Old County Courthouse

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)


CALENDAR OF PAST EVENTS

(for the year 2017)

PAST EVENTS

Friday,   1/6/2017,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
Gil Mecham - Winter 4x4 Jamboree
    The Winter 4x4 Jamboree is a non-competitive trail run event for high clearance 4x4 vehicles. Groups
    of participants are led on rated trails by experienced trail leaders and helpers. Trails are rated on a
    10 point scale, with a rating of 1 for graded roads that may be easily travelled by most cars and a
    rating of 10 for purpose-built vehicles (buggies) with sophisticated suspensions and drivetrains
    operated by expert drivers. Trails used for Winter 4x4 Jamboree will be from 2 rated trails through
    10 rated trails.
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,   1/6/2017,   Deadline for Applications
Museum Interpretation Workshops: Series of Five Full-Day Linked Workshops in Washington County
Learn how to research, design, and create interpretative exhibits and activities in your own museum!
    Utah Humanities is offering these workshops to give staff and volunteers working in Utah's small
    museums hands-on learning in curatorial practice and exhibit development. Participants attend the
    entire series and complete a small exhibit project at their own museum.
Workshops will be held in St. George and Leeds on 2/6/2017, 3/6/2017, 4/3/2017, 5/1/2017, and 6/5/2017.
    Training and materials are free, but workshop space is limited and by competitive application.
For details and an application form, click here.

Wednesday,   1/11/2017,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Dixie Archaeology Society (DAS) Meeting
Dave Manley will discuss his book Ancient Galleries of Cedar Mesa. Dave is a photographer
    who focuses his creative eye on the ancient rock art of Cedar Mesa, as remote a place as you can
    find in southeastern Utah. The greater Cedar Mesa area has been home to indigenous people for
    thousands of years. The cultures that came and went over time left a legacy of beautiful and
    intriguing marks on the rocks. Dave's crisp images show the breadth of the rock art found here,
    from isolated and simplistic to elaborately carved and/or painted panels. For more information, see:
    http://www.cnha.org/ancient-galleries-of-cedar-mesa-4197.html.
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.

Friday,   1/13/2017,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
McGarren Flack - Artish in Residence, Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument
    The national BLM Artist-in-Residence (AiR) Program creates a structure to share the scenic beauty and
    unique stories of BLM and the National Landscape Conservation System with the public through the
    world of art. The BLM Artist-in-Residence Program provides artistic and educational opportunities that
    promote deeper understanding and dialogue about the natural, cultural, and historic resources on public
    lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
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,   1/17/2017,   5:30 - 8:30 pm
Cotton Mission Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers Dinner Meeting
    A meet & greet will start at 5:30. A catered dinner ($14) will begin at 6:00.
    Then historian and author Craig R. Dunn will speak about Joseph Smith's presidential run
    and some of the events that brought church history and US history together in the early days
    of the church.
Meet at the Washington City Community Center, 350 N Community Center Drive, Washington.

Thursday,   1/19/2017,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Washington City Historical Society Monthly Meeting
This month, in lieu of the normal lecture meeting at the historic Washington Relief Society House,
    the meeting will be held in the historic Washington City Museum.
    There will be guided tours, refreshments, and entertainment.
Historic Washington City Museum
    25 E. Telegraph St.
    Washington, UT 84780
For information, contact Kelly Paxman at kpaxman@skyviewmail.com

Thursday,   1/19/2017,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Dixie Encampment Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers Orientation Meeting
    An explanation and discussion of the mission of the SUP and the goals of the
    Dixie Encampment Chapter will be conducted. Light refreshments will be served.
Please arrive by 6:50 at the residence of Wayne & Gae Pace, 477 West Rolling Hills Drive, St. George.
For an invitation, click here. Please complete the Registration Form and bring with a check for the
    membership category of your choice.
For more information, contact Wayne Pace at wpace@infowest.com

Friday,   1/20/2017,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
Greg Woodall - What's New in Regional Archaeology
    Greg earned a B.S. in Botany, with a minor in Anthropology / Archeology from Southern Utah University
    in 1982. An experienced archeologist and ethno-botanist, Greg has over 20 years of river and hiking
    guiding experience in fragile desert areas of the Colorado Plateau and he "specializes" in the Arizona
    Strip area between the Grand Canyon and southern Utah.
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,   1/20/2017,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Dr. Alan Titus will present "Raising the Kaiparowits Formation Ecosystem from the Dead:
    A Ground Up Look at Utah 75 Million Years Ago".
At the Canyon Community Center, 126 Lyon Blvd, Springdale
For more information about the Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series, click here
    or contact Zion Natural History Association at (435)772-3264.

