Old County Courthouse

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)


CALENDAR OF PAST EVENTS

(for the year 2013)

PAST EVENTS

Friday,   1/4/2013,   Noon - 1:00 pm
D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture
"What's Bugging You" by Bill Hoy (Entomologist)
    Enjoy a survey of the creatures that compose nearly
    eighty percent of Earth's living species. At any time,
    it is estimated that there are some 10 quintillion
    (10,000,000,000,000,000,000) individual insects alive.
    Hoy will be your guide through this fascinating,
    and sometimes irritating, adventure.
Interagency Visitor Center
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84770
    (435)688-3200
Reserve free tickets at http://www.d-asia.org or call (435)688-3275
    to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.

Tuesday,   1/8/2013,   6:00 - 7:30 pm
Tres Trails Chapter (Washington County)
    of the Old Spanish Trail Association Bi-monthly Business Meeting.
Program TBD.
Downstairs at the St. George Library,
    88 West 100 South, St George
For information, contact Dr. Leo Lyman, lionman011@gmail.com
*** CANCELLED ***

Wednesday,   1/9/2013,   7:00 pm
St. George Tabernacle Program
Pioneeer Music, Stories, and Cowboy Poetry
    by Clive Romney (Record Producer, Song Writer, Performer,
    Executive Director of Utah Pioneer Heritage Arts)
Historic St. George Tabernacle,
    18 S. Main Street, St George
This program is free, dress is casual, and everyone in invited.
    An elevator and access for those with disabilities
    are available at the Tabernacle west entrance.
For more information, see http://www.stgeorgetemplevisitorscenter.info,
    call (435)673-5181, or see the Senior Sampler article.

Friday,   1/11/2013,   Noon - 1:00 pm
D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture
"Antonio Armijo" by Dr. Leo Lyman (Historian, Author, Educator)
    Lyman will recount the travels of this 25-year-old Spanish explorer
    who in 1829 led sixty men and a string of one hundred mules across
    1,200 mile of little-known desert and mountains between Santa Fe
    and Southern California.
Interagency Visitor Center
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84770
    (435)688-3200
Reserve free tickets at http://www.d-asia.org or call (435)688-3275
    to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.

Saturday,   1/12/2013,   9:00 - 10:00 am
Walk Washington County - St. George
    Part of the CareCentennial series of exploration events.
    This walk will be led by Mayor Daniel McArthur and will go around
    the back of the River Road campus. Mid-walk, the mayor will lead
    the group off-road on a trail on the Foremaster hill overlooking
    the hospital campus. The hill part is steep, so bring sturdy
    hiking shoes. It will take about 45 minutes to an hour.
Meet at the DRMC LiVe Well Center
For further information, see http://www.carecentennial.org/walks.php or call (435)251-3629.

Thursday,   1/17/2013,   7:00 - 8:00 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
Heber Jones will be the guest speaker and the subject will
    be the history of the Woodward Junior High School.
    Heber has written a book on the subject and is very
    knowledgeable. It will be a very interesting evening.
Historic Relief Society Building
    100 W. Telegraph St.
    Washington, UT
For information, contact Kelly Paxman at kpaxman@skyviewmail.com

Friday,   1/18/2013,   Noon - 1:00 pm
D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture
"Southern Parkway Project Paleontology" by Andrew Milner
    (Paleontologist, Dinosaur Discovery Museum Curator)
    Surveys along the proposed route for the Southern Parkway have
    revealed discovery of several highly significant fossil localities.
    Milner will describe two significant sites located within the Lower
    Jurassic Kayenta Formation (195-193 million years old); one records
    uniquely well preserved plants and the other contains nearly 600
    dinosaur tracks.
Interagency Visitor Center
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84770
    (435)688-3200
Reserve free tickets at http://www.d-asia.org or call (435)688-3275
    to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.

Saturday,   1/19/2013
St. George City's 151st Birthday Celebration
    - The mayor and city council members will serve free root beer floats
      at the Social Hall, 47 East 200 North, from noon until 2:00 pm.
    - Free, open swim will be available at Sand Hollow Aquatic Center,
      1144 N. Lava Flow Drive, from noon until 4:00 pm.
    - The carousel at the St. George Town Square
      will offer free rides from noon until 4:00 pm.
    - The SunTran bus system will offer free rides all day. For schedules and
      information, visit http://www.sgcity.org/suntran.

Friday,   1/25/2013
No D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture this week
    because of the 10th Annual St. George Winter Bird Festival 1/24-26/2013

Wednesday,   1/30/2013,   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,   2/1/2013,   Noon - 1:00 pm
D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture
"Antarctica" by Michael Anderson (Scientist)
This remote, polar continent has captured much recent news
    because of global warming issues. Learn what makes this
    part of Earth unique from Michael Anderson, who has
    conducted first-hand research of this chilling and
    inhospitable environment.
Interagency Visitor Center
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84770
    (435)688-3200
Reserve free tickets at http://www.d-asia.org or call (435)688-3275
    to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.

Friday,   2/8/2013,   Noon - 1:00 pm
D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture
"Southern Utah's Bad Boys" by Leo Schafer (Author and Lecturer)
Glimpse back in time. Not all who settled Utah's Dixie were saints,
    some were sinners. They caused trouble and lived freely, generally
    one step ahead of the law. Though their careers were fairly brief,
    they were very colorful.
Interagency Visitor Center
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84770
    (435)688-3200
Reserve free tickets at http://www.d-asia.org or call (435)688-3275
    to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.

Saturday,   2/9/2013,   9:00 am
Walk Washington County - Virgin
    Part of the CareCentennial series of exploration events.
    This walk will be led by Virgin Mayor Grow.
Meet at the Virgin Town Hall, 75 South Mill Street, Virgin UT.
For further information, see http://www.carecentennial.org/walks.php or call (435)251-3629.

Friday,   2/15/2013,   Noon - 1:00 pm
D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture
"Hiking Adventures in and Around Zion National Park" by Bo Beck
    (Author and Hiker)
Enjoy an armchair hike through some of the most spectacular trails
    in our region with Bo Beck, outdoors enthusiast and author of
    "Favorite Hikes In And Around Zion National Park." Bo's stories,
    experiences, photographs, and observations will add to your
    delight of Color Country.
Interagency Visitor Center
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84770
    (435)688-3200
Reserve free tickets at http://www.d-asia.org or call (435)688-3275
    to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.

