Annual Membership gala

Moab Museum Annual Membership Gala 2024

Sponsored by Red Cliffs Lodge

Thanks to all who made this evening celebration of the Moab Museum community so wonderful! You helped us partner to make Museum programming, special events, and exhibitions possible. Community partners such as yourselves help us to introduce locals and traveling guests alike to our region’s cultural and natural history, and the big stories unfolding today across the region. Special thanks to Red Cliffs Lodge for their Title Sponsorship, Larson and Co. CPAs, Central Utah Insurance Agency, and Moab Cares for their additional sponsorship. Guests enjoyed a delicious buffet meal prepared by Chef Ken Moody, had the chance to bid in our Silent Auction offering items from exciting experiences to iconic treasures, and we were graced with local music from Tamara Freida and Friends, and beverages from 98 Center. Check out the Museum Blog for photos of the 2024 event!

Bobbie Conner Oval

Roberta (Bobbie) Conner, Director of the Tamastslikt Cultural Institute on the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, will discuss "Nurturing Cross-Cultural Collaboration." Ms. Conner is a former member and President of the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) Board of Trustees and a former member of the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Board of Directors. Drawing on her professional experience, she will discuss the opportunities and challenges museums face as they strive to share stories of the diverse and underrepresented cultures of Southeastern Utah and Four Corners region.

Looking Forward to 2025: Ways to Participate

Become a Member. All Memberships purchased through the month of April, leading up to the Gala, will be given a special thanks in front of the Gala Audience, including individual, family, and business Memberships.

Donate. Your support goes directly to programming and exhibitions at the Moab Museum.

Become a Table Sponsor

Your business, organization, or group will receive:

• 8 tickets to the Gala with guaranteed group seating
• Your logo or organization/group name on your table
• Recognition at the Gala

Become a Title Sponsor

Your business, organization, or group will receive:

• 8 tickets to the Gala with guaranteed group seating
• Your business or organization’s logo on your table and on promotional materials
• Special recognition at the Gala
• Recognition in the Museum’s 2025 Annual Report

Donate to the Silent Auction

This past year, a diverse range of exhibits and programs reached a broad range of community members. Help support programming in 2024 through a donation of experiences, art, hotel stays, event, and service tickets! Bidding starts at 50% of the item’s value, and all proceeds support our mission of sharing stories. Donations are tax-deductible. Click here to submit your silent auction donation info. Auction items are due April 1, 2025. Swing by the Moab Museum or email for questions or to arrange an item pick up.

How was last year's Gala?

The Return of Col. Theodore Roosevelt: 2023

The Col.'s return made for a wonderful April evening with Members of the Moab Museum and the broader Moab community. We look forward to next year! Special thanks to photographer Alison Harford of the Moab Sun News.

Joe Wiegand as Col. Theodore Roosevelt photo courtesy of Mark Glenn Studio
Joe Wiegand as Col. Theodore Roosevelt photo courtesy of Mark Glenn Studio

About the 2023 Presenter:

Joe Wiegand is the world's premiere Theodore Roosevelt reprisor, and as an actor and historian, his portrayals of Theodore Roosevelt have been enjoyed by audiences in all fifty states and internationally.

As a guest of the Moab Museum, Joe Wiegand enjoyed a trip to Moab April 16-20, 2023, where he presented at the Moab Rotary on Monday, April 17th, with engagements on Tuesday, April 18th, and the Annual Membership Gala Wednesday, April 19th.