Old County Courthouse

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)


CALENDAR OF PAST EVENTS

(for the year 2012 and before)

PAST EVENTS

Friday,  4/3/2009,  11:00 am - Noon
    Dedication of the Ranger Bart Trailhead
    Scheduled speakers include Mayor Daniel McArthur and Russ Behrmann,
        president of the St. George Area Chamber of Commerce.
    Get off I-15 at Exit 2 and go west on the Sun River Pkwy to the end.

Friday,  4/3/2009,  12:00-1:00 pm
    ASIA Brown Bag Lecture, "The Bloomin' Desert"
        Local photographer Duke Breitenbach will provide stunning images
        of some of the wonderful wildflowers that brighten the Mojave Desert.
        Breitenbach's photographs are available for purchase in the
        information center.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Friday,  4/10/2009,  12:00-1:00 pm
    ASIA Brown Bag Lecture, "Dinosaur Discoveries"
        Join Jerry Harris, Dixie State College Director of Paleontology, in a
        far-ranging exploration of dinosaur discoveries, including early fossil 
        birds found in China.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Saturday,  4/11/2009,  8:00 am - ???
    Washington County Chapter of the Old Spanish Trail Association
        field trip 50 miles down into the Arizona Strip.
    Meet at the Coral Cliffs Cinema parking lot in Hurricane.
    For information, contact Dr. Leo Lyman, lionman011@earthlink.net

Thursday,  4/16/2009,  7:00 - 8:30 pm
    Washington City Historical Society Meeting
    Dennis Holland will speak.
    Historic Relief Society Building
        200 W. Telegraph
        Washington, UT

Friday, 4/17/2009,  12:00-1:00 pm
    ASIA Brown Bag Lecture, "The Arrowhead Highway"
        Distinguished historian Dr. Leo Lyman will present the story of this 
        historic automobile route through southern Utah which provided the
        major link to Las Vegas.  Most traces of this once vital link have
        vanished, but after hearing this talk, you will never travel Highway 91
        between Santa Clara and Littlefield without a sense of this once
        arduous trail.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Thursday, 4/23/2009,  6:30 pm
    Dixie State College Alumni Reunion BBQ
    The President's Grove south of the Science Building, north of the
        Learning Resource Center, and east of the Browning Library.
    For information, contact the Alumni Office, larson@dixie,edu,
        652-7535, 879-4248

Friday,  4/24/2009,  12:00-1:00 pm
    ASIA Brown Bag Lecture, "Native American Arts and Music"
    Local musician Chris Oravic will soothe your ears, hearts and mind
        with the melodious sounds of native flute music.  Come out and
        enjoy this tribute to Earth Day and the earliest inhabitants of this
        area.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Saturday,  4/25/2009,  10:00 am - 12:30 pm
    Washington County Historical Society
        Tour of Washington City
    Meet at the museum across the street from the Nisson Market.

Friday,  5/1/2009,  12:00-1:00 pm
    ASIA Brown Bag Lecture, "Ranger Riffey to the Rescue"
        Local Author Jean Luttrell will share stories about the adventures
        of John H Riffey, the last old-time ranger.  Riffey was assigned to
        the Tuweep Ranger Station on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon
        in 1942 and worked there until his death in 1980.  Luttrell will be
        available to autograph copies of her book.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Wednesday,  5/6/2009,  8:30 - 10:00 am
    Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
    At the Old Opera House complex,  200 North & Main Street

Thursday, 5/7/2009,  6:30 - 7:30 pm
    Washington County Chapter of the Old Spanish Trail Association
        Business Meeting.
    Downstairs at the St. George branch of the Washington County Library,
        88 West 100 South,  St. George UT 84770
    For information, contact Dr. Leo Lyman, lionman011@earthlink.net

Saturday,  5/16/2009,  10:00 am - 2:00 or 3:00 pm
    Washington County Historical Society
        Tour of historical sites in Pine Valley, Pinto, and possibly Hamblin.
        Will include the Pine Valley Chapel and Saw Mill.
    Meet at the Pine Valley Chapel.
    Will be traveling on dirt roads.
    Bring lunch, water, and good walking shoes.

Saturday, 5/23/2009
    Fort Harmony Day
    Events begin at 1:30 pm at the park in New Harmony.
    Games and prizes for the kids; Entertainment for all; Little Fort Harmony
    A special tour of Fort Harmony will begin at 5:00 pm sharp.
    Chili cook off and hoedown:
        Bring chili or pie ready for judging.
        Cash prize for the best chili.
        Cash prize for the best pie.

Saturday,  6/13/2009,  10:00 am
    Fort Harmony Historical Society Lecture
    At the New Harmony Valley Library
    Rod Griffin, PhD Geologist, is going to give a lecture on the rock formation in Harmony Valley.
    After the lecture, we will car pool to the Kolobs and proceed to the top where the parking lot is.
    For those that wish to, there will be a short hike to where we can see Harmony Valley from the top of the mountain.
    Bring you park passes, we need one pass per car.
    Questions Call 867-8422.

Tuesday,  6/30/2009,  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    Workshop to teach about Leeds history
    At the Leeds Town Hall
    Local and regional experts with knowledge of historical resources in or near Leeds
        will gather to participate in a facilitated workshop.  The focus of the workshop
        will be to identify the historical resources of the area, establish a plan to
        preserve these sites and interpret their significance in the overall history
        of Southern Utah.
    This is a public meeting and participation is encouraged.
    Reservations are encouraged but not required. Call Debbie, at the Town Hall, at 879-2447.

Saturday,  7/4/2009
    Virgin Town Independence Day Celebration
    At the Virgin Town Park
    Morning Activities: 7:00-11:00 a.m.  
        Hot Breakfast, Children's Parade and games, Bounce House, Foot Races, 
        Chicken Chase, Skeet Shoot, Duck Race, Historical tours and more.
        10:00 a.m. Horseshoe Tournament (1st place team wins $100)
    Evening Activities: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
        Dutch Oven Cook-Off ($100 to 1st place winner)
        Dinner ($5/plate or $15/family)
        Live Auction!
    Benefits will go to restore the old Church in Virgin!
    For information, call Shirlene Hall 635-2648 or Darcey Spendlove 635-4571

Wednesday,  9/2/2009,  8:30 - 10:00 am
    Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
    At the Old Opera House complex,  200 North & Main Street

Thursday,  9/3/2009,  6:30 - 8:00 pm
    Old Spanish Trail Association Meeting
    At the St. George public library, downstairs in Meeting Room B.
    Col. Al Matheson will speak on early Hispanic navigational techniques
    and how we can use them to locate precisely each Escalante campsite through our area.
    He will also show some photo-slides of Indian rock art in our immediate area.

Saturday,  9/5/2009   ***** CANCELLED DUE TO THE FIRE *****
    New Harmony Founder's Day Celebration
    New Harmony Ward Hall, Main and Center Streets
    3:00-5:00 pm
        Arts and history festival, exhibits of local artists, crafters, hobbyists, including children
    5:00 pm
        Introduction by Gerald W. Prince
        Arthur Richards, who will speak on "The Native People and Their Customs Before the Pioneers Came, 1100-1852"
    6:30 pm
        Dutch Oven / Pit Barbeque fundraising dinner

Thursday, 9/17/2009,  7:00 pm
    Washington City Historical Society Meeting
    Historic Relief Society Building
        200 W. Telegraph
        Washington, UT
    Presentation on the history of handcarts

Saturday, 9/19/2009, 10:00 am
    Washington County Historical Society tour of Toquerville historical sites
    Meet the Toquerville Town Hall, 41 E. Old Church Rd.

Friday-Saturday, 9/25-26/2009
    Downtown Santa Clara
    Fun, food, entertainment and activities
    See http://www.santaclaracityutah.com/cityinfo/swissdays/info.asp
           http://www.santaclaracityutah.com/cityinfo/swissdays/viewevents.asp

Friday,  10/2/2009,  12:00-1:00 pm
	D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture, "Protecting Public Lands"
		Come learn how you can help protect yourself and assist the
            people who patrol and care for our public resources.
            Doug Roe, Special Agent with the U.S. Forest Service will
            lead a discussion regarding some criminal activity that you
            may be surprised to discover, is occurring on your public lands.
	Interagency Visitor Center
		345 E. Riverside Dr.
		St. George, UT 84770
		(435)688-3246
	Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Wednesday,  10/7/2009,  8:30 - 10:00 am
    Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
    At the Old Opera House complex,  200 North & Main Street

Friday,  10/9/2009,  12:00-1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture, "Wildland Fire Management on the Arizona Strip
                               - The Program, the People and the Fires"
    Celebrate National Fire Prevention Week with BLM Arizona Strip
    District Fire Management Officer Mark Rosenthal. He will discuss
    the fire management program and the people that make it run.
    He will also share some fire stories and photos.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Friday-Monday,  10/9-12/2009
    The Utah Rock Art Research Association (URARA) 2009 Symposium
    Cedar City, Utah.
    Presentations will be given October 10 and 11
    http://www.utahrockart.org

Friday,  10/16/2009,  12:00-1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture, "The Arduous Trail"
    Dr. Leo Lyman will talk about the route from Salt Lake City
    to San Bernardino, paying particular attention to the portion
    of the route followed by the early pioneers through Washington
    County. Pick up a copy of Dr. Lyman's book and receive 10% discount.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Thursday,  10/22/2009,  7:00 pm
    Washington County Historical Society Cultural Evening with
    Glenn Rogers, Cultural Specialist, from the Shivwitt Band of Paiutes.
    Come and be educated with stories, songs, and dance from the Paiute Native Americans.
    Outside at the Old Historic Court House at 97 E. St. George> Blvd.
    Bring a chair or a blanket.

Friday,  10/23/2009,  12:00-1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture, "The Paiutes and Prehistory: An Archaeological
                               Problem or the Problem with Archaeologists?"
    The problematical BLM Archeologist David Van Alfen will take a
    close look at the various proposed theories regarding the
    relationship between the Southern Paiutes and the prehistoric
    people of the area. 
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Friday,  10/30/2009,  12:00-1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture, "Spooky Spotted Owls"
        Celebrate Halloween with a program about these not-so-spooky,
        but very interesting evening predators. Arizona Strip Field Office
        Manager Lorraine Christian will share some interesting facts and
        owl calls. They are sure to be a "hoot." 
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Wednesday,  11/4/2009,  8:30 - 10:00 am
    Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
    At the Old Opera House complex,  200 North & Main Street

Thursday,  11/5/2009,  6:30 - 8:00 pm
    Old Spanish Trail Association Meeting
    At the St. George public library, downstairs in Meeting Room B.
    Paul Ostapuk, the Arizona state director of Old Spanish Trails Association
    will speak on the authenticated inscription members of his Page, Arizona
    group have discovered on a canyon wall adjacent Padre Bay, Lake Powell,
    likely inscribed by the Dominquez-Escalante expedition map maker, Miera,
    just prior to that group reaching the so called Crossing of the Fathers
    in 1776.  He will also discuss the Armijo expedition journey through our
    area in 1829, passing from the same crossing of the Colorado River
    through the St. George area and on to southern California.

Friday,  11/6/2009,  12:00-1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture, "Tales of the Old Spanish Trail"
        Paul Ostapuk, Director of the Old Spanish Trail Association - Arizona
        Chapter will present a program about this important trade route that
        ran through this area beginning in 1829.  Ostapuk has also helped
        to authenticate an interesting historical inscription near Page,
        related to the 1776 Dominguez-Escalante Expedition.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Thursday-Saturday,  11/12-14/2009
    Dr. Laurel Casjens from the Utah State Office of Museum Services
    will be visiting here to work with organizations in our area.

Friday,  11/13/2009,  12:00-1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture, "Tectonic History of the Desert Southwest"
        Mark Dershowitz, retired geologist now living in St. George,
        will discuss the story of the earth in motion in our part of the
        world, in terms a layperson will easily be able to understand.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Saturday,  11/14/2009,  10:00 am
    Dr. Laurel Casjens from the Utah State Office of Museum Services
    will present a seminar at the
    Washington City Museum, 25 E. Telegraph Road, Washington UT 84780.

Saturday,  11/14/2009,  6:00 pm
    Author and Historian Steve Shaffer, President of the "We Nooch Society"
        (an historical preservation society) will give a presentation on
        ancient archaeological finds in North America.  Steve has written
        several books on Native American writings and artifacts and has
        done extensive research.  This evening will be very enlightening
        to Southern Utah people because there are so many Native American
        writings in this area.  It is important that we learn as much as
        we can about our first settlers in these valleys.
    There is no charge, but donations are appreciated.
    Sponsored by The Fort Harmony Historical Society
    The presentation will be held at:
        The Washington City Museum meeting room
        25 East Telegraph St.
        Washington, UT 84780
    For more information:
        Laura at (435)327-1333
        http://www.fortharmony.org
        http://www.ancienttreasurehunter.com

Thursday,  11/19/2009,  7:00 pm
    Washington City Historical Society Educational Meeting
        George and Kathy Staheli will be back speaking by popular request.
        The Staheli's are dedicated individuals involved with preserving
        the history of our local community.  They will be speaking on the
        history of the Mormon Handcart Sites and how the Church of Jesus
        Christ of Latter Day Saints was able to obtain the properties of
        these three sites: Rock Creek Hollow, Martin's Cove, and the
        Willie Site.  They will also present the story of the "second
        rescue."  This will be a fun and interesting way to learn more
        about these topics.  Many of the handcart pioneers settled here
        in Washington and the surrounding towns.
    Historic Relief Society Building
        100 West Telegraph  Street,  Washingon UT

Friday,  11/20/2009,  12:00-1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture, "We Shall Remain: The Paiute"
        Celebrate American Indian Heritage Month with Glen Rogers,
        former Shivwits Band Chairman.  The KUED and University of Utah
        documentary film featuring the tribe will be shown, followed by
        a discussion with several Southern Paiute tribal members.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Friday,  11/27/2009,  12:00-1:00 pm
    No D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture this week
    Have a happy Thanksgiving!

Wednesday,  12/2/2009,  8:30 - 10:00 am
    Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
    At the Old Opera House complex,  200 North & Main Street

Friday,  12/4/2009,  12:00 - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture, "Far from Cactus Flat .. The Story Continues"
        Lyman Hafen will share the story, along with some video footage, of
        his trip to France in Sept. of 2008, with members of the Bundy Family
        to visit people who still remember Lincoln Bundy and the key places
        where events in the story took place.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Saturday,  12/5/2009,  8:00 - 11:00 am
    Old Spanish Trail Association (OSTA) field trip for OSTA members
    Meet at the corner of Telegraph Road and the entrance road into
        Walmart and Home Depot in Washington City.
    We will have to drive a ways on a good dirt road, but it shouldn't
        be a problem for any car. Leo Lyman recently scoped out the
        sites and found we will have to wade the Virgin River twice
        each way, but crossing above the old Washington Fields Dam
        only got him wet up to his knees and he had no problems with
        cold.  
    We will examine an inscription made by one of Jedediah Smith's men
        in 1826, two apparently Hispanic crosses on rocks in the Virgin
        river area and perhaps one possible other Anglo-American inscription.
    We will finish by 11:00 AM.
    Contact Dr. Leo Lyman for information,
        lionman011@earthlink.net,  (435)879-2345

Wednesday,  12/9/2009,  5:30 - 7:30 pm
    Utah Heritage Foundation
    Kick-off Reception for Preservation in Dixie
        Find out about Utah Heritage Foundation's
        new Central and Southern Utah preservation program.
        Mingle and talk about common goals with
        Executive Director, Kirk Huffaker,
        and the new Field Director, Susan Crook.
    At 6:00 pm Doug Alder will make a few remarks and
        Lynne Cobb will give a brief history of their home.
    Light refreshments will be served
    At the home of St. George Historic Preservation Commissioner,
        Lynne Cobb, and her husband, Dr. Bill Cobb
        298 South 300 West,  St. George UT 84770
        (the historic adobe Casper Bryner home)
    RSVP to Susan Crook,  (435)773-5336
        susan@utahheritagefoundation.org

Friday,  12/11/2009,  12:00 - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture,
        "The Structural and Depositional History of Snow Canyon State Park"
        Marc Deshowitz will describe the geology that is behind the beauty
        of Snow Canyon State Park.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Thursday,  12/17/2009,  7:00 pm
    No "Third Thursday" Washington City Historical Society
    Educational Meeting tonight.

