Old County Courthouse

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)


CALENDAR OF PAST EVENTS

(for the year 2014)

PAST EVENTS

Wednesday,   1/1/2014
Happy New Year and Best Wishes
    from the Washington County Historical Society

Friday,   1/3/2014,   Noon - 1:00 pm
D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture
"An Armchair Tour of Scenic Byway 12" by Ken Sizemore
    (Dixie/Arizona Strip Interpretive Association's Executive Director
     and a Member of the Scenic Byway 12 Committee)
Ken will provide a glimpse into the great the scenery and discoveries
    along the route with its quaint, rustic towns that dot the
    meandering highway east of Bryce Canyon National Park.
    This gorgeous route was voted by Forbes Magazine as one
    of "America's Best Snowy Drives" in the January 2009 edition.
Interagency Visitor Center
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84770
    (435)688-3200
Admission is free, but space is limited, so to obtain tickets
    visit the Information Center or call (435)688-3200.

Friday,   1/10/2014,   Noon - 1:00 pm
D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture
"11th Annual Audubon Society Winter Bird Festival" by Marshall Topham
    (College Professor, Zoologist, Birding Enthusiast)
The Winter Bird Festival in St. George is January 23-25, 2014.
    Come learn all the interesting factors which make this area a unique,
    biologically diverse, landscape to study our feathered friends.
Interagency Visitor Center
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84770
    (435)688-3200
Admission is free, but space is limited, so to obtain tickets
    visit the Information Center or call (435)688-3200.

Wednesday,   1/22/2014,   7:00 pm
"David & Willie in St. George", a musical by Nonie Sorensen
    depicts stories from the life of David & Wilhelmina Cannon who
    personally experienced many of the legendary stories of St. George.
    This program will be of general interest to all who are interested in
    the history of the early settlement of St. George.
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.

Saturday,   1/25/2014,   10:00 - 12:00 am
Rocky Mountain Living History Consortium (RMLHC) Best Practices Conference
Come hone your skills to tell Utah's stories in a way that will provide audiences
    an emotional connection. We need artists, heritage craftsmen, musicians,
    storytellers, actors, poets, and all of the organizations that preserve
    and promote Utah's heritage.
Anyone is welcome to attend, Cost is $25.00
Sons of Utah Pioneers' National Headquarters
    3301 East 2920 South, Salt Lake City UT 84109
For the flyer, click here

Tuesday,   1/28/2014,   6:00 - 7:30 pm
Tres Trails Chapter (Washington County)
    of the Old Spanish Trail Association bi-monthly business meeting.
Nate Thomas, a historic trails expert with the Bureau of Land Management Office at Cedar City
    will speak to us about the segment of the Old Spanish Trail from Little Creek just north
    of Paragonah, west through Iron Springs to Antelope Springs, then south past Newcastle to
    Holt Canyon, all in Iron County, an important, but not well-known nearby segment of the
    trail which has a great deal of exciting planning and development (and a couple of possible
    threats) presently pending, which interested people should be aware of.
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

Wednesday,   1/29/2014,   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,   1/31/2014,   7:00 pm
"Your Passport for Living in Utah's Dixie" by historian Dr. Doug Alder
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.

Friday,   2/7/2014,   Noon - 1:00 pm
D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture
"The Invasive Plant, Arundo Donax, and What Is Being Done to Eliminate It"
    by Nolan Hahn (American Conservation Experience Volunteer)
Come learn more about the invasive plant, "Arundo Donax". This large reed
    which grows along riparian zones is similar to tamarisk in its voluminous
    consumption of water. The plant also creates fire hazards. Find out why
    Hahn's sole job is to eradicate this reed and get ahead of this invasive
    species before it gets out of hand. But that battle's too big for a one
    man job. Come see what you can do to give Hahn a hand.
Special guest Jason Metzger will also share more information about the
    organization Hahn works for, the American Conservation Experience (ACE).
Interagency Visitor Center
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84770
    (435)688-3200
Admission is free, but space is limited, so to obtain tickets
    visit the Information Center or call (435)688-3200.

