Old County Courthouse

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)


CALENDAR OF PAST EVENTS

(for the year 2016)

PAST EVENTS

Monday,   1/4/2016,   Noon - 1:00 pm
Colleagues of Dixie State University Meeting
Psychologist, Dick Harper, will speak on "Journey of the Hero, The Stages of Life".
    There will be time after the presentation for a few questions.
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,   1/8/2016,   Noon - 1:00 pm
D/ASIA Brown Bag Program
Join Arizona Game and Fish Department's Field Supervisor, Luke Thompson, for a discussion on wildlife
    strategies on the Arizona Strip. Thompson will also share more information about the species within
    Game Management Unit 13B on the Arizona Strip including antelope, bighorn sheep, Merriam's turkey,
    mule deer, quail and even feral pigs.
Interagency Visitor Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200
    to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.

Friday,   1/15/2016,   Noon - 1:00 pm
D/ASIA Brown Bag Program
John Kellam, Wildlife Biologist for the BLM St. George Field Office, will present information on the elusive
    Florida panther. These magnificent cats can weigh up to 150 pounds, reach up to 7 feet in length and
    typically live 10-15 years in the wild. Since 1967, the Florida panther has been listed as an
    endangered species. Today, there are an estimated 100-160 panthers living in the remote swamps
    and forest of southern Florida. From 2006 to 2015 Kellam was a member of the National Park Service
    Florida panther capture, research, and monitoring team. Come hear stories about his adventures on
    the team.
Interagency Visitor Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200
    to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.

Monday,   1/18/2016, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Local Historian Book Signing at the Cosmopolitan Restaurant Building in Silver Reef
Historians and their books are:
    Doug Alder     "A History of Washington County"
    Mark Hedengren     "Three Mormon Towns"
    Richard Kohler     "A Little Piece of Zion"
    Lyman Platt     "Grafton: Ghost Town on the Rio Virgin"
For more information, please contact the Silver Reef Museum at
    Museum@SilverReef.org or call (435)879-2254
For the flyer, click here.

Thursday,   1/21/2016,   9:00 am - 3:00 pm
BLM Field Trip to the Silver Reef Museum, Harrisburg, Adams House, and the Red Cliffs Recreation Area
Car pool to Sliver Reef. Tour the Silver Reef Museum and town of Silver Reef. Drive to the historic town of
    Harrisburg. Continue on to the restored Adams House for lunch. Drive on to the Red Cliffs Recreation
    Area
for a tour. This will be a great way to see some important local history explained by knowledgeable
    people and gain a look at a very popular recreation area.
Meet at the Interagency Visitor Center Parking Lot for carpools.
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve $10 tickets (includes lunch) at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200

Thursday,   1/21/2016,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Washington City Historical Society Open House and Social
There will be a 40-minute program with guest speakers Sherrie Lou Reeder and the Washington Youth
    Council along with Bruce Nisson. They will be talking about and share the history of Washington.
    Refreshments and visiting will follow the program. All interested are invited to attend.
Historic Washington Relief Society House
    100 W. Telegraph St.
    Washington, UT 84780
For information, contact Kelly Paxman at kpaxman@skyviewmail.com

Friday,   1/22/2016,   Noon - 1:00 pm
D/ASIA Brown Bag Program
If you've ever looked at the fascinating features that are so unique to this region, you may have
    wondered how these undulating, colorful rock formations came to be. Places like the world famous
    "Wave" and the majestic Virgin River Gorge inspire us and create a sense of wonder and appreciation
    for the magnificent natural resources that surround us. Join Arizona Strip Geologist, Rody Cox, to learn
    more about how our region's unique landscape was formed.
Interagency Visitor Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200
    to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.

Wednesday,   1/27/2016,   10:00 am - noon
Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
Anyone is welcome to attend
At the newly remodeled Electric Theatre   (this month only),
    68 E. Tabernacle, St George UT 84770

Thursday-Saturday,   1/28-30/2016
13th Annual St. George Winter Bird Festival
For information and the flyer, click here.

Friday,   1/29/2016,   Noon - 1:00 pm
D/ASIA Brown Bag Program
Discover more of southwest Utah and northwest Arizona's natural wonders with Bo Beck, co-author of
    the popular guidebook; "Favorite Hikes In and Around Zion National Park." Born in Phoenix, AZ in 1956
    and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Beck joined the Air Force in 1975 where he taught global
    survival to U.S. Air Force crew members. In 1996, Beck became an active member of the Zion National
    Park High Angle Search and Rescue team and today he enjoys sharing his extensive outdoor
    experience with adventurers seeking gear and advice at the Desert Rat.
Interagency Visitor Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200
    to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.

Saturday,   1/30/2016,   10:00 am - ???
Washington County Historical Society Field Trip to the Green Gate Village
These historic homes and structures have recently been sold and are being renovated into retail space.
    We will hear the stories of the homes and their pioneer owners and we hope to have someone on the
    renovation team tell us about the future plans for the buildings. After the tour, the Judd Store will be
    serving soup and bread sticks at approximately $6 and telling us about their building and operation.
Anyone is welcome to attend
Meet in front of the Judd Store at the Green Gate Village at 10:00 am,
    100 W. Tabernacle in St. George UT 84770
For the flyer with more information, click here.

Monday,   2/1/2016,   Noon - 1:00 pm
Colleagues of Dixie State University Meeting
ICL Instructor, Allen Jacobi, will speak on "Opera Insights".
    There will be time after the presentation for a few questions.
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,   2/5/2016,   Noon - 1:00 pm
D/ASIA Brown Bag Program
Leann Skrzynski (Special Projects Coordinator, 20th Anniversary Coordinator, Grand Staircase-Escalante
    National Monument) will be highlighting the extraordinary opportunities available on nearly 1.9 million
    acres of America's public lands ranging from the spectacular Grand Staircase cliffs and terraces, across
    the rugged Kaiparowits Plateau to the wonders of the Escalante River Canyons.
Interagency Visitor Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200
    to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.
    For the detailed registration procedures, click here.

Wednesday,   2/10/2016,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Dixie Archaeology Society (DAS) Lecture Meeting
Dr. Jody Patterson from Montgomery Archaeology Associates will discuss "A Tale of Two Canyons:
    How Ancient Native American Sites Have Entered Into Activist and Extremist Ideologies and Why
    That's a Really Bad Thing." This presentation will review recent impacts on ancient archaeology
    and rock art in Recapture Canyon in Southeastern Utah and Nine Mile Canyon near Price.
Meeting in Room 121 of the Udvar-Hazy Building on the Dixie State University Campus
    1000 East 300 South, St. George, UT 84770

Friday,   2/12/2016,   Noon - 1:00 pm
D/ASIA Brown Bag Program
John Kellam (St. George Field Office Wildlife Biologist) who recently gave a presentation on the Florida
    Panther, is back with a fascinating presentation on the elusive Big Cyprus fox squirrel in natural habitats,
    a colorful species that lives in the swamps/forests of southern Florida. John's presentation offers a unique
    glimpse into efforts to capture/study rare, beautiful, and interesting species of growing conservation
    concern.
Interagency Visitor Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200
    to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.
    For the detailed registration procedures, click here.

Thursday,   2/18/2016, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
Special guest speaker will be Jeanine Vander Bruggen who will be sharing some history
    of Washington and Southern Utah. It should be very informative and interesting.
Historic Washington Relief Society House
    100 W. Telegraph St.
    Washington, UT 84780
For information, contact Kelly Paxman at kpaxman@skyviewmail.com or (435)680-1407.

Thursday,   2/18/2016, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Cassie Waters will speak on "Managing Zion's Bighorn Sheep Herd"
At the Canyon Community Center
    126 Lyon Blvd, Springdale
For more information about the Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series, Contact the
    Zion Natural History Association at (435)772-3264 or go to http://zionpark.org/lectures

Friday,   2/19/2016,   Noon - 1:00 pm
D/ASIA Brown Bag Program
Officer Darrell Cashing of Washington County Search and Rescue will talk about how members of this non-
    profit organization work with the County Sheriff's Office to respond to a variety of emergency situations
    in both rural and urban situations to help locate missing persons, recover stranded vehicles, aid in the
    safe recovery of persons lost or injured in the wilderness, assist first responders with medical calls in
    remote areas, assist law enforcement with the recovery of human remains, and assist emergency
    personnel during evacuations or large-scale disasters.
Interagency Visitor Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200
    to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.
    For the detailed registration procedures, click here.