Friday,  12/18/2009,  12:00 - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture,
        "The Crown Jewels of the BLM"
        Scott Sticha will give an overview of the National Landscape
        Conservation System and preview the upcoming Tenth Anniversary
        Celebration on January 8th.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Wednesday,  1/6/2010,  8:30 - 10:00 am
    Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
    At the Old Opera House complex,  200 North & Main Street

Thursday,  1/7/2010,  6:30 - 8:00 pm
    Old Spanish Trail Association Meeting
    At the St. George public library, downstairs in Meeting Room B.
    Dr. Leo Lyman will speak on the Anglo-American use of the
    Old Spanish Trail from 1830 (William Woolfskill) through 1848
    (Kit Carson and Brewerton), plus some on three epiloge trips
    (after the trail supposedly ceased) by John C. Fremont,
    Edward F. Beale and John W. Gunnison (all 1853), including
    their use of the Fish Lake Cut-off about which new information
    has recently been discovered (we will hopefully have some
    slides about this aspect).  

Friday,  1/8/2010,  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    No regular D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture this week.
    Instead, there will be an all-day "Tenth Anniversary Celebration
        of Grand Canyon - Parashant and Vermillion Cliffs National
        Monuments" at Dixie State College with a variety of speakers.
    9:00 - 12:00:  Treasured Landscapes featuring celebration ceremony,
        Paiute dancers, and guest speakers.
        At the DSC Gardner Center.
    1:00 - 5:00:  Monumental Success Stories featuring partnerships
        in cultural and natural resource management.
        At the DSC Dunford Auditorium - Browning Resource Center.
    For more information, contact:
        Scott Sticha, (435)688-3303, scott_sticha@blm.gov
        Paula Branstner, (435)688-3377, paula_branstner@nps.gov

Friday,  1/15/2010,  12:00 - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture,
        "Ranching on the Arizona Strip"
        Wally Mathis will discuss legends and lore galore.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Thursday,  1/21/2010,  7:00 pm
    Washington City Historical Society Educational Meeting
    "The Arizona Strip at Bundyville"
    Historic Relief Society Building
        100 West Telegraph  Street,  Washingon UT

Friday,  1/22/2010,  12:00 - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture,
        "Real Life Search and Rescue"
        Cory Pulsifer of the Washington County Sheriff's Office
        will tell the story of last summer's dramatic rescue
        on Red Mountain.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Wednesday,  1/27/2010,  9:00 - 11:00 am
    Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
    At the DUP McQuarrie Pioneer Museum,  145 North 100 East, St George

Thursday,  1/28/2010,  Evening
    Special Thursday night program kicking off
        the St. George Bird Festival.
        Rick Fridell of the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources
        will speak on "The Birds of Washington County".
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Call for further information.

Friday,  1/29/2010,  12:00 - 1:00 pm
    No regular D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture this week.

Friday,  2/5/2010,  12:00 - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:
        "A Color Country Camera Club Double-header"
        You are invited to join local photographers Shirley Surfus and
        Duke Brietenbach on a photographic journey to discover some of the
        highlights of the wonderful natural world surrounding us everyday.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Saturday,  2/6/2010,  10:00 am
    Washington County Historical Society Field Trip.
    Meet at the Leeds Town Hall,  218 N. Main Street,  Leeds UT.
    Will tour the Leeds Town Hall, Leeds CCC Camp, Leeds Tithing House, and Silver Reef Museum.

Friday,  2/12/2010,  12:00 - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:
        "A Hero's Journey - Theodore Roosevelt's Preservation of Our
        National Treasures".
        President Theodore Roosevelt once remarked, 'It is not what we have
        that will make us a great nation; it is the way in which we use it.'
        His vision and courage breathed life into those profound words.
        Dr. Dick Harper will discuss the foundations of Roosevelt's life
        that set him on the journey of the hero to preserve our 'national
        treasures' for posterity.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Wednesday,  2/17/2010,  8:30 - 11:00 am
    Partners in Preservation Workshop.
        - Can I get money for my preservation project? It depends...
        - Learn the roles and resources of local, state, regional,
          and national historic preservation organizations
          from CLGs to the NTHP.
    Workshop leader: Susan Crook, Central and Southern Utah Field
        Representative for Utah Heritage Foundation and the
        National Trust for Historic Preservation.
    Washington City Museum Meeting Hall
        25 East Telegraph, Washington, Utah
    Free and open to the public.
    Continental breakfast provided by Washington City Historical Society.
    Contact: Susan Crook, (435)773-5336, susan@utahheritagefoundation.org

Thursday,  2/18/2010,  7:00 pm
    Washington City Historical Society Educational Meeting
    Guest speaker Dr. E. Leo Lyman will discuss the Spanish Trail
        and the areas where the trail goes thru Washington County
        plus many other important facts about the historical trail.
    Historic Relief Society Building
        100 West Telegraph  Street,  Washingon UT

Friday,  2/19/2010,  12:00 - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:
        "Getting Familiar with the Rocks Around Us"
        Join BLM Geologist Ken Shurtz and explore a top-to-bottom
        dissection of the beautiful lands north of the Grand Canyon
        in Arizona and extending up into southern Utah.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Saturday,  2/20/2010,  8:00 am
    Old Spanish Trail Association (OSTA) Field Trip.
    This trip has been postponed to a later time;
        there is still too much snow and mud.
    For information, contact Dr. Leo Lyman, lionman011@earthlink.net

Wednesday,  2/24/2010,  9:00 - 11:00 am
    Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
    At the DUP McQuarrie Pioneer Museum,  145 North 100 East, St George

Friday,  2/26/2010,  12:00 - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:
        "Mountain Meadows Revisited"
        Join Dr. Leo Lyman for a fresh look into one of the most
        significant and lasting historical events to occur in
        southern Utah.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Thursday,  3/4/2010,  6:30 - 8:00 pm
    Old Spanish Trail Association Meeting
    Meeting Room B,  Downstairs at the St George Library,  88 West 100 South
    Stephen Heath will speak on "From Mexican Trail to Anglo Wagon Road:
        The Western Half of the Old Spanish Trail, 1847 to 1858".
    For information, contact Dr. Leo Lyman, lionman011@earthlink.net

Wednesday,  3/10/2010,  7:00 pm
    The 27th Annual Lecture in Honor of Juanita Brooks
    Dr. Leo Lyman will speak on
        "Southern Paiute Relations With Their Early Dixie Neighbors"
    At the St. George Tabernacle, 18 S. Main St.,  St. George
    Open to the public.  Free admission.
    Sponsored by the Dixie State College
        & The Endowment Established by O. C. Tanner.

Thursday,  3/18/2010,  7:00 pm
    Washington City Historical Society Educational Meeting
    "The history of Emma Smith and the Relief Society"
        with guest speaker Gracia Jones.
    Historic Relief Society Building
        100 West Telegraph  Street,  Washingon UT

Friday,  3/19/2010,  12:00 - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:
        "Spring Fever"
        Tank the Tortoise and a few of his closest friends,
            along with Lauren Pejza, Community Outreach Coordinator
            for the Washington County Habitat Conservation Plan
            (aka Red Cliffs Desert Reserve) will be here to
            celebrate the arrival of spring and discuss what
            changes the warmer weather will bring to the Mohave Desert.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Saturday,  3/20/2010,  10:00 am
    Washington County Historical Society Field Trip.
    Meet at the new LDS church,  Gunlock UT 84733.

Friday,  3/26/2010,  12:00 - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:
        "Jeeping Adventures"
        Join volunteer Paul Furr for entertaining stories of
            backroads exploration and adventure throughout
            southwestern Utah and the Arizona Strip.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Wednesday,  3/31/2010,  10:00 - 12:00 am
    Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
    Meeting Room A downstairs at the St. George Library,
        88 West 100 South, St George

Friday,  4/2/2010,  12:00 - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:
        "Quaternary Faults and Earthquakes in Southwestern Utah"
        Join Bill Lund, Senior Scientist with the Utah Geological
            Survey, and learn about the structure of the active
            earth of Southwestern Utah. Might we experience events
            similar to those that have recently affected Haiti,
            Turkey, Chile, and Japan?
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Friday,  4/9/2010,  12:00 - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:
        "The Geology of Kanab Point"
        The Arizona Strip hosts a plethora of beautiful vantage
            points along the Colorado River. Explore the story of
            the geology of one of the best with Marc Deshowitz.
            This lecture will be a prelude to the April 10 D/ASIA-
            sponsored excursion to Kanab Point.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Friday,  4/9/2010,  7:00 pm
    Tabernacle Friday Night Fireside Series:
        "Canyon of Wonders - History of Zion National Park"
        by Lyman Hafen (historican, author, lecturer)
    St. George Tabernacle,  18 South Main Street,  St. George
    Handicap entrance at the back.
    This fireside is free, dress is casual and everyone is invited!
    For more information, please call (435)673-5181.

Thursday,  4/15/2010,  7:00 - 8:00 pm
    Washington City Historical Society Educational Meeting
    Mike Empey will speak on the history of Harrisburg & Leeds.
    Historic Relief Society Building
        100 West Telegraph  Street,  Washingon UT
    For information, see the Washington City Historical Society website
        http://wchsofutah.limewebs.com

Friday,  4/16/2010,  12:00 - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:
        "Pioche: The Early Days"
        Historian and author Leo Schafer will recount the early
            rough and tumble days of the mining community in
            western Nevada, replete with numerous stories and
            historic photos.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Friday,  4/16/2010,  6:00, 7:00 pm
    Grand Canyon Wildlands Council and the Conservation System Alliance celebration
        of the 10-year anniversary of the National Landscape Conservation System and
        the Grand Canyon - Parashant National Monument.
    6:00:  Drinks and food available for purchase in the bar.
    6:00:  Event room (across from the bar) displaying incredible framed photos of
             the Arizona Strip and Grand Canyon by professional photographer Zachary
             Crumbo (son of Grand Canyon Wildlands Council's Conservation Director
             Kim Crumbo).
    7:00:  Presentation in the event room of the 4th annual BLM National Landscape
             Conservation System Leadership Award to Project Manager, Kathleen Harcksen.
             Then there will be a powerpoint presentation on the restoration effort at
             Pakoon Springs followed by a talk about landscape-scale conservation and
             connectivity by Kim Crumbo of Grand Canyon Wildlands Council.
    Hilton Garden Inn, St. George
    RSVP by 4/12/2010 to kelly@grandcanyonwildlands.org or (928)556-9306

Saturday,  4/17/2010,  9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Grand Canyon Wildlands Council and the Conservation System Alliance celebration
        of the 10-year anniversary of the National Landscape Conservation System and
        the Grand Canyon - Parashant National Monument.
    Field trip to the Pakoon Springs Restoration Site in Grand Wash (AZ)
        See the rehabilitated springs providing a half-mile stretch of perennial
        stream and riparian area in the Mojave Desert.  A picnic lunch will be
        served at the springs.
    Bring water, hat, sunscreen, camera, and the usual rugged desert
        apparel; and this year maybe even a rain jacket.
    Trip led by Kathleen Harcksen (see 4/16/2010) and Dr. Larry Stevens,
        Senior Ecologist for Grand Canyon Midlands Council.
    4WD carpool will depart from the Hilton Garden Inn parking lot in St. George.
    RSVP by 4/12/2010 to kelly@grandcanyonwildlands.org or (928)556-9306

Friday,  4/23/2010,  12:00 - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:
        "Earth Day Celebration"
        Enjoy educator and musician Chris Oravec's performance
            and description of Native American flutes, including
            an overview of the spiritual and material uses of the
            instruments and explanation of their symbolic adornments.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Saturday,  4/24/2010,  10:00 am
    Washington County Historical Society Field Trip.
    Meet at the Pilot Peak DUP Museum 
        24 South Center Street 
        Enterprise, UT 84725 
        (435)878-2291 
    There will be a tour of the museum and demonstrations
        of their local publications, etc.
    There will be snacks for sale (to benefit the museum).
    Depending on the weather and the time, we will also go to
        the Enterprise dam, Hebron, and the Terry Ranch.

Wednesday,  4/28/2010,  10:00 am - 12:00 noon
    Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
    Meeting Room A downstairs at the St. George Library,
        88 West 100 South, St George

Wednesday-Thursday,  4/28-29/2010
    Workshop: "Landscape Preservation: An Introduction"
    Review the basics of historic and cultural landscapes, including designed,
        vernacular, and ethnographic landscapes, and historic sites.  Learn about
        applicable laws and regulations, and to identify character-defining
        features of a landscape.  Explore preservation planning and documentation,
        and how development of the cultural landscape report assists in managing
        historic and cultural landscapes.  Case studies illustrate realistic
        approaches to landscape preservation and managing change effectively.
    AIA Continuing Education Credit:  6 learning units each day
    Instructor:  Nancy J. Brown, ASLA, Historical Landscape Architect
    Location:  Salt Lake City
    Registration:  $500 ($50 discount through 3/17/2010)
        Registration form:  http://www.npi.org/register.html
        Agenda and information:  http://www.npi.org,  info@npi.org

Thursday-Sunday,  4/29/2010 - 5/1/2010
    Utah Preservation Conference "Architecture in Focus"
    Sponsored by the Utah Heritage Foundation
    Location:  Salt Lake City
    For information, see
        http://www.utahheritagefoundation.org

Thursday-Sunday,  4/29/2010 - 5/2/2010
    Old Spanish Trail Association (OSTA)
    National Conference on the Arizona Strip
    In Fredonia AZ and Kanab UT
    For information, see the
        Flyer and Registration Form
        OSTA Website

Friday,  4/30/2010,  12:00 - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:
        Miriam Jacklin (NFS Archeologist)
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Monday,  5/3/2010,  9:00 am
    Guided hike of the Middle Fork of Taylor Creek
    Zion National Park Archeologist, Amber Van Allen
    The tour will begin at the Taylor Creek Trailhead and will entail
    a moderate hike roundtrip - 5 miles. Participants must provide
    their own transportation. The human history of this canyon is
    evident by the remnants of structures, inscriptions and habitations.
    The tour will he about 2 hours and will terminate at the Double Arch
    Alcove.  Please wear comfortable shoes and he prepared for numerous
    shallow creek crossings (walking shoes. hiking shoes or boots, etc.).
    Bring sun protection (hat and/or sunscreen), and bring drinking water.

Tuesday,  5/4/2010,  9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    In front of Zion Canyon Visitor Center
    Prehistoric Craft Demonstrations
    Prehistoric technology enthusiasts Larry Stout, Steve Willis, and
        John Olsen will be demonstrating prehistoric methods of tool
        making from rocks collected from the local area (outside of
        Zion National Park). Pottery, sandals, and jewelry made using
        prehistoric methods and natural local materials will he displayed.

Thursday,  5/6/2010,  7:00 pm
    Springdale Canyon Community Center
    "Human History of Southwest Utah"
    Archeologist Barbara Frank
    Join archeologist Barbara Frank for a presentation discussing the
        human history of Southwest Utah. Who are the Virgin Anasazi?
        Learn what cultural materials help archeologist identify and
        date prehistoric populations and what questions still remain.

Friday,  5/7/2010,  12:00 - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:
        "THE ARCHEOLOGY OF ZION NATIONAL PARK"
        Archeologist Amber Van Alfen
        This presentation will address the past inhabitants
        of Zion Canyon . The discussion focuses on the
        prehistoric populations...
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Thursday,  5/20/2010,  7:00 - 8:00 pm
    Washington City Historical Society Educational Meeting
    Dr. Lyman Platt will speak on
        "Ft. Harmony's and its Influence on the Settlement of Southern Utah".
    Historic Relief Society Building
        100 West Telegraph  Street,  Washingon UT
    For information, see the Washington City Historical Society website
        http://wchsofutah.limewebs.com

Friday-Saturday,  5/21-22/2010
    Virgin Town Cemetery Cleanup & Block Party
    They are looking for family organizations, youth groups,
        or whoever would like to help clean up the
        Virgin Town Pioneer Memorial Cemetery.
        Blocks in the cemetery will be assigned to groups
        and all are welcome to participate.
    Free drinks for everyone.
    Please contact Lenny Brinkerhoff
        at (435)635-4379 or e-mail lenny@infowest.com

Wednesday,  5/26/2010,  10:00 am - 12:00 noon
    Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
    Meeting Room A downstairs at the St. George Library,
        88 West 100 South, St George

Monday,  5/31/2010,  8:00 am
    Memorial Day Dedication at Fort Harmony
    Sponsored by the Fort Harmony Historical Society
    Will include a memorial to the Pioneers that lived and died
        at the Fort.  Also, a tour of the Fort by Lyman D. Platt
        if requested.