Thursday,   2/20/2014,   7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
Guest speaker will be Vard Hall, who will be talking about Hurricane
    with possibly a little about Washington mixed in.
Historic Relief Society Building
    100 W. Telegraph St.
    Washington, Utah
For information, contact Kelly Paxman at kpaxman@skyviewmail.com

Saturday,   2/22/2014,   9:00 am - 1:00 pm
OSTA Car Caravan Field Trip
This trip will explore old Highway 91, looking for segments of the Arrowhead Trail Highway,
    the Old Spanish Trail, and the old freight wagon road from Utah to California.
Meet in the southeast corner of the Walmart Parking lot in Bloomington (off at Brigham Street and right).
    High clearance vehicles are recommended, but 4-wheel drive is not necessary.
For more detailed information, click here.

Saturday,   2/22/2014,   10:00 am
Geologist, Marc Deshowitz, will give a talk on "The Geology of the Silver Reef Area"
    at the Cosmopolitan Restaurant building in Silver Reef.
    The talk will be followed by a hike around the area.
For a flyer, click here.
For more information, contact the Wells Fargo Silver Reef Museum
    at (435)879-2254 or SilverReefFoundation@gmail.com

Wednesday,   2/26/2014,   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,   3/7/2014,   Noon - 1:00 pm
D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture
"Exploring Wilderness" by Ashley Gilreath
    (Land Outreach Coordinator for Southwest Utah's National Conservation Land Friends (SUNCLF))
Come on a photo-journey of some of the most remarkable Wilderness Areas in southern Utah!
   In Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act, learn more about this enduring piece of
   legislation. Remarkable in its own right, the Act has undergone no major revisions since its inception.
   Gilreath will share how the Wilderness Act was born and recap some of the early days of its
   implementation..
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.

Tuesday,   3/11/2014,   6:30 - 7:30 pm
Tres Trails Chapter (Washington County)
    of the Old Spanish Trail Association bi-monthly business meeting.
The Speaker will be Nate Thomas (BLM officer, Cedar City Office) who will talk
    about the Old Spanish Trail segment from Enoch to New Castle, Utah, and
    recent planning developments and probable public input regarding that
    important part of the trail.
There will be a public hearing regarding possible trail improvements and
    adjacent public facilities in early May where we will have opportunity
    to comment. We will have a monument refurbishing work day for historic
    monuments in the New Castle area on an agreed upon day in April.
The public is invited to attend.
At the Washington County Library
    225 North 300 East, Washington City
For information, contact Dr. Leo Lyman, lionman011@gmail.com

Friday-Saturday,   3/14-15/2014,   9:00 am - 5:00 pm
GenealogyNow Expo
Sponsored by the St. George FamilySearch Library in St. George
At the LDS Institute Building on the campus of Dixie State University
    943 East 400 South, St. George
Free admission, classes, exhibits, and prize drawings
For the flyer, click here or see http://genealogynow.org

Saturday,   3/15/2014,   Symposium 1:00 - 5:30 pm; Dinner 5:45 pm
Sons of Utah Pioneers (SUP) LDS History Symposium
Topics to be covered are:   Suppression of Evidence in the Aftermath of the
   Mountain Meadows Massacre, First Vision Accounts: What They Say and Why,
   Pioneer Stories You May Not Have Heard, and How History Can Help Us Make
   Sense of It All.   The speakers have done research on all of the topics
   and should have some very interesting things to say.
Elder Ronald Halverson, Emeritus member of the Seventy, will be the after-dinner
   speaker at a the dinner.
Concert Hall at the Eccles Fine Arts Center
    Dixie State University,   St. George, Utah
Cost for the Symposium is $25, which includes dinner,
    or $10 paid at the door for the Symposium only.
For information, contact R. Wayne Pace at wpace@infowest.com

Thursday,   3/20/2014,   7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
The meeting originally scheduled for tonight has been postponed
    one week to 3/27/2014 (see below).
    There was a conflict in the building schedule.