Saturday,   1/21/2017,   10:00 am - ?:?? pm
Washington County Historical Society Field Trip to Long Valley
The sites visited will include man made historical structures including the pioneer dams on the virgin river.
    Also pre-historic native sites that were discovered during the building of the south airport road.
    Also geological sites of interest.
This is mainly a driving with stops field trip with little hiking but a lot of information of interest.
Meet at the Public Lands Information Center (BLM) parking lot at 10:00 am to form carpools.
For the news release, click here.
For an article with some related information, see:
    A Project of Interest: The Civilian Conservation Corps' Washington Fields Project, 1937-1938
    " with accompanying slides
    by Michael Lyle Shamo   [draft]

Wednesday,   1/25/2017,   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,   1/26/2017,   9:00 am - ???
DASIA Field Trip - Cedar Livestock Auction, Cedar City, UT
    Cedar Livestock was started in the mid 40's by three or four livestock men. Sales were held on
    Saturdays and mostly sold cattle and a few sheep. In the mid 60's, the sale barn was purchased
    by a local cattle buyer, Fred Levanger. Later, Fred sold the barn to a man from Delta named Knight.
    LW Gardner from Richfield bought the barn from Knight and he hired Met Johnson to run the sale in
    the mid 70's. Met took over and bought the barn from Gardner and made many improvements. The
    Market Grill was added as well as new pens. In 1989 Bret and Margo Whittier bought the barn from
    Met and Lana Johnson. Cedar Livestock Market continues today with the support of the great livestock
    people of Southern Utah, Northern Arizona, and Southeast Nevada.
Make reservations at the Public Lands Information Center or call (435)688-3200.
Instead of the normal $10 for the DASIA supplied lunch, we will eat lunch at the Market Grill
    and each just pay for our own meals.
For the more information, click here and read the notices at the end.

Thursday-Saturday,   1/26-28/2017
St. George Winter Bird Festival
For the more information, click here.

Friday,   1/27/2017,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
Dennis Martinez, Artist in Residence, Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument
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,   2/3/2017,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
John Sims - Ask A Ranger
    Most of us, at one time or another, wanted to become a Ranger. Here is your opportunity to
    ask a bona fide public lands ranger what the job is really like. Hear about the highlights of a
    typical day, as well as the greatest challenges facing those charged with protecting public lands.
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,   2/3/2017,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Craig Childs will present "The Other Side of the World: An evening of ancient stories, the Ice Age,".
    and other events of the Americas".
At the Canyon Community Center, 126 Lyon Blvd, Springdale
For more information about the Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series, click here
    or contact Zion Natural History Association at (435)772-3264.

Wednesday,   2/8/2017,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Dixie Archaeology Society (DAS) Meeting
Dr. Jim McDonald, Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, SUU-Cedar City will present
    "Preserving the Paragonah Fremont Site: A Model Public / Private Partnership."
    The talk will begin with background on the Fremont and historic chronicling and archaeological
    exploration of the Paragonah Fremont Site. The 12.5 acre site had been long forgotten until
    a phone call in 2012 opened a dialogue between SUU (the owner), a wide range of federal
    and state agencies, and regional American Indian groups concerning the preservation and
    conservation of the site. This was part of an initiative to identify at-risk archaeological
    sites in Utah in the wake of the damage done to the Galena Site in Draper with trolley
    construction. The Archaeology Conservancy, in collaboration with SUU, will preserve the
    site in perpetuity, conserving critical archaeological resources, honoring American Indian
    heritage and advancing educational outreach.
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.

Wednesday,   2/8/2017,   8:00 - 9:30 pm (Utah time; Nevada is 7:00 - 8:30)
Gold Butte Speaker Series sponsored by the Friends of Gold Butte
Dr. Stephen Rowland (Professor of Geology at UNLV) will speak on "Fossil Tracks in Gold Butte"
    Dr. Rowland will give a brief overview of the geology of the area, and then discuss the surprising
    new discovery of a 290 million-year-old vertebrate fossil trackway in Gold Butte and its historical
    significance. This discovery was made by local geology expert, Tom Cluff.
At the Mesquite Community Theater, 150 N Yucca St, Mesquite NV.
Open to the public and free (donations are accepted and appreciated).

Friday,   2/10/2017,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
Marc Dershowitz - Geology of White Pocket
    The vast sand dunes that covered much of the Colorado Plateau 190 million years ago included
    what is now Vermillion Cliffs National Monument. The White Pocket area is thought to have had a
    relatively shallow water table that saturated the sand by liquefaction. Earthquake activity resulted
    in the twisted and contorted appearance of this unique area.
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.

Thursday,   2/16/2017,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
Public Lecture by Dr. Gregory Prince
Dr. Prince will discuss his most recent book (Click here for the book information page). It focuses on
    Dr. Leonard Arrington as LDS Church Historian. Arrington founded the Mormon History Association
    and served as LDS Church Historian for ten critical years. He was an admirer of Juanita Brooks
    and along with her founded what is now called The New Mormon History that uses documentation
    and objectivity in contrast to the biased histories that were long so common.
Dr. Prince is the author of Leonard Arrington and the Writing of Mormon History (2016), Biography of
    David O. McKay (2005), and History of Mormon Priesthood (1995). He is the founder of Viricon Systems
    (Medical Research), founder of Madison House Autism Foundation, and Chair of the National Advisory
    Council (NAC) at Dixie State University. He was valedictorian at Dixie College c. 1967.
Eccles Fine Arts Center (Concert Hall), 700 East and 100 South in St. George
For the more information, click here.