Saturday,  6/5/2010,  9:30 am - 2:30 pm
    Dixie Pioneer Celebration
    Food. Music. Pioneer games for the kids.
        Meet some of our Dixie Pioneers and hear their stories.
    At the DUP McQuarrie Memorial Museum
        145 North 100 East, St. George
        (435)628-7274
        director@dupstgeorge.org
        http://dupstgeorge.org

Friday,  7/16/2010,  7 pm
    "Mattie", a Musical Reader's Theater production about the
        history of early St. George.  Mattie, or Martha Hughes Cannon,
        doctor, and first female state senator in America, is the
        focus of this musical.  She was married to Angus M. Cannon,
        who was called to settle St. George in 1861, and was the
        first mayor of St. George.
    At the St. George Tabernacle, 18 S. Main St.,  St. George
    This performance is free, dress is casual, everyone is welcome,
        and there is handicap Access. 

Thursday,  9/2/2010,  6:30 pm
    Old Spanish Trail Association Business Meeting
    Community Room A downstairs at the St. George Library, 88 West 100 South
    Hopefully we can formalize our local organization to a greater extent.
    Dr. Leo Lyman will speak on Jedediah S. Smith, the actual founder and
        original explorer of the middle segment of the Old Spanish Trail,
        from our area to Needles, California - where Father Francisco Garces'
        portion of the trail heads west to San Gabriel, California.
        Padres Dominguez and Escalante naturally blazed the eastern trails
        between Utah and New Mexico.
    If it can be arranged, chapter members interested in meeting at 5:30 at
        the Maverick Service Station just west of Bluff St. and south of
        the mesa where the airport is, can be guided to what some of us
        think is an authentic rock inscription of a member of Smith's 1826
        journey through this area. 
    At the meeting, we will also get further details about the BLM trail
        steward training program being held at St. George, Mesquite and
        Kanab in September of this year, which many of us wish to become
        involved in.
    For information, contact Dr. Leo Lyman, lionman011@earthlink.net

Saturday,  9/4/2010,  3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    New Harmony Founders Celebration Day
    New Harmony LDS Ward Chapel,  Main St. & Center St.,  New Harmony
        3:00 - 5:00 pm:  Arts, history exhibit  
                         New Harmony residents, former residents, and friends are
                             invited to show their art, crafts, hobbies, histories,
                             antiques, etc. (Set up 1:00 - 3:00 pm, free)
    New Harmony Town Park,  134 East Center St.,  New Harmony
        5:00 - 6:00 pm:  Speaker, Susan Crook, Utah Heritage Foundation 
                         Availability of grants for building town facilities.
        6:00 - 8:00 pm:  Dutch oven dinner (chicken, potatoes, trimmings)
                         Suggested donation $5 per person or $20 per single 
                             family unit, more or less.

Thursday,  9/16/2010,  7:00 pm
    Washington City Historical Society Educational Meeting
    Cherrie Naegle, well-known resident of Toquerville, will share stories
        based on the rich history of the settlement of Toquerville and the
        development of the surrounding areas.  Cherrie has always been
        passionate about the lives and history of her ancestors and the
        Mormon pioneers.  Since coming back home in 1994, she has
        authored/published five books which are:
        - La Verkin the Town of my Youth
        - The Life and Times of John Conrad Naegle and Family
        - Joseph Wright 1815-1873-Mormon Immigrant to Utah in 1849
        - Hurricane Hintons and Spendloves from England to the Rocky
          Mountain Zion
        - Toquerville, Oasis in the Desert
    The public is invited and there is no charge.
    Historic Relief Society Building
        100 W. Telegraph St.
        Washington, UT
    For information, see the Washington City Historical Society website
        http://wchsofutah.limewebs.com

Thursday-Saturday,  9/16-25/2010
    Docutah Film Festival
    134 films from 34 countries will be shown.  A lot of them are very intriguing.
    Some examples:
        - http://www.docutah.com/films/2010/legend_of_pancho_barnes.htm
          showing outdoors in Kanab on Sept. 24
        - http://www.docutah.com/films/2010/return_to_little_hollywood.htm
          showing at the Eccles Center Dixie State on Sept. 19
        - Red Rock Rondo
          showing at the Electric Theatre in Saint George on Sept. 20
        - Rebels Forever, A History of Dixie Football
          showing on Saint George's Town Square (FREE) on Sept. 20
    For information, see http://www.docutah.com

Friday-Saturday,  9/17-18/2010
    The Old Spanish Trail Steward Program Workshop
    This workshop will train volunteer teams to monitor designated
       sections of the trail, helping preserve it for future generations
       and increase public appreciation for the trail.
    Training topics:
       - Overview of the Old Spanish National Historic Trail
       - Overview of the National Trails Act and Historic Preservation Laws
       - Principles of Historic Trail Identification
       - Trail Corridor Concepts and Visual Resource Management
       - Hands on training with GPS devices and other field equipment
         (OSTA provides materials/equipment at no cost to participant)
       - Stewardship principles
       - Field inventory techniques and trail corridor condition assessments  
    Workshop graduates who are not OSTA members will be offered complimentary
        $25 memberships. Graduates will be eligible to participate in future
        team-based trail inventories and condition assessments on specified
        segments of the Old Spanish Trail corridor.
    Free, but pre-registration is required (20 people max)
    The sessions will be held at:
        BLM Field Office, 345 E. Riverside Drive, St. George, UT.

Wednesday,  9/29/2010,  10:00 am - 12:00 noon
    Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
    Downstairs at the St. George Library,
        88 West 100 South, St George
    This meeting is open to all interested persons

Friday,  10/1/2010,  12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture
    Rob Lefkow, Photographer Extraordinaire:
    Enjoy the art of one of our area's top photographers with
        a Color Country Extravaganza, a celebration  of the
        many visual delights surrounding us.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Tickets not required this week.

Friday,  10/8/2010,  12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture
    Nick Glidden, Dixie National Forest:
    Learn about highlights and recent changes and improvements
        in our almost two-million acre "back-yard" neighbor.
        All attendees will receive free, recently published
        topographical maps featuring roads and trails.
        Just in time for exploring fall colors.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Tickets not required this week.

Friday,  10/15/2010,  12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture
    Mario Boisvert, Southwest Mosquito Abatement & Control District:
    West Nile virus in Washington County?  Yes.  Join entomologist
        and District Manager Mario Boisvert to learn about the
        science behind our efforts to control this dangerous disease.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Tickets not required this week.

Wednesday,  10/20/2010,  7:00 pm
    Tabernacle Wednesday Night Lecture Series:
        "Early Egyptian Christianity" will be the subject of the talk
        by world-renowned Egyptologist, Professor C. Wilfred Griggs.
        Griggs, a spellbinding lecturer and Professor of Ancient Studies
        at Brigham Young University, is the opening speaker for the
        St. George Book Festival that runs from October 20th through the 23rd.
    St. George Tabernacle,  18 South Main Street,  St. George
    Handicap entrance at the back.
    This lecture is free, dress is casual and everyone is invited!
    For more information, please call (435)673-5181.

Thursday-Saturday, 10/21-23/2010
    Sons of Utah Pioneers National Convention
    St. George, UT
    Registration Information

Friday,  10/22/2010,  12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture
    Leo Lyman, Historian and Educator:
    Jedediah Smith, in the early 19th century, was the first Anglo
        to traverse Utah from North to South.  Return to those
        enchanting and thrilling times thanks to a passionate
        historian and lecturer, Dr. Leo Lyman.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Wednesday,  10/27/2010,  10:00 am - 12:00 noon
    Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
    Downstairs at the St. George Library,
        88 West 100 South, St George
    This meeting is open to all interested persons

Friday,  10/29/2010,  12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture
    Martin Tyner, Healer of Angels:
    Martin is one of America's foremost wildlife rehabilitators,
        a master falconer, eagle falconer, and wildlife and
        environmental educator.  Come and share the stories of
        his success in rehabilitating and returning to the wild
        many of these majestic raptors.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Friday,  10/29/2010,  7:00 pm
    Tabernacle Friday Night Firside:
    "Jacob Hamblin - Southwest Legend!"
    Presented by best selling author, Hartt Wixom
    Wixom has been a life-long student of LDS Church history
        and has a special interest in Jacob Hamblin.
        To research "Jacob Hamblin", his 18th book,
        Wixom lived for more than a year with an Indian
        tribe in Wisconsin and located Jacob's original
        diaries/journals.
    St. George Tabernacle,  18 South Main Street,  St. George
    This lecture is free, dress is casual and everyone is invited!
    Handicap entrance at the back.
    For more information, please call (435)673-5181.

Friday,  10/29/2010,  7:00 pm
    The Washington City Historical Society's Annual Hoe Down!
    Dinner, door prizes, and our famous auction of hand made
        quilts, blankets, crafts, and much much more!
    This event will be held in the old school gym at 25 E. Telegraph
    Tickets: $12.50 and are available from any board member
    Contact persons: George Staheli 628-1077 or Turner's 673-4235

November,  11/1-30/2010
    National Native American Heritage Month
    Guided Hikes, Presentations, and Workshops
    Pipe Spring National Monument
    Click here for the flyers, Part 1 and Part 2

Thursday,  11/4/2010,  6:30 - 7:45 pm
    Meeting of the Washington County Chapter
        of the Old Spanish Trail Association (OSTA)
    Dr. Steven Heath, newly-installed Utah Director of OSTA,
        will speak on the founding explorer-trader Antonio Armijo's
        journey over the trade route from Lake Powell to Nevada in 1829.
    Large conference room downstairs at the St. George Library, 88 West 100 South
    For information, contact Dr. Leo Lyman, lionman011@earthlink.net

Friday,  11/12/2010,  12:00 - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:
        "The Plants and Pueblo People of the Virgin River"
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Wednesday,  11/17/2010,  10:00 am - 12:00 noon
    Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
    Downstairs at the St. George Library,
        88 West 100 South, St George
    This meeting is open to all interested persons

Friday,  11/19/2010,  12:00 - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture: "The Land Provides"
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Friday,  12/3/2010,  12:00 - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:  "Wildlife, Fact or Folklore"
    By Kristen Comella, Manager, Snow Canyon State Park
    Can you get warts from a toad? Do Gila Monsters really spit venom?
        Learn to distinguish fact from folklore regarding some of the
        more intriguing wildlife species living in our area.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Saturday,  12/4/2010,  9:30 am - ?:??
    ***** CANCELLED DUE TO MUD & SNOW *****
    Washington County Chapter of the Old Spanish Trail Association Field Trip.
    Al Matheson will lead a tour out to Peter's Leap.
    Meet at 9:30 am at I-15 Exit 36
       (the second "Ranch Exit" going north from St. George
        at the top of the Black Ridge).
    Check the weather forcasts for the appropriate clothing.
    For information, contact Dr. Leo Lyman, lionman011@earthlink.net

Tuesday,  12/7/2010,  5:00 - 8:00 pm
    Pipe Spring Holiday Event:  "Winsor Castle By Night"
        Add Victorian charm to your holiday season with a starlight
        visit to Winsor Castle, the historic fort at Pipe Spring
        National Monument. It will be lit by the soft glow of lamps
        that capture the nostalgic feel of yesteryear. Warm up at the
        chuckwagon with music and hot cider.
    Admission: $5, 15 and younger free, or free with pass.
    Pipe Spring National Monument
        15 miles west of Fredonia, 20 miles east of Colorado City.
        (928)643-7105
        pisp_interpretation@nps.gov
    For more information, see the poster and press release.

Friday,  12/10/2010,  12:00 - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:  "Crossroads of Culture"
    By Jenny Lessor, Curator, Pipe Spring National Monument
    Learn about the peoples who shaped the engaging history of
        our neighbor to the east and site of holiday splendor.  
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Thursday,  12/16/2010,  7:00 pm
    Washington City Historical Society Educational Meeting
    Jon Gum will speak on "Native American Rock Art of Washington County."
        He will display pictures of about 75 sites with a brief comment
        of each site and what is being done to preserve this Native
        American Rock Art in the Southwest Utah area.  This is a once in
        a lifetime opportunity to see so many different sites... and do
        it all in comfort.  If time permits, a discussion about arrowheads
        and other relics from the Rock Art sites will be shared.
    Mr. Gum and his wife, Sue, moved to our beautiful town in 2002. They
        have been instrumental in the preservation of Rock Art in the
        Southwest Utah area and have been stewards for the BLM, for Zion
        National Park, and also Trail Stewards for the Old Spanish Trail
        Association.
    The public is invited and there is no charge.
    Historic Relief Society Building
        100 W. Telegraph St.
        Washington, UT
    For information, see the Washington City Historical Society website
        http://wchsofutah.limewebs.com

Friday,  12/17/2010,  12:00 - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:  "Holiday Special"
    By Keith Bahunin, Musician and Humorist
    Bring your voices and toe-tapping shoes for a musical celebration
        of the holidays.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Friday,  12/24/2010,  12:00 - 1:00 pm
    No D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture this week

Friday,  12/31/2010,  12:00 - 1:00 pm
    No D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture this week

Wednesday,  1/5/2011,  10:00 am - 12:00 noon
    Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
    Downstairs at the St. George Library,
        88 West 100 South, St George
    This meeting is open to all interested persons

Thursday,  1/6/2011,  6:30 - 7:45 pm
    Meeting of the Washington County Chapter
        of the Old Spanish Trail Association (OSTA)
    Large conference room downstairs at the St. George Library, 88 West 100 South
    For information, contact Dr. Leo Lyman, lionman011@earthlink.net

Friday,  1/7/2011,  12:00 - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:  "Southern Paiute: A Portrait"
    By author Logan Hebner and photographer Michael Plyler
    These gentlemen  will discuss the poignant American Indians
        views and perspectives of history captured in their book.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Friday,  1/14/2011,  12:00 - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:  "The Geology of White Pocket"
    By geologist Marc Deshowitz
    Among the numerous scenic wonders boasted by the Vermilion Cliffs
        National Monument, White Pocket is distinguished by spectacularly
        unique colors and contours.  This lecture will provide a revealing
        scientific unraveling of the chronological events which shaped
        these geologic wonders.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Saturday,  1/15/2011,  1:00 - 5:00 pm
    The St. George Historic Preservation Commission is planning tours
        of six historic properties to help kick off the City's year-long
        sesquicentennial celebration.  St. George Live will have costumed
        cast members at each home to help conduct the tours, along with
        St. George Preservation Commissioners and volunteers from the
        Washington County Historical Society.
    The tours will be free and open to the public.
    For the information brochure, click here.

Thursday,  1/20/2011,  7:00 pm
    Washington City Historical Society Educational Meeting
    Betty Jake will share some of the history and will give an update
        on what is happening in the Anasazi Valley.  She will share the
        future plans of reconstructing this site with a Cultural Center,
        Pit Houses, Tee Pees, and such, thus transforming it back to
        appear as an authentic Paiute Village.
    Betty's husband, Wilford Moroni Jake, is Paiute and Cheyenne
        and he will sing traditional Paiute songs that were taught
        to him by his grandfather.
    Betty had been the steward for the Anasazi Valley for the past
        11 years.  She has always had a keen interest in preservation
        so she is a natural in this humbling job.  The Anasazi Valley is
        80 acres of not only beauty but also sacred grounds for the
        Paiutes.  This is where they held their sacred ceremonies and
        prayers.  The rocks have many petroglyphs dating back as early
        as 6000 BC.  The Anasazi Valley is rich in ancient history as
        well as pioneer history.
    This should be a wonderful learning experience and opportunity
        to get a glimpse of our "Native American Indians Pioneers." 
    The public is invited and there is no charge.
    Historic Relief Society Building
        100 W. Telegraph St.
        Washington, UT
    For information, see the Washington City Historical Society website
        http://wchsofutah.limewebs.com

Friday,  1/21/2011,  12:00 - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:  "A New Day for the Condor"
    By Mike Small, a key member of the team that helped reintroduce
        this species into the wild
    Endangered, but recovering, the California condor increasingly
        frequents the Colorado Plateau.  Mike will share his perspective
        and provide an update on the current status of this avian icon.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Wednesday,  1/26/2011,  10:00 am - 12:00 noon
    Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
    Downstairs at the St. George Library,
        88 West 100 South, St George
    This meeting is open to all interested persons

Thursday-Sunday,  1/27-30/2011
    This Brown Bag event will migrate to the St. George City
        Tonaquint Nature Center at Tonaquint Park on Dixie Drive.
        This Friday the program will merge with lectures offered
        at the annual indoor/outdoor event.
    For a complete listing of lectures and field trips, go to
        http://www.redcliffsaudubon.org or pick up a flyer with
        directions and times at the Interagency Visitor Center
        at 345 East Riverside Drive in St. George or call
       (435)688-3200 for more information.