Saturday,   2/20/2016,   10:00 am - ????
Yard sale at the Green Gate Village. The interior furnishings of the old Bed & Breakfast will be sold.
    76 W. Tabernacle in St. George UT 84770

Wednesday,   2/24/2016,   10:00 am - noon
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 UT 84770

Thursday,   2/25/2016,   9:00 am - 3:00 pm
BLM Field Trip to the Museum in the former Logandale School
For details, contact the the Visitor Center.
Meet at the Interagency Visitor Center Parking Lot for carpools.
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve $10 tickets (includes lunch) at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200

Friday,   2/26/2016,   Noon - 1:00 pm
D/ASIA Brown Bag Program
Amber Van Alfen (Zion National Park Archaeologist) will talk about archaeological sites throughout Zion
    National Park. These fragile resources provide important clues to the past. Because most sites can easily
    be damaged by human activities, only a few are designated as "open" to public viewing. Amber will
    discuss current research regarding archaeological resources in Zion National Park.
Interagency Visitor Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200
    to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.
    For the detailed registration procedures, click here.

Saturday,   2/27/2016, 10:00 am - Noon
Silver Reef Museum Lecture at the Old Cosmopolital Restaurant Building
    John Mangels (President of the Dixie Archaeology Society) will speak on "Rock Art Along the I-15
    Corridor in Washington County."
This program is sponsored by the Silver Reef Museum and will be held at the old Cosmopolitan Restaurant.
For more information, please contact the Silver Reef Museum at
    Museum@SilverReef.org or call (435)879-2254
For the flyer, click here.

Friday,   3/4/2016,   Noon - 1:00 pm
D/ASIA Brown Bag Program
Pipe Spring National Monument:   American Indians, Mormon ranchers, plants, animals, and many
    others have depended on the life-giving water found at Pipe Spring, AZ. Learn about pioneer
    and Kaibab Paiute life, the museum, historic fort and cabins, garden, orchard, and Ridge Trail.
    The Visitor Center and Cultural Museum is cooperatively operated by the National Park Service
    and the Kaibab Paiute Tribe. The center provides exhibits about the people and cultures
    that have lived in this region for centuries.
Interagency Visitor Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200
    to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.
    For the detailed registration procedures, click here.

Saturday,   3/5/2016,   9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Workshop on Adobe Construction and Repair
Sponsored by the St. George Historic Preservation Commission
Presenters will include John Lambert (Abstract Masonry), Don Hartley (State Historic Preservation Office),
    and Russell Bezette. There will be morning classroom sessions followed by afternoon tour of nearby
    adobe buildings. Lunch will be provided.
On the 3rd floor of the Children's Museum/Dixie Academy Building
    86 S. Main Street
    St. George, UT 84770
There is no cost, but attendance is limited to 30 preregistered attendees. To register,
    contact Genna Singh at (435)627-4206 or genna.singh@sgcity.org
Preference will be given to owners of adobe buildings, preservation commissioners from communities
    in Washington County, and members of the Washington County Historical Society.

Monday,   3/7/2016,   Noon - 1:00 pm
Colleagues of Dixie State University Meeting
ICL Instructor, Preston Hughes, will speak on "Islam".
    There will be time after the presentation for a few questions.
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,   3/11/2016,   Noon - 1:00 pm
D/ASIA Brown Bag Program
Southern Utah is rich in historical lore. The archaeological record - pictographs, petroglyphs, dwellings,
    and artifacts - attests to the presence of prehistoric and historic peoples. It is the objective of the
    heritage program at the Dixie National Forest to help interpret and preserve these irreplaceable clues
    to our shared heritage.
Interagency Visitor Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200
    to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.
    For the detailed registration procedures, click here.

Thursday,   3/17/2016, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
LaRee Jones will speak on "Pioneer artists and their effect on LDS history."
Historic Washington Relief Society House
    100 W. Telegraph St.
    Washington, UT 84780
For information, contact Kelly Paxman at kpaxman@skyviewmail.com or (435)680-1407.

Friday,   3/18/2016,   Noon - 1:00 pm
D/ASIA Brown Bag Program
Dr. Diana Northup (Professor Emerita in the University Libraries and visiting Associate Professor of Biology)
   will talk about caves across the Grand Canyon - Parashant National Monument. As leader of Subsurface
    Life In Mineral Environments (SLIME), she will discuss what is in those caves and caverns.
Interagency Visitor Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200
    to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.
    For the detailed registration procedures, click here.

Saturday,   3/19/2016, 10:00 am
Mayor's Walk in Springdale
Mayor Smith will lead the walk.
Meet at Canyon Community Center, 126 Lion Blvd. in Springdale.

Saturday,   3/19/2016, 11:30 am
Mayor's Walk in LaVerkin   (part of the 2nd Annual Founders Day Celebration)
Starts at the Old White Church, 111 S. Main Street in LaVerkin.

Saturday,   3/19/2016, 1:00pm
Sandstone Quarry Trail & Monuments Dedication
There will be a dedication ceremony for the new trail & monuments leading up to the old Sandstone Quarry.
    This pathway will allow visitors to experience the old quarry where red sandstone blocks were quarried
    for use in building the LDS Tabernacle, the LDS Temple, the Woodward School, the original Courthouse,
    and other buildings in St. George.
The Dedication will be held at the entrance to the pathway and quarry which is located at 700 West
    and Diagonal Streets in St. George. Parking is available on both 700 West and the Diagonal.
For the press release with more details, click here.

Wednesday,   3/23/2016,   7:00 - 8:00 pm
33rd Annual Juanita Brooks Lecture
Subject: Brigham's Bastion: "Winsor" Castle at Pipe Springs and its Place in the Great Game
    by John Alton Peterson
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,   3/24/2016,   9:00 am - 3:00 pm
BLM Field Trip to the Bar-10 Ranch and Whitmore Canyon
For details, contact the the Visitor Center.
Meet at the Interagency Visitor Center Parking Lot for carpools.
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve $10 tickets (includes lunch) at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200 *** This trip is sold out ***

Friday,   3/25/2016,   Noon - 1:00 pm
D/ASIA Brown Bag Program
Lee Hughes (former BLM Ecologist and Botanist who just can't leave the plants alone) will try to
    answer the question, "When will the wildflowers bloom in the desert?". Though commonly asked,
    this is difficult to answer. Each year, the unique combination of sun, wind, water, temperature,
    and elevation sets the stage for the precise location of the best springtime blooms.
Interagency Visitor Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200
    to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.
    For the detailed registration procedures, click here.

Friday,   3/25/2016, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Dr. Steve Parker will speak on "The Creation of the National Park Service:
    Human Values and Conservation Achievement".
At the Canyon Community Center
    126 Lyon Blvd, Springdale
For more information about the Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series, Contact the
    Zion Natural History Association at (435)772-3264 or go to http://zionpark.org/lectures

Saturday,   3/26/2016, 10:00 am - Noon and 1:00 - 3:00 pm
Navajo Rugs-Weaving, Culture, Mythology - Silver Reef Museum/Ghost Town-Cosmopolitan Event
    John Rich Jr. will be the presenter. As a buyer for over forty years for the Gift Shop at the
    Jacob Lake Inn, his knowledge comes from a lifetime of dealing with Native American artists
    as friends, not just suppliers of goods for sale. John's understanding has translated into a
    desire to teach others about native culture and art.
This program is sponsored by the Silver Reef Museum and will be held at the old Cosmopolitan Restaurant.
For more information, please contact the Silver Reef Museum at
    Museum@SilverReef.org or call (435)879-2254
For the press release, click here and for the flyer, click here.

Wednesday,   3/30/2016,   10:00 am - noon
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 UT 84770

Thursday,   3/31/2016,   9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Historic Window Rehab Workshop with Bob Yapp
    Come learn from Bob, he is nationally recognized as one of the top experts in historic
    window restoration and has restored over 6,000 windows in his 37-year career.
Cost is $50.00
At the Memorial House in Memory Grove Park, Salt Lake City
For more information, click here.

Thursday-Friday,   3/31/2016-4/1/2016
10th Annual Utah Preservation Conference: Preservation Works
    in Salt Lake City
For more information, click here.