Friday,   2/17/2017,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
Jaina Moan - Friends of Gold Butte, NV
    Gold Butte, one of the nation's newest national Monuments, is located between Grand Canyon
    Parashant National Monument, Arizona, and Lake Mead National Recreation Area, just south of
    the City of Mesquite. Jaina Moan, Executive Director, will relate what is now in store for this
    amazing area. Lee Kirk, Acting Monument Manager, is also invited to attend and answer questions.
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,   2/22/2017,   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

Wednesday,   2/22/2017,   Time 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Heritage Quest Database Class: The Basics
    Are you interested in genealogy? Would you like to learn how to research your family history?
    Then come to the St. George branch library to discover what resources the Heritage Quest
    database offers.
The class will be held in the computer lab next to the reference desk on the second floor
    at the St. George Branch Library, 88 West 100 South, St. George
There is a sign-up sheet at the upstairs reference desk. Space is limited, so reserve your place now.
For the flyer, click here.

Wednesday,   2/22/2017,   7:00 - 9:00 pm
Class: "The Geological History of Snow Canyon" by Dr. Marc Deshowitz
We will learn more than you can possibly remember in one class period about the Depositional History,
    ie., the way the rocks were laid down or deposited in Snow Canyon and then just for fun we will
    discuss the Tectonic/Structural History of the area, which will illustrate how the earth's forces
    filleted the earth open to create the amazing beauty we observe in Snow Canyon.
At the Ivins City Hall, 55 North Main in Ivins.
This class is free, but registration is required. For details, click here.

Thursday,   2/23/2017,   9:00 am - 3:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Gold Butte, NV
    Gold Butte is located between the Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument, Arizona, and Lake
    Mead National Recreation Area, just south of the City of Mesquite. It is over 350,000 acres of historical,
    cultural, and biological resources. Gold Butte is named for the historic mining town and tent city of
    1,000 miners in the early 1900's.
Make reservations at the Public Lands Information Center or call (435)688-3200.
For the more information, click here and read the notices at the end.

Friday,   2/24/2017,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
Staff of the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument
    National Geographic has called Vermilion Cliffs National Monument a "little-known wonder."
    This dramatic piece of the Colorado Plateau includes the world-famous "Wave", one of the longest
    slot canyons in the world (Buckskin Gulch), and is the home of a California Condor roosting site.
    Come hear from monument staff what is in store for monument resource management.
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,   2/25/2017,   1:00 - 2:30 pm
Washington County Historical Society Field Trip to the Dixie State University Archives
Kathleen Broeder, DSU Special Collections Librarian and Archivist, will show us the facilities and explain
    what goes on there.
The DSU Archives are located in the library on the 3rd floor of the Jeffrey R. Holland Centennial Commons
    Building (Room 332). For a campus map, click here. Parking permits are not required on Saturday.
Anyone is welcome to attend.
For the more information, click here.

Friday,   3/3/2017,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
"Wild Lands, Wild Words" by Sarah Thomas
    Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument is one of the most rugged, remote, and pristine regions
    in the lower 48 states, aka, a perfect place for a moonlighting writer to work! Former NPS contractor
    Sarah Thomas will share verse rooted in the Shivwits and Uinkaret Plateaus and discuss the role that
    language plays in protecting and celebrating the living earth.
Public Lands Information Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Information Center or call (435)688-3200 to reserve one of the 80 seats
    per session.
For the more information, click here.

Saturday,   3/4/2017,   10:00 am - noon
Southwest Wildlife Foundation of Utah "Birds of Prey" Lecture and Exhibit
Martin Tyner of the Southwest Wildlife Foundation of Utah will be presenting on the birds of prey in
    the Southwestern US. His presentation will have several live raptors including his golden eagle
    named Scout.
This program is sponsored by the Silver Reef Museum and will be held at the old Cosmopolitan Restaurant.
The cost is $6.00.   For the media release, click here.
    This session is fully subscribed, but the program will be repeated on 4/8/2017.
For more information, contact the Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org or call (435)879-2254.