Wednesday-Friday,  2/2-4/2011
    14th Annual Historic Preservation Conference
        "Saving Places 2011: Exploring the Benefits of Preservation"
        will feature workshops, educational sessions, tours, and
        special forums that will focus on the strength of historic
        preservation as a unique vehicle to positively impact
        communities.
    Early bird registration available until January 7.
    Embassy Suites Denver
    For more information, click here.

Friday,  2/4/2011,  12:00 - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:  "10,000 Years of Prehistory"
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Wednesday,  2/9/2011,  7:00 pm
    Iron County Historical Society Meeting
    "Memories of Zion National Park: Oral History
        from the 2009 Centennial Celebration."
    Frontier Homestead State Park
        635 North Main Street
        Cedar City, UT 84720-1079
        (435)586-9290
        http://www.utah.com/stateparks/iron_mission.htm

Friday,  2/11/2011,  12:00 - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:  "Jedediah Smith and the Southern Paiutes"
    By Leo Lyman (historian, author, lecturer)
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Thursday,  2/17/2011,  7:00 pm
    Washington City Historical Society Educational Meeting
    Dr. Doug Alder, former Dixie College president, will speak on
        one hundred years of history of The Dixie College.
        Dr. Alder has just published a new book on this subject.
    In 1911, the St. George Stake Academy opened its doors to
        42 students and 100 years later, and a few name changes,
        the Dixie State College of Utah has approximately 7,000 students.
        Come and catch a glimpse of the past 100 years on our local college
        with Dr. Alder's insights and knowledge of "Dixie College."
    The public is invited and there is no charge.
    Historic Relief Society Building
        100 W. Telegraph St.
        Washington, UT
    For information, see the Washington City Historical Society website
        http://wchsofutah.limewebs.com

Friday,  2/18/2011,  12:00 - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:  "Gypsum"
    By Charles Johnson (mining engineer and western mining and minerals manager)
    What is much of that "white stuff" that seemingly pervades this area?
        Why is it so special? And what is it good for? Learn the answers
        to these and many more questions about gypsum from someone who
        helps make that "white stuff" an economic asset to us. Bring your
        own questions to this fascinating story.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Wednesday,  2/23/2011,  10:00 am - 12:00 noon
    Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
    Downstairs at the St. George Library,
        88 West 100 South, St George
    This meeting is open to all interested persons

Friday,  2/25/2011,  12:00 - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:  "Dinosaur Salads"
    By Alan Titus (Paleontologist, Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument)
    Come explore the plants and ecosystem of the 74-76 million year old
        Kaiparowits Formation, source for many recent and spectacular
        dinosaur discoveries. During Kaiparowits time Utah was a
        completely alien place with a tropical climate and smothered
        in vine covered jungle. These fossil jungles of the lost
        Kaiparowits ecosystem are now the best known from their time
        in North America and are shedding new light on Cretaceous
        ecosystems, regional climate and dinosaur diversity/biogeography
        as the great age of reptiles drew to a close.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Friday-Saturday,  2/25-26/2011
    St. George Family History Expo
    Learn about researching your family history from our expert speakers.
        Try out the latest genealogical tools in our Exhibit Hall.
        Whether you are a beginner or a professional come learn the
        techniques to trace your roots!
    Pre-registration is $65.00.
        At the Door Registration is $75.00.
        One Day Registration is $40.00
        Attend just a few classes for $12.00/class (at the door only)
        Free exhibit hall and keynote address.
    The Dixie Center in St. George
    To reserve a spot, go to http://www.FHExpos.com
        or call (801)829-3295

Saturday,  2/26/2011,  9:00 am - ????
    Washington County Historical Society Tour of Bloomington
    Meet at the church parking lot just west of the Man of War
        bridge in Bloomington.
    (Tentative topics: Heberville, Price, Blake Farmhouse,
        Petroglyph Park, Jacob Peart Inscription,
        Bloomington Canal Company)
    Information TBD

March,  3/1-31/2011
    March Programs at Pipe Spring National Monument
    "Arizona Archaeology and Heritage Awareness Month"
    For more information and a list of events, click here.

Tuesday,  3/1/2011,  8:30 am - 4:00 pm (hour break for lunch)
    Art of Grantwriting Workshop
    Sponsored by the Utah Division of Arts & Museums
    St. George (location TBD)
    For more information, click here.

Thursday,  3/3/2011,  6:30 - 8:00 pm
    No Old Spanish Trail Association (OSTA) meeting this month.

Friday,  3/4/2011,  12:00 - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:  "Living on the Edge"
    By Todd Seliga (Ranger, Grand Canyon NP)
    The ranger post on the north rim of Grand Canyon National Park has long
        been an "island" of solitude and beauty.  Remote and inaccessible
        to all but the very adventurous, take an arm-chair journey into
        this exotic and historic spot.  Ranger Todd is heir to the position
        first held by the legendary John Riffey.  Share the stories that
        Todd will tell as he continues the traditions of his predecessor.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Friday,  3/11/2011,  12:00 - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:  "The Paiutes and Prehistory"
    By David Van Alfen (Archeologist, Grand Canyon - Parashant NM)
    Did the Paiute descend from prehistoric Puebloans or did they migrate
        to this area from elsewhere and displace them?  How can we tell?
        Examine the evidence and the controversy with Archeologist Van Alfen.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Thursday,  3/17/2011,  7:00 pm
    Washington City Historical Society Educational Meeting
    Gracia Jones a local well known author and the great-great granddaughter
        of Joseph and Emma Smith will be our guest speaker.  Gracia is
        involved with the Joseph and Emma Hale Smith Historical Society and
        she will discuss some of the interesting things that are unfolding
        with that organization.  She will also speak on Emma and Joseph.
        That Historical Society made the film "Emma Smith, My Story."
        Their web page is:  http://josephsmithjr.org
    These informative and enjoyable lectures are free to the public and we
        hope to see you there.
    Historic Relief Society Building
        100 W. Telegraph St.
        Washington, UT
    For information, see the Washington City Historical Society website
        http://wchsofutah.limewebs.com

Friday,  3/18/2011,  12:00 - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:  "Venomous Dwellers of the Desert"
    By Marshall Topham (Biologist and Educator)
    Which desert dwellers really are a threat to our health and well being
        and which have an undeserved reputation.  You just might be surprised.
        Join Marshall Topham as he fills us in on these ubiquitous creatures
        and learn about their behaviors, how to protect yourself while
        outdoors, and when to seek medical treatment in case of bites.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Wednesday,  3/23/2011,  7:00 pm
    The 28th Annual Lecture in Honor of Juanita Brooks
    Dr. Douglas D. Alder, 14th president of DSC, will discuss his book
        "A Century of Dixie State College of Utah."  The presentation will
        include stories of life on the old campus next to the Tabernacle
        where the college existed until 1963.  Then the story will go on
        to the new campus that opened in the fall of 1963 with 380 students.
        The evolution of the campus to a four-year college and an enrollment
        of 8,700 students will be detailed.
    Following the lecture, Dr. Alder will be available to meet patrons and
        answer questions.
    At the St. George Tabernacle, 18 S. Main St.,  St. George
    Open to the public.  Free admission.
    Sponsored by the Dixie State College
        & The Endowment Established by O. C. Tanner.

Friday,  3/25/2011,  12:00 - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:  "Jeeping Fun Places"
    By Paul Furr (Volunteer and Modern Explorer)
    Enjoyment and appreciation of many of the wonders of Color Country sometimes
        takes a four-wheel-drive vehicle and friends who occasionally can lend a
        winch.  Join D/ASIA volunteer Paul in a journey to picturesque backcountry
        lands in Southern Utah.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Friday-Sunday,  3/25-27/2011
    Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA) Cedar City Symposium

Saturday,  3/26/2011,  9:00 am - ????
    Washington County Historical Society Tour of the old Dixie College
        led by Dr. Doug Alder, former President of Dixie State College
        and author of a recent book about the history of the college.
    Meet on the third floor of the St. George Leisure Services Building,
        86 S. Main Street,  St. George
    Information TBD

Wednesday,  3/30/2011,  10:00 am - 12:00 noon
    Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
    Downstairs at the St. George Library,
        88 West 100 South, St George
    This meeting is open to all interested persons

Friday,  4/1/2011,  12:00 - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:  "The Geology of Kanab Point"
    By Marc Deshowitz (Geologist and Humorist)
    Deshowitz will provide a scientific overview and analysis of the events
        that shaped today's breathtaking landscapes known only to Kanab Point.
        Mark's lecture will be a prelude for those who will venture to the
        remote point with the Dixie Arizona Strip Interpretive Association on
        April 2, 2011. Deschowitz's view of the scientific forces which crafted
        this region through millions of years of time will capture your heart
        and imagination.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Friday,  4/8/2011,  12:00 - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:  "Jacob Hamblin and the Southern Paiutes"
    By Dr. Leo Lyman (Historian and Educator)
    Leo Lyman, a highly skilled and conversant historian and educator, will
        provide a fresh and insightful perspective into the life of this early
        pioneer.  Hamblin, an Ohio native, played an integral role in helping
        to settle many regions of southern Utah and northern Arizona. Through
        his positive interactions and experiences with the region's indigenous
        peoples he was often seen as an honest liaison between the American
        Indian natives and Mormon settlers.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Friday,  4/15/2011,  12:00 - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:  "Wrangling the West With Words"
    By Thede Wrede (Associate Professor of English, Dixie State College)
    The American West offers more to the human spirit than its physical beauty;
        as a result, the stories, myths, and legends of the West have a unique
        and far-ranging appeal to broad audiences.  Ms. Wrede will lead an
        engaging discussion of Western American Literature, its allure and
        significance in the global marketplace.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Tuesday,  4/19/2011,  12 noon
    Dixie State College's weekly Dixie Forum (A Window on the World series)
    Dixie College memories and storytelling presented by longtime Dixie
        faculty members Nolan Ashman, Ed Reber and Rob Snow in their
        program entitled "I Remember When."
    The forum starts at noon in the Dunford Auditorium of the
        Browning Resource Center on the DSC campus.
    Admission is free.
    For information, contact Terre Burton at (435)652-7812 or at Burton@dixie.edu
        or Marius van der Merwe at (435)652-7924 or at marius@dixie.edu.

Thursday,  4/21/2011,  7:00 - 8:15 pm
    Washington City Historical Society Educational Meeting
    Lynne Clark, a professional photographer in St. George since
        1968 and a history buff, will give a slide presentation on the
        history of the Cotton Mission and southern Utah.  Over the
        years, many people have been exceedingly generous in allowing
        her to copy their photographs for her collection which now
        numbers over 15,000 plus images.  Lynne has created a pictorial
        history of the "Cotton Mission" which details the great faith
        and perseverance of those early settlers of this area.  This
        slide presentation will bring us a deeper understanding of
        those dedicated early colonizers and we that live here, built
        our homes and towns on their foundation.
    These informative and enjoyable lectures are free to the public and we
        hope to see you there.
    Historic Relief Society Building
        100 W. Telegraph St.
        Washington, UT
    For information, see the Washington City Historical Society website
        http://wchsofutah.limewebs.com

Friday,  4/22/2011,  12:00 - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:  "Dairy Farming in Washington County"
    By Loren R. Webb (Author of the book "Milking Time;
         The History of Dairy Farming in Washington County, Utah")
    This presentation will trace the history and folklore of local dairy
        farming from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, with a focus
        on the people who continued this way of life from the 1940's through
        the 1980's.  As a youth growing up in a family of Washington County
        dairy farmers, Webb developed an early appreciation of the constant
        toil and the simplistic joys the life of farming and ranching brings.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Wednesday,  4/27/2011,  10:00 am - 12:00 noon
    Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
    Downstairs at the St. George Library,
        88 West 100 South, St George
    This meeting is open to all interested persons

Friday,  4/29/2011,  12:00 - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:  "Cowboy Poetry"
    Please join us as we conclude the 2011 season with the solemn and
        heartfelt celebration with Sam Jackson's "Cowboy Poetry." This live
        performance by one of the region's acclaimed cowboy poets whose
        words celebrate the people, places, and events that make Southern
        Utah the delightful place we get to call home."
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Saturday,  4/30/2011,  All day
    Washington County Historical Society Tour of the Kanab area including
        Johnson Canyon, Gunsmoke, Best Friends Animal Santuary, and Angel Canyon.
    Meet at the Hurricane Museum, 95 S. Main Street, Hurricane, at 9:00 am
        or at the Mosdell Mortuary, 676 U.S. Highway 89, Kanab at 10:00 am
    Bring a lunch and drinking water.  There will be some minor walking.

Saturday-Saturday,  5/7-14/2011
    Cotton Days Celebration in Washington City
    Information TBD
    This event will be kicked off with the Washington City
        IronMan Festival, and will have barrel racing, hay
        rides, an ice cream social, a youth fishing derby,
        a golf tournament, a parade, and of course--the annual
        Cotton Fest Day at the Park.
    For the events schedule, click here.

Tuesday,  5/10/2011,  2:00 pm
    St. George LIVE! Introduction and Orientation
    An introduction and orientation meeting for volunteers will be held
        at the Social Hall in the Pioneer Center for the Arts,
        47 East 200 North in St. George on Tuesday at 2 p.m.
        Residents are encouraged to attend this informational meeting.
    For information, contact Angie at (435)627-4510 ext. 112
        or Sally at (435)673-5818. 

Thursday-Saturday,  5/12-14/2011
    2011 Utah Heritage Foundation (UHF) Preservation Conference
    May 12 - Opening Night
    May 13 - Heritage Awards and Education Sessions
    May 14- Annual Historic Homes Tour
    http://utahheritagefoundation.org

Friday,  5/13/2011,  9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Old Spanish Trail Association Field Trip
    Steven Heath will lead the group up to Parawan, Paragonah,
        and Bear Valley to check out a rarely visited section
        of the Old Spanish Trail.
    Meet at 9:00 am in Leeds, at the northbound entrance to I-15
        at the north end of Leeds (at Silver Reef Road).
        Note: Coming from St George, you must take Exit 20 from
        the freeway and drive through downtown Leeds.
        Coming from New Harmony, you must take Exit 23 from the
        freeway and go under the freeway to the east side.
    Bring a lunch.
    For more information, contact Dr. Leo Lyman, lionman011@earthlink.net

Saturday,  5/21/2011,  9:00 am - 11:00 am
    Washington County Historical Society Tour of Bloomington.
    Visit the Blake Farmhouse, the foundation of the Bloomington Schoolhouse,
        and the still standing remains of the Ern Larson home & granary.
        Will also go to Bloomington's Petroglyph Park and see the remains
        of the Virgin River Pump Station.
    Meet at the Mulberry Chapel parking lot just west of the Man 'O War bridge.
    See the flyer for more information.

Saturday,  5/21/2011,  10:00 am - ????
    Southern Utah Family History & Genealogy Meeting
        (formerly the Washington County PAF Users Group)
    Meeting to focus on family history.  The presenter will be
        Douglas Alder, a historian who wrote "History of Washington
        County, From Isolation to Destination" with co-author Karl Brooks.
    At the St. George East Stake Center, 449 S. 100 East, St. George
    This meeting is open to the public.