Saturday,   2/16/2013,   9:00 am
Tres Trails Chapter (Washington County) of the
    Old Spanish Trail Association (OSTA) Field Trip.
We will search for the remnants of what Father Escalante saw
    in 1776 between Pintura and Toquerville of "shining white
    sand dunes" on his trek toward the confluence of Ash Creek
    and the Virgin River.
Meet at the Leeds post office parking lot at 9:00 am,
    545 North Main, Leeds
For information, contact Dr. Leo Lyman, lionman011@gmail.com

Thursday,   2/21/2013,   7:00 - 8:00 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
Nicole Warner will speak on the Boilers and Lion's Head (or Millcreek Canyon).
    They are a non-profit group that has recently formed to help preserve the
    history and rehabilitate the ecology of these locations in the community.
    They are in the process of gathering histories, photographs, and memories
    that emphasize the importance of these water sources and the beauty with
    which they once graced our town. The Boilers were declared a biohazard &
    have been fenced off from the community since 1999. Lion's Head is now
    covered in graffiti and littered with needles, beer cans, and signs of
    vagrancy. They want to restore, protect, and create public gardens and
    trail systems that allow the public to once again enjoy these wonderful
    spots and learn about their valuable history.
Historic Relief Society Building
    100 W. Telegraph St.
    Washington, UT
For information, contact Kelly Paxman at kpaxman@skyviewmail.com

Friday,   2/22/2013,   Noon - 1:00 pm
D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture
"Techtonic History of the Southwest" by Marc Deshowitz
    (Geologist and Lecturer)
We live in the most mountainous region of the US? Would you like
    to know why? If you do (and we know that you do), come listen
    to Marc Deshowitz geological explanation about how the forces
    within the earth have molded our area into the spectacular
    place that we call home.
Interagency Visitor Center
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84770
    (435)688-3200
Reserve free tickets at http://www.d-asia.org or call (435)688-3275
    to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.

Friday-Saturday,   2/22-23/2013, Noon - 8:30 pm (Fri.), 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (Sat.)
St. George Family History Expo   (sponsored by FamilySearch)
    James L. Tanner will be the keynote presenter
    Can take up to 10 classes or workshops of the 80 offered
    There will be exhibits with pros to answer questions
At the Dixie Center, 1835 Convention Center Dr., St. George, Utah 84790
For reservations, go to http://FamilyHistoryExpos.com or call (801)829-3295.
    $79 pre-registration or $99 at the door
    $55 one-day or $20 per class

Wednesday,   2/27/2013,   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,   3/1/2013,   Noon - 1:00 pm
D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture
"Arizona Archaeology Month Celebration"
    by Gloria Benson (Tribal Liaison) Diana Hawks (Archaeologist)
    The speakers will share insightful and educational information about regional
    archaeological sites that's sure to help attendees heighten their appreciation
    for and understanding of them. Come find out why current residents of Southern
    Utah and Northern Arizona are so fortunate to be surrounded by such visible
    and accessible evidence of the regions' past residents. For those who may
    wonder if they are missing part of the cultural stories, perspectives, and
    history associated with these fascinating and respected sites, this
    presentation by Benson and Hawks will unveil more of the stories "behind
    the scenes" with several local and regional American Indian sites.
Interagency Visitor Center
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84770
    (435)688-3200
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3275
    to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.

Friday,   3/8/2013,   Noon - 1:00 pm
D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture
"Our Night Skies" by Mike Satter (Astronomer)
This will be a primer on backyard astronomy covering constellations, planets,
    stars, galaxies, star clusters and the occasional space rock. Learn how
    distances are measured and gain an appreciation of how miniscule our solar
    system really is. Satter's information leaves participates wishing they
    could be left in the dark--just to see more of what Satter illuminates
    about our solar system.
Interagency Visitor Center
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84770
    (435)688-3200
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3275
    to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.

Saturday,   3/9/2013,   9:00 - 11:00 am
Demonstration: Stone Cutting.
Feathers, wedges, hammers, plug drills, and elbow grease -- that's what it
    took to cut the stones for the Windsor Castle. Join Ranger Evan to see
    these old methods at work.
Pipe Spring National Monument, 406 N. Pipe Spring Rd.
    15 miles west of Fredonia on AZ 389, or
    60 miles east of St. George, UT on UT 59 and AZ 389.
Park entrance fee applies (interagency annual, senior, and access passes accepted).
Sponsored by the National Park Service (NPS).
Contact: Andrea Bornemeier at (928)643-7105 or andrea_bomemeier@nps.gov.

Sunday,   3/10/2013,   2:00 - 4:00 pm   (Arizona time?)
Demonstration: Paiute Beading and Basketry.
Join Park Ranger and Kaibab Paiute Tribal Member Brittanni Wero to learn
    the basics of Paiute beading and basketry. Basket making kits are available
    for sale from the gift shop.
Pipe Spring National Monument, 406 N. Pipe Spring Rd.
    15 miles west of Fredonia on AZ 389, or
    60 miles east of St. George, UT on UT 59 and AZ 389.
Park entrance fee applies (interagency annual, senior, and access passes accepted).
Sponsored by the National Park Service (NPS).
Contact: Andrea Bornemeier at (928)643-7105 or andrea_bomemeier@nps.gov.

Wednesday,   3/13/2013,   7:00 pm
Washington County Archaeology Society Meeting
Col. Al Matheson, Color Chapter President of the Old Spanish Trail Association,
    will speak on the Old Spanish Trail in Southern Utah,
    and Rock Art along the Old Spanish trail.
At the Hazy Building on the Dixie State College Campus

Friday,   3/15/2013,   Noon - 1:00 pm
D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture
"Grand Staircase-Escalante Paleontology" by Alan Titus (GS-ENM Lead Paleontologist)
The State of Utah and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument are proving
    to be fertile ground for a vast array of exciting paleontological discoveries. If you've
    ever heard Alan Titus speak, you'll know he's like a kid in a candy store when it
    comes to dinosaur discoveries. Titus' enthusiasm for 'dem bones' is absolutely
    contagious. Come learn more about some of the most recent discoveries that are
    being made right here in your own backyard.
Interagency Visitor Center
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84770
    (435)688-3200
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3275
    to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.