Tuesday,   3/7/2017,   11:00 am
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Dedicating the Informational Kiosks for the Historic Stout Sheep Bridge,
    CCC Corrals, and Hurricane Mesa Test Site
The ceremony will be held at the CCC Corrals near the pull off kiosk area between La Verkin and Virgin
For the flyer, click here.
Also see:
    http://wchsutah.org/roads/sheep-bridge.php
    http://wchsutah.org/businesses/goulds-shearing-corral.php ???
    http://wchsutah.org/businesses/hurricane-mesa-test-facility.php

Tuesday,   3/7/2017,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Dixie Archaeology Society (DAS) Meeting
Scott August, nationally-recognized Native American Flute player, teacher, and historian, will present
    "The Archaeology of Native American Flutes in the Southwest."
    This visually-packed overview extends from the earliest discoveries of the first Native American
    flutes to historical use of flutes in Puebloan native cultures.
Meet in the Dunford Auditorium, Val Browning Learning Resource Center, on the Dixie State
    University Campus. *** Note the special day and location this month only. ***
    Parking is available in the 100 South and in the Udvar-Hazy parking lots. For a map of the campus,
    click here. Some walking is required, so get there early.
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.

Friday,   3/10/2017,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
"Paleontology of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument" by Dr. Alan Titus
    The Kaiparowits Plateau of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument has been called a
    "Dinosaur Shangri-LA" by the New York Times. Dr. Alan Titus has been a key force behind
    thousands of paleontological discoveries over more than three decades.
Public Lands Information Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Information Center or call (435)688-3200 to reserve one of the 80 seats
    per session.
For the more information, click here.

Saturday,   3/11/2017,   1:00 - 3:00 pm (Utah & Arizona Time)
Guided Hike at Pipe Spring National Monument
    Mu'uputs Canyon, Paiute History and Lifeways
For information, click here.

Wednesday,   3/15/2017,   7:00 - 9:00 pm
Utah Friends of Paleontology, Southwest Chapter Meeting
Andrew Milner (Dinosaur Discovery Site) will speak on "The John Wesley Powell Fossil Track Block
    and other Vertebrate Tracks from Lake Powell, Utah".
In Room 128 of the Snow Building at Dixie State University. For a map of the campus, click here.
    This lecture is free and the public is invited.
For more information, see http://utahpaleo.org

Thursday,   3/16/2017,   7:00 - 8:00 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
Guest speaker will be Darrel Gubler. Darrel's family owned a lumber mill at Mt.Trumball, on the
    Arizona Strip. Darrel has some very interesting stories about the Arizona Strip. This should be
    a very interesting meeting with some great stories and interesting places on the Arizona Strip
    that he will tell us about.
Historic Washington Relief Society House
    100 W. Telegraph St., Washington, UT 84780
This lecture is free and everyone is invited.
For information, contact Kelly Paxman at kpaxman@skyviewmail.com or (435)680-1407.

Thursday,   3/16/2017,   7:00 - 8:00 pm
Encore Presentation by Jaina Moen, Executive Director, Friends of Gold Butte
    Jaina gave this presentation to an overflow crowd at the BLM Friday Brown Bag several weeks
    ago. We appreciate her returning to give an encore presentation about Nevada's newest national
    monument. Gold Butte National Monument covers nearly 300,000 acres of remote and rugged desert
    landscape in southeastern Nevada, where dramatically chiseled red sandstone, twisting canyons,
    and tree-clad mountains punctuate desolate stretches of the Mojave Desert. The brightly hued
    sandstone provides a stunning canvas for the area's famously beautiful rock art, and the desert
    provides critical habitat. We are fortunate to have this jewel just a couple hours away from
    St. George.
Sponsored by Conserve Southwest Utah
Washington Branch of the Washington County Library
    220 North 300 East in Washington, Utah

Thursday,   3/16/2017,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Dr. Tara Smiley will present "Why is the Great Basin so Diverse? A Paleontological perspective".
At the Canyon Community Center, 126 Lyon Blvd, Springdale
For more information about the Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series, click here
    or contact Zion Natural History Association at (435)772-3264.

Friday,   3/17/2017,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
"Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park" by Mike Franklin
    Venture onto a sea of shifting red sand. Changed by winds, these mountains and hills of sand can
    move as much as 50 feet per year. With areas for off-highway vehicle enthusiasts and those with
    non-motorized pursuits, the dunes offer adventures for all. Mike Franklin, Park Manager, will
    describe the history and opportunities to explore this wonderland of sand.
Public Lands Information Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Information Center or call (435)688-3200 to reserve one of the 80 seats
    per session.
For the more information, click here.

Saturday,   3/18/2017,   10:00 am - Noon
Washington County Historical Society Field Trip
Visit the Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) Museum Historical Activity
    This special activity will be featuring the musical instruments in the DUP Museum collection along
    with Keith Behunin playing his home-made instruments. In addition, learn some pioneer songs
    and have a chance to play home-made instruments.
At the Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) Museum
    145 North 100 East
    St. George, UT 84770
The museum is open to the public and everyone is invited.
For the more information, contact Susannah Nilsson at susannah_nilsson@yahoo.com.