Wednesday,   3/26/2014,   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,   3/26/2014,   7:00 - 8:00 pm
31st Annual Juanita Brooks Lecture
Subject: "Clash of the Legal Titans: The First Trial of John D. Lee,
    July 20 to August 7, 1875" by Richard E. Turley Jr.
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.

Thursday,   3/27/2014,   7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
Guest speaker will be Jerry Sandberg, who is a Washington City native.
    He will talk about the history of the Sandbergs and Iversons in Washington.
Historic Relief Society Building
    100 W. Telegraph St.
    Washington, Utah
For information, contact Kelly Paxman at kelly.paxman@yahoo.com

Friday,   4/18/2014,   Noon - 1:00 pm
Final DASIA Brown Bag program of the season (will start again in October).
David Lee (Researcher and Lecturer) will speak on
    "Washington County Rock Art: One Piece of a Global Puzzle".
    He will share insights gained over years of documentation and study
    of Western North American and Australian rock art.
Interagency Visitor Center
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84770
Admission is free, but space is limited, so to obtain tickets
    visit the Information Center or call (435)688-3200.

Wednesday,   4/23/2014,   10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Washington County Historical Society Field Trip to Lytle Ranch
    The trip is actually being sponsored by SUNCLF a non profit "friends organization"
    for two National Conservation Areas created by the 2009 Washington County Pubic
    Lands Bill: Beaver Dam Slope NCA and Red Cliffs NCA. Ashley Gilreath, Land Outreach
    Coordinator, and Leann Skrzynski, Executive Director, Citizens for Dixie's Future
    will be along to explain the NCA's and some of their programs.
The Plan:
    1 - Meet at the BLM office 345 E. Riverside Drive at 10:00 am. We will pool transportation there.
    2 - Bring lunch and water.
    3 - There will be stops along the way to point out and discuss sites on the NCA.
    4 - Arrive at Lytle Ranch about Noon for lunch.
    5 - Meet with Eddie Madrigal for tour. You will be asked to sign a waiver for BYU.
    6 - Return to St. George by 4:00 pm.
Any questions or suggestions, contact Milt Hokanson at (435)632-3106 or milthokiemail@gmail.com.

Wednesday,   4/30/2014,   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-Saturday,   4/25/2014-5/3/2014
Washington City Cotton Days
    Saturday(26th):   Parade and Park Festival
        If you have stories or memories of The Boilers or Millcreek Canyon,
        stop by the Boiling Springs Ecoseum & Desert Preserve booth
        and let them record that history.
    Sunday(27th):     Fireside with Historic Photos
    Tuesday(29th):   Wagon Rides to Historic Sites
    And lots of other activities
For details, see the Cotton Days website, http://www.cottondays.org

Saturday-Saturday,   5/3-10/2014
Utah Archaeology Week
Archaeological themed events will be held throughout the state
to educate the public about Utah's fabulous archaeological heritage.

Thursday,   5/8/2014,   2:00 - 4:00 pm
Family History Workshop Hosted by the DSU Library's Special Collections & Archives
Learn how to preserve your family's letters, photographs, digital files, coins,
    scrapbooks, and more.
Free. At Room 325, Holland Centennial Commons, Dixie State University
See the flyer or contact Amber D'Ambrosio at (435)652-7718.

Thursday-Saturday,   5/8-10/2014
2014 Utah Preservation Conference - "Hiding in Plain Sight: Places Rediscovered"
Sponsored by the Utah Heritage Foundation
For conference information, tickets, and registration, go to http://www.utahheritagefoundation.org .