Wednesday,  5/25/2011,  10:00 am - 12:00 noon
    Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
    Downstairs at the St. George Library,
        88 West 100 South, St George
    This meeting is open to all interested persons

Thursday-Sunday,  5/26-29/2011
    Mormon History Association 46th Annual Conference
    The Dixie Center,  St. George, UT
    http://www.mhahome.org/conferences
    For the flyer, click here
    On Thursday from 3:30 to 6:30 pm in the two Community Rooms
        downstairs in the St. George Library, there will be a
        Research Fair.  University, state and church librarians,
        archivists, and curators will be available to discuss their
        Mormon history collections, to spotlight their records of
        the Colorado Plateau region, and demonstrate internet
        access to their on-line registers and digital collections.
    On Thursday from 5:00 to 6:00 pm in the Tabernacle,
        Lt. Col.Sherman L. Fleek, U.S. Army (Retired), MHA member
        and the Command Historian at the U.S. Military Academy at
        West Point, will talk on "The Mormon Battalion: A Unique
        Military Unit in American History."
    On Thursday at 7:00 pm in the Tabernacle, the Opening Conference
        Session will will feature the St. George Heritage Choir in
        concert performing excerpts from a musical about Anthony W. Ivins.
        The MHA Opening Reception will follow the concert at 8:00 pm
        on the Town Square adjacent to the Tabernacle.  A tour of the
        nearby Old Dixie College building will be available and a
        light dessert will be served.

Saturday,  6/4/2011,  10:00 am - 1200
    Washington County Historical Society Tour of Pine Valley.
    See the historic Pine Valley Church built by Ebeneezer Bryce of Bryce Canyon
        fame.  Learn about the early timber industry, agricultural settlement
        and water disputes.  Listen to the story of how the National
        Register effort was lead by Texas A&M.  Learn about conservation
        easements placed on the meadows adjacent to the historic church.
    Meet at the Pine Valley Chapel, 52 W. Main Street.
    See the flyer for more information.

Tuesday,  6/7/2011,  6:00 - 7:00 pm
    Organizational meeting for the Washington Legacy Celebration.
    The tentative outline of events for October 7-15 will be presented and
        discussed (including the Dixie Pioneer Festival on Oct. 15), needed
        committee positions, will also be outlined. This meeting will be
        weekly, at the same place and time.  The meeting will start and end
        on time, however people may stay after the formal meeting for further
        post discussion.
    See http://www.adaptivepolicy.com
    At the St George Arts Center (next to the the splash pad).
    All meetings are open to the public.

Monday-Friday,  6/13-17/2011
    Fort Harmony Days
    Public tours 10:00 am - 2:00 pm on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday
    Guest lecture on Utah forts by historian, Dr. Leo Lyman
        7:00 pm Thursday at the Fort Harmony branch of
        the Washington County Library
    There are volunteer opportunities for people wanting to
        get their hands dirty helping with excavations,
        working along side BYU archaeologists.
        Contact Karen Platt, (435)867-8422, lplatt@infowest.com
    For more information, click here, and here, and here.

Tuesday,  6/14/2011,  6:00 - 7:00 pm
    Organizational meeting for the Dixie Legacy Celebration.
    Will work on plans for the events of October 7-15 (including the
        Dixie Pioneer Festival on Oct. 15). This meeting will be weekly,
        at the same place and time.  The meeting will start and end on
        time, however people may stay after the formal meeting for further
        post discussion.
    See http://www.adaptivepolicy.com
    At the St George Arts Center (next to the the splash pad).
    All meetings are open to the public.

Tuesday,  6/21/2011,  6:00 - 7:00 pm
    Organizational meeting for the Dixie Legacy Celebration.
    Will work on plans for the events of October 7-15 (including the
        Dixie Pioneer Festival on Oct. 15). This meeting will be weekly,
        at the same place and time.  The meeting will start and end on
        time, however people may stay after the formal meeting for further
        post discussion.
    See http://www.adaptivepolicy.com
    At the St George Arts Center (next to the the splash pad).
    All meetings are open to the public.

Thursday,  6/23/2011,  10:00 am
    The new commemorative plaque will be mounted on the San Daniel Monument
        at the Dominguez-Escalante San Daniel Campsite, northbound I-15 at Exit 33 (Snowfield).
    For more information, contact Col. Al Matheson at citabriair@yahoo.com
        or Dr. Leo Lyman at lionman011@earthlink.net.

Tuesday,  6/28/2011,  6:00 - 7:00 pm
    Organizational meeting for the Dixie Legacy Celebration.
    Will work on plans for the events of October 7-15 (including the
        Dixie Pioneer Festival on Oct. 15). This meeting will be weekly,
        at the same place and time.  The meeting will start and end on
        time, however people may stay after the formal meeting for further
        post discussion.
    See http://www.adaptivepolicy.com
    At the St George Arts Center (next to the the splash pad).
    All meetings are open to the public.

Wednesday,  6/29/2011,  10:00 am - 12:00 noon
    Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting (special June meeting)
    Downstairs at the St. George Library,
        88 West 100 South, St George
    This meeting is open to all interested persons

Tuesday,  7/5/2011,  6:00 - 7:00 pm
    Organizational meeting for the Dixie Legacy Celebration.
    Will work on plans for the events of October 7-15 (including the
        Dixie Pioneer Festival on Oct. 15). This meeting will be weekly,
        at the same place and time.  The meeting will start and end on
        time, however people may stay after the formal meeting for further
        post discussion.
    See http://www.adaptivepolicy.com
    At the St George Arts Center (next to the the splash pad).
    All meetings are open to the public.

Tuesday,  7/12/2011,  6:00 - 7:00 pm
    Organizational meeting for the Dixie Legacy Celebration.
    Will work on plans for the events of October 7-15 (including the
        Dixie Pioneer Festival on Oct. 15). This meeting will be weekly,
        at the same place and time.  The meeting will start and end on
        time, however people may stay after the formal meeting for further
        post discussion.
    See http://www.adaptivepolicy.com
    At the St George Arts Center (next to the the splash pad).
    All meetings are open to the public.

Tuesday,  7/19/2011,  6:00 - 7:00 pm
    Organizational meeting for the Dixie Legacy Celebration.
    Will work on plans for the events of October 7-15 (including the
        Dixie Pioneer Festival on Oct. 15). This meeting will be weekly,
        at the same place and time.  The meeting will start and end on
        time, however people may stay after the formal meeting for further
        post discussion.
    See http://dixielegacy.com
    At the St George Arts Center (next to the the splash pad).
    All meetings are open to the public.

Tuesday,  7/19/2011,  7:30 pm
    Last meeting to finalize preparations for this years big "150th"
        celebration for Swiss Days.  Each group will report what they
        are doing, have done, or questions they still have!
    Will meet at the Santa Clara Town Hall

Saturday,  7/23/2011,  11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Pioneer Days Celebration at the Heritage Center in Pine Valley.
        A history presentation will be at 1:00 pm by local historian Marian Jacklin.
        A pack mule demonstration will be at 2:00 pm.  Bring your own chair for the
        presentations.
    For more information, contact the Pine Valley Ranger District at (435)652-3100
        or the St. George Interagency Visitors Center at (435)688-3246.

Tuesday,  7/26/2011,  6:00 - 7:00 pm
    Organizational meeting for the Dixie Legacy Celebration.
    Will work on plans for the events of October 7-15 (including the
        Dixie Pioneer Festival on Oct. 15). This meeting will be weekly,
        at the same place and time.  The meeting will start and end on
        time, however people may stay after the formal meeting for further
        post discussion.
    See http://dixielegacy.com
    At the St George Arts Center (next to the the splash pad).
    All meetings are open to the public.

Tuesday,  8/2/2011,  6:00 - 7:00 pm
    Organizational meeting for the Dixie Legacy Celebration.
    Will work on plans for the events of October 7-15 (including the
        Dixie Pioneer Festival on Oct. 15). This meeting will be weekly,
        at the same place and time.  The meeting will start and end on
        time, however people may stay after the formal meeting for further
        post discussion.
    See http://dixielegacy.com
    At the St George Arts Center (next to the the splash pad).
    All meetings are open to the public.

Tuesday,  8/9/2011,  6:00 - 7:00 pm
    Organizational meeting for the Dixie Legacy Celebration.
    Will work on plans for the events of October 7-15 (including the
        Dixie Pioneer Festival on Oct. 15). This meeting will be weekly,
        at the same place and time.  The meeting will start and end on
        time, however people may stay after the formal meeting for further
        post discussion.
    See http://dixielegacy.com
    At the St George Arts Center (next to the the splash pad).
    All meetings are open to the public.

Tuesday,  8/16/2011,  6:00 - 7:00 pm
    Organizational meeting for the Dixie Legacy Celebration.
    Will work on plans for the events of October 7-15 (including the
        Dixie Pioneer Festival on Oct. 15). This meeting will be weekly,
        at the same place and time.  The meeting will start and end on
        time, however people may stay after the formal meeting for further
        post discussion.
    See http://dixielegacy.com
    At the St George Arts Center (next to the the splash pad).
    All meetings are open to the public.

Tuesday,  8/23/2011,  6:00 - 7:00 pm
    Organizational meeting for the Dixie Legacy Celebration.
    Will work on plans for the events of October 7-15 (including the
        Dixie Pioneer Festival on Oct. 15). This meeting will be weekly,
        at the same place and time.  The meeting will start and end on
        time, however people may stay after the formal meeting for further
        post discussion.
    See http://dixielegacy.com
    At the St George Arts Center (next to the the splash pad).
    All meetings are open to the public.

Tuesday,  8/30/2011,  6:00 - 7:00 pm
    Organizational meeting for the Dixie Legacy Celebration.
    Will work on plans for the events of October 7-15 (including the
        Dixie Pioneer Festival on Oct. 15). This meeting will be weekly,
        at the same place and time.  The meeting will start and end on
        time, however people may stay after the formal meeting for further
        post discussion.
    See http://dixielegacy.com
    At the St George Arts Center (next to the the splash pad).
    All meetings are open to the public.

Saturday,  9/3/2011
    Redd Family Reunion in New Harmony
    For the descendants and cousins of Lemuel Hardison Redd
    For information, see http://www.reddfamily.org

Tuesday,  9/6/2011,  6:00 - 7:00 pm
    Organizational meeting for the Dixie Legacy Celebration.
    Will work on plans for the events of October 7-15 (including the
        Dixie Pioneer Festival on Oct. 15). This meeting will be weekly,
        at the same place and time.  The meeting will start and end on
        time, however people may stay after the formal meeting for further
        post discussion.
    See http://dixielegacy.com
    At the St George Arts Center (next to the the splash pad).
    All meetings are open to the public.

Thursday-Saturday,  9/8-17/2011
    Southern Utah Documentary Film Festival (DocUtah)
    This past Film Festival over 400 entries were submitted and archived.
        175 of the Films were shown.
    For information, see http://www.docutah.com

Friday-Sunday,  9/9-11/2011
    59th Annual Utah State History Conference
    Conference events and sessions are free and open to the public
        (except for the Sunday Black Hawk War Field Trip).
    Fort Douglas, 32 Potter Street, Salt Lake City 
    For information, see http://history.utah.gov/historical_society/annual_meeting/index.html.

Saturday,  9/10/2011,  8:00 am - ?:??
    Washington County Chapter of the Old Spanish Trail Association Field Trip.
    Al Matheson will lead a tour out to Peter's Leap which besides its
        inherent significance as an early (impossible) transportation
        corridor, also features some important Native American, and possibly
        Anglo-American inscriptions.
    Meet at 8:00 am at I-15 Exit 36
       (the second "Ranch Exit" going north from St. George
        just before reaching the top of the Black Ridge).
        There is a stretch of approach road which is almost
        impossible - even for SUV's - so, if you have a four wheel
        drive vehicle and are willing to shuttle, let Leo Lyman know.
        There will be some hiking down the "leap" grade and to
        the inscriptions. 
    Check the weather forcasts for the appropriate clothing.
    For information, contact Dr. Leo Lyman, (435)879-2345
        or lionman011@earthlink.net

Saturday,  9/10/2011,  9:00 am - Noon
    Washington County Historical Society Tour of Santa Clara
    Visit a number of homes, two granaries, former Santa Clara Cooperative Store
        and a few gardens. Learn about Santa Clara's unique settlement pattern.
        Cooperative irrigation of field crops by Mormon missionaries and native
        Paiutes. First land parcels respected the natural topographic boundaries
        established by the Indians. Flood of 1862, and the destruction of
        Fort Clara, the cooperative dam across the Santa Clara, a grist mill,
        the canal, and all the structures, fields and crops, including a Paiute
        Indian mound that may have existed for many decades. Water rights issues
        with Saint George and Pine Valley. Presbyterian mission to Shivwits
        Indians. Cooperative construction of the Santa Clara Bench Canal and the
        founding of Ivins. Unique success of garden crops, orchard crops, wine
        making. Influence of Swiss Mormon culture on Dixie. Cooperative fruit
        marketing and trucking efforts. The fruit stand era.
    Meet at Santa Clara Town Hall, 2721 W. Santa Clara Drive, Santa Clara.
    See the tour poster for information.

Thursday-Saturday,  9/8-17/2011
    Southern Utah Documentary Film Festival (DocUtah)
    This past Film Festival over 400 entries were submitted and archived.
        175 of the Films were shown.
    For information, see http://www.docutah.com

Tuesday,  9/13/2011,  6:00 - 7:00 pm
    Organizational meeting for the Dixie Legacy Celebration.
    Will work on plans for the events of October 7-15 (including the
        Dixie Pioneer Festival on Oct. 15). This meeting will be weekly,
        at the same place and time.  The meeting will start and end on
        time, however people may stay after the formal meeting for further
        post discussion.
    See http://dixielegacy.com
    At the St George Arts Center (next to the the splash pad).
    All meetings are open to the public.

Saturday,  9/17/2011,  11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    "Back To School" program at the Trumbull School House on the Arizona Strip.
    This celebration of the 100th year of pioneer life on the Arizona Strip
        will provide historical interpretive information and entertainment.
    Please call to make a lunch reservation so they can allow for enough food.
    For more information, contact the Dixie Arizona Strip Interpretive
        Association (D/ASIA) at (435)688-3200, (435)688-3273, or (435)688-3275.
    See the flyer.

Friday-Saturday,  9/18-24/2011
    Swiss Days in Santa Clara
    See the schedule of activities.

Tuesday,  9/20/2011,  6:00 - 7:00 pm
    D/ASIA Special Brown Bag Lecture
    Special program ahead of the CCC Conference 9/21-25/2011 (see below)
    Steven Kroff, who is currently a Ranger at the Cedar Breaks National Monument,
        will be talking on "My Gramp's Story...Life in the CCC".  This will be a
        wonderful personal look back in time at how the Civilian Conservation Corp
        had such a great impact into this area.
    There will also be an optional fund raising dinner
        (sloppy joes, chips, choice of water or soda).
        Dinner will be $4.50 with ice cream cups for $0.50.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Please pre-register for a seat and reserve a dinner at any of the following
        phone numbers: (435)688-3200 or (435)688-3273 or (435)688-3275.

Tuesday,  9/20/2011,  6:00 - 7:00 pm
    Organizational meeting for the Dixie Legacy Celebration.
    Will work on plans for the events of October 7-15 (including the
        Dixie Pioneer Festival on Oct. 15). This meeting will be weekly,
        at the same place and time.  The meeting will start and end on
        time, however people may stay after the formal meeting for further
        post discussion.
    See http://dixielegacy.com
    At the St George Arts Center (next to the the splash pad).
    All meetings are open to the public.

Wednesday-Sunday,  9/21-25/2011
    Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Legacy Conference in St. George
    Will include meals, meetings, and field trips to various CCC camp sites.
    For program and registration information, click here.

Thursday,  9/22/2011,  7:00 pm
    Washington City Historical Society Meeting
    DUP members Laura Paxman Cooper, Lynn Johnston and Joyce Garden
        will give ancestral histories told in first person and showcase
        the customs of three pioneer women: Eliza Ann Gaven Westover,
        Margaret McIntire Burgess, and Manomas Andrus. This will surely
        be a delightful evening to gain insight and appreciation for the
        sacrifices and struggles that made "our settlement" the awesome
        place that we call home.
    Also, Bob Nisson will share his talent with the pioneer song,
        "I Was Called To Dixie".
    The program will wind up with a Banjo number.
    Historic Relief Society Building
        100 W. Telegraph St.
        Washington, UT
    For information, contact Cindy Turner at bluegrassrat@hotmail.com.

