Annual Membership 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.

Moab Museum Annual Membership Gala 2023

Join us for an evening celebration of the Moab Museum community and the return of Col. Theodore Roosevelt to southeast Utah. Enjoy a buffet-style meal provided by Ken Moody, Moab Private Chef, the Teddy Roosevelt Show, and a live and silent auction hosted here in town.

In 1913, Roosevelt paid a visit to the Moab area as part of a sightseeing and hunting trip to the Grand Canyon and southern Utah. “Col. Theodore Roosevelt, his sons Archibald and Quentin, and his nephew, Nicholas Roosevelt, plan to pay a visit to the famous natural bridges of San Juan country early next month” (Times-Independent, July 18, 1913). 110 years later Col. Roosevelt reprised by Joe Wiegand, returns for the Moab Museum’s Annual Membership Gala.

We invite you to join us at the Annual Membership Gala and partner with us 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.

Date: Wednesday, April 19th, 2023

Time: 6 pm-8:30 pm

Location: The Grand Center, 182 N. 500 W., Moab, UT 84532


Please consider supporting the Museum by:

  1. Becoming 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, sustaining and business Memberships.
  2. Becoming a title sponsor. For $1,000 your business or organization will receive 10 tickets to the Annual Membership Gala, special recognition from Museum staff and Col. Theodore Roosevelt himself, played by world's premiere Roosevelt reprisor, Joe Wiegand, recognition in the Museum’s annual report, and your logo on all Annual Membership Gala promotional materials. Title Sponsorships SOLD OUT!
  3. Sponsoring a table. For $360 your business or organization will receive 8 tickets to the Annual Membership Gala, recognition on your table, recognition in the Museum’s annual report, and your logo on all Annual Membership Gala promotional materials. Table Sponsorships SOLD OUT!
  4. Donating a silent auction item to support programming at the Moab Museum. This past year, a diverse range of exhibits and programs reached a broad range of community members. Help support programming in 2023 through a donation of experiences, art, hotel stays, event, and services! Bidding starts at 50% of the item’s value, and all proceeds support our mission of sharing stories. Donations are tax-deductible. Auction items are due April 10, 2023. Swing by the Moab Museum or email for questions or to arrange an item pick up. 

To become a Title or Table Sponsor, please connect with Diego Velasquez at or call the Museum at (435) 259-7985. We thank you for your sponsorship.

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 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 will be in Moab April 16-20, 2023. He is scheduled present at the Moab Rotary on Monday, April 17th, with engagements on Tuesday, April 18th, and the Annual Membership Gala Wednesday, April 19th. More information on Col. Roosevelt’s return to follow in the Museum’s formal invitation.