Thursday,   3/23/2017,   0845 (arrive), 0900 (leave) - 5:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Tassi Ranch, NV
    North of the Grand Canyon in the Mojave Desert lies Tassi Ranch, approximately 200 acres of creosote
    bush ranchland in Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument. Today, the remnants of the early
    twentieth century ranch can be found under the shade of an oasis of cottonwood trees, fed by the
    Tassi Springs near the center of the ranchland. The adaptations the ranchers undertook as they worked
    to establish agriculture in an extreme, remote desert are still visible in the landscape today.
This trip will require high-clearance 4WD vehicles. Carpools will be encouraged.
Make reservations at the Public Lands Information Center or call (435)688-3200.
For the more information, click here and read the notices at the end.

Friday,   3/24/2017,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
"Frontier Homestead State Park" by Ryan Paul
    Discover the pioneer and early industrial history of Cedar City, Iron County, and southwest Utah
    through an extensive horse-drawn wagon collection, historic buildings, Native Heritage exhibit,
    sawmill, and replica blast furnace. Enjoy many hands-on activities and interpretive programs
    throughout the year, including Sheep-to-Shawl, Archaeology Day, Iron Mission Days, cemetery tours,
    and Christmas at the Homestead. Ryan Paul, Museum Curator, will describe this unique urban park.
Public Lands Information Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Information Center or call (435)688-3200 to reserve one of the 80 seats
    per session.
For the more information, click here.

Saturday,   3/25/2017,   10:00 am - noon
"Paleontology is Work" by Dr. Jerry Harris (Dixie State Univ.) and Andrew Milner (Dinosaur Discovery Site)
This lecture will explore the ways that paleontologists have worked in Washington County over the past 150
    years, and examine our amazing geology that makes rare and unique ancient track sites and fossiles
    accessible to study. The lecture will focus on some of the unique fossils found in Silver Reef and
    throughout Washington County.
This program is sponsored jointly by the Silver Reef Museum and the Dinosaur Discovery Site Museum.
It will be held at the old Cosmopolitan Restaurant in Silver Reef. The cost is $4.00.
    Reservations can be made at http://tinyurl.com/03-25-17 or by calling the Museum.
For the media release, click here and for the flyer, click here.
For more information, contact the Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org or call (435)879-2254.

Saturday,   3/25/2017,   2:00 - 5:00 pm (Utah Time) = 1:00 - 4:00 pm (Arizona Time)
Guided Hike at Pipe Spring National Monument
    John Wesley Powell Survey Marker Hike.
For information, click here.

Wednesday,   3/29/2017,   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,   3/31/2017,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
"Wild Horses and Hard Times" by Keith Davis
    Large draft horsed were a key factor in pursing agriculture during settlement of the American West.
    Keith Davis will describe the use of draft horses in southwest Utah, not only for important work,
    but also for recreation.
Public Lands Information Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Information Center or call (435)688-3200 to reserve one of the 80 seats
    per session.
For the more information, click here.

Friday,   4/7/2017,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
"Washington County History" by Dr. Leo Lyman
    Edward Leo Lyman is a local history expert. In 1981, he received a Ph.D. from the University
    of California, Riverside. He taught at California State University, Riverside and at the Victor
    Valley College (where he is Emeritus Professor of History). After 17 years in Victor Valley CA,
    he moved to Silver Reef UT in 2004. He continues to be a very active historian here in the
    southwest. In 2007, he took over as the Utah State Director of the Old Spanish Trail Association
    (OSTA). Dr. Lyman continues to research, write, and is a popular lecturer.
Public Lands Information Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr., St. George UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Information Center or call (435)688-3200 to reserve one of the 80 seats
    per session.
For the more information, click here.

Friday,   4/7/2017,   6:00 - 9:00 pm
Snapshots!   Washington County Works - Agriculture and Water!   Lynne Clark
Artist reception and book signing for Lynne Clark
At the Arts to Zion Showcase / Gallery 35
    35 N. Main St., St George UT 84770
For information, call (435)216-2651 or go to http://SilverReef.org or http://ArtstoZion.org

Saturday,   4/8/2017,   10:00 am - noon
Southwest Wildlife Foundation of Utah "Birds of Prey" Lecture and Exhibit   (repeat of the 3/4/2017 program)
Martin Tyner of the Southwest Wildlife Foundation of Utah will be presenting on the birds of prey in
    the Southwestern US. His presentation will have several live raptors including his golden eagle
    named Scout.
This program is sponsored by the Silver Reef Museum and will be held at the old Cosmopolitan Restaurant.
The cost is $6.00.   For the media release, click here.
For more information, contact the Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org or call (435)879-2254.

Tuesday,   4/11/2017,   10:30 am - noon
The Swiss Camp of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) presents
    A demonstration of egg dyeing the traditional Swiss way.
At the old Santa Clara Relief Society House
    3036 W. Santa Clara Drive in Santa Clara.
This demonstration is free and open to the public.
For a photo of some eggs dyed in this way, click here.