Friday,   4/1/2016,   Noon - 1:00 pm
D/ASIA Brown Bag Program
Scott Lowrey (a ranger based at the St. George Field Office) will discuss law enforcement challenges
    on public lands in the region. BLM fields a force of approximately 200 Law Enforcement Rangers
    (uniformed officers) and 70 Special Agents (criminal investigators) who enforce a wide range of
    laws and regulations in the prevention, detection, and investigation of crimes affecting public
    land resources.
Interagency Visitor Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200
    to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.
    For the detailed registration procedures, click here.

Monday,   4/4/2016,   Noon - 1:00 pm
Colleagues of Dixie State University Meeting
Jon Pike, Mayor of St. George, will speak on "What is St. George?".
    There will be time after the presentation for a few questions.
At the Taylor Health Sciences Center auditorium,
    1526 Medical Center Drive, St. George
    Main Floor, Room 156
Everyone is welcome and admission is free

Thursday,   4/7/2016,   6:00 pm (doors open 5:30)
Dick Kohler (WCHS President) will discuss the historical and architectural significance of the Rockville Bridge.
At the Rockville Community Center
    43 E. Main Street, Rockville
Attendance is free and open to the public.

Friday,   4/8/2016,   Noon - 1:00 pm
D/ASIA Brown Bag Program
Dick Kohler (President of the Washington County Historical Society) will give an introduction to the Society.
    Then George Cannon (WCHS Webmaster) will conduct a guided tour of the very extensive WCHS website
    to show some of the interesting photographs & documents and to give the flavor of the information
    that is available on the site. He will also give some tips on locating information of interest.
Interagency Visitor Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200
    to reserve one of the 80 seats per session.
    For the detailed registration procedures, click here.

Wednesday,   4/13/2016,   7:00 - 8:00 pm
The Dixie Archaeology Society Meeting (DAS)
Eva Jensen, Archaeologist for Great Basin National Park, will discuss the Park's ancient and modern
    archeology, including the recent discovery of an 1873 Winchester Rifle that made international news.
Meet in the Room 121 (Boeing Auditorium) in the Udvar-Hazy Building on the Dixie State University Campus
    (approximately 1000 East and 300 South in St. George).
Your first meeting with the Dixie Archaeology Society is free. Please consider becoming a member
    at the meeting or at their website, http://dixierockart.webs.com.
For more information on the discovery of the rifle see:
    http://www.reviewjournal.com/news/rifle-found-great-basin-park-worldwide-sensation
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/01/14/the-mystery-of-the-132-year-old-winchester-rifle-found-propped-against-a-national-park-tree

Thursday,   4/14/2016, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Paul Roelandt (Superintendent at Cedar Breaks National Monument), Jeff Bradybaugh (Superintendent of
    Zion National Park), Brian Raper (Southern Utah University), and Bridget Eastep (Southern Utah
    University) will present "Engaging Youth: The Next Generation of Public Land Employees and Stewards".
At the Canyon Community Center
    126 Lyon Blvd, Springdale
For more information about the Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series, Contact the
    Zion Natural History Association at (435)772-3264 or go to http://zionpark.org/lectures

Friday,   4/15/2016,   Noon - 1:00 pm
D/ASIA Brown Bag Program
Laura Melling will describe the challenges of managing the wide variety of resources and visitors who
    enjoy Gunlock, Quail Creek, Sand Hollow, and Snow Canyon State Parks. Many think that these
    would be national parks in most other states.
Interagency Visitor Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200
    to reserve one of the 80 seats per session.
    For the detailed registration procedures, click here.

Tuesday,   4/19/2016,   6:00 pm
Dr. Leo Lyman lecture on the Southern Paiute Native American tribe, including Chief Tosho
    Moapa Paiute Chief Tosho, whose home village was in the Mesquite area from 1850 to 1870,
    is said to have kept the fragile peace in the Virgin Valley of Nevada.
Held in the City Council Chambers of the Mesquite City Hall
    10 E. Mesquite Blvd., Mesquite NV
Free.   Sponsored by the Virgin Valley Heritage Museum.

Thursday,   4/21/2016,   9:00 am - 3:00 pm
D/ASIA Field Trip to Whitney Pockets in the Gold Butte Area of Southern Nevada
    (See the related 4/29/2016 Brown Bag Program listed below)
For more information, contact the the Visitor Center.
Meet at the Interagency Visitor Center Parking Lot for carpools.
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve $10 tickets (includes lunch) at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200

Thursday,   4/21/2016, 7:00 - 8:00 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
Eldon Hafen and Kelton Hafen will be talking about the Arizona Strip.
Historic Washington Relief Society House
    100 W. Telegraph St.
    Washington, UT 84780
For information, contact Kelly Paxman at kpaxman@skyviewmail.com or (435)680-1407.

Friday,   4/22/2016,   Noon - 1:00 pm
D/ASIA Brown Bag Program
Milt Thompson of Dixie 4 Wheel Drive will review the wide variety of off-road routes
    available to explore, both in Utah and on the Arizona Strip. Southwest Utah continues
    to become more and more popular as an off-road vehicle destination.
Interagency Visitor Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200
    to reserve one of the 80 seats per session.
    For the detailed registration procedures, click here.

Saturday,   4/23/2016, 10:00 am - Noon
Lecture: "Celebration of our National Parks; On Common Ground" by Lyman Hafen
    This Silver Reef Museum/Ghost Town-Cosmopolitan Event will feature Lyman Hafen, a well known
    writer, editor, publisher, and community leader who grew up in St. George and who has been
    telling the stories of this area ever since.
This program is sponsored by the Silver Reef Museum and will be held at the old Cosmopolitan Restaurant.
For more information, please contact the Silver Reef Museum at
    Museum@SilverReef.org or call (435)879-2254
For the flyer, click here and for the news release with more details, click here.

Saturday,   4/23/2016, 11:00 am -3:00 pm
Earth Day Activity / Arbor Day Celebration:   Birds and Botany Tour of the Santa Clara Arboretum
    Lee Hughes Botanist and Lael Christensen with his Red-tailed hawk will be there giving out
    information about historical uses of native plants and doing demonstrations. Zion native-style
    flute players will be providing music. Each child will receive a feather.
Free. At the Santa Clara Arboretum located at 1600 Lava Cove Dr, Santa Clara.
    Due to construction, park anywhere on the streets or at the south entrance parking lot
    and follow signs from the 1600 Lava Cove entrance to the cactus Garden.
This program is sponsored by the Santa Clara Historical Museum.
For the flyer, click here.

Saturday,   4/23/2016, 7:00 pm
Stories from Dixie... with St. George native and history buff Loren Webb
    This week's story:   Harrisburg, from tiny Mormon hamlet to retirement community on I-15.
    A fun evening with campfire and marshmallows.
At the Quail Creek State Park South Pavillion. There will be no park fees for those arriving
    between 6:00 and 7:00 pm, just tell the gate staff you are there for Stories from Dixie..
This program is sponsored by the Sand Hollow and Quail Creek State Parks.
For the flyer, click here.

Monday - Saturday,   4/25/2016 - 5/7/2016
Washington City Cotton Days
For an outline of events, click here.
For a complete list of events and details, click here.

Tuesday,   4/26/2016,   6:00 - ?:?? pm
Washington City Historical Society Ice Cream Social
Enjoy an ice cream social and wagon rides to historical sites such as the Covington Home,
    Adair Springs, and Cotton Mill.
In the gymnasium at the Washington City Museum, 25 E. Telegraph Road in Washington City.
    Wagon rides will start behind the museum.
For more information, contact Kelly Paxman at (435)680-1407.

Wednesday,   4/27/2016,   10:00 am - noon
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 UT 84770

Friday,   4/29/2016,   Noon - 1:00 pm
D/ASIA Brown Bag Program
Jaina Moan, Executive Director of Friends of Gold Butte, will relate why so many support additional
    protections for this astounding landscape. Gold Butte is located between Grand Canyon Parashant
    National Monument and Lake Mead National Recreation Area, just south of Mesquite. Many groups
    have been working for the protection of Gold Butte's extraordinary resources for many years.
Interagency Visitor Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200
    to reserve one of the 80 seats per session.
    For the detailed registration procedures, click here.