Tuesday,  9/27/2011,  6:00 - 7:00 pm
    Organizational meeting for the Dixie Legacy Celebration.
    Will work on plans for the events of October 7-15 (including the
        Dixie Pioneer Festival on Oct. 15). This meeting will be weekly,
        at the same place and time.  The meeting will start and end on
        time, however people may stay after the formal meeting for further
        post discussion.
    See http://dixielegacy.com
    At the St George Arts Center (next to the the splash pad).
    All meetings are open to the public.

Wednesday,  9/28/2011,  10:00 am - 12:00 noon
    Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
    Downstairs at the St. George Library,
        88 West 100 South, St George
    This meeting is open to all interested persons

Tuesday,  10/4/2011,  6:00 - 7:00 pm
    Organizational meeting for the Dixie Legacy Celebration.
    Will work on plans for the events of October 7-15 (including the
        Dixie Pioneer Festival on Oct. 15). This meeting will be weekly,
        at the same place and time.  The meeting will start and end on
        time, however people may stay after the formal meeting for further
        post discussion.
    See http://dixielegacy.com
    At the St George Arts Center (next to the the splash pad).
    All meetings are open to the public.

Thursday,  10/6/2011,  6:30 - 7:45 pm
    Meeting of the Tres Trails Chapter
        of the Old Spanish Trail Association (OSTA)
    Dr. Leo Lyman will speak primarily on Anglo-Americans
        over the Old Spanish Trail during 1848 and 1849.
        He will also report on the 2012 Richfield OSTA Conference.
    The public is welcome to attend.
    Large conference room downstairs at the St. George Library, 88 West 100 South
    For information, contact Dr. Leo Lyman, lionman011@earthlink.net

Friday-Saturday,  10/7-8/2011
    Wild West Days in Leeds
    Where the West was Wild & The Saints Raised Cain (sugar cane that is).
        There will be a Pony Express Ride, 5K Run, Soap Box Derby,
        Children's Games, Sorgum from Sugar Cane Demonstrations & Tasting,
        Shoot-Out, Food & Craft Booths, Candy Cannon, Tombstone Tours,
        Horse Rides, Star Gazing, Leeds Hysterical Historical Pageant,
        Storytelling, Continuous Entertainment, Concert, and Dancing.
    See http://www.leedstown.org

Friday-Saturday,  10/7-8/2011,  8:00 am - 2:00 pm
    The Washington City Historical Society will have a "HUGH" yard sale
        at the Washington City Museum,
        25 East Telegraph Street, Washington.
    This will be a fund raiser for the Historical Society's share
        of the new Bell Tower.  People can help by dropping off items
        for the yard sale at the museum or by calling George Staheli
        at (435)628-1077 to pick them up before October 4.

Friday-Saturday,  10/7-15/2011
    Dixie Legacy Celebration
    See http://dixielegacy.com
    Details TBD

Friday-Saturday,  10/7-15/2011
    Wagon Train Trek from Parawan to St. George
      Friday(8th):  Stage in Parawan
      Saturday(9th):  Parawan to Enoch to Cedar Valley
      Monday(10th):  Cedar Valley to Desert Mound
      Tuesday(11th):  Desert Mound to Page Ranch
      Wednesday(12th):  Page Ranch to Abe Spring (SR-18)
      Thursday(13th):  Abe Spring to Veyo
      Friday(14th):  Veyo to Ivins
      Saturday(15th):  Ivins to St. George
    See http://www.sgcity.org/wagontrain

Friday-Saturday,  10/14,15/2011,  7:30 pm
    Celebrity Concert Series: "Story Road Utah - the Dixie Episode"
    Are there any Youngs, Snows or Smiths in your ancestry? 
        Or are you related to John Stucki, Thomas Cottam,
        Catherine Jane Cottam Romney, Robert Covington, John D. Lee,
        Jedediah Grant Adair, Charles Walker, John Mensies MacFarlane,
        John Daniel Thompson McAllister or Father Lawrence Scanlan?
        Those early Utah pioneers figure prominently in this program.
        Marvin and Sam Payne, co-hosts, will collaborate with Enoch Train
        (multiple pearl-award winning folk orchestra), Doug Alder
        (St. George historian and storyteller), Julie Rogers
        (visual artist), and Payton Kemp (young actor/singer) to tell,
        through music, visual art, and the spoken word, the stories of
        Utah's Dixie and its shaky start that led to a triumphant present.
    At the Cox Auditorium on the Dixie College campus
    Tickets ($20) will be available beginning October 1st
        at http://www.dixie.edu/concerts.
    For additional information, call Clive Romney at (801)706-1997.

Saturday,  10/15/2011
    Dixie Pioneer Heritage Festival
    Will consist of a parade, historical exhibits, demonstrations,
        skits, portrayals of historical events, and activities
        that would have been part of a community celebration
        in the 1861-1870 time period, and a fireworks show.
    For more information, see http://dixielegacy.com
    [This should be an exciting event. If you are interested
        in helping out, contact Aros Mackey.

Thursday,  10/20/2011,  7:00 pm
    Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
    Eric Fleming will speak on "The History of Silver Reef".
    Historic Relief Society Building
        100 W. Telegraph St.
        Washington, UT
    For information, contact Cindy Turner at bluegrassrat@hotmail.com.

Friday,  10/21/2011,  12:00 - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:  [first Brown Bag of the season]
        "Silver Reef and the Wells Fargo Museum"
        by Eric Fleming (Manager of the Wells Fargo Museum)
    The lecture includes an entertaining visual tour of the museum and
        associated historic locations.  Silver Reef represents a unique
        blend of geology and history easily accessible on your way to
        Dixie National Forest and the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Friday-Saturday,  10/21-22/2011
    Old Spanish Trail Association (OSTA) Trail Steward Workshop
        - Trains volunteer teams to monitor designated sections of the Trail
        - Helps preserve the Trail for future generations
        - Increases public appreciation for the Trail
    In Richfield UT,  Free
    See the flyer for more information.

Wednesday,  10/26/2011,  10:00 am - 12:00 noon
    Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
    Downstairs at the St. George Library,
        88 West 100 South, St George
    This meeting is open to all interested persons

Wednesday-Saturday,  10/26-29/2011
    St. George Book Festival
    There will be a lecture about "Hole in the Rock"
    More information TBD

Friday,  10/28/2011,  Noon - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:
        "Bringing Power to Your Home"
        by Rene Fleming (Conservation Coordinator for the City of St. George)
    The lecture will provide an overview of how power is transmitted into our
        county and to your home.  Information on the various power resources
        and efficiency programs will be illuminated.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
        http://www.d-asia.org
    Go by, call, or go online for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Saturday,  10/29/2011,  9:00 am - ????
    Washington County Historical Society Tour of Zion National Park
    *** Cancelled ***

Saturday,  10/29/2011,  9:00 am - 8:00 pm
    Jake's Old House/Life is good/Desert Artisan Gifts located in
        the old Morris-Grundy Home just north of
        the Pizza and Pasta Factory on Ancestor Square is throwing a party.
        The beautiful home in which the business is located turns 110 years
        old so they are celebrating the beauty and history of the home
        (and it is also a great excuse to have a party!).
    They are scheduling events throughout the day, including musicians,
        balloon and make-up artists, light refreshments, pictures on the
        fire truck, pumpkin carving contest, coloring contest, a few
        old-fashioned games, featured local artisans whose work they
        carry in the shop, and so much more!  They are also having prize
        drawings and store specials throughout the week.
    For information, call (435)628-9592.

November 2011
    National American Indian Month
    Guided hikes, presentations, and workshops at Pipe Spring National Monument
    See the online flyer for details
    Pipe Spring National Monument is located 45 miles east of Hurricane UT
        on Utah Highway 59 and Arizona highway 389.
    http://www.nps.gov/pisp

Friday,  11/4/2011,  Noon - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:
        "Global Warming Views of a Vegetation Scientist & Skeptic"
        by Dr. Paul T. Tueller (Ph.D., retired professor with 41 years of
        research and teaching at the Department of Natural Resources and
        Environmental Science, University of Nevada Reno).
    Gain the insights that Dr. Tueller has amassed over decades of research
        of natural plant communities and through review of scientific literature
        on global warming.  One of Paul's theses is that it is not really clear
        exactly what factors are working to allow or cause fluctuations in
        earth's temperature, but that one often cited cause (CO2) is baseless.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
        http://www.d-asia.org
    Go by, call, or go online for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Friday,  11/4/2011,  6:30 pm
    Washington City Historical Society Hoe Down
    Information TBD
    For information, contact Cindy Turner at bluegrassrat@hotmail.com.

Wednesday,  11/9/2011,  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    D/ASIA Annual Evening on the Arizona Strip Fund Raiser
    Gardner Center, Dixie State College
    For the flyer, click here
    The theme this year is "Cowboys Then and Now".  It will be a
        a dinner and dance with live music provided by Easy Country.
        The Esplin Family will be honored during the program.
        Lyman Hafen will also be introducing and signing his new book,
        "Where Two Streams Meet".
        There will be Cowboy Poetry, a trick roping performance,
        as well as "Live" and "Silent" auctions.
    Dinner will be Deep Pit Roast Beef, Three Bean and Frog Eye salad,
        Dutch Oven Potatoes, Rolls and choice of two deserts.
    Tickets for admission including the meal are $25.00; $5.00 for
        admission only.  For tickets or more information, contact:
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
        http://www.d-asia.org

Friday,  11/11/2011,  Noon - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:
        "The History, Mission, Vision, and Values of the Back County Horsemen"
        by Freddy Dunn and Craig Allen.
    Freddy and Craig will share adventures of the Back Country Horsemen and the
        significant volunteer projects the group accomplishes to enhance public
        enjoyment of federal lands, including Dixie National Forest.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
        http://www.d-asia.org
    Go by, call, or go online for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Thursday,  11/17/2011,  7:00 pm
    Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
    George & Kathy Staheli will speak on
        "The Willie and Martin Handcart Companies".
    Historic Relief Society Building
        100 W. Telegraph St.
        Washington, UT
    For information, contact Cindy Turner at bluegrassrat@hotmail.com.
    [This program and location was changed at the last minute]

Friday,  11/18/2011,  Noon - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:
        "A Southern Paiute Life Cycle" by Angelita Bulletts.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
        http://www.d-asia.org
    Go by, call, or go online for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Saturday,  11/19/2011,  10:00am - ????
    Washington County Historical Society Tour
    We will get to go into the Orson Adams House
        and then will go over to the Silver Reef Museum.
    Meet at the Adams House at 10:00 am.
    See the flyer.

Friday,  11/25/2011,  Noon - 1:00 pm
    No D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture this week (Thanksgiving break).

Wednesday,  11/30/2011,  10:00 am - 12:00 noon
    Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
    Downstairs at the St. George Library,
        88 West 100 South, St George
    This meeting is open to all interested persons

Friday,  12/2/2011,  Noon - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:
        "The Southern Paiute in the Late 19th Century"
        by Dr. Leo Lyman (author and historian).
    Enjoy this penetrating discussion of this important facet of our local history.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
        http://www.d-asia.org
    Go by, call, or go online for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Tuesday,  12/6/2011,  5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    Winsor Castle By Night
    Start your holiday season with some 19th century, Victorian charm on a starlight
        visit to Winsor Castle, the historic fort at Pipe Spring National Monument.
        This is a once a year opportunity for the public to visit the historic
        pioneer home at night, decorated for the holidays and lighted with oil lamps.
        Every 15 minutes, after a short orientation, volunteers lead visitors to the
        fort. You will be able to visit several rooms at your leisure, chat with the
        costumed rangers and volunteers about holidays past, and sing a carol or two.
        On your way out, stop at the chuckwagon for a cup of hot cider and warm up
        by the fire. At the Visitor Center you may try your hand at making an old-
        fashioned Christmas decoration, browse the museum, watch the new Pipe Spring
        film, and look for Christmas gifts at the bookstore.
    Pipe Spring National Monument
    See the news release and poster for more information.

Friday,  12/9/2011,  Noon - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:
        "Virgin Waters: A History of Waters, Irrigation, Settlements, and Culture"
        by Richard Kohler (President of the Washington County Historical Society,
        Architect, Author, and Lecturer).
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
        http://www.d-asia.org
    Go by, call, or go online for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Friday,  12/9/2011,  9:00 am
    Washington County Chapter of the Old Spanish Trail Association
    Field Trip.  Our trail stewards are going into the Arizona Strip seeking to
        ascertain where Antonio Armijo came down off the Hurricane Plateau in 1829
        (possibly near Navajo Trail).
    All chapter members are welcome to come along.
    Meet at Hart's Gas Station.  I-15 Exit 10,  260 S Green Springs Dr
        (corner of Red Cliffs Dr / Telegraph Rd and Green Springs Dr).
    For information, contact Dr. Leo Lyman, lionman011@earthlink.net

Thursday,  12/15/2011
    No Washington City Historical Society lecture meeting this month.

Friday,  12/16/2011,  Noon - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:
        "Utah's Centennial Tree to DC" by Bevan Killpack (Dixie National Forest).
    The 1996 National Christmas Tree to the nation's capitol was provided by Utah
        in celebration for the State's Centennial year.  The 75' Englemann Spruce
        was cut in the heart of Utah and delivered to our Nation's Capitol as the
        people's tree.  Relive this journey and celebration.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3246
        http://www.d-asia.org
    Go by, call, or go online for free tickets (used for space allocation)

Friday,  12/23/2011,  Noon - 1:00 pm
    No D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture this week (Christmas break).

Thursday,  12/28/2011
    No Washington County Historical Society board meeting this month.

Friday,  12/29/2011,  Noon - 1:00 pm
    No D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture this week (Christmas break).

Thursday,  1/5/2012,  6:30 - 7:45 pm
    Washington County Chapter of the Old Spanish Trail Association
    Regular OSTA Chapter meeting.  Dr. Melvin  T. Smith, one of our longtime members,
        will speak on Steamboat Exploration and Experience on the Colorado River in
        the mid 1860's.
    Downstairs at the St. George Library.
    For information, contact Dr. Leo Lyman, lionman011@earthlink.net

Friday,  1/6/2012,  Noon - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:
        "Preserving Archaeological Sites for Future Generations;
            An Example from the Arizona Strip".
         Join the diverse panel that includes BLM archeologist Diana Hawks,
         BLM law enforcement officer John Sims, student Breck Greenwall and
         BLM Native American Tribal Liaison Gloria Benson as they address
         thoughtful and innovative approaches to preservation of
         archeological sites for future generations.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3200
        http://www.d-asia.org
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation).

Tuesday,  1/10/2012,  10:00am - ????
    Washington County Historical Society Walking Tour
    This will be a followup to the 11/19/2011 tour of the Adams House and
        Silver Reef. Jim Kemple, the great grandson of John Kemple (the man
        who discovered silver at Silver Reef), will lead a walking tour and
        talk about his great grandfather's contribution to the history of
        this area. Dawna Ferris-Rowley (official at the local BLM office),
        Ben Cramer (BLM park ranger), a geologist, and other officials will
        join us for this interesting morning.
    Meet at the Orson Adams House at 10:00 am.

Tuesday-Tuesday, 1/10-17/2012
    Decades of Dixie Heritage Festival
    A celebration of the 150th anniversary of St. George.
    See 1/14/2012 below for the tour of historic homes and buildings.
    See 1/16-17/2012 below for the Expo.
    See 1/17/2012 below for the birthday party, including documentary film.
    See the inSide St. George magazine for the complete schedule.
    

Friday,  1/13/2012,  Noon - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:
        "St. George ... Our First 150 Years" by Daniel McArthur (mayor of St. George)
        Mayor McArthur will offer an entertaining and insightful look into some
        well-known and obscure events that have shaped the area we call home.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3200
        http://www.d-asia.org
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation).

Saturday,  1/14/2012,  Noon - 4:00 pm
    Tours of historic homes and buildings in St. George
    Buildings will all be located in the central downtown area.
        Included will be the Opera House, Brigham Young Home,
        Pioneer Courthouse, Green Gate Village, Dixie Academy,
        Woodward School, LDS Tabernacle, Samuel Miles home
        and a few others.  This year there will be pioneer crafts
        and pioneer memoriabilia on display during the tour.
    See the St. George Spectrum article by Susan Crook,
        "Opera House stars during historic buildings tour in Dixie's downtown"
    Pick up a map at the St. George Social Hall.
    There will be root beer floats at the Social hall from Noon to 2:00 pm.
    This is a free event sponsored by the City of St. George.