Saturday,   5/10/2014,   8:30 - 11:30 am
Silver Reef Public Events with Dr. Robert L. Schuyler
      8:30 am - Walking Tour
    10:00 am - Lecture
For the flyer, click here.
All events will be held at or start from the Cosmopolitan.
Space is limited and reservations are necessary: Visit the Silver Reef Museum
    or contact the museum at (435)879-2254 or Museum@SilverReef.org

Friday,   5/16/2014,   5:00 - 6:30 pm
Silver Reef Lecture by Dr. Robert L. Schuyler
For the flyer, click here.
Will be held at the Cosmopolitan.
Space is limited and reservations are necessary: Visit the Silver Reef Museum
    or contact the museum at (435)879-2254 or Museum@SilverReef.org

Friday,   5/16/2014,   6:30 pm - ???
A Crowdfunding Soiree to benefit the The Boiling Springs Ecoseum & Desert Preserve
This will be a fun social event with wonderful raffle items, elegant food and beverages,
    a fun photo booth, dancing, and a whole range of ways you can support this worthy cause.
Click here for the flyer.

Saturday,   5/17/2014,   8:30 - 11:30 am
Silver Reef Public Events with Dr. Robert L. Schuyler
      8:30 am - Walking Tour
    10:00 am - Lecture
For the flyer, click here.
All events will be held at or start from the Cosmopolitan.
Space is limited and reservations are necessary: Visit the Silver Reef Museum
    or contact the museum at (435)879-2254 or Museum@SilverReef.org

Tuesday,   5/20/2014,   6:00 - 7:30 pm
Tres Trails Chapter (Washington County)
    of the Old Spanish Trail Association bi-monthly meeting.
For the past year, one of our primary objectives has been to determine the route
    New Mexican packer-trader, Antonio Armijo and his men followed through Utah
    in 1829 as they blazed the first version of the Old Spanish Trail road from
    their home in New Mexico to southern California. Although his diary is brief
    and sometimes vague, through a great deal of time spent in the field checking
    alternative possible routes, we feel we now have ascertained the most likely
    way followed on this historic journey. Come hear and see a presentation of
    reports on this historic pack mule passageway through our area.
The public is invited to this interesting and educational meeting.
Meet at the Washington City Library, 220 North 300 East in Washington
For information, contact Dr. Leo Lyman, lionman011@gmail.com

Wednesday,   5/21/2014,   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: Date change; not the last Wednesday of the month

Wednesday-Friday,   6/11-13/2014
Sesquicentennial Quilt Walk Commemorative Trek
Walk with storyteller/singer Clive Romney along the 19-mile segment of
    the Old Spanish Trail where the Panguitch Quilt Walk happened 150 years ago.
    Romney will share much of what he has learned about southern & central Utah's
    pioneer history, geography, and folklore. And along with two friends, he'll sing
    the original songs they've created about Utah's early history, dance with you,
    and be the subjects of a KJZZ special (their videographer will accompany you).
For more information, see the flyer and registration form.

Thursday-Saturday,   7/3-5/2014,   8:00 pm
69th Annual Gunlock Rodeo

Saturday,   7/19/2014,   9:00 - 11:00 am
Dedication of a Memorial to the Participants of the 1853 Mission to The Southern Indians.
The dedication will be conducted by the Cedar City Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers
    in association with the Washington County Historical Society
    and the Fort Harmony Historical Society.
The dedication will be held at Old Fort Harmony (adjacent to the New Harmony Library building)
    one mile west of I-15 on the New Harmony Highway.
Mounting of the memorial plaque will occur at 9:00 am
    with the dedication to follow at 10:00 am.
For more information, see the announcement.