Saturday,   4/30/2016, 7:00 am
Mayor's Walk in Washington   (part of Cotton Days)
Mayor Neilson will lead the walk.
Meet at Veterans Park, 111 North 100 East in Washington.
    This will take place right before the Cotton Days Parade at 9am.

Sunday,   5/1/2016,   6:00 - 7:30 pm
Washington City Historical Society Fireside
Come and enjoy historic photographs of Washington City's heritage presented by
    the Washington City Historic Society and the Iverson family.
In the gymnasium at the Washington City Museum, 25 E. Telegraph Road in Washington City.
Free.   Casual dress.
For more information, contact Sherrie Reeder at (435)229-5239.

Monday,   5/2/2016,   Noon - 1:00 pm
Colleagues of Dixie State University Meeting
Richard Williams, President of Dixie State University, will give his Annual Report.
    There will be time after the presentation for a few questions.
At the Taylor Health Sciences Center auditorium,
    1526 Medical Center Drive, St. George
    Main Floor, Room 156
Everyone is welcome and admission is free

Saturday,   5/7/2016, 10:00 am - Noon
Lecture & Walking Tour: "Silver Reef: Historical Archaeology of a 19th Century Mining Community in the
    American West" by Dr. Robert L. Schuyler
    A power-point lecture on the archaeological and archival exploration of Silver Reef (1876-1895), the
    largest mining town established in the 19th Century in Southwestern Utah. Discussion will cover work on
    a saloon (The Elk Horn), a drug store (Case-Wagner Drug Store), and one of the leading restaurants
    (The Cosmopolitan) that operated in the town of over 1,000 people.
This program is sponsored by the Silver Reef Museum and will be held at the old Cosmopolitan Restaurant.
    It is free (but donations are appreciated).
To sign up, click here or call (435)879-2254.
For the flyer, click here and for the media release with more details, click here.

Wednesday,   5/11/2016,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
The Dixie Archaeology Society (DAS) Meeting
Layne Miller, former president of the Utah Rock Art Research Association and expert on Nine Mile Canyon
    will give a presentation on "Rock art of the Utes in Nine Mile Canyon And Beyond". Nine Mile Canyon
    near Price is known for its world-renowned Fremont rock art. Few know that it contains prehistoric
    and historic Ute rock art as well.
Meet in Room 121 (Boeing Auditorium) in the Udvar-Hazy Building on the Dixie State University Campus
    (approximately 1000 East and 300 South in St. George).
    For a map of the campus, click here.
Free to the public. Membership dues $25 single, $30 couple.
For more information, see their website, http://dixierockart.webs.com,
    or call Chris Oravec at (435)986-8348.

Friday,   5/13/2016, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Archaeology Workshop with Dr. Robert L. Schuyler
This program is sponsored by the Silver Reef Museum and will be held at the old Cosmopolitan Restaurant.
    It is free (but donations are appreciated).
To sign up, click here or call (435)879-2254.
For the flyer, click here and for the media release with more details, click here.

Saturday,   5/14/2016, 10:00 am - Noon
Lecture & Walking Tour: "The Elk Horn and a Miller Whose Front Name was George: Archaeology
    and History of the Saloon Business in Silver Reef, Utah." by Dr. Robert L. Schuyler
    A power-point lecture on the excavation of the most famous saloon in Silver Reef, the Elk Horn
    (1877-1893), and an outline of the archival findings on its owner, George Miller, and the ten to
    fifteen other saloon owners, who served the town.
This program is sponsored by the Silver Reef Museum and will be held at the old Cosmopolitan Restaurant.
    It is free (but donations are appreciated).
To sign up, click here or call (435)879-2254.
For the flyer, click here and for the media release with more details, click here.

Tuesday,   5/17/2016, 10:30 am - ???
Workship on paper cutting for decoration
Randel McGee, internationally known paper artist, will teach a workshop on paper cutting in Santa Clara.
    The first 25 people to sign up will receive paper cutting scissors and supplies to finish a paper cut banner.
At the old Heritage Square old Relief Society House,
    3036 W. Santa Clara Drive in Santa Clara.
For more information, call Susannah Nilsson, Santa Clara Historical Society, at (435)668-7285.

Wednesday,   5/18/2016, 6:30 - 7:00 pm
A Community Conversation About Water with Dr. Doug Alder and Dick Kohler
    Sponsored by Community Conversations in partnership with the Community Education Channel.
    You are invited to be part of the live television audience. Share your opinions and ask questions.
Meet in the CEC Studios, Jennings Communication Building, Dixie State University Campus.
    For a map of the campus, click here.
For the flyer, click here.

Friday,   5/20/2016, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Archaeology Workshop with Dr. Robert L. Schuyler
This program is sponsored by the Silver Reef Museum and will be held at the old Cosmopolitan Restaurant.
    It is free (but donations are appreciated).
To sign up, click here or call (435)879-2254.
For the flyer, click here and for the media release with more details, click here.

Friday,   5/20/2016, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Dr. Jeff Moore will speak on "The Fall of Zion: Timing and Impact of Zion Canyon's
    Sentinel Rock Avalanche".
At the Canyon Community Center
    126 Lyon Blvd, Springdale
For more information about the Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series, Contact the
    Zion Natural History Association at (435)772-3264 or go to http://zionpark.org/lectures

Saturday,   5/21/2016, 10:00 am - Noon
Washington County Historical Society Field Trip to the Leeds Tithing House
This tour will give participants a chance to visit the Leeds Tithing House (build in 1891),
    learn of its history, and see the restoration that is taking place.
Meet at the old Tithing House, northwest corner of Main and Center Streets
    in Leeds (Exit 22 from I-15 northbound or Exit 23 southbound).
For the flyer, click here.

Wednesday,   5/25/2016,   10:00 am - noon
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 UT 84770

Thursday,   5/26/2016,   9:00 am - 4:00 pm
D/ASIA Field Trip to the Modena and Enterprise
    This will include an exploration of the old railroad town of Modena. with stops in Enterprise.
    and Beryl Junction. Lunch will be at the Enterprise Pioneer Memorial Park in Enterprise.
    Then out to Enterprise Reservoir and the old Terry Ranch.
For more information, contact the the Visitor Center.
Meet at the Interagency Visitor Center Parking Lot for carpools.
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve $10 tickets (includes lunch) at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200 after 4/21/2016.

Tuesdays-Saturdays,   6/1/2016-8/31/2016, 10:00 am - Noon
Historic St. George LIVE! Tours
Buses take visitors to the Opera House, Tabernacle, Pioneer Courthouse, DUP Museum, and
    Brigham Young Home. Volunteers in costume take the parts of historic figures and interact
    with visitors at each location. At 9:45, prior to the tours, there will be a musician playing an
    Indian flute, pioneer children's games to try out, and two cotton spinners.
Meet at the the Art Museum in the Pioneer Center for the Arts, 47 East 200 North in St. George.
    Tickets are $3.00 for 12 and older; younger children are free with an adult.
For the the announcement, click here, and
    for more information or group reservations, contact Carolyn at (435)703-9924.

Saturday,   6/4/2016, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Ren & Helen Davis will speak on "Landscapes for the People: George Alexander Grant,
    First Chief Photographer of the National Park Service".
At the Canyon Community Center
    126 Lyon Blvd, Springdale
For more information about the Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series, Contact the
    Zion Natural History Association at (435)772-3264 or go to http://zionpark.org/lectures

Wednesday,   6/8/2016,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
The Dixie Archaeology Society (DAS) Meeting
Jaina Moan, Executive Director of the Friends of Gold Butte, will speak on the "Natural and Cultural
    Wonders of Gold Butte." This area near Valley of Fire just south of Mesquite, Nevada is a wonderland
    of geology, scenery and archaeology. She will give an emphasis the Native American rock art and
    habitation. She also mentions efforts by the Friends of Gold Butte to help preserve and protect
    its remarkable beauty and variety.
    (This talk will be similar to a one she gave at the D/ASIA Brown Bag on 4/29/2016)
Meet in Room 121 (Boeing Auditorium) in the Udvar-Hazy Building on the Dixie State University Campus
    (approximately 1000 East and 300 South in St. George).
    For a map of the campus, click here.
Free to the public. Membership dues $25 single, $30 couple.
For more information, see their website, http://dixierockart.webs.com,
    or call Chris Oravec at (435)986-8348.