Wednesday,   4/12/2017,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Dixie Archaeology Society (DAS) Meeting
"Medicine Wheels and Archaeoastronomy: Star Charts of the Plains" by Kaye Whitefeather Robinson
    Kaye (Feather) Robinson is a long-time member of the Dixie Archaeology Society and is currently
    on the Board. She will present how the Plains tribes used the stars as their guideposts both physically
    and spiritually. The talk will focus upon Pawnee, Lakota and Northern Plains/Canadian tribes' use of the
    stars both in their belief systems and in such geological calendars as medicine wheels. For additional
    information on this, click here.
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.
Lectures are free to the public, but you are encouraged to become a member. Dues $25 single, $30 couple.
For more information, see the DAS website, http://dixierockart.webs.com, the DAS Facebook page,
    https://www.facebook.com/DixieArchaeologySociety1, or call Chris Oravec at (435)986-8348.

Friday,   4/14/2017,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
"Site Steward & Petroglyph Patrol Programs" by Susan Crook (SUNCLF)
    Southwest Utah National Conservation Lands Friends (SUNCLF) is a local service group sponsored
    by Conserve Southwest Utah. Site Stewards help protect irreplaceable cultural and natural resources
    on BLM-managed public lands in Washington County. Site Steward teams help protect these resources
    by visiting their sites once a quarter and taking repeat photos that they submit with their written
    reports and time sheets. The Petroglyph Patrol is a "lite" version of the Site Steward program with
    a focus on protecting rock art - and less paperwork.
Public Lands Information Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr., St. George UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Information Center or call (435)688-3200 to reserve one of the 80 seats
    per session.
For the more information, click here.

Saturday,   4/15/2017,   9:00 am - Noon
Old Spanish Trail Association (OSTA) and Friends Field Trip
Leo Lyman and David Evans will lead a group into the Bulldog Pass area to see if they can ascertain the
    likely route and camping area of the Antonio Armijo merchant pack mule party in late January, 1830,
    as they made their way from New Mexico to Los Angeles to trade manufactured goods for horses and
    mules. They are attempting to correct the formerly-published BLM map route which had the expedition
    following the Virgin River through the Virgin River Gorge.
Meet at the Paiute Convenience Store not far east of the reservation residence area on Old Highway 91.
    Then carpool into the Bulldog Pass area not far from Old Highway 91 in the Jarvis Peak region
    (past the Shivwits Reservation).
For more information, contact Dr. E. Leo Lyman at lionman011@gmail.com.

Saturday,   4/15/2017,   10:00 am - Noon
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    Demonstration of Pioneer Quilting
    - Come help make a quilt in 2 hours that will be donated to charity.
    - See various quilts on display.
    - Learn stories of the pioneer quilts.
    - Ask about the Relief Society Friendship Quilt
At the Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) McQuarrie Memorial Museum
    145 North 100 East, St. George UT 84770
This event is free and the public is invited.   For the flyer, click here.
For other information, see https://www.dupstgeorge.org/home.html or call the Museum at (435)628-7274.

Saturday,   4/15/2017,   11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Birds and Botany Tour of the Santa Clara Arboretum
    There will be guided tours by plant specialist, Lee Hughes, and bird information and
    demonstrations. Each child will receive a feather.
Ths event is free and open to the public.
At the Santa Clara Arboretum located at 1600 Lava Cove Dr, Santa Clara.
This program is sponsored by the Santa Clara Historical Museum.

Wednesday,   4/19/2017,   Time 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Heritage Quest Database Class: 2nd Session
    Are you interested in genealogy? Would you like to learn how to research your family history?
    Then come to the St. George branch library to discover what resources the Heritage Quest
    database offers.
The class will be held in the computer lab next to the reference desk on the second floor
    at the St. George Branch Library, 88 West 100 South, St. George
There is a sign-up sheet at the upstairs reference desk. Space is limited, so reserve your place now.
For the flyer, click here.

Wednesday,   4/19/2017,   5:00 - 6:00 pm
Renditions of Great Cowboy Poetry by Local Artists
At the Hurricane Branch of the Washington County Library
    36 South 300 West, Hurricane, (435)635-4621

Wednesday,   4/19/2017,   7:00 - 8:00 pm
Renditions of Great Cowboy Poetry by Local Artists
At the Washington City Branch of the Washington County Library
    220 North 300 East, Washington, (435)627-2706

Thursday,   4/20/2017,   7:00 - 8:00 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
Guest speaker will be Kent McComb who will be speaking about the Cotton industry and the
    Cotton Mission in Southern Utah. It should prove to be very interesting and informative.
Historic Washington Relief Society House
    100 W. Telegraph St., Washington, UT 84780
This lecture is free and everyone is invited.
For information, contact Kelly Paxman at kpaxman@skyviewmail.com or (435)680-1407.