Saturday,   3/16/2013,   11:00 am
Walk Washington County - Springdale
    Part of the CareCentennial series of exploration events.
    Walk with Mayor Pat Cluff as part of their St. Patrick's Day Celebration.
Meet at the Majestic View Lodge, 2400 Zion Park Blvd., Springdale UT.
For further information, see http://www.carecentennial.org/walks.php or call (435)251-3629.

Saturday,   3/16/2013,   9:00 am - Noon   (Arizona time?)
Demonstration: Blacksmithing.
Roaring flames, hammer pounding, and sweat pouring were common sights
    and sounds when the blacksmith was at work. Join Ranger Evan Cram as
    he molds the blacksmith's legend.
Pipe Spring National Monument, 406 N. Pipe Spring Rd.
    15 miles west of Fredonia on AZ 389, or
    60 miles east of St. George, UT on UT 59 and AZ 389.
Park entrance fee applies (interagency annual, senior, and access passes accepted).
Sponsored by the National Park Service (NPS).
Contact: Andrea Bornemeier at (928)643-7105 or andrea_bomemeier@nps.gov.

Sunday,   3/17/2013,   2:00 - 4:00 pm   (Arizona time?)
Demonstration: Paiute Beading and Basketry.
Join Park Ranger and Kaibab Paiute Tribal Member Brittanni Wero to learn
    the basics of Paiute beading and basketry. Basket making kits are available
    for sale from the gift shop.
Pipe Spring National Monument, 406 N. Pipe Spring Rd.
    15 miles west of Fredonia on AZ 389, or
    60 miles east of St. George, UT on UT 59 and AZ 389.
Park entrance fee applies (interagency annual, senior, and access passes accepted).
Sponsored by the National Park Service (NPS).
Contact: Andrea Bornemeier at (928)643-7105 or andrea_bomemeier@nps.gov.

Monday,   3/18/2013,   5:30 - 7:00 pm
Cultural Arts & Recreation Enhancement (CARE) informational meeting
The Washington County Arts Council,   http://www.washcoarts.org, is spearheading
    a Cultural Arts and Recreation Enhancement (CARE) project to go before County voters
    on the November 2013 ballot. The proposed 1/10 of 1% sales tax would hugely benefit
    both art (including historical preservation) and recreation programs throughout
    Washington County.
At the St. George Opera House,   Pioneer Center for the Arts
    47 East 200 North, St. George
All are invited to attend
For the flyer, click here.

Tuesday,   3/19/2013,   6:00 - 7:30 pm
Tres Trails Chapter (Washington County) of the
    Old Spanish Trail Association (OSTA) meeting
Jon Gum, assisted by Dave Evans, will speak and show slides
    on Native American rock art and petroglyphs situated near
    the Spanish Trails.
St. George Public Library (downstairs)
    88 West 100 South, St George
Visitors are welcome.

Thursday,   3/21/2013,   7:00 - 8:00 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
"Step Back in Time" by Priscilla Cahoon
Tonight, let's understand why we need to honor Malinda Allison Covington,
    wife of Robert Dockery Covington. This great lady accompanied the famous
    Mormon Battalion march ....her story is heart rendering, how she journeyed
    to Salt Lake Valley alone. A heart rendering story ....learn how Malinda
    came with the "Cotton Mission" and helped settle Washington City. We plan
    to continue honoring this great lady by erecting a future monument.
Historic Relief Society Building
    100 W. Telegraph St.
    Washington, UT
For information, contact Kelly Paxman at kpaxman@skyviewmail.com or (435)628-4172

Friday,   3/22/2013,   Noon - 1:00 pm
D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture
"Ancient Quicksand Features of the Navajo Sandstone"
    by Jerry Bryant (Dixie State University Geologist)
If you've ever "oh'ed" and "awed" about the regions' breathtaking, colorful,
    undulating sandstones like those found at the Wave in the Paria Wilderness
    Jerry will be here to answer all your burning questions about the how and
    the why in the formation of these natural features that take our breath away.
    Come learn about how quicksand and earthquakes and the formative process
    known as liquefaction contributed to the creation of these aesthetically
    delightful features of the early Jurassic period.
Interagency Visitor Center
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84770
    (435)688-3200
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3275
    to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.

Saturday,   3/23/2013,   10:00 am - 1:00 pm   (Arizona time?)
Hands-on Workshop: Sandal Making by John Olsen.
Participants will learn the techniques prehistoric people used to create sandals,
    from gathering and preparing the materials to the final weaving.
Pipe Spring National Monument, 406 N. Pipe Spring Rd.
    15 miles west of Fredonia on AZ 389, or
    60 miles east of St. George, UT on UT 59 and AZ 389.
Park entrance fee applies (interagency annual, senior, and access passes accepted).
Sponsored by the National Park Service (NPS).
Contact: Andrea Bornemeier at (928)643-7105 or andrea_bomemeier@nps.gov.

Wednesday,   3/27/2013,   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,   3/27/2013,   7:00 - 8:00 pm
30th Annual Juanita Brooks Lecture
"Antone B. Prince: Washington County Sheriff, 1936-1954"
    by Dr. Stephen L. Prince
Historic St. George Tabernacle,
    18 S. Main Street, St George
This program is free, dress is casual, and everyone in invited.
    An elevator and access for those with disabilities
    are available at the Tabernacle west entrance.
For the flyer, click here.
For background information on Sheriff Price, click here.

Friday,   3/29/2013,   9:30 am - ???
WCHS Tour of the Logandale Museum
Virginia "Beezy" Tobiasson will give us a private tour of the museum.
    Bring a sack lunch & drink. After the tour, we will and eat at the
    patio & tables at the rear of the Museum. This will allow us
    uninterrupted conversation with her. Jim & Dennis Whitmore will
    also join us and will answer questions on the settlement of Overton,
    Tassi and Pacoon ranches, and the western end of the Arizona Strip.
After lunch and conversation, those who want to continue on to the Lost City Museum
    in Overton can do so. The Museum is open on Fridays until 5:00 pm.
Meet for carpools at 9:30 am in the parking lot of the Interagency Visitor Center (BLM)
    345 E. Riverside Dr. in St. George.