Thursday,   6/23/2016,   9:00 am - 3:00 pm
D/ASIA Field Trip to the Kolob Canyons section of Zion National Park
    Details TBD.
For more information, contact the the Visitor Center.
Meet at the Interagency Visitor Center for carpools.
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve $10 tickets (includes lunch) at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200 after 5/26/2016.
    (As on Monday morning, 6/20/2016, there were still openings for a few more people)

Saturday,   6/25/2016, 10:00 am - Noon
Silver Reef Historical Lecture
    Silver Reef Foundation Treasurer Andrew Peterson will deliver Saturday's lecture on the economics and
    business of Silver Reef, silver mining, labor actions and currency from the late 19th century as well as
    those external influences that affected the town.
This program is sponsored by the Silver Reef Museum and will be held at the old Cosmopolitan Restaurant.
    It is free (but donations are appreciated).
To sign up, click here or call (435)879-2254.
For the flyer, click here.

Thursday-Saturday,   6/30/2016-7/2/2016,   8:00 pm - ????
Gunlock Rodeo
For more information, see the Facebook link on our history webpage,
    http://wchsutah.org/miscellaneous/gunlock-rodeo.php

Wednesday,   7/13/2016,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
The Dixie Archaeology Society (DAS) Meeting
The July meeting will be a film, "Visions in Stone - The Rock Art of the Cosos". The Coso Range in
    California contains some of the best-preserved rock art in the West. This documentary discusses.
    its unique style and variety
There will be no speaker or field trips during July.
Meet in Room 121 (Boeing Auditorium) in the Udvar-Hazy Building on the Dixie State University Campus
    (approximately 1000 East and 300 South in St. George).
    For a map of the campus, click here.
Free to the public. Membership dues $25 single, $30 couple.
For more information, see their website, http://dixierockart.webs.com,
    or contact John Mangels at dixierockart@msn.com.

Thursdays-Saturdays,   7/13/2016-8/10/2016, 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
"Snapshot 1880's: The Way Our Pioneers Worked in Washington County" Exhibit
This exhibit will display the surprising inter-relatedness of the pioneer communities of
    St. George-Harrisburg-Leeds-Silver Reef and explore how these communities not only co-existed, but
    flourished in their co-dependence. Displays of photographs and life/work history of many of the 1880s
    pioneers also will be presented.
Admission is free (sponsored by the Washington County RAP Tax)
Arts to Zion Showcase/Gallery 35, 35 N. Main Street in St. George.
For the the flyer, click here.

Saturday,   7/23/2016, 5:00 - 8:00 pm
Public Reception for the "Snapshot 1880's: The Way Our Pioneers Worked in Washington County" Exhibit
This exhibit will display the surprising inter-relatedness of the pioneer communities of
    St. George-Harrisburg-Leeds-Silver Reef and explore how these communities not only co-existed, but
    flourished in their co-dependence. Displays of photographs and life/work history of many of the 1880s
    pioneers also will be presented.
Admission is free (sponsored by the Washington County RAP Tax)
Arts to Zion Showcase/Gallery 35, 35 N. Main Street in St. George.
For the the flyer, click here.

Saturday,   7/23/2016,   6:00 pm - ????
Dedication of the Heritage Town Square and Old Church in Virgin, Utah
    6:00 pm - Potluck dinner and hot dogs; please bring a favorite salad or dessert.
    7:00 pm - Annual children's play followed by the dedication ceremony.
    After - Enjoy the sounds of Three Hat Trio and some cowboy poetry by Leon Lewis.
For the flyer, click here.

Friday,   8/5/2016, 7:00 - 9:00 pm (during the St. George Streetfest)
Open House for the "Snapshot 1880's: The Way Our Pioneers Worked in Washington County" Exhibit
This exhibit will display the surprising inter-relatedness of the pioneer communities of
    St. George-Harrisburg-Leeds-Silver Reef and explore how these communities not only co-existed, but
    flourished in their co-dependence. Displays of photographs and life/work history of many of the 1880s
    pioneers also will be presented.
Admission is free (sponsored by the Washington County RAP Tax)
Arts to Zion Showcase/Gallery 35, 35 N. Main Street in St. George.
For the the flyer, click here.

Wednesday,   8/10/2016,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
The Dixie Archaeology Society (DAS) Meeting
Instead of a speaker, during the summer months they show movies on archaeology and Native Americans.
    There will be no speaker or field trips during August.
Meet in Room 121 (Boeing Auditorium) in the Udvar-Hazy Building on the Dixie State University Campus
    (approximately 1000 East and 300 South in St. George).
    For a map of the campus, click here.
Free to the public. Membership dues $25 single, $30 couple.
For more information, see their website, http://dixierockart.webs.com,
    or contact John Mangels at dixierockart@msn.com.

Friday,   8/12/2016,   1:00 - 4:30 pm
Introduction to Oral History by Jedediah Rogers and Megan van Frank
This free half day workshop is for anyone interested in oral histories
    and is presented jointly by Utah Humanities & Utah Division of State History.
At the Cedar City Public Library, 303 North 100 East in Cedar City.
Free to the public but RSVP to Megan van Frank, (801)359-9670 or vanfrank@utahhumanities.org
For the flyer, click here.

Friday,   8/12/2016,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Early Tourism in Southern Utah: A Utah Historical Quarterly Special Event
Paula Mitchell (SUU Special Collections Librarian) will speak on "The Grand Circle Tour:
    Early Tourism in Zion, Bryce, North Rim, and Cedar Breaks"
    and Ryan Paul (Museum Curator for Frontier Homestead State Park Museum) will speak
    on "Traveling the Painted Canyons: The Story of the Utah Parks Company, 1923-1970".
At the Frontier Homestead State Park, 635 N. Main in Cedar City.
This event is free and open to the public.
For the flyer, click here.

Saturday,   8/13/2016,   7:30 pm - Dusk
Zion Native American Flute Circle Concert
The Zion Native American-Style Flute Circle will present a free summer concert under the big pines
    of Pine Valley. The relaxing and soothing music of the native American-style flute is best enjoyed
    in a beautiful and cool outdoor setting. Information and history about the native flute will be given.
At the Pine Valley Campground. Bring a blanket or chairs to sit on.
This event is free and open to the public.

Saturday,   8/20/2016, 8:00 pm
Stories from Dixie... with St. George native and history buff, Loren Webb
    This program's story:   The Honeymoon Trail.
At the Quail Creek State Park South Pavillion. There will be no park fees for those arriving
    between 7:00 and 8:00 pm, just tell the gate staff you are there for Stories from Dixie..
This program is sponsored by the Sand Hollow and Quail Creek State Parks.

Thursday,   8/25/2016,   9:00 am - 3:00 pm
D/ASIA Field Trip to Navajo Lake and Cascade Falls
    Details TBD.
For more information, contact the the Visitor Center.
Meet at the Interagency Visitor Center for carpools.
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve $10 tickets (includes lunch) at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200 after 6/23/2016.

Wednesday,   8/31/2016,   10:00 am - noon
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 UT 84770

Thursday-Saturday   9/1-3/2016
18th Annual Peach Days in Hurricane
For the Peach Days website, click here.

Thursday-Saturday   9/1-3/2016   10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Arts to Zion Showcase Featured Exhibit: "Snapshot 1880's: Our Pioneers-Textiles"
This exhibit is a collaboration about TEXTILES between the Silver Reef Museum and the
    DUP McQuarrie Memorial Museum. It will become part of the local additions to the Smithsonian
    "The Way We Worked" exhibit coming to Silver Reef in the fall of 2017.
Admission is free (sponsored by the Washington County RAP Tax).
In the Arts to Zion Showcase at Gallery 35, 35 N. Main Street in St. George.
Special Note: On Friday night from 7:00 to 9:00 pm during the George Streetfest - First Friday Nightlife,
    the Gallery will remain open and Sandra Sandberg of the St. George Weaving Studio will be
    demonstrating the creation of textiles.

Saturday   9/3/2016;   Noon - 6:30 pm
Reunion at the Mt. Trumbull School.
    Celebrating 100 Years since the Settlement of Mt. Trumbull AZ.
See http://www.bundyreunion.com.