Saturday,   7/19/2014,   7:00 pm
"Nightwatch" and Campfire Program.
The program will include an introduction to the summer night sky and demonstrations
    of night navigation techniques & equipment used by early Spanish explorers.
    Campfire "hot dog" roasting and marshmallow "toasting" will be included.
This program is sponsored by the Cedar City Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers
    in conjunction with the Southern Utah Chapter of the Old Spanish Trail Association.
The event will be held at Iron Springs, 13 miles west of Cedar City.
    Take the landfill road and it is the first structure on the right.
    Portable chairs, drinking water, and a flashlight for attendees are encouraged.
Attendance is free to the public and all are encouraged to attend.
    (Donations will be accepted for some optional trail rides and other activities.)
For more information, see the announcement.

Thursday,   7/31/2014
Deadline for submitting Historic American Landscapes Survey (HALS)
    short form entries for the 2014 HALS Challenge. This is an opportunity to help
    document local historic landscapes of the New Deal. Cash prizes will be awarded
    to the top three entries.
For more information, see the flyer and press release.

Tuesday,   9/2/2014,   8:00 pm
Docutah film festival entry:   "My Father's Highway"
It documents the history of the design and construction of I-15
    through the Virgin River Gorge.
Outdoors on town square in St. George (on the north side of the library).
There is no admission charge.

Friday & Saturday,   9/5-6/2014,   5:00 - 11:00 pm Fri and 9:00 am - 11:00 pm Sat
Leeds Wild West Days
Come for wild west fun including concerts, square dancing, star gazing, fiddle
    & hoe down competition, and 15K, 10K, 5K, and Leed 1 mile fun runs.
For the schedule and registration forms, go to http://www.LeedsTown.org
    or e-mail wildwestdays@LeedsTown.org.
For the flyer, click here.

Saturday,   9/6/2014,   10:30 am and 1:30 pm
Silver Reef Museum Special Presentation:   "Guns"
Sharpshooter and nationally recognized quick draw artist Gary Dixon will make
    an historical presentation on the popular guns of the west and the transition
    to cartridge firearms following the Civil War. It will cover military firearms,
    buffalo rifles, pistols, repeating rifles and shotguns that were used by lawmen,
    desperados and American Indians from the 1860s - 1890's. Numerous firearms
    of that period will be on display. He will also demonstrate his lightening quick
    draw and highlight Hollywood inaccuracies in portraying gunfights in movies.
At the Cosmopolitan in Silver Reef.
Admisson in free, but seating is limited.
For more information, see the flyer and/or e-mail the museum at museum@SilverReef.org.

Saturday,   9/6/2014,   Noon and 3:00 pm
Silver Reef Museum Special Presentation:   "Outlaws"
Author Bill Betenson will talk about his new book, "Butch Cassidy, My Uncle", followed
    by a book signing. Bill is the great-grandson of Butch Cassidy's youngest sister
    Lula Parker Betenson. His lifelong pursuit to set the record straight on Butch has led
    him from dusty jail basements in the American West to Butch's ranch in Argentina and
    beyond. Betenson grew up with all the inside family information and his research and
    travel have further enriched his storehouse of knowledge about Butch's life. Don't
    miss this colorful presentation about one of the West's most infamous outlaws!
At the Cosmopolitan in Silver Reef.
Admisson in free, but seating is limited.
For more information, see the flyer and/or e-mail the museum at museum@SilverReef.org.

Thursday,   9/11/2014,   9:00 am - ???
Mountain Meadow Services
Interested parties will gather at the Siege Site at the southern end of the valley.
    After a brief opening service, there will be an opportunity to walk from the
    Siege Site to the Men and Boys Monument and from there to the new Women and
    Children monument situated on the recently acquired Cottam property. Shuttle buses
    will be available for those who would prefer to ride. This latter monument on the
    Cottam property is the latest memorial to be added to the Mountain Meadows
    Massacre National Historic Landmark Site.
Meet at the Mountain Meadows Massacre Site at 9:00 am.
For more information, see the Mountain Meadows Association August newsletter.

Thursday,   9/11/2014,   7:00 - 8:00 pm
Open House and Ceremony for Permanent Placement of a Friendship Quilt
At the old Washington County Courthouse, 97 East St. George Boulevard in St. George.
For more information, see the Mountain Meadows Association August newsletter.