Friday,   3/29/2013,   Noon - 1:00 pm
D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture
"Flint Knapping: History & Art" by John Olson (Master Flint Artisan)
One of humankind's earliest technical innovations, flint knapping spans the globe
    and extends back many thousands of years. While both beautiful and practical,
    lithics provide many clues for the archeological investigators. Learn the
    history and the subtleties of this art.
Interagency Visitor Center
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84770
    (435)688-3200
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3275
    to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.

Friday,   3/29/2013,   1:00 - 3:00 pm   (Arizona time?)
Walking Tour: Camp DG-44: The Civilian Conservation Corps at Pipe Springs
    National Monument by Andrea Bornemeier.
Join a guided stroll to an overlook of the area that was the home of CCC Camp DG-44
    during the late 1930s. Learn about the life of the CCC "boys"
    and their work across the Arizona Strip. Former CCC members encouraged
    to come and share their memories.
    Bring water, hat, sunscreen, and hiking shoes.
Meet at Pipe Spring National Monument, 406 N. Pipe Spring Rd.
    15 miles west of Fredonia on AZ 389, or
    60 miles east of St. George, UT on UT 59 and AZ 389.
Park entrance fee applies (interagency annual, senior, and access passes accepted).
Sponsored by the National Park Service (NPS).
Contact: Andrea Bornemeier at (928)643-7105 or andrea_bomemeier@nps.gov.

Friday,   3/29/2013,   Noon - 1:00 pm
D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture
"Flint Knapping: History & Art" by John Olson (Master Flint Artisan)
Interagency Visitor Center
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84770
    (435)688-3200
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3275
    to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.

Friday,   3/29/2013,   7:30 pm
Zion Canyon Field Institute's (ZCFI) Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
"Left to Rot on the Hillside: Intercultural Death on the Western Frontier"
    by Historian W. Paul Reeve from the University of Utah.
    This lecture is taken from a chapter in Reeve's recent book,
    "Making Space on the Western Frontier". The lecture will
    explore the death rituals of Southern Paiutes, Mormons, and
    silver miners in southwestern Utah and southeastern Nevada.
This lecture will be held at the Canyon Community Center
    It is free and open to the public.
For the flyer, click here.
For further information, contact Leslie Courtright
    Heritage Research and Outreach Coordinator, Zion National Park
    (435)772-0209 or leslie_courtright@nps.gov

Monday,   4/1/2013,   Noon - 1:00 pm
Colleagues of Dixie State University Meeting
WCHS president, Richard Kohler, will speak on
    "Redeeming the West: A History of the Scientific Approach".
He will discuss the history of water in Southern Utah with an emphasis on a few
    historical documents that tell a largely forgotten story.   1870, Utah Territorial
    Representative William Hooper's response before Congress to Anti-Mormon legislation.
    1873, Elizabeth Wood Kane's Journal recording her visit to St. George.   1877, John
    Wesley Powell's analysis of the rising water level of Great Salt Lake.   1891,
    Wilford Woodruff and George Q. Cannon speeches at the First Irrigation (National)
    Congress.   1894, Juxtaposed maps of Deseret and Palestine by the Denver, Rio Grande
    and Western Railroad.   1902, excerpts from Elwood Mead's, Irrigation in Utah.
    1903, excerpts from Utah Agricultural College President, John A. Widtsoe's
    irrigation research.   1912, Utah Horicultural Commission President Thomas Judd's
    reports from the Southern Utah Experiment Station.   1917, excerpts from historian
    George Wharton James', Reclaiming the Arid West.   1922, Lee's Ferry Rock Fill Dam
    proposal American Society of Civil Engineers.   1922, The Great Boulder Canyon
    Project and pending legislation.
At the Taylor Health Sciences Center auditorium,
    1526 Medical Center Drive, St. George
    Main Floor, Room 156
Everyone is welcome and admission is free

Friday,   4/5/2013,   Noon - 1:00 pm
D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture
"Virtual Exploration of Your Public Lands; Discover BLM thru Social Media!"
    by Rachel Tueller (Arizona Strip Public Affairs Officer) and
    Iris Picat (St. George Field Office New Media Specialist)
The speakers will offer a "windshield" view of public lands showcasing some
    of the agencies latest Social Media websites that enable outdoor lovers to
    use their personal computing access devices to explore numerous regional
    public use sites via Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram and more.
    Learn how to add your comments to these ongoing forums and enjoy learning
    more about local hikes and recreation activities!
Interagency Visitor Center
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84770
    (435)688-3200
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3275
    to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.

Friday,   4/12/2013,   Noon - 1:00 pm
D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture
"The Shivwitz Band: The Significant 1890's" by Leo Lyman (Historian and Author)
Dr. Lyman will share his findings about the relocation of the Shivwitz from
    the north rim of the Grand Canyon to their current reservation west of Ivins.
    Leo's investigations and observations will help us gain insights into the
    motivations and dynamics of this time period.
Interagency Visitor Center
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84770
    (435)688-3200
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3275
    to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.

Thursday,   4/18/2013,   7:30 pm
Zion Canyon Field Institute's (ZCFI) Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
"Traces of Fremont: Society and Rock Art in Ancient Utah" by Dr. Steven R. Simms
Named after the Fremont River in central Utah, the Fremont people were descendants
    and relatives of both the indigenous hunter-gatherers of Utah and the Puebloan
    farmers of the Southwest. Their relative isolation, north of the canyons of the
    Colorado River, fostered a distinctive rock art tradition, a specialized form of
    maize, and many other unique expressions of culture. More complex than previously
    understood, many Fremont people were heavily invested in farming and had
    sophisticated economies and food storage methods.
This lecture will be held at the Canyon Community Center.
    It is free and open to the public.
For the flyer, click here.
For further information, contact Leslie Courtright
    Heritage Research and Outreach Coordinator, Zion National Park
    (435)772-0209 or leslie_courtright@nps.gov

Friday,   4/19/2013,   Noon - 1:00 pm
D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture
"Fire Forecast: 2013" by Mark Rosenthal (BLM Arizona Strip Fire Management Officer)
Rosenthal will provide an overview of what may be in store for this region
    during the 2013 fire season. Rosenthal's information will also include
    educational tips to help the public best prepare for the fire season.
    Mark's years of service gives us a peek into the action behind the scenes
    where wild land fire fighters combat some of the region's toughest
    natural and man-made hazards.
Interagency Visitor Center
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84770
    (435)688-3200
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3275
    to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.