Thursday-Saturday   9/8-10/2016   10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Arts to Zion Showcase Featured Exhibit: "Snapshot 1880's: Our Pioneers-Textiles"
This exhibit is a collaboration about TEXTILES between the Silver Reef Museum and the
    DUP McQuarrie Memorial Museum. It will become part of the local additions to the Smithsonian
    "The Way We Worked" exhibit coming to Silver Reef in the fall of 2017.
Admission is free (sponsored by the Washington County RAP Tax).
In the Arts to Zion Showcase at Gallery 35, 35 N. Main Street in St. George.

Wednesday,   9/14/2016,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
The Dixie Archaeology Society (DAS) Meeting
John Mangels, President of the Dixie Archaeology Society, kicks off the fall season with a discussion of
    many of the available archaeological and rock art sites near the I-15 corridor. This presentation begins
    with a brief discussion of the many Native populations that have inhabited the area and why they may
    have created the rock art. It continues with a discussion of the rock art located along the I-15 corridor
    including the Leeds / Silver Reef area. The conclusion addresses some dangers facing these cultural
    resources and what we can do to preserve them.
Meet in Room 121 (Boeing Auditorium) in the Udvar-Hazy Building on the Dixie State University Campus
    (approximately 1000 East and 300 South in St. George).
    For a map of the campus, click here.
Free to the public. Membership dues $25 single, $30 couple.
For more information, see their website, http://dixierockart.webs.com,
    or contact John Mangels at dixierockart@msn.com.

Thursday,   9/15/2016,   7:00 - 8:00 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
Richard Kohler (President of the Washington County Historical Society) will talk about the oil industry
    in Washington City and the surrounding areas of Washington County.
Historic Washington Relief Society House
    100 W. Telegraph St.
    Washington, UT 84780
For information, contact Kelly Paxman at kpaxman@skyviewmail.com or (435)680-1407.

Friday-Saturday   9/16-17/2017
Annual Heritage Days Celebration in Ivins
Parade, entertainment, vendors, food, and games.
At the Ivins City Park,   Main & 100 North
For the Heritage Days webpage, click here.

Thursday,   9/22/2016,   9:00 am - 3:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip to Kolob Reservoir and on up through Cedar Canyon
This will be an auto tour up the Kolob road from Virgin, past Kolob Reservoir, on across Cedar Mountain,
    and down Cedar Canyon to view the fall colors. We will hear stories about the Kolob Plateau, CCC
    camps, and other historical sites. We will return through Cedar City and back via I-15.
Meet at the Interagency Visitor Center for carpools.
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve $10 tickets (includes lunch) at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200.
For more information, click here or contact the the Visitor Center.

Thursday-Saturday,   9/22-24/2016
Swiss Days in Santa Clara
For the details and schedule, click here.

Thursday-Saturday,   9/22-24/2016
Sons of Utah Pioneers (SUP) National Convention
Hurricane Community Center
    63 South 100 West, Hurricane UT
For the convention website, click here.
For the convention schedule, click here.

Saturday,   9/24/2016,   10:00 am - Noon
Silver Reef Historical Lecture: "Women of Silver Reef" by Elaine Young and Dixie Miller
    Old mining towns seemed to be like the men that lived in them, rough, tough, and lawless. However, a
    quarter of the polulation of Silver Reef was female. What brought these women and children to Silver
    Reef, and what did they do there? Learn about the women of Silver Reef and see the types of clothing
    that they wore at the end of the nineteenth century.
This program is sponsored by the Silver Reef Museum and will be held at the old Cosmopolitan Restaurant.
Suggested donation is $3.00.
For more information, click here for the media release or
    contact the Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org or call (435)879-2254.

Monday,   9/26/2016,   Noon - ????
Dedication of the Zion National Park "CCC Worker Boy" Statue
At the Visitor Center Complex in Zion National Park
Please RSVP to Ken Baldridge to let them know how many to expect or if you have any other questions:
    eightball_7@msn.com or call (801)785-0599 or (801)636-6551.
For the invitation, click here.

Wednesday,   9/28/2016,   10:00 am - noon
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 UT 84770

Thursday-Saturday,   9/29/2016-10/1/2016
64th Annual Utah State History Conference
Theme: "Rural Utah and Western Issues".
At the Rio Grande Depot in Salt Lake City and the Utah Cultural Celebration Center in West Valley City.
    There will also be an optional tour to the Bear Valley Massacre Site in southern Idaho.
Registration is free and open to the public. The Saturday tour costs $65.
For the conference website, click here
    and for the conference program, click here.

Friday,   9/30/2016,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Patricia LaBounty will speak on "The Union Pacific and National Park".
At the Canyon Community Center
    126 Lyon Blvd, Springdale
For more information about the Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series, Contact the
    Zion Natural History Association at (435)772-3264 or go to http://zionpark.org/lectures

Monday,   10/3/2016,   Noon - 1:00 pm
Colleagues of Dixie State University Meeting
Professor Steven Heath, will share insights on "The History of the Old Spanish Trail through
    Utah and Arizona". There will be time after the presentation for a few questions.
At the Taylor Health Sciences Center auditorium,
    1526 Medical Center Drive, St. George
    Main Floor, Room 156
Everyone is welcome and admission is free
For more information, click here.

Tuesday,   10/4/2016,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Terry Tempest Williams will talk about her latest book, "The Hour of Land:
    A Personal Topography of America's National Parks".
At the Canyon Community Center
    126 Lyon Blvd, Springdale
For more information about the Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series, Contact the
    Zion Natural History Association at (435)772-3264 or go to http://zionpark.org/lectures

Friday,   10/7/2016,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
"What Is the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)?"
    The U.S. has a unique legal and political relationship with Indian tribes. BIA provides services directly
    or through contracts, grants, or compacts to 567 Federally-recognized tribes with a service population
    of about 1.9 million American Indian and Alaska Natives. Through Indian Affairs programs, Tribes
    improve their tribal government infrastructure, community infrastructure, education, job training, and
    employment opportunities along with other components of long term sustainable development that
    work to improve the quality of life for their members.
Interagency Visitor Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200 to reserve one of the 80 seats per session.
For the more information, click here.

Friday,   10/7/2016,   6:00 - ?.?? pm
Kanarraville Historical Society's 2nd Annual "Meet Some of Our Early Citizens" at the Kanarraville Cemetery
There will be refreshments and live music following.
Every one with an interest in Utah history is invited.
For more information, contact Ron Archibald at ronarc@q.com.

Saturday,   10/8/2016,   Noon (Reenactment) and 1:00 pm (Lecture) until 2:00 pm
Wild West Day at Silver Reef Ghost Town - Wells Fargo "Bank Robbery" and GUNS of the 1870's Lecture
    The Lawmen and the Muddy River Gang are a local western reenactment group who will stage a bank
    robbery and shootout in front of the old Wells Fargo Express Office (now the Silver Reef Museum).
    Then Gary Dixon will lecture on the "GUNS of the 1870's" next door at the old Cosmopolitan Restaurant
    building. He will show his private gun collection and explain the details of each piece and its place in
    the Old West.
An RSVP would be appreciated and a donation of $3 per person is suggested.
    To RSVP, call the Museum at (435)879-2254 or e-mail Museum@SilverReef.org.
    You can also register online at http://tinyurl.com/Guns0f1870s.
For the flyer, click here.
For the media release, click here.

Wednesday,   10/12/2016,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Dixie Archaeology Society (DAS) Meeting
"Archaeological Survey in the Valley of Fire: Training Students and Deducing a Settlement Pattern Model
    for Valley of Fire in Southern Nevada" by Dr. Kevin Rafferty, College of Southern Nevada.
    The archaeological program at the College of Southern Nevada (CSN) has been conducting
    archaeological survey and site recording in Valley of Fire State park since 2003. This has resulted
    in the inventory of over 5 square miles of the southern portion and the recording, or re-recording,
    of nearly 100 archaeological sites in the park. These range in age from the Lake Mojave period
    (ca. 10,000-7500 B.P.) to 20th century phenomena. Over 60 students have been exposed to the
    best practices in inventory and recording techniques. This effort has also allowed for the construction
    of an area-specific culture history based on the results of the surveys. This talk will discuss the
    different survey efforts by year and result, and present a model of prehistoric settlement and
    subsistence that will hopefully be tested by future researchers in the area.
Meet in Room 121 (Boeing Auditorium) in the Udvar-Hazy Building on the Dixie State University Campus
    (approximately 1000 East and 300 South in St. George).
    For a map of the campus, click here.
Free to the public. Membership dues $25 single, $30 couple.
For more information, see their website, http://dixierockart.webs.com,
    or their Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/DixieArchaeologySociety1.