Friday,   4/21/2017,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
"A Story to Tell" by Lane Ronnow
    "A Story to Tell" allows people to tell the story of their lives and have it recorded for
    posterity, as well as televised on the local cable channel. It is a thirty minute television
    interview program available also on the internet. A recent interview was with Freda Kelly
    who was the secretary for the "Beatles" for the ten years they were together. The interviews
    are not limited to celebrities but include all of us. The community TV channel will be
    recording this presentation.
Public Lands Information Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr., St. George UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Information Center or call (435)688-3200 to reserve one of the 80 seats
    per session.
For the more information, click here.

Friday,   4/21/2017,   6:00 - 8:00 pm
Book Talk by Stephen Trimble in Silver Reef
He will discuss the book he edited, "Red Rock Stories, Three Generations of Writers Speak
    on Behalf of Utah's Public Lands". The talk will last about and hour and be followed
    by a reception and book signing.
It will be held at the old Cosmopolitan Restaurant in Silver Reef.
This event is free and open to the public.
For the flyer, click here.

Saturday,   4/22/2017,   10:00 am - noon
Lynne Clark will give a photo presentation on the subject of Agriculture in Washington County.
This program is sponsored by the Silver Reef Museum.
It will be held at the old Cosmopolitan Restaurant in Silver Reef. The cost is $4.00.
For the flyer, click here.
For more information, contact the Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org or call (435)879-2254.

Monday,   4/24/2017,   9:30 - 11:30 am
Washington City Museum Open House and Tours
    25 E. Telegraph Road in Washington City

Tuesday,   4/25/2017,   9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Washington City Museum Open House and Tours
    25 E. Telegraph Road in Washington City

Tuesday,   4/25/2017,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Marian Jacklin will present "Old and High: The Archaic Culture of SW Utah from the Hight Plateaus
    of the Dixie National Forest."
At the Canyon Community Center, 126 Lyon Blvd, Springdale
For more information about the Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series, click here
    or contact Zion Natural History Association at (435)772-3264.

Wednesday,   4/26/2017,   9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Washington City Museum Open House and Tours
    25 E. Telegraph Road in Washington City

Wednesday,   4/26/2017,   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

Monday-Monday   4/24/2017-5/1/2017
Washington City Cotton Days
Events include a Junior Rodeo, Movie in the Park, 5K Run, Lion's Club Breakfast, Cotton Days Parade,
    Cotton Fest in the Park, Car Show, Tractor Pull, Historical Society Fireside, and Swim Party.
For more information, click here.

Thursday,   4/27/2017,   9:00 am - 5:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Clover Valley & Barclay/Pioche, NV
    Pioche is an old town by western standards, with many of the buildings predating the turn of the 19th
    century. Boot Hill, the million-dollar courthouse, the Thompson Opera House, and the town museum are
    must stops. Clover Valley is a remote valley settled by families from southern Utah, with a charming
    restored school house.
Meet at the Public Lands Information Center, 345 E Riverside Drive in St, George.
Make reservations at the Public Lands Information Center or call (435)688-3200.
For the more information, click here and read the notices at the end.

Thursday,   4/27/2017,   9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Washington City Museum Open House and Tours
    25 E. Telegraph Road in Washington City

Friday,   4/28/2017,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program     *** Last one until October ***
"Favorite Places on the Arizona Strip" by Greg Woodall
    An experienced archeologist and ethno-botanist, Greg has over 20 years of river and hiking guiding
    experience in fragile desert areas of the Colorado Plateau and "specializes" in the Arizona Strip.
    He will be describing some of his favorite places around that vast area.
Public Lands Information Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr., St. George UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Information Center or call (435)688-3200 to reserve one of the 80 seats
    per session.
For the more information, click here.

Friday,   4/28/2017,   6:00 pm - Dusk
Cotton Days Free Ice Cream Social and Hay Ride to Historical Sites
At the Washington Veteran's Park, 75 E. Telegraph St. in Washington

Friday-Sunday,   4/28-30/2017
Utah Friends of Paleontology 2017 Annual Meeting in St. George
For more information, see http://utahpaleo.org/annual-meetings.html.

Saturday,   4/29/2017,   9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Washington County Historical Society Field Trip
    We will meet at Public Lands Information Center (BLM) parking lot, 345 E. Riverside Dr. in St. George,
    at 9 am and carpool to the new church parking lot in the town of Virgin. Lenny Brinkerhoff, Virgin Town
    Historian, will meet us there at around 10 am and lead us on a walking tour of the town.
Everyone is welcome to attend.

Sunday,   4/30/2017,   5:00 - 6:30 pm
Washington City Historical Society Fireside
    Guest speaker will be Kent McComb who will be speaking about the cotton industry
    and the cattle industry in Southern Utah.
In the gymnasium at the Washington City Museum, 25 E. Telegraph Road in Washington.
Free. Everyone is welcome to attend. Casual dress.
For more information, call (435)673-3085.