Saturday,   4/20/2013,   9:00 am
Special Program at the Fort Harmony Site
The Sons of Utah Pioneers will be installing a monument at the fort.
    This is in recognition of this area being the first organized native mission.
    The installation will begin at 9 am.   A program will follow at 10 am.
    For those interested, there will be tours conducted to historic points
    of the Harmony valley.   Bring your own lunch.
For additional information, call Lyman or Karen Platt at (435)867-8422.

Wednesday,   4/24/2013,   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,   4/26/2013,   Noon - 1:00 pm
D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture
"Red Cliffs Desert Reserve" by Cornell Christensen
    (Outreach Coordinator for the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve)
Christensen will provide a better look at the purpose of the Reserve as
    well as an introduction to some of the Reserve's unique desert dwellers.
    Cornell will be joined by a select, live group of these critters,
    including several of the Reserve's protected Desert Tortoise.
    For a head start on enjoying this presentation take a look at
    http://www.redcliffsdesertreserve.com/explore.
Interagency Visitor Center
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84770
    (435)688-3200
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3275
    to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.

Friday,   4/26/2013,   6:00 pm
Walk Washington County - Hurricane
    Part of the CareCentennial series of exploration events.
    Walk with Mayor Tom Hirschi and the Hurricane City Council.
Meet at the Hurricane City Community Center, 63 South 100 West, Hurricane UT.
For further information, see http://www.carecentennial.org/walks.php or call (435)251-3629.

Saturday - Saturday,   4/27/2013 - 5/4/2013
32nd Annual Cotton Festival (aka "Founder's Day") in Washington City
For information, go to http://www.CottonDays.org

Saturday,   5/4/2013   9:00 am - approximately 5:00 pm
Washington County Historical Society Field Trip to Barclay (Clover Valley) NV
    led by Kelton, Edd, and Lyman Hafen.
Along the way, we will make stops at the Terry Park in Enterprise and then
    at the Terry Ranch. In Barclay, we will visit the Hafen Ranch,
    the old church/school, and the cemetery.
Meet at the Interagency Visitor Center (BLM) parking lot for carpools,
    345 E. Riverside Dr., St. George, UT 84770.
Bring a sack lunch and drinking water.   It could be a little cool there.
For information, contact Eric Fleming at coyoteemf1@gmail.com or (435)879-1161.

Saturday-Saturday,   5/4-11/2013
Utah Archaeology Week at Zion National Park
    Demonstrations, Ranger-led Programs, and Exhibits
For the flyer, click here

Saturday-Saturday,   5/4/2013-6/1/2013
StoryCorps is partnering with Utah Public Radio to record, preserve,
    and share the stories of communities in and around St. George, Utah.
StoryCorps is an independent nonprofit whose mission is to provide Americans
    of all backgrounds and beliefs with the opportunity to record, share, and
    preserve the stories of their lives. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD,
    and is preserved at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress.
    A few of the most interesting ones are broadcast of Public Radio.
For the more information or to register, click here

Monday,   5/6/2013   6:00 - 7:30 pm
Tres Trails Chapter (Washington County)
    of the Old Spanish Trail Association bi-monthly business meeting.
State Director, Dr. Steven Heath will speak on the Old Spanish Trail route
    followed by William Knight and other Anglo-Americans from the Sevier River
    (near Panguitch) through the mountains to Enoch, Utah. He has solved the
    mystery of the name inscription found in Winn's Canyon near Summit. They
    are seeking to explain why there are at least four OST routes from the river
    to Enoch.
Downstairs at the St. George Library,
    88 West 100 South, St George
For information, contact Dr. Leo Lyman, lionman011@gmail.com

Saturday,   5/11/2013,   9:00 am - Noon
Tres Trails Chapter (Washington County)
    of the Old Spanish Trail Association bi-monthly field trip.
This field trip will be to the Winn's Canyon vicinity near Summit, Utah
    to explore, see the Knight inscription, and help explain some of the trail
    variation questions.
Meet at the Leeds post office at 9:00 to carpool. The tour will end about lunch time.
For information, contact Dr. Leo Lyman, lionman011@gmail.com
*** CHANGED TO 5/16/2013 AND MADE FOR OSTA MEMBERS ONLY ***

Saturday,   5/11/2013,   9:00 am
Walk Washington County - Washington City
    Part of the CareCentennial series of exploration events.
    This walk will be led by walk with Washington City Mayor Ken Neilson.
Meet somewhere TBD in Washington City UT.
For further information, see http://www.carecentennial.org/walks.php or call (435)251-3629.

Monday,   5/13/2013,   6:30 - 8:30 pm
Dixie Arizona Strip Interpretive Association
An evening with Robert W. Audretsch, author of the book,
    "We Still Walk In Their Footprint: The Civilian Conservation Corps in Northern Arizona 1933-1942"
At the Tonaquint Nature Center, 1851 S. Dixie Drive, St. George
    6:30 pm: Dinner of pulled pork and dutch oven potatoes
    7:30 pm: Program and book signing
$12 tickets are available at the Interagency Information Center
    345 East Riverside Drive, St. George, (435)688-3275
For the flyer, click here.

Thursday,   5/16/2013,   4:00-5:30 pm
"Silver Reef: An Archeologist's View" a special presentation
    by Dr. Robert L. Schuyler of the University of Pennsylvania.
Please join us and welcome Dr. Schuyler for a look at Silver Reef's past
    and learn about the numerous artifacts that he has brought from the
    University's repository. Several decades ago, Dr. Schuyler conducted
    research in Silver Reef and has returned for further activities.
This program is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.
    Call (435)688-3200 to reserve a seat.
Interagency Offices & Visitor Center (BLM) Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr., St. George, UT 84770
For the flyer, click here.
For further information, contact Ken Welton at (435)688-3200 or kewelton@gmail.com

Thursday,   5/16/2013,   7:30 pm
Zion Canyon Field Institute's (ZCFI) Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
"Mormonism in the 19th Century American Mind"
    by Dr. Spencer Fluhman from Brigham Young University
This lecture will be held at the Canyon Community Center.
    It is free and open to the public.
For the flyer, click here.
For further information, contact Leslie Courtright
    Heritage Research and Outreach Coordinator, Zion National Park
    (435)772-0209 or leslie_courtright@nps.gov