Saturday-Monday,  1/14-16/2012  (Martin Luther King Holiday Weekend)
    Arts to Zion Studio Tour
    Explore Washington County "Where History Resonates, and Creativity Soars" 
        with a free, self-guided gallery tour of visual art, as well as music,
        drama, and dance performed in a variety of historical, small-town venues....
    See http://www.artstozion.com for details

Monday,  1/16/2012,  10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday,  1/17/2012,  10:00 am - 6:00 pm
    "Decades in Dixie" Expo
    The City of St. George is holding a two-day expo with booths set up
        by different groups/families depicting various events/activities
        throughout the history of the area.
    At the Dixie Center, 1835 Dixie Center Drive, St. George.
    Free.

Tuesday,  1/17/2012,  7:00 pm - ???
    St. George Birthday Bash and Concert
    Join the Mayor and City Counil in celebrating the 150th Anniversary
        of the City of St. George.  There will be birthday cake and a
        concert by American Idol finalist, Brooke White.
    There will be a showing of a 20-minute documentary film
        on the history of St. George.
    The program will end with a fireworks show.
    At the Burns Arena, 225 South 700 East,  St. George.
    Free.

Thursday,  1/19/2012,  7:00 - 8:00 pm
    Washington City Historical Society Free Lecture
    Guest speaker will be Mr. Glen Rogers, a full blooded Paiute
        from the Shivwits Band.  He will share the history of the
        Southern Utah Paiutes and the surrounding area.
    Historic Relief Society Building
        100 W. Telegraph St.
        Washington, UT
    For information, see the Washington City Historical Society website
        http://wchsofutah.limewebs.com
        or contact Cindy Turner at bluegrassrat@hotmail.com.

Friday,  1/20/2012,  Noon - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:
        "Southern Parkway Archaeology" by John Ravesloot
            (archeologist and historic preservation specialist).
        Construction on the new Southern Parkway has exposed new evidence
        of nearby habitation.  Learn about some of the fascinating finds
        archeologist and historic preservation specialist John Ravesloot
        has discovered during his work in this area.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3200
        http://www.d-asia.org
    Go by or call for free tickets (used for space allocation).

Sunday,  1/22/2012,  7:30 pm - ???
    The Southern Utah Heritage Choir
    Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of the "Dixie" Mission.
    Dixie State College Cox Auditorium.
    Free.
    See the flyer for details.

Wednesday,  1/25/2012,  10:00 am - 12:00 noon
    Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
    Downstairs at the St. George Library,
        88 West 100 South, St George
    This meeting is open to all interested persons

Friday,  1/27/2012
    No D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture this week.
    Enjoy the Red Cliffs Audubon annual Bird Festival, January 26-28, 2012.

Thursday,  2/2/2012,  7:00 pm
    Washington City Historical Society Organizional Meeting
    If you are a Washington City resident and would like to take
        an active part in the Washington City Historical Society
        (or if you would like to just find out what is going on),
        please attend this meeting.  New officers and board
        members are needed as well as ideas for future activities.
    Historic Relief Society Building
        100 W. Telegraph St.
        Washington, UT
    For more information, contact current president, George Staheli,
        at (435)628-1077.

Friday,  2/3/2012,  Noon - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:
         "Where to Go, What to See" by Brian Passey
         (St. George Spectrum Outdoors Reporter)
         Do some Spring trip planning as Brian provides a panorama
         of some of his favorite places for exploration.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3200
        http://www.d-asia.org
    Go by or call for a free reservation (used for space allocation).

Friday,  2/10/2012,  Noon - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:
        "Preserving one of our most precious resources . . . . .
         Our Night Sky" by Marc Deshowitz (geologist).
        Join us for an illuminating anthology of fact, fiction and
        horror regarding light pollution and insights into what we
        can do about it.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3200
        http://www.d-asia.org
    Go by or call for a free reservation (used for space allocation).

Thursday,  2/16/2012,  7:00 - 8:00 pm
    Washington City Historical Society Free Lecture
    Historic Relief Society Building
        100 W. Telegraph St.
        Washington, UT
    For information, see the Washington City Historical Society website
        http://wchsofutah.limewebs.com.

Friday,  2/17/2012,  Noon - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:
        "When the Movies Came to Town" by Glen Blakely
        (Film Commission Member and Professor of Art at DSC)
        Get an insider's perspective of movies filmed in picturesque Dixie.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3200
        http://www.d-asia.org
    Go by or call for a free reservation (used for space allocation).
    *** NOTE - CHANGE OF PROGRAM ***
    The planned speaker recently had emergency surgery and is not yet recovered.    
    We will, however, do a "Movies" double feature.  Robert Willard, who has
    over 36 years in special effects, including Hollywood hits such as Top Gun,
    Casino, The Last Samurai, Pearl Harbor, and Clear and Present Danger, will
    be the featured speaker for sessions at 12:00 noon and 1:30PM.   The show
    will go on, and we will get Glen on the schedule when he recovers.

Wednesday,  2/22/2012,  7:00 pm
    Friends of Gold Butte's Monthly Educational Series
    Dr. Leo Lyman will speak on "The Historic Arrowhead Highway -
        Early Motorized Travel Through Mesquite"
        Parts of the Arrowhead Highway or Arrowhead Trail were the
        beginning of our regional federal highway and is still right
        here in our own back yard! Some parts of the old road can be
        seen from our present day I-15 freeway. Some of the old,
        proposed route still exists in an area commonly referred to
        as Gold Butte.
    Mesquite Community Theatre
    Doors open at 6:30 pm.  Free.

Friday,  2/24/2012,  Noon - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:
        "Discovery in Silver Reef" by Jim Kemple
        (Great Grandson of the First Miner in Silver Reef).
        Enjoy the personal and reflective commentary on the
        discovery of silver and early life in Silver Reef.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3200
        http://www.d-asia.org
    Go by or call for a free reservation (used for space allocation).

Friday-Saturday,  2/24-25/2012
    Family History Expo 2012
    For information, see http://www.familyhistoryexpos.com.

Saturday,  2/25/2012,  10:00 am
    Washington County Historical Society Tour of the Dixie State Collge Archives
    Meet at the Val A. Browning Library archives.
    That is Building #5 on the south side of 100 South between 700 and 1000 East in St George.
    See the college map.

Wednesday,  2/29/2012,  10:00 am - 12:00 noon
    Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
    Downstairs at the St. George Library,
        88 West 100 South, St George
    This meeting is open to all interested persons

March 2012
    Arizona Archeology and Heritage Awareness Month
    Guided hikes, programs, and demonstratons at Pipe Spring National Monument
    See the online flyer for details
    Pipe Spring National Monument is located 45 miles east of Hurricane UT
        on Utah Highway 59 and Arizona highway 389.
    http://www.nps.gov/pisp

Friday,  3/2/2012,  Noon - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:
    "Monsters of the Desert" by Ann McLuckie, Utah DNR Wildlife Biologist.
        Learn the facts and fictions involving this secretive, intriguing reptile.
        And just maybe get to see and hear a live Gila performance.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3275
        http://www.d-asia.org
    Go by or call for a free reservation (used for space allocation).

Tuesday,  3/6/2012,  6:00 - 7:30 pm
    Washington County Chapter of the Old Spanish Trail Association
    Business Meeting and Lecture.
    Dr. Leo Lyman will speak on Jedediah Smith's travels
        through Washington County.
    For information, contact Dr. Leo Lyman, lionman011@earthlink.net

Friday,  3/9/2012,  Noon - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:
    "K9 Search and Rescue" by Search & Rescue Lead Volunteer Mike Thomas
        and his wonder dog, Gitta. They will provide an informative and delightful
        presentation on the exceptional talents that our best friends lend to
        search and rescue. If selected for a demonstration, Gitta just might
        track you down.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3275
        http://www.d-asia.org
    Go by or call for a free reservation (used for space allocation).

Thursday,  3/15/2012,  7:00 - 8:00 pm
    Washington City Historical Society Free Lecture
    Leo Tobler will speak on "Farming and Gardening in Washington"
    This long time resident will talk about the history of some of the
        farms in the area. Then he will provide information on how to
        garden in Southern Utah - what to plan, when, and other tips.
    Historic Relief Society Building
        100 W. Telegraph St.
        Washington, UT
    For information, see the Washington City Historical Society website
        http://wchsofutah.limewebs.com.
    *** Postponed due to Republican caucuses; rescheduled to 3/22/2012 ***

Friday,  3/16/2012,  Noon - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:
    "The Old Spanish National Historic Trail" by OSTA President Reba Grandrud
        and Steve Heath, Utah OSTA Regional President. They will provide an
        overview of activities on this significant part of this historic
        pathway that bisects Washington County.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3275
        http://www.d-asia.org
    Go by or call for a free reservation (used for space allocation).

Friday,  3/16/2012,  7:00 pm
    D/ASIA Special Program:
    "The Maya" in concert with Pipe Spring National Monument, author and
        photographer Michael Plyler. He will provide a thirty year retrospective
        of his photographs of the Maya of Guatemala. At the conclusion of
        his talk, Michael will be available to discuss and sign copies of
        "Southern Paiute: A Portrait" recently co-authored with Logan Hebner.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3275
        http://www.d-asia.org
    Go by or call for a free reservation (used for space allocation).

Thursday,  3/22/2012,  7:00 - 8:00 pm
    Washington City Historical Society Free Lecture
    Leo Tobler will speak on "Farming and Gardening in Washington"
    This long time resident will talk about the history of some of the
        farms in the area. Then he will provide information on how to
        garden in Southern Utah - what to plan, when, and other tips.
    Historic Relief Society Building
        100 W. Telegraph St.
        Washington, UT
    For information, see the Washington City Historical Society website
        http://wchsofutah.limewebs.com.
    *** Rescheduled from 3/15/2012 ***

Friday,  3/23/2012,  Noon - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:
    "Our Amazing Past" by Grand Canyon - Parashant archeologist and nationally
        renowned lecturer, David Van Alfen. He will reveal the most recent
        archeological findings on the Arizona Strip and current interpretations
        of their cultural significance.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3275
        http://www.d-asia.org
    Go by or call for a free reservation (used for space allocation).

Saturday,  3/24/2012,  10:00 am
    WCHS tour of the Washington Fields Dam
    Meet at the Washington City Museum
        25 E. Telegraph Road,  Washington
    See the flyer

Wednesday,  3/28/2012,  10:00 am - 12:00 noon
    Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
    Downstairs at the St. George Library,
        88 West 100 South, St George
    This meeting is open to all interested persons

Wednesday,  3/28/2011,  7:00 pm
    The 29th Annual Lecture in Honor of Juanita Brooks
    "Hopeful Oddyssey: Nels Anderson, Boy Hobo, Desert Saint,
        World War I Diarist, Public Servant, Ex-Patriot Sociologist"
    Dr. Charles S. Peterson, will discuss the life of Nels Anderson,
        Author of the well-known book "Desert Saints" which is based
        on historical documents in St. George. Anderson arrived in
        Dixie in 1908 as a youth. He worked at Terry's Ranch and
        became linked to their family and the Woods and the Hafens.
        He joined the LDS Church, attended Dixie High School,
        attended BYU, obtained a Masters Degree from the University
        of Chicago, and a PhD from New York University. He was a key
        official in the Roosevelt Administration in the 1930's and 40's.
        He kept contact with Juanita Brooks and always loved Southern
        Utah. He is one of the most famous Dixieites but is little
        known in St. George today.
    At the St. George Tabernacle, 18 S. Main St.,  St. George
    Open to the public.  Free admission.
    Sponsored by the Dixie State College
        & The Endowment Established by O. C. Tanner.

Friday,  3/30/2012,  Noon - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:
    "On the Lake" by writer Jud Burkett of the St. George Spectrum.
        He will share his hikes and travels on and around Lake Powell,
        the places he's been, the beauty and the beasts he's found on
        his explorations at Glen Canyon.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3275
        http://www.d-asia.org
    Go by or call for a free reservation (used for space allocation).

Monday,  4/2/2012,  12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
    President's Colleagues of Dixie State College Meeting
    Dr. Doug Alder will speak on the oral history program
        at the Val Browing Library, Special Collections.
    At the Taylor Health Sciences Center auditorium,
        Main Floor, Room 156
    Free Admission

Friday,  4/6/2012,  Noon - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:
    "Wild Horses of the West" by Chad Hunter
        (BLM Wild Horse and Rangeland Management Specialist).
        Learn about western mustang herds that trace their heritage back
        to the days of the Spanish and the horses that made the west.
        And, enjoy a real-time visit with a pair of yearlings that
        represent this special group.  You may even want to adopt one.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3275
        http://www.d-asia.org
    Go by or call for a free reservation (used for space allocation).

Friday,  4/13/2012,  Noon - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:
    "Southern Utah Politics in the 1890's" by Leo Lyman
        (author, lecturer, and wrestling champion of history).
        Join us for an insightful picture into the goings-on
        of our area in the latter part of the 19th century.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3275
        http://www.d-asia.org
    Go by or call for a free reservation (used for space allocation).

Thursday,  4/19/2012,  7:00 - 8:00 pm
    Washington City Historical Society Free Lecture
    Historic Relief Society Building
        100 W. Telegraph St.
        Washington, UT
    For information, see the Washington City Historical Society website
        http://wchsofutah.limewebs.com.

Friday,  4/20/2012,  Noon - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:
    "An Earth Day Celebration" by Jenifer Winward (Recycling Coordinator for
        Washington County) and Rene Fleming (St. George Conservation Coordinator)
        April 22 marks the 42nd anniversary of what is considered the modern
        environmental movement.  The speakers will bring us up-to-date on what
        our local governments are doing to intelligently administer local land
        and water resources.
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3275
        http://www.d-asia.org
    Go by or call for a free reservation (used for space allocation).

Friday,  4/20/2012,  7:00 pm
    Fireside - Lecture
    "History of the St. George Temple" by Blaine M. Yorgason
    For an article from the April 13, 2012 Senior Sampler, click here.
    For more information, see http://www.stgeorgetemplevisitorscenter.info
        or call (435)673-5181.
    At the St. George Tabernacle, 18 S. Main St.,  St. George
    Open to the public.  Free admission.

Wednesday,  4/25/2012,  10:00 am - 12:00 noon
    Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
    Downstairs at the St. George Library,
        88 West 100 South, St George
    This meeting is open to all interested persons

Wednesday,  4/25/2012,  12:00 noon
    First meeting of the Washington County Historical Society Book Club
    Book: "Far From Cactus Flat" by Lyman Hafen
    This book is available at the D/ASIA bookstore with a 10% discount
        Interagency Visitor Center (BLM)
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3275
        http://www.d-asia.org
    Downstairs at the St. George Library,
        88 West 100 South, St George
    This meeting is open to all interested persons

Wednesday, 4/25/2012 (special day),  7:00 pm
    Iron County Historical Society Meeting
    The speaker will be Russ Cash from the Cedar Breaks National Monument
        interpretive staff.  He will present an illustrated lecture on the
        Civilian Conservation Corps in Southern Utah. The CCCs were important
        to our community's history between 1933 and 1940 as the "boys" worked
        in the national parks and national forests.  If you have friends who
        were involved with the CCCs, please invite them to join with us that
        evening.
    Frontier Homestead State Museum, 635 N. Main, Cedar City

Friday,  4/27/2012,  Noon - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture:
    "Look Again" by Phil Tuckett
        (Dixie State College and Former Producer for NFL Films).
        Phil will fill us in on the application of his specialty,
        digital film production, in the capture of our uniquely
        attractive region.
    *** Last Brown Bag until next fall ***
    Interagency Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Dr.
        St. George, UT 84770
        (435)688-3275
        http://www.d-asia.org
    Go by or call for a free reservation (used for space allocation).

Saturday,  4/28/2012,  9:00 am - All Day
    WCHS tour of the Bar 10 Ranch on the Arizona Strip
    Space is limited and reservations are required
    Contact Lynne Johnston at clynne.johnston@gmail.com or (435)628-4795
    Also see the Bar 10 Ranch website, http://www.bar10.com

Thursday-Saturday,  5/3-5/2012
    2012 Utah Preservation Conference
    Thursday: Breakfast and "Re-inventing Historic Sites for the Twenty-first Century"
    Thursday: Opening Night with Estevan Rael-Galvez (free and open to the public)
    Friday:  Breakfast and Brainstorming, four Education Sessions,
        Heritage Awards Luncheon
    Saturday: South Temple Historic Homes Tour. 
    To register online, click here.