Friday,   10/14/2016,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
"The Page Ranch" presented by Lisa Michele Church
    The historic Page Ranch, on the remote Pinto Road about 20 miles west of Cedar City, was a busy
    way station for travelers on the wagon road to California. The ranch was homesteaded in 1860 by
    Robert Richey and his two wives, and inherited by Richey's grandson Daniel Page in 1875. Page raised
    a large family while operating a cattle ranch, fruit orchard and boarding house. Page was also a miner
    who did well in selling his mining claims making enough to build a 14 room house and decorate it with
    furnishings from Chicago. Lisa will explore the people, stories and mysteries surrounding the 150 year
    old ranch.
Interagency Visitor Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200 to reserve one of the 80 seats per session.
For the more information, click here.

Saturday,   10/15/2016,   10:00 am - Noon
Silver Reef Historical Lecture: "The Page Ranch" by Lisa Michele Church (author of a new book about the ranch)
    The Page - Richey Ranch six miles from Pinto by Old Irontown is one of the most unusual examples of
    mid-1800s homesteading in southern Utah. The red brick double cross wing style mansion housed not
    only a large family but functioned as a stop on the wagon road to California. We will see photos of the
    people and furnishings that made the ranch a beautiful beckoning way station, and we will also explore
    the ranch's ties to mining, horticulture, Native Americans and even Japanese families who stayed there
    during World War Two.
This program is sponsored by the Silver Reef Museum and will be held at the old Cosmopolitan Restaurant.
For more information, contact the Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org or call (435)879-2254.

Saturday,   10/15/2016,   12:30 pm - ????
Washington County Historical Society field trip to the Page Ranch
    Lisa Michele Church (author of a new book about the ranch) will lead a drive to and tour of the ranch.
    After a short break for lunch, we will travel to Cedar City an then west on Highway 56 to the Pinto turnoff.
   From there, we will travel 5 miles on a well maintained dirt road to the ranch.
Lunch options: (1) Brown bag, (2) Cafe in Leeds, and (3) Fast food in Cedar City.
    At the lecture (above), a time will be announced to meet at the ranch.
For a map, click here.
For information on the Page Ranch, see click here.

Friday,   10/21/2016,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
"Pasashant Night Skies" by Eathan McIntyre (Physical Scientist, Grand Canyon Parashant Nat'l Monument)
    Mr. McIntyre spearheaded the first BLM Dark Sky Designation in this exceptional National Monument.
    He will discuss the importance of night skies to wildlife and the human experience along with how they
    are being monitored across remote landscapes and your own backyard.
Interagency Visitor Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200 to reserve one of the 80 seats per session.
For the more information, click here.

Friday,   10/21/2016,   2:00 - 3:00 pm
DASIA Bonus Brown Bag Program
"Rock Art of Washington County, One Piece of a Global Puzzle" by David Lee (Independent Researcher,
    Author, and Lecturer). David Lee and his colleagues have been documenting rock art in this area and
    around the world. David will discuss their findings. For more information about his talk, click here.
Interagency Visitor Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200 to reserve one of the 80 seats per session.
For the more information, click here.

Friday,   10/21/2016,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Dr. Christopher Norment will speak on "Relicts of a Beautiful Sea".
Relicts of a Beautiful Sea: Survival, Extinction, and Conservation in a Desert World is a meditation upon
    the wonder and tragedy of rare and endangered species. Set in the Death Valley region, the book tells
    the stories of six rare desert species, all of which are restricted to aquatic habitats.
At the Canyon Community Center
    126 Lyon Blvd, Springdale
For more information about the Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series, Contact the
    Zion Natural History Association at (435)772-3264 or go to http://zionpark.org/lectures

Tuesday   10/25/2016   5:50 - 7:30 pm
Tres Trails Chapter (Washington County)
    of the Old Spanish Trail Association (OSTA) bi-monthly meeting.
Several members who have had significant interactions with various Native American tribal groups
    in the past two months at various places around the country will share their experiences.
Conference room at the Washington Branch Library,
    220 North 300 East, Washington UT 84780
For an e-mail announcement, click here.
For other information, contact Dr. Leo Lyman, lionman011@gmail.com

Wednesday,   10/26/2016,   10:00 am - noon
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 UT 84770

Thursday,   10/27/2016,   8:15 am - 6:30 pm     *** SOLD OUT ***
DASIA Field Trip to the Mt. Trumbull administrative site and the Toroweap Overlook of the Grand Canyon
Weather permitting, DASIA will lead an excursion down Main Street Valley, with a lunch stop at the
    Mt. Trumbull administrative site, and on to the Toroweap Overlook of the Grand Canyon. They will
    return through Antelope Valley to Highway 389 near Fredonia, and return to St. George.
High clearance four-wheel drive vehicles are required for this extra long day trip.
Meet at the Interagency Visitor Center for carpools.
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve $10 tickets (includes lunch) at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200.
For more information, click here or contact the the Visitor Center.

Friday,   10/28/2016,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
"Halloween and Time for Bats" by Keith Day (Wildlife Biologist, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources)
    Mr. Day is responsible for the Southern Region non-game bird and mammal programs. Keith has
    been with the Southern Region for over 18 years and has been a Wildlife professional for 28 years.
    He will discuss the biology and life history of bats and their niche in the environment along with
    ongoing research programs in Utah and the U.S.
Interagency Visitor Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200 to reserve one of the 80 seats per session.
For the more information, click here.

Friday,   10/28/2016   6:30 - 8:30 pm
Washington City Historical Society Hoedown (Fall Social and Fundraiser)
This annual event helps fund Washington City Historical Society projects including
    the Washington City Museum and the Washington Relief Society House.
    This evening is always fun and will include a dinner, entertainment, and a silent auction.
At the Cotton Town Village Auditorium, 25 North 300 West in Washington City.
Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased at the door or from Ron Romney
    at (435)627-9587 or romneyrs@yahoo.com.

Friday,   10/28/2015,   7:30 - 8:30 pm
Ghost Night at Silver Reef
Silver Reef ghosts return every year with new stories to tell. Refreshment will be served.
For the flyer, click here.
For more information, contact the Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org or call (435)879-2254.

Saturday,   10/29/2015,   4:00 - 5:00 and 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Ghost Night at Silver Reef
Silver Reef ghosts return every year with new stories to tell. Refreshment will be served.
For the flyer, click here.
For more information, contact the Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org or call (435)879-2254.

Friday,   11/4/2016,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
"Desert Tortoise Habitat Conservation in Southwest Utah"
    by Ann McLuckie (Wildlife Biologist, Utah Department of Natural Resources)
    When you step over one of the Red Cliff Desert Reserve's distinctive "step-over" gates, you are
    entering a special place, a 62,000-acre scenic wildlife reserve set aside to protect the Mohave
    Desert Tortoise and other rare plants and animals. At the mreging of three geat ecosystems, the
    Reserve is biologically rich with a unique array of animals and plants. The conditions in the region
    are such that several endemic species, those which occur nowhere else in the world, occur here.
Interagency Visitor Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200 to reserve one of the 80 seats per session.
For the more information, click here.