Friday,   9/12/2014,   8:00 am - ???
Annual Meeting of the Mountain Meadows Association (MMA)
At the Hotel Lexington, 850 Bluff Street in St. George.
For more information, see the Mountain Meadows Association August newsletter.

Saturday,   9/13/2014,   9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Old Spanish Trail Association (OSTA) Field Trip
The trip will be out toward Colorado City and then back toward Hurricane on what
    is considered the most likely route of the Antonio Armijo expedition of 1829.
Meet at the Walmart parking lot in Hurricane.
For information, contact Dr. Leo Lyman, lionman011@gmail.com

Monday,   9/15/2014,   7:00 pm
Docutah film festival entry:   "My Father's Highway"
It documents the history of the design and construction of I-15
    through the Virgin River Gorge.
In the Dunford Auditorium of the Eccles Building (155 South 700 East)
    on the Dixie State University campus in St. George.

Wednesday,   9/17/2014,   10:00 - 12:00 am
Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
This month only, we will meet in the Conference Room on the 3rd Floor
    of the Holland Centennial Commons building on the Dixie State University
    campus. At 10:15 will will take a tour of the Archives and then return
    to the conference room for the remainder of our meeting.
Pay attention to parking restrictions on campus.
Anyone is welcome to attend.
NOTE: Date change; not the last Wednesday of the month like usual.

Thursday,   9/25/2014,   4:30 - 6:30 pm
Recreation, Arts & Parks (RAP) Tax Inauguration Meeting
The RAP initiative will be introduced with presentations, guest speakers,
    and printed materials. RAP would provide a diverse mix of
    recreational opportunities and artistic endeavors to enhance
    the quality of life, support health and well being, and
   promote sustainable business and tourism throughout the County.
Arts Center Building, 86 S. Main Street, 3rd floor, Saint George
For more information, click here for the flyer.

Thursday-Saturday,   9/25-27/2014
Swiss Days in Santa Clara
For more information, see http://www.sccity.org/swiss-days.

Thursday-Saturday,   9/25-27/2014
62nd Annual Utah State History Conference: Utah Technology Through Time
At the Leonardo and the City Library on Library Square
    210 East 400 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Register now.   It's free and open to the public.
For the conference website, click here.
If other questions, contact Alycia Aldrich at aaldrich@utah.gov or (801)245-7226.

Friday,   10/10/2014,   Noon - 1:00 pm
First D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture of the 2014-2015 Season
"Fire Management & Equipment Use" by Mark Rosenthal
    (BLM Arizona Strip District, Fire Management Officer)
Mark and the crew of Engine 3035 will present a discussion on fire management
    and the equipment they use on the Arizona Strip. The "Strip" is unique in its
    varied terrain and difficult access. Engine 3035 is a monster with some
    unique capabilities. It has up to an eight man crew. There will be a "show
    and tell" with the engine and crew after the presentation.
Interagency Visitor Center
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84770
    (435)688-3200
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200
    to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.

Monday,   10/13/2014,   7:00 pm
Talk by Dr. Leo Lyman on the Traveler Encounters with Paiutes in southern Utah
    and Nevada between 1776 and 1853 (our best view of these Native Americans
    whose history has not been readily available).
In the Dunford Auditorium of the Eccles Building (155 South 700 East)
    on the Dixie State University campus in St. George.
For information, contact Dr. Leo Lyman, lionman011@gmail.com

Thursday,   10/15/2014,   7:00 - 8:00 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
Claudia Peterson will talk about John Lyman Smith and some of her other ancestors from
    this area. There will also be some musical entertainment. It should be a fun evening.
Historic Relief Society Building
    100 W. Telegraph St.
    Washington, Utah
For information, contact Kelly Paxman at kelly.paxman@yahoo.com

Wednesday-Sunday,   10/15-19/2014
Old Spanish Trail Association (OSTA) Conference
To be held at the Embassy Suites, adjacent to the University of Nevada in Las Vegas
For information, click here.