Saturday,   5/25/2013,   9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Washington County Historical Society Field Trip
    to the Hurricane Mesa Test Facility (HMTF).
Anyone interested in going must sign up by Sunday, May 19.
    The trip will be limited to the first 30 people to sign up.
    Kids under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.
    Sign up with Eric Fleming at coyoteemf1@gmail.com or (435)879-1161.
An optional lunch can be purchased for $6.00 in cash to the cafeteria staff
    and will include Nebraska brats (the best), cole slaw, bush beans,
    sauerkraut, buns, potato salad, and water.
    Or bring your own sack lunch and drink.
Meet for carpools at the Hurricane Community Center,
    63 South 100 West in Hurricane at 9:15 am.
    A Photo ID (drivers license, passport, etc.) will be required
    to enter the site. Cameras are allowed and bug spray is advised.
**** UPDATE: THIS TRIP IS FULL - MAXIMUM NUMBER OF PEOPLE ARE SIGNED UP ****

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays through 6/27/2013,   9:00 am - Noon
Dr. Robert L. Schuyler from the University of Pennsylvania Museum,
    who has been studying Silver Reef for more than 30 years,
    will be at the Cosmopolitan Building in Silver Reef
    and available to meet with interested parties.
He is also available by appointment; call (435)674-3189 ext 201
For a flyer, click here

Friday-Sunday,   5/31/2013-6/2/2013
Old Spanish Trail Association (OSTA) National Conference
In Cortez, Colorado near Mesa Verde
For further information or registration, click here.

Monday,   6/3/2013,   4:00 - 5:30 pm
Special presentation by Dr. Robert Schuyler of the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Schuyler is on a special visit to Silver Reef through June, continuing work
    he originally started in the 1970's. Dr. Schuyler's talk will be "Historical
    Archaeology of 'The American West' on the East Coast." Highlighted will
    be the history and archaeological research conducted by Dr. Schuyler
    in Vineland, New Jersey. And, as will be noted in his presentation, there
    are intriguing parallels to the 19th century history of Vineland and our
    Washington County.
At the Interagency Offices & Visitor Center
    345 E. Riverside Drive, St. George
Seating at the Interagency Conference Room is limited; seating
    will be on a first-come, first-seated basis until we reach room
    capacity. No reservations will be taken for this special event.

Saturday-Saturday,   6/15-22/2013
75th Anniversary Celebration of the Pioneer McQuarrie Memorial Museum
Special events and activities will be held at the museum for local residents
    and visitors to become acquainted with many of the original individuals who
    helped to make St. George the beautiful city we now enjoy.
The museum is located at 145 North 100 East in St. George.
For further information, contact Jeanine Vander Bruggen at garyvb44@aol.com or (435)574-0307.

Monday,   6/17/2013,   6:30 pm
Reenactment of the original dedication of the Pioneer McQuarrie Memorial Museum
Will be held on the front lawn of the museum at 145 North 100 East in St. George
For further information, contact Jeanine Vander Bruggen at garyvb44@aol.com or (435)574-0307.

Wednesday,   6/19/2013,   8:00 am
Dr. Robert L. Schuyler from the University of Pennsylvania Museum
    will lead a walking tour of downtown Silver Reef. This will be an
    onsite version of his May 16 lecture at the BLM. The tour will show
    how the town was laid out and where Schuyler's team conducted their
    various excavations throughout the years.
Meet at the Cosmopolitan Restaurant building, near the Wells Fargo Silver Reef Museum.
For further information, contact SilverReefFoundation@gmail.com or (435)879-2926.

Thursday,   6/20/2013,   7:30 pm
Zion Canyon Field Institute's (ZCFI) Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
"Paving the Way to Zion" by author John Clark
This lecture will be held at the Canyon Community Center.
    It is free and open to the public.
For the flyer, click here.
For further information, contact Leslie Courtright
    Heritage Research and Outreach Coordinator, Zion National Park
    (435)772-0209 or leslie_courtright@nps.gov

Friday,   6/21/2013,   8:00 am
Dr. Robert L. Schuyler from the University of Pennsylvania Museum
    will lead a walking tour of the Catholic and Protestant Cemeteries
    in Silver Reef. There will also be some discussion of the Chinese
    Cemetery from where the bodies were exhumed and returned to China.
Meet at the Catholic Cemetery.
For further information, contact SilverReefFoundation@gmail.com or (435)879-2926.

Friday,   6/21/2013,   9:00 am
Walk Washington County - Ivins
    Part of the CareCentennial series of exploration events.
    Walk the Toe Trail with Ivins Mayor Chris Hart.
Meet at the Toe Trail at Tuacahn.
For further information, see http://www.carecentennial.org/walks.php or call (435)251-3629.

Monday,   7/8/2013,   7:00 pm
Walk Washington County - CareCentennial Walk
    Part of the CareCentennial series of exploration events.
    The walk will be highlighting the historic healthcare locations
    in our area as part of our birthday celebration!
Meet at the St. George Town Square.
For further information, see http://www.carecentennial.org/walks.php or call (435)251-3629.

Tuesday,   7/9/2013,   1:00 pm
Cultural Demonstration at Zion Lodge - Games and Entertainment
A Southern Paiute Cultural Representative will be presenting a children's program
    about Southern Paiute games and entertainment. There will be a discussion
    of some of the games the Paiute people played for amusement and a
    demonstration of the traditional Paiute game of Que' Pauck.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
For the flyer, click here.
For further information, contact Leslie Courtright
    Heritage Research and Outreach Coordinator, Zion National Park
    (435)772-0209 or leslie_courtright@nps.gov

Thursday,   7/18/2013,   7:30 pm
Zion Canyon Field Institute's (ZCFI) Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
"Stewardship of the Built Environment" by Professor Robert A. Young (University of Utah
    Program Director of the College of Architecture and Planning)
Young will explore historic preservation, adaptive reuse, sustainability, and community
    revitalization. He will examine how communities can reduce the growth pressures
    on land through the sustainable reuse and preservation of existing buildings.
This lecture will be held at the Canyon Community Center.
    It is free and open to the public.
For the flyer, click here.
For further information, contact Leslie Courtright
    Heritage Research and Outreach Coordinator, Zion National Park
    (435)772-0209 or leslie_courtright@nps.gov

Saturday,   8/24/2013,   10:00 am
Walk Washington County - Enterprise
    Part of the CareCentennial series of exploration events.
    Join Enterprise Mayor Lee Bracken for a walk in conjunction with CornFest.
Meet at the Enterprise Elementary School, 216 South 100 East in Enterprise UT.
For further information, see http://www.carecentennial.org/walks.php or call (435)251-3629.

