wesley Powell

  • Date
    February 12, 2013
  • Time 7:30 p.m.
  • Location Washington, D.C.
  • Price Subscribers: $20; General Public: $22

Past Event

John Wesley Powell in boat
An archival photo of John Wesley Powell

Photograph courtesy National Archives

Clay Jenkinson as John Wesley Powell

Clay Jenkinson as John Wesley Powell

Photograph courtesy Clay Jenkinson

Meet John Wesley Powell, a Civil War veteran who lost an arm at Shiloh, then made the first descent of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon. A founding member of National Geographic who presented the Society’s first lecture on February 13, 1888, this larger-than-life explorer is brought to the stage by Clay Jenkinson, one of the most sought-after humanities scholars in the country. Acclaimed for vivid interpretations of Thomas Jefferson and Teddy Roosevelt, as well as Powell, Jenkinson brings to life the intelligence, courage, and determination of this hero of the American West.

A dessert and wine celebration follows.

Get Directions

Event Sponsors

  • Presenting National Sponsor

    Logo: Geico
  • Community Partner

    Logo: Politics & Prose
  • Community Partner

    Logo: Whole Foods

Special Events by Location

Special Events for Today, May 29, 2016 in Washington, D.C.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Life on the Vertical, Washington, D.C.
May 31, 2016

Nick Nichols’ Wild Life, Kansas City, MO
June 7, 2016

The Iliad: An Epic Rendition, Washington, D.C.
June 9, 2016

View all events on the calendar page →

advertisement

Email This to a Friend

Thank You! Your Request Was Submitted

Your friend will receive an email regarding this page shortly.

OK

Oops! Something Went Wrong

We encountered an error while trying to process your request, please try again in a few moments.

Resources for Your Event