Friday,   10/17/2014,   Noon - 1:00 pm
Second D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture of the 2014-2015 Season
"Desert Southwest" by Bo Beck (Manager of the Desert Rat, a specialty outdoor store)
Bo shares his extensive experience with customers and assists visitors to find
    the right equipment and information to have a great experience in the southwest Desert.
    Bo is co-author of the popular guidebook: "Favorite Hikes In and Around Zion National Park".
Interagency Visitor Center
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84770
    (435)688-3200
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200
    to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.

Wednesday,   10/22/2014,   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: Date change; not the last Wednesday of the month

Friday,   10/24/2014,   Noon - 1:00 pm
Third D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture of the 2014-2015 Season
"Caves" by Diana Northup (Professor Emerita & Visiting Associate Professor
    in the Department of Biology at the University of New Mexico)
Diana and her colleagues on the Subsurface Life in Mineral Environments Team
    are investigating how microbes help form the colorful ferromanganese deposits
    that coat the walls of various caves.
Interagency Visitor Center
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84770
    (435)688-3200
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200
    to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.

Saturday,   10/25/2014,   7:00 pm
2nd Annual Silver Reef Ghost Walking Tour
The old residents return from the grave to tell their stories about life in
    Silver Reef over 125 years ago.   Light refreshments will be served.
$5 with reservations; $7 without; free to Silver Reef Museum members
Meet at the Silver Reef Museum.   Bring a flashlight or lantern.
For the flyer, click here.

Friday,   10/31/2014,   Noon - 1:00 pm
D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture
"Vermillion Cliffs"
    Information TBD
Interagency Visitor Center
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
    (435)688-3200
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200
    to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.

Friday,   10/31/2014
Call for Papers: 2015 Advocacy Scholars Program
A limited number of competitive scholarships; to include a $500 stipend,
    invitations to special events, and complimentary registration to Advocacy
    Week training and advocacy briefings, March 2-4 in Washington, DC.
The Advocacy Scholars Program is open to undergraduate and graduate
    students in Public Policy, Historic Preservation, History, Law, Planning,
    Architecture or related programs.
The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2014.
For more information, click here for the flyer.

Saturday,   11/1/2014,   5:00 pm
2nd Annual Silver Reef Ghost Walking Tour
Indoor presentation at the Cosmopolitan Restaurant with seating and sign language interpretation.
See the other event details below.

Saturday,   11/1/2014,   7:00 pm
2nd Annual Silver Reef Ghost Walking Tour
The old residents return from the grave to tell their stories about life in
    Silver Reef over 125 years ago.   Light refreshments will be served.
$5 with reservations; $7 without; free to Silver Reef Museum members
Meet at the Silver Reef Museum.   Bring a flashlight or lantern.
For the flyer, click here.

Wednesday,   11/5/2014,   Evening
Evening on the Arizona Strip - Annual Fund Raiser
The theme is honoring the founders of the Dixie Arizona Strip Interpretive Association (DASIA).
    Guest performers will be the Bar G Wranglers. A flyer for this will also be out soon.
This event will be held at the Dixie Center.
    1835 Convention Center Dr.
    St. George, UT 84770
Tickets are now available at the Interagency Visitor Center
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
    (435)688-3200

Wednesday,   11/5/2014
Submission of proposals due for sessions and presenters for the
    Arizona Historic Preservation Conference: "Paths to Preservation"
    to be held May 13-15, 2015 in Flagstaff AZ (see below).
For the Call for Sessions and Presenters, click here.

Friday,   11/7/2014,   Noon - 1:00 pm
D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture
"Archaeology on the Arizona Strip" by BYU Professor James R. Allison
    (Associate Professor, BYU Department of Anthropology)
    Information TBD
Interagency Visitor Center
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
    (435)688-3200
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200
    to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.