Tuesday,   11/8/2016,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Amanda Palmer will present "Find Your Park Through Art".
Amanda will share with us her campaign to encourage artists and people of all ages to find their park
    through art! She will give a presentation during which she will discuss her several artist residencies
    in the National Parks, reveal some of her many inspirations, and explore a few of her creative methods.
At the Canyon Community Center
    126 Lyon Blvd, Springdale
For more information about the Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series, Contact the
    Zion Natural History Association at (435)772-3264 or go to http://zionpark.org/lectures

Wednesday,   11/9/2016,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Dixie Archaeology Society (DAS) Meeting
Carol Patterson discusses the contents of her new book Petroglyphs of Western Colorado and the Northern
    Ute Indian Reservation as Interpreted by Clifford Duncan. Duncan, a Northern Ute elder, believed that
    educating the public in the meaning of Ute petroglyphs would help preserve and protect them. Early in
    his life he traveledby car, on foot and on horseback through the Uncompahgre Plateau and later visited
    the Uintah Ouray Reservation (White River Ute). Carol Patterson's book supplements his interpretations
    of the petroglyphs he found in these two locations with their cultural and political histories and additional
    ethnographic information.
Meet in Room 121 (Boeing Auditorium) in the Udvar-Hazy Building on the Dixie State University Campus
    (approximately 1000 East and 300 South in St. George).
    For a map of the campus, click here.
Free to the public. Membership dues $25 single, $30 couple.
For more information, see their website, http://dixierockart.webs.com, their Facebook page,
    https://www.facebook.com/DixieArchaeologySociety1, or call Chris Oravec at (435)986-8348.

Thursday,   11/10/2016,   5:00 - 8:00 pm
DASIA 2016 Annual Evening on the Arizona Strip
Celebrating 22 years of connecting people and public lands. And this year celebrating the centennial
    of the National Park Service with special guest, Lyman Hafen. There will be live and silent auctions,
    a roast beef buffet, and live entertainment featuring Beans & Wheels.
At the Sun River Community Center Ballroom
For $30 tickets, call the Dixie Arizona Strip Interpretive Association (DASIA) at (435)688-3275,
    go to http://www.d-asia.org, or visit the Interagency Visitor Center, 345 E. Riverside Dr. in St. George.
For the flyer, click here.

Thursday,   11/10/2016,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
The Eighth Annual Plein Art Invitational Lecture Series
Doug Leen will present "WPA National Park Poster Series Rediscovered".
At the Zion Canyon Lodge Auditorium inside Zion National Park.
    The lecture is free, but admission fees to enter the Park may be incurred.

Friday,   11/11/2016
No DASIA Brown Bag Program this week (Veteran's Day)

Saturday,   11/12/2016,   1:00 am - 4:00 pm
Leeds / Silver Reef Home Tour
Four unique homes in the picturesque Leeds / Silver Reef area will be open to visit.
    This is a benefit for the Silver Reef Museum and the $25 tickets are tax-deductible.
    The cost includes four free admissions to the museum.
For the flyer, click here.
For more information, contact the Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org or call (435)879-2254.

Thursday,   1/17/2016,   7:00 - 8:00 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
Special guest, Paul Furr, will speak on "Exploring the Arizona Strip",
    He will show slides as he talks about this beautiful area between Utah and the Grand Canyon.
    Please plan on attending. It should prove to be very interesting. You might even see some
    places you want to go check out.
Historic Washington Relief Society House
    100 W. Telegraph St.
    Washington, UT 84780
For information, contact Kelly Paxman at kpaxman@skyviewmail.com or (435)680-1407.

Friday,   11/18/2016,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
"California Condors, Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument"
    by Janette Perez-Jimenez (Condor Intern, Pinnacles National Park)
    Join us for a fascinating discussion about critically endangered California Condors (Gymnogyps
    Californianus) and learn about their unique natural history and road to recovery. Janette has
    worked with the National Park Service for two years in varying locations across California and
    Oregon, and is currently working with national parks in the Southwest to develop condor
    outreach and educational materials.
Interagency Visitor Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200 to reserve one of the 80 seats per session.
For the more information, click here.

Saturday,   11/19/2016,   10:00 - 11:30 am
Lecture:   "The D.I. Ranch" by Suzanne Dalitz
Suzanne is the daughter of the late Las Vegas casino boss, Moe Dalitz, who developed the Desert Inn
    and Stardust hotels, and was one of the major power brokers of the Las Vegas Strip during the 1950s
    and 1960s. She will tell how her father bought and developed the D.I. Ranch out near Motoqua in
    western Washington County. She will also talk about life on the ranch, some of which she personally
    experienced.
The lecture will be on the 3rd floor of the old Dixie Academy Building, now the Children's Museum
    86 S. Main Street in St. George
This free lecture is sponsored by the Washington County Historical Society through a donation from
    the Beckham/Ashe Foundation and everyone is invited.
For the press release, click here and for information on the D.I. Ranch, click here.

Friday,   11/25/2016,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
"Dinosaur Discovery Site" by Dianna Azevedo (Director)
    The St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm houses exceptionally well-preserved dinosaur
    tracks, fossil fish and plants, rare dinosaur remains, invertebrate traces and important sedimentary
    structures. This site is described by many paleontologists as "one of the ten best dinosaur track sites
    in the world" and is one of the most important discoveries in Early Jurassic paleontological history.
Interagency Visitor Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200 to reserve one of the 80 seats per session.
For the more information, click here.

Wednesday,   11/30/2016,   10:00 am - noon
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 UT 84770

Thursday,   12/1/2016,   9:00 am - 3:30 pm
DASIA Field Trip to Pipe Spring National Monument and Moccasin AZ
DASIA will lead an excursion to Pipe Spring National Monument, with a lunch stop at the Kaibab Band
    of Paiutes pow wow grounds. NPS Ranger and native Paiute, Benn Pikyavit, will be our host. We will
    return through the old Mormon town of near Pipe Spring and then back to St. George.
No special vehicles will be required for this trip.
Meet at the Interagency Visitor Center for carpools.
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve $10 tickets (includes lunch) at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200.
For more information, click here or contact the the Visitor Center.

Friday,   12/2/2016,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
Susan Crook (Executive Director, SUNCLF)
    SUNCLF is a volunteer friends group run by the non-profit Conserve Southwest Utah. SUNCLF works to
    create a pool of engaged citizens to assist with inventory efforts and long-term monitoring of the natural,
    historic and cultural resources in Southwest Utah's National Conservation Lands. In addition to citizen
    stewardship, volunteers assist in creating and implementing programs that promote natural resource
    protection and visitor safety using interpretive and education programs.
Interagency Visitor Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200 to reserve one of the 80 seats per session.
For the more information, click here.

Friday,   12/9/2016,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
William Mason Hoy, PhD (Curator, Hoy Insect Museum)
    Bill loves bugs! This is a chance to find out about all the creepy crawlies in Southern Utah from the guy
    who really knows.
Interagency Visitor Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200 to reserve one of the 80 seats per session.
For the more information, click here.

Friday,   12/9/2016,   5:00 - 8:00 pm
Frontier Holiday Traditions at Pipe Spring National Monument
Celebrate a classic Victorian holiday at Winsor Castle with crafts, carols, music, stories,
    and hot cider by the campfire.
At the Pipe Spring National Monument.
    Admission is $7.00 for adults with children 15 & younger free with an adult.
    Interagency passes are accepted.
For the flyer, click here.

Friday,   12/16/2016,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
Doug Alder, PhD (Past President of Dixie State College, History Professor and Author)
    Dr. Alder will talk about the last ten years of Washington County History--2006 to 2016. This is the
    next chapter for the book that he and Karl Brooks wrote. Most everyone in the audience will have
    experienced some of the things in the chapter and can give advice about what he has said.
Interagency Visitor Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200 to reserve one of the 80 seats per session.
For the more information, click here.

Friday,   12/23/2016,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
Keith Behunin and his Fertile Dirt Band
    The Fertile Dirt Band is an audience interactive bluegrass band utilizing the musical instruments that
    were available in the days of the pioneers. Our audience will recreate that pioneer music sound with
    washboards, spoons, cow bells, jugs, washtub bass and bending saws, the sounds of which have not
    been heard for 150 years. Fun takes precedence over aural (of the ear) sensuousness!
Interagency Visitor Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200 to reserve one of the 80 seats per session.
For the more information, click here.

Friday,   12/30/2016,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
Marilyn Davis (Red Cliffs Audubon Society)
    The annual Christmas Bird Count is a great opportunity to get out and bird all day long, mingle with fellow
    birders, and at the same time participate in a useful scientific study that has been documenting wintering
    bird densities and movements for over 100 years now. The St. George Winter Bird Festival is an event
    hosted by the Red Cliffs Audubon Society and Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. Our mission is to
    intrigue and educate the public about these creatures by catering to both novice and expert birders with
    a variety of field trips, workshops, and presentations.
Interagency Visitor Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200 to reserve one of the 80 seats per session.
For the more information, click here.