Wednesday,   8/28/2013,   10:00 - 12:00 am
Washington County Historical Society Special Board Meeting
    (Normal meetings are September-May)
Anyone is welcome to attend
Downstairs (Community Room A) at the St. George Library,
    88 West 100 South, St George

Thursday,   9/19/2013,   7:00 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
Program:   Raldo Turner
Historic Relief Society Building
    100 W. Telegraph St.
    Washington, Utah
For information, contact Kelly Paxman at kpaxman@skyviewmail.com

Tuesday,   9/24/2013,   6:00 - 7:30 pm
Tres Trails Chapter (Washington County)
    of the Old Spanish Trail Association bi-monthly business meeting.
Gordo Woods, an intern with the Bureau of Land Management Utah State Office
    will speak on his plans to create a Face Book presentation featuring film
    of a five-day bicycle trip over the Old Spanish Trail through Utah
    (partly filmed from the riders' helmets) seeking to engage and inform
    people of all ages, particularly the younger generation, and give them
    a taste of the trail experience in that manner. We, the audience may have
    some input into what experiences they may build into their itinerary
    following the Armijo branch of the trail through our area.
The public is invited to attend.
Downstairs at the St. George Library,
    88 West 100 South, St George
For information, contact Dr. Leo Lyman, lionman011@gmail.com

Tuesday-Saturday,   9/24-28/2013
Santa Clara Swiss Days
A celebration of Santa Clara's cultural heritage. There will be all kinds
    of activities including a parade, food, music, games, and exhibits.
    Shuttle buses will be available on Friday and Saturday.
For details, click here for the flyer.

Wednesday,   9/25/2013,   10:00 - 12:00 am
Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
Anyone is welcome to attend
Downstairs (Community Room A) at the St. George Library,
    88 West 100 South, St George

Wednesday,   9/25/2013,   7:00 pm
Walk Washington County - Santa Clara
    Part of the CareCentennial series of exploration events.
    This walk will be led by Santa Clara Mayor Rosenberg and will kick off Swiss Days.
Meet at the Santa Clara Town Hall, 2721 W. Santa Clara Drive, Santa Clara UT.
For further information, see http://www.carecentennial.org/walks.php or call (435)251-3629.

Wednesday,   10/2/2013,   3:00 - 7:00 pm
1st Inaugural Historic Preservation Workshop:
    "The Economics of Heritage Preservation for Fun and Profit"
Four one-hour sessions:
    1)   "Leveraging Cultural Equity in Historic Buildings"
    2)   "Money Matters: Rehab Tax Credits at Work (Leeds Tithing House Case Study)"
    3)   "Economic Benefits of Historic Preservation in Utah"
    4)   "Adaptive Reuse of the 1875 John Graf Home (Ka'ili Restaurant Case Study and Tour)"
There will be an optional dinner after at the Ka'ili Restaurant (old John Graf Home; $10).
The workshop in free and open to anyone. It will be held at the Santa Clara City Hall.
For the flyer, click here.
For further information, contact Herb at (435)669-9059 or Richard at (702)445-3650.

Friday-Saturday,   10/11-12/2013
Combined Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA) and
    Old Spanish Trail Association (OSTA) Field Trip & Conference
To Parowan and on into Piute and Sevier Counties.
For the itinerary, schedule, and program, click here.
For additional information, contact Dr. Leo Lyman, lionman011@gmail.com.
NOTE: - A CHANGE FROM WHAT IS ON THE FLYER:
    The earlier announced meeting place for the two-hour conference, previously stated
    to be at the Iron County fairgrounds at Parowan, has been changed to Cedar City -
    at what was formerly the Iron Mission State Park complex on the main street, now
    called Frontier Homestead State Park, at 7:00 PM, October 11, 2013, featuring
    Bob Leonard and his power point presentation about the Fish Lake Cut-off. Other
    interesting material related closer to home will be presented by Steve Heath and
    David Evans. It will be good, as will the field trip next day!

Saturday,   10/12/2013,   9:00 am
Walk Washington County - Leeds
    Part of the CareCentennial series of exploration events.
    Walk with Leeds Mayor Alan Roberts.
Meet at TBD.
For further information, see http://www.carecentennial.org/walks.php or call (435)251-3629.

Thursday,   10/17/2013,   7:00 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
The speaker will be Keith Davis.
Historic Relief Society Building
    100 W. Telegraph St.
    Washington, Utah
For information, contact Kelly Paxman at kpaxman@skyviewmail.com

Thursday,   10/24/2013,   3:30 - 5:00 pm
Site tour of The Boilers & Millcreek Canyon
    sponsored by Boiling Springs Ecoseum and Desert Preserve
Bring a water bottle, flashlight, camera & sturdy shoes
    as we will be doing a little climbing & hiking.
For the flyer, click here.
For questions or to reserve your spot please contact:
    Niki Warner,   (435)705-1818,   theboilingsprings@gmail.com

Friday,   10/25/2013,   7:00 pm
Silver Reef Ghosts Come Alive in the dark at Historic Silver Reef
    Sponsored by the Silver Reef Foundation Board
Characters from the past will appear and greet visitors; bring a flashlight.
Tickets (including Silver Reef Museum admission) are $5 in advance, $7 the day of the event.
    Call (435)879-2254 or (435)879-2926 for reservations
    or in person at the museum, 1903 Wells Fargo Road in Silver Reef.
For the flyer, click here.