Friday,   11/14/2014,   Noon - 1:00 pm
D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture
    Dave Kiel (Recreation Planner, St. George BLM Field Office)
    will ask the question, "What does a BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner actually do?".
    The answer is not what you think. The recreation planner's job title should be:
    Recreation, Wilderness, Wild and Scenic Rivers, Visual Resource, Transportation
    Planner.
Interagency Visitor Center
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
    (435)688-3200
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200
    to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.

Monday,   11/17/2014,   7:00 pm
Talk by Dr. Leo Lyman on "The Missing Tonequint Indian Village"
Dr. Lyman will attempt to solve the mystery of the disappearance of
    this village between Jedediah Smith's first trip through this area
    in 1826 and Smith's second trip the following year.
In the Dunford Auditorium of the Eccles Building (155 South 700 East)
    on the Dixie State University campus in St. George.
For information, contact Dr. Leo Lyman, lionman011@gmail.com

Wednesday,   11/19/2014,   10:00 - 11:30 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: Date change; not the last Wednesday of the month

Thursday,   11/20/2014,   7:00 - 8:00 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
The speaker will be George Staheli and the topic that he will
    speak on is, "The Mountain Meadows Massacre."
    This should be a very interesting and informative meeting.
Historic Relief Society Building
    100 W. Telegraph St.
    Washington, Utah
For information, contact Kelly Paxman at kelly.paxman@yahoo.com

Friday,   11/21/2014,   Noon - 1:00 pm
D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture
"Mules" by Dr. Paul Gooch
    Dr. Gooch will be bringing his mules to explain the difference between
    horses and mules as well how mules played a part in the settlement
    and growth of Washington County.
Interagency Visitor Center
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
    (435)688-3200
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200
    to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.

Saturday,   11/22/2014,   10:00 am - Noon
Washington County Historical Society Sandstone Quarry Field Trip and Lecture
    We will walk the proposed trail to the Quarry and see remains of quarried stone.
    We will see the location for a life-sized statue of a CCC camper, followed by
    a brief illustrated lecture on the all the historic events which happened near
    this site.
Meet at the north end of 700 West (north of Diagonal) in St. George.
    The lecture will be in the Sunstone Clubhouse Meeting Room around 11:00 am.
For more information, click here for the flyer.

Friday,   11/28/2014,   Noon - 1:00 pm
No D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture this week

Friday,   12/5/2014,   Noon - 1:00 pm
D/ASIA Brown Bag Lecture
"History of the BIA and the organization of Paiute Tribe"
    by Paul Schlasly, Resource Planner from the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
Interagency Visitor Center
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
    (435)688-3200
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200
    to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.

Friday,   12/12/2014,   Noon - 1:00 pm
D/ASIA Brown Bag Program:   "Sounds of Pioneer Christmas Music"
Please join Keith Behunin, lead banjo picker of the Fertile Dirt Band,
    as we recreate the sounds of Pioneer Christmas music.
    Interactive bluegrass with saws, cowbells, washboards, spoons and jugs.
    Audience participation mandatory.
Interagency Visitor Center
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
    (435)688-3200
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200
    to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.

Sunday,   12/14/2014,   2:00 pm
Cultural Demonstration:   Mountain Sheep Dance
The Mountain Sheep Dance will be performed by Southern Paiute Cultural
    Representatives and Youth. This dance has been recently revived and
    illustrates the significance of the mountain sheep and the related hunt.
    In addition to the dance, the audience with have the opportunity to
    hear traditional songs played on the flute to begin and end the dance.
At the Zion Canyon Visitor Center
For the flyer, click here.

Friday,   12/19/2014
No D/ASIA Brown Bag Program this week

Friday,   12/26/2014
No D/ASIA Brown Bag Program this week

Wednesday,   12/31/2014
No Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting this month