Friday,  5/4/2012,  7:00 pm
    Fireside - Lecture
    "Where Two Streams Meet - The Story of St. George" by Lyman Hafen
    For an article from the April 13, 2012 Senior Sampler, click here.
    For more information, see http://www.stgeorgetemplevisitorscenter.info/2012-may.html
        or call (435)673-5181.
    At the St. George Tabernacle, 18 S. Main St.,  St. George
    Open to the public.  Free admission.

Saturday,  5/5/2012,  2:00 pm
    Ralph Atkin will speak on the subject of Atkinville.
    At the LDS church in Sun River.  Take Exit 2 from I-15
        and go west to the church.

Monday,  5/7/2012,  2:45 pm - 4:00 pm (Program to Begin at 3:00pm)
    Dedication  Ceremony of the Saint George Red Cliffs and
        Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Areas with
        Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and BLM Director Bob Abbey 
    Tuacahn Amphitheater, 1100 Tuacahn Drive, Ivins, UT 84738
    For the invitation, click here

Saturday,  5/12/2012,  11:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Day of Learning in Conjunction with Utah Archaeology Week
    There will be rock art excursions in the morning, booths and activities
        (atlatl throw, brick making, corn grinding, fry bread, etc.) from 11-4,
        followed by some professional presentations on archaeology/history in
        Southern Utah.
    Frontier Homestead State Museum in Cedar City
    All booths are free.  Museum admission is $1.50 for Iron County residents
        and $3.00 for all others.

Saturday,  5/19/2012,  10:00 am - 12:00 noon
    WCHS tour of the Hurricane Canal
    Meet at the Hurricane Pioneer Museum 
        95 S. Main Street, Hurricane
    For the flyer, click here (large file, may take a while to load)

Saturday,  5/19/2012,  10:30 am - 2:00 pm
    Daughters of Utah Pioneers Pioneer Day Celebration
    Stories, games, etc.
    DUP McQuarrie Memorial Museum 
        145 North 100 East, St. George
    For an announcement, click here

Friday-Monday,  5/25-28/2012
    American Rock Art Research Association
        39th Annual Rock Art Conference
    To be held in St. George this year
    For information, click here

Wednesday,  5/30/2012,  10:00 am - 12:00 noon
    Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
    Downstairs at the St. George Library,
        88 West 100 South, St George
    This meeting is open to all interested persons

Thursday-Sunday,  6/14-17/2012
    Old Spanish Trail Association National Conference
    Richfield, Utah
    For the program, click here
    http://www.oldspanishtrail.org/participate/conference/annual_conference.php
             
Monday,  6/25/2012,  10:00 am
    Dedication of the Orval and Ruth Hafen Home as an historical landmark
        of the City of St. George and the opening of the Roene DiFiore
        Center for Arts and Education.
    307 North Main, St. George, Utah
    For the flyer, click here

Thursday-Sunday,  6/28/2012-7/1/2012
    47th Annual Conference of the Mormon History Association
    Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    For information, see the Mormon History Association website
        http://www.mhahome.org.

Tuesday,  9/4/2012,  6:00 pm
    The Old Spanish Trail Association (OSTA),
        Washington County (Tres Trails) Chapter Meeting
    Chapter president, Dr. Leo Lyman, will speak on Antonio Armijo,
        who brought pack mules through our county in 1829, initially
        opening the Old Spanish Trail as a trade route.  Then there
        will be a detailed report on what the chapter trail stewards
        have recently learned about the routes through Washington County,
        as will eventually be reflected on Bureau of Land Management maps
        by Lyman, chapter trail steward chairman, David Evans, and
        Utah director on the National OSTA board, Steven Heath.
    Everyone is welcome to attend.  
    Downstairs at the St. George Library,
        88 West 100 South, St George

Saturday,  9/22/2012
    Ivins Heritage Day Festival

Monday, 9/24/2012,  4:00 - 7:00 pm
    Confluence Park Official Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
    4:00 pm: Trail tours begin
    5:00 pm: Tree-planting activity
    5:00 pm: Food and flute music
    6:00 pm: Ceremony
    For the flyer, click here
    For a map and directions, click here
    For informaion, call Amber, (435)634-5759, Ext. 4.

Wednesday,  9/26/2012,  10:00 - 12:00 am
    Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
    Anyone is welcome to attend
    Downstairs at the St. George Library,
        88 West 100 South, St George
        Small rooms A & B (near the restrooms)

Friday-Saturday,  9/28-29/2012
    Swiss Days in Santa Clara
    See http://www.sccity.org/cityinfo/swissdays/info.asp.

Monday,  10/1/2012,  Noon
    President's Colleagues of Dixie State College Meeting
    This will be Dixie State College's first President's Colleagues
       of DSC meeting of the College's 2012-13 academic year.
       DSC Vice President of Administrative Services Stan Plewe
       will showcase the new Holland Centennial Commons as part
       of the meeting, which will also include a guided tour.
       Plewe spent a decade developing the Holland Centennial
       Commons and will share his experiences traveling the country
       conducting research and finding examples of the unity of
       electronic and print media in libraries.  Plewe has worked
       on the Dixie State campus for 34 years, serving as Director
       of Lifelong Learning and the Dean of Continuing Education
       prior to his current role as VP of Administrative Services. 
    Zion Room (5th Floor) of the new Jeffrey R. Holland Centennial Commons.
    The meeting is free and open to the public.

Wednesday,  10/10/2012,  10:00 - 10:50 am
    Institute for Continued Learning (ICL) Class
    "The Way It 'Wuz' - Growing Up and Living in Southern Utah"
    Taught by Marilyn & Keith Davis
    Room 319 of the Taylor Health Sciences Building,
        1526 Medical Center Drive, St. George
    Free to ICL members (membership is $40 per school year)
    See http://www.dixie.edu/com/icl

Friday-Sunday,  10/12-14/2012
    Rockville 150th Anniversary Celebration & Reunion
    For more the tentative schedule, click here

Saturday,  10/13/2012,  8:00 am
    The Old Spanish Trail Association (OSTA),
        Washington County (Tres Trails Chapter) Field Trip
    Will car caravan by way of Old Highway 91 into Nevada, looking at
        segments of Old Spanish Trail, the subsequent wagon road to
        California and the Arrowhead Trails Highway, the first automobile
        highway toward California. Segments examined will be between
        Littlefield, Arizona and Mesquite, Nevada, the main wagon road up
        onto Mormon Mesa, along with its counterpart 20 miles away, going
        down toward the Muddy River and the beginnings of the California
        Wash portion of the routes.  On the return after lunch (on your
        own in Mesquite) those who wish will examine a piece of the
        Armijo Trail from Bulldog Pass back towards Bloomington, Utah.
    Meet at 8:00 am in the parking lot of the St. George library.

Saturday,  10/13/2012,  10:00 am - Noon (then optional food)
    Washington County Historical Society Field Trip
    Rockville for Parade and Historic Tour
    There will be food booths there for those who want to eat
    Meet at the old church at 10:00 am

Thursday,  10/18/2012
    No Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting this month
        because of the upcoming social on October 26.

Friday,  10/19/2012,  Noon - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture
    "Bats of Utah" by John Taylor (Scientist at Southern Utah University)
        Learn about the eighteen species of these sophisticated and misunderstood
        residents of Utah, sixteen of which call Washington County home.  John
        will provide numerous engaging, close-up photos of our insect-devouring
        neighbors, fill you in on intriguing aspects of their behavior, and
        answer any of your questions about these unique mammals.
    At the Interagency Offices & Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Drive in St. George
    Reserve free tickets at http://www.d-asia.org or call (435)688-3275
        to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.

Friday,  10/19/2012,  7:00 pm
    St. George Tabernacle Lecture
    "Reflecting on the Educational, Economic and Spiritual Development of
        Dixie as Pioneered in the St. George Utah Stake of Zion 1901-1932"
    The presenters are Dr. Thomas G. Alexander (Noted Utah Historian)
        and Dr. Stephen Nadauld (President of Dixie State College).
    At the St. George Tabernacle, 18 S. Main St.,  St. George
    Open to the public.  Free admission.

Friday-Sunday,  10/19-21/2012
    Old Spanish Trail Days - Fall Fiests
    Tecopa CA
    For more information, click here

Wednesday,  10/24/2012,  10:00 - 10:50 am
    Institute for Continued Learning (ICL) Class
    "The Way It 'Wuz' - Growing Up and Living in Southern Utah"
    Taught by Marilyn & Keith Davis
    Room 319 of the Taylor Health Sciences Building,
        1526 Medical Center Drive, St. George
    Free to ICL members (membership is $40 per school year)
    See http://www.dixie.edu/com/icl

Friday,  10/26/2012,  Noon - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture
    "An Afternoon on the Arizona Strip" by entertainer Stan Bronson
        This will be a preview of D/ASIA's November 7 "An Evening on the
        Arizona Strip" benefit to be held at Staheli Farms.  Stan is a
        local gem: A delightful singer, songwriter, and local historian.
        This is a program not to be missed.  Aside from producing ten
        musical albums (including one that merited a Grammy nomination),
        Stan also serves as Executive Director of The Native American
        Peoples Historical Foundation.
    At the Interagency Offices & Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Drive in St. George
    Reserve free tickets at http://www.d-asia.org or call (435)688-3275
        to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.

Wednesday,  10/31/2012,  10:00 - 12:00 am
    Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
    Anyone is welcome to attend
    Downstairs at the St. George Library,
        88 West 100 South, St George
        Community Room A

Friday,  11/2/2012,  Noon - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture
    "Human Trafficking on the Old Spanish Trail" by educator Sondra Jones
        Our first lecture celebrating Native American Heritage Month will
        remind us of a sadder aspect of the history of the Southwest.
        Human merchandise was one of the most profitable commodities
        transported and traded on the Old Spanish Trail. It was a lucrative
        trade that enriched Spanish and Indian traders, intertwined cultures,
        lured non-Indian traders into Indian lands and incited violence. It
        was born out of poverty and greed, and was exploited by Indian and
        non-Indian merchants alike.  Sondra's recounting of this chapter of
        history provides us with a poignant reminder of our need for
        awareness of our human frailties.
    At the Interagency Offices & Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Drive in St. George
    Reserve free tickets at http://www.d-asia.org or call (435)688-3275
        to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.

Tuesday,  11/6/2012,  6:00 - 7:30 pm
    The Old Spanish Trail Association (OSTA), Washington County (Tres Trails)
        Regular Bi-monthly Chapter Meeting
    Trail Steward Chairman, David Evans will show photo images of areas
        our trails team has determined to be the most likely route of the
        Antonio Armijo pack mule expedition in 1829-30, both in the area
        from Pipe Springs, Arizona on into extreme southwestern Utah,
        but also from the St. George-Bloomington area west then southwest
        into Arizona and Nevada.  In the time remaining, president, Leo Lyman
        will speak about the Paiute-emigrant interactions along the trail
        from Utah to southern California from 1847 to 1860 (part of his
        longer talk to the Salt Lake City Oregon-California Trails Association
        later in the week).
    Everyone is welcome to attend.  
    Downstairs at the St. George Library,
        88 West 100 South, St George

Friday,  11/9/2012,  Noon - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture
    "Through the Eyes of the Elders: Understanding the Rock Art of the Dreamtime"
        by Dave Lee (Investigator, Rock Art Research)
        Details TBD
    At the Interagency Offices & Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Drive in St. George
    Reserve free tickets at http://www.d-asia.org or call (435)688-3275
        to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.

Saturday,  11/10/2012,  9:00 am
    ***** CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER *****
    Washington County Historical Society Field Trip
    To the Hafen Ranch in Clover Valley/Barclay, Nevada
    Kelton, Lyman & Edd Hafen have invited us to visit their
        still working ranch and learn about it's storied history.
    Caravan/car pools will leave from the St. George
        Town Square library parking lot at 9 am.
    For information, see the flyer or contact
        WCHS President, Dick Kohler at president@wchsutah.org.

Wednesday,  11/14/2012,  10:00 - 10:50 am
    Institute for Continued Learning (ICL) Class
    "The Way It 'Wuz' - Growing Up and Living in Southern Utah"
    Taught by Marilyn & Keith Davis
    Room 319 of the Taylor Health Sciences Building,
        1526 Medical Center Drive, St. George
    Free to ICL members (membership is $40 per school year)
    See http://www.dixie.edu/com/icl

Thursday,  11/15/2012,  7:00 pm
    Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
    The guest speaker will be Washington City Manager, Roger Carter,
        who will be talking to us about some of the future direction
        of Washington City with focus on the Covington home
        at the corner of 200 East and 200 North in Washington.
    Meet at the Relief Society Building and then travel to the
        Covington home for a tour there. This should be an
        informative and very interesting meeting.
    All who can attend are invited.
    Historic Relief Society Building
        100 W. Telegraph St.
        Washington, UT
    If you have questions, contact Kelly Paxman,
        (435)628-4172 (work) or (435)680-1407 (cell).

Friday,  11/16/2012,  Noon - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture
    "Paiute 101: Lifeways of the Paiutes and Their Culture in Perspective"
        by educator Ben Pikyavit (Pipe Spring Ranger)
        Details TBD
    At the Interagency Offices & Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Drive in St. George
    Reserve free tickets at http://www.d-asia.org or call (435)688-3275
        to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.

Wednesday,  11/28/2012,  10:00 - 12:00 am
    Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
    Anyone is welcome to attend
    Downstairs at the St. George Library,
        88 West 100 South, St George
        Community Room A

Wednesday,  11/28/2012,  10:00 - 10:50 am
    Institute for Continued Learning (ICL) Class
    "The Way It 'Wuz' - Growing Up and Living in Southern Utah"
    Taught by Marilyn & Keith Davis
    Room 319 of the Taylor Health Sciences Building,
        1526 Medical Center Drive, St. George
    Free to ICL members (membership is $40 per school year)
    See http://www.dixie.edu/com/icl

Friday,  11/30/2012,  Noon - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture
    "Exploring for Black Gold - Texas Tea" by Marc Deshowitz (Geologist Extraoridinaire)
        Details TBD
    At the Interagency Offices & Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Drive in St. George
    Reserve free tickets at http://www.d-asia.org or call (435)688-3275
        to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.

Friday,  12/7/2012,  Noon - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture
    "The People's Tree" by Bevan Killpack (District Ranger of Dixie National Forest)
    In 1996 the National Forests in Utah selected and delivered a 75 foot
        Engelmann Spruce to the front lawn of the U.S. Capitol.  This kind
        of effort begins long before the tree is delivered.  Bevan will share
        the experience of selecting and transporting the tree to DC, its
        decoration, and the resultant celebration of Utah all across the nation.
    At the Interagency Offices & Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Drive in St. George
    Reserve free tickets at http://www.d-asia.org or call (435)688-3275
        to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.

Saturday,  12/8/2012,  8:00 am - ???
    Old Spanish Trail Association (OSTA) Field Trip
    Car caravan north on Highway 18, returning opposite direction
       (more slowly).  Visit the Newcastle OSTA Monument (as far
       north as we will go), Holt Canyon, and Mountain Meadows.
       Will break for lunch in Veyo - bring or buy.
    Meet at the St. George Library parking lot at 8:00 am
        88 West 100 South, St George
    Contact: Leo/Brenda Lyman at (435)879-2345
        or cellphones at (435)632-7700 or (435-)531-6983

Friday,  12/14/2012,  Noon - 1:00 pm
    D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture
    "Color Country Companion" by Lyman Hafen (author)
    Lyman will share insightful and entertaining glimpses into various
        aspects of our regional history.  Hafen, who became a horseman
        on the family ranch in Clover Valley, Nevada as a youth has
        been heralded as an accomplished writer since 1980 with the
        majority of works centered on life on the Arizona Strip. Hafen
        has been honored by the Utah Arts Council on several occasions
        and published the story of the 2005 Washington County Flood
        titled "Portraits of Loss-Stories of Hope." Hafen also founded
        the Zion Canyon Field Institute in 2003 where he still serves
        as the Institute's Director.
    At the Interagency Offices & Visitor Center
        345 E. Riverside Drive in St. George
    Reserve free tickets at http://www.d-asia.org or call (435)688-3275
        to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.

Wednesday,  12/26/2012
    Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
    No meeting this month