Saturday,   10/26/2013,   1:00 - 2:30 pm
Site tour of The Boilers & Millcreek Canyon
    sponsored by Boiling Springs Ecoseum and Desert Preserve
Bring a water bottle, flashlight, camera & sturdy shoes
    as we will be doing a little climbing & hiking.
For the flyer, click here.
For questions or to reserve your spot please contact:
    Niki Warner,   (435)705-1818,   theboilingsprings@gmail.com

Monday,   10/28/2013,   7:30 pm
Zion Canyon Field Institute (ZCFI) Lecture
"Remembering the Ice Age" by author Craig Childs
    A spoken-word journey into the Pleistocene.
This lecture will be held at the Canyon Community Center.
    It is free and open to the public.
For further information, contact Leslie Courtright
    Heritage Research and Outreach Coordinator, Zion National Park
    (435)772-0209 or leslie_courtright@nps.gov

Wednesday,   10/30/2013,   10:00 - 12:00 am
Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
Anyone is welcome to attend
Downstairs (Community Room A) at the St. George Library,
    88 West 100 South, St George

Friday,   11/1/2013,   7:00 pm
Silver Reef Ghosts Come Alive in the dark at Historic Silver Reef
    Sponsored by the Silver Reef Foundation Board
Characters from the past will appear and greet visitors; bring a flashlight.
Tickets (including Silver Reef Museum admission) are $5 in advance, $7 the day of the event.
    Call (435)879-2254 or (435)879-2926 for reservations
    or in person at the museum, 1903 Wells Fargo Road in Silver Reef.
For the flyer, click here.

Thursday,   11/7/2013,   5:00 - 8:00 pm
2013 Annual Evening on the Arizona Strip
Presented by the Dixie Arizona Strip Interpretive Association
Honoring the Paiute Tribes of Southern Utah and Northern Arizona
    with special guests Eleanor Tom and Chloe Valentine Brent
    authors of "Why the Moon Paints Her Face Black"
    and featuring live entertainment by Eric Dodge.
For the flyer, click here.

Thursday,   11/7/2013,   6:00 pm
Washington City Historical Society Fundraiser Dinner
Dinner, live entertainment, and auction, $12.50.
At the Dance Hall at the CottonTown Village in Washington, Utah.
For information and tickets, call George Staheli at (435)628-1077.

Thursday,   11/7/2013,   7:00 pm
Zion Canyon Field Institute's (ZCFI) Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
"Rock Art and Murals: Pueblo Art on the Rio Grande and Beyond" by Dr. Polly Schaafsma
This talk will address the rich legacy of late Pueblo and Jornada style rock art
    along the Rio Grande, as far south as El Paso. The rock art features kachinas
    and other aspects of Pueblo cosmology, especially those pertaining to rain-making,
    which was a critical issue for farming people in the Southwest.
    Because these rock art styles are directly ancestral to the Pueblo belief systems
    of today, a wide range of interpretative possibilities exist. Schaafsma will also
    enter the current debate of "what is art," arguing that medium is not the criterion
    and showing how a thousand years of tradition of imagery on stone continues to
    exert its influence on contemporary artists.
This lecture will be held at the Zion Lodge Auditorium.
    It is free and open to the public.
For the flyer, click here.
For further information, contact Leslie Courtright
    Heritage Research and Outreach Coordinator, Zion National Park
    (808)333-6971 or leslie_courtright@nps.gov

Friday,   11/15/2013,   7:00 pm
St. George Tabernacle Fireside
"Stories From The Life of Porter Rockwell" by John W. Rockwell
John W. Rockwell is the great, great grandson of Porter Rockwell.
    He will give glimpses into the life of Porter Rockwell
    who was a bodyguard for both Joseph Smith and Brigham Young.
    He was well known for his endurance, loyalty, and relentlessness.
Historic St. George Tabernacle,
    18 S. Main Street, St George
This program is free, dress is casual, and everyone in invited.
    An elevator and access for those with disabilities
    are available at the Tabernacle west entrance.
For more information, see http://www.stgeorgetemplevisitorscenter.info,
    call (435)673-5181, or see the Senior Sampler article.

Saturday,   11/16/2013,   10:00 am
Washington County Historical Society Lecture
"Spies, Lies and Counterfeit Ghosts" by Col. Alva L. Matheson, USAF Ret.
Late in 1944, a B-24 bomber crashed in the mountains above Cedar City.
    When the plane was eventually discovered, it was fully armed, but there
    was no sign of the crew or of the plane's super secret Nordon bomb sight.
    For years the crash was a source of mystery and speculation.
    Matheson, a local historian and Vietnam combat veteran, will discuss
    the truths and half truths of the missing B-24; what "could" have happened
    to the airplane... and what did happen to the airplane, its crew and
    the notorious Nordon bomb sight.
Meet at the Silver Reef Museum in Silver Reef.
The lecture is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.

Friday,   11/29/2013,   10:00 am
Walk Washington County - Toquerville
    Part of the CareCentennial series of exploration events.
    Walk with Toquerville Mayor Darrin LeFevre.
Meet at the Toquerville Town Hall, 41 E Old Church Road, Toquerville UT.
For further information, see http://www.carecentennial.org/walks.php or call (435)251-3629.

Wednesday,   12/4/2013,   10:00 - 12:00 am
Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
Anyone is welcome to attend
Downstairs (Community Room A) at the St. George Library,
    88 West 100 South, St George
*** NOTE: This meeting was changed from the normal last Wednesday of the month (11/27/2013) ***

Saturday,   12/7/2013,   9:30 - 11:30 am
Grafton Restoration Project sponsored by Citizens for Dixie's Future.
    They'll be doing a quick little restoration project out in the Grafton area.
    The project will be removing barb wire and fencing from some previous cottonwood
    cottonwood plantings. You will need gloves, sturdy shoes, sunblock, and adequate water.
For further information and to register, see click here.

Saturday,   12/7/2013,   1:00 pm
Walk Washington County - LaVerkin
    Part of the CareCentennial series of exploration events.
    Walk with LaVerkin Mayor Karl Wilson as part of La Verkin's Winter Fest.
Meet at the LaVerkin Town Hall, 435 N. Main, LaVerkin UT.
For further information, see http://www.carecentennial.org/walks.php or call (435)251-3629.

Wednesday,   12/25/2013
No Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting this month
MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!

Sunday,   12/29/2013,   7:00 pm
Bloomington Stake Fireside
Dr. Doug Alder will speak about the history of the Saint George Temple.
    Blaine M. Yorgason, Richard A. Schmutz, and Doug Alder are
    co-authors of the recently published book "All That Was Promised"
    which will be the subject of his presentation.
Bloomington Stake Center, 200 W. Brigham Road, St. George UT 84790