All Month,   5/1-31/2017
Utah Archaeology and Preservation Month
For a promotional poster, click here

Thursday through Monday,   Entire Month of May 2017,   9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Orson Adams Self-Guided Open House
Self-guided tour of the Orson Adams House.
Location: From St. George, take I-15 north to Exit 22 (Leeds/Silver Reef). At the end of the off-ramp,
    turn right onto Old Highway 91. Travel south 2 miles and turn right. Continue under two freeway
    tunnels (tunnels restrict vehicle size to less than 12 feet in height and width) and turn left.
    Follow the road around to the Adams House which will be on the right.
There is no admission fee.
For more information, contact Lori Hunsaker at lhunsaker@blm.gov.

Friday,   5/5/2017,   5:00 - 6:30 pm
Archaeology Lecture Sponsored by Dixie Archaeology Society (DAS) and Santa Clara Historical Society
John Mangels, former president of the Dixie Archaeology Society, will talk about ancient people
    and petroglyphs found in the Santa Clara river reserve along the Anasazi ridge trail.
At the Santa Clara Branch of the Washington County Library, 1099 N. Lava Flow Drive in Santa Clara.
This lecture is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Susannah Nilsson at susannah_nilsson@yahoo.com.

Saturday,   5/6/2017,   9:00 and 10:00 am
Respect & Protect Guided Hikes at Land Hill
    Petroglyph Patrol teams will lead groups of up 10 people on guided hikes of the Land Hill Heritage
    Site. The hikes will begin with a trailhead talk about the cultural history of the site and tips on visiting
    in a safe, respectful manner. The Petroglyph Patrol teams will lead the groups to the interpretive
    panels at the excavated farming site and on to the interpretive panel near the petroglyphs. Group
    members will then be allowed to explore on their own. The guides will patrol the site while the
    group explores to answer questions.
Meet at the Anasazi Trailhead, Santa Clara River Reserve, Santa Clara.
Sponsors: BLM St. George Field Office, Southwest Utah National Conservation Lands Friends (SUNCLF)
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Susan Crook at susan@conserveswu.org or call (435)773-7920.

Wednesday,   5/10/2017,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Dixie Archaeology Society (DAS) Meeting
"A Close Look at the Shaman's Gallery" by Richard Jenkinson (teacher, researcher, and past president
    of the Utah Rock Art Research Assoc.
    The Shaman's Gallery is a wall of pictographic images found on the north side of the Grand Canyon.
    The gallery was discovered by mule wrangler and guide Gordon Smith in 1986. Controversy abounds
    concerning its age (estimated from 3,000 to 15,000 years ago), its subject matter (tall, anthropomorphic
    figures with an uncanny spiritual presence), and why it was made (to record the shaman's journey;
    to honor the ancestors; to identify sacred landscapes and so on).
    In this presentation Jenkinson will examine the Shaman.s Gallery in detail. Using an interpretive
    technique similar to the close reading of literature, he pays attention to specific elements in the
    panel while suspending assumptions or judgments. In doing so, he teases out details, patterns,
    and significances from these remarkably beautiful figures.
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.
Lectures are free to the public, but you are encouraged to become a member. Dues $25 single, $30 couple.
For more information, see the DAS website, http://dixierockart.webs.com, the DAS Facebook page,
    https://www.facebook.com/DixieArchaeologySociety1, or call Chris Oravec at (435)986-8348.

Thursday,   5/11/2017,   7:00 pm
SUNCLF Speaker Series: Artifact or Trash
    Historical Landscape Architect Susan Crook will explain the implications of the 50-year threshold
    for what is considered "historic." How do qualified professionals determine the significance and
    integrity of potentially historic resources that may appear to be merely trash.
Location: Washington City Library, 220 North 300 East in Washington
Sponsors: BLM St. George Field Office, Southwest Utah National Conservation Lands Friends (SUNCLF)
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Susan Crook at susan@conserveswu.org or call (435)773-7920.

Friday,   5/12/2017,   8:00 am
Artifact or Trash Guided Hike
    Field session led by Historical Landscape Architect Susan Crook about the significance and integrity
    of potentially historic resources. Is this trail a study in historic preservation or garbology? Garbology
    is the study of modern refuse and trash. As an academic discipline, it was pioneered at the University
    of Arizona and long directed by William Rathje.
Location: Rusty Cliffs Trail (Meet at Chuckwalla Trailhead).
Sponsors: BLM St. George Field Office, Southwest Utah National Conservation Lands Friends (SUNCLF)
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Susan Crook at susan@conserveswu.org or call (435)773-7920.

Saturday,   5/13/2017,   9:00 and 10:00 am
Respect & Protect Guided Hikes at Land Hill
    Petroglyph Patrol teams will lead groups of up 10 people on guided hikes of the Land Hill Heritage
    Site. The hikes will begin with a trailhead talk about the cultural history of the site and tips on visiting
    in a safe, respectful manner. The Petroglyph Patrol teams will lead the groups to the interpretive
    panels at the excavated farming site and on to the interpretive panel near the petroglyphs. Group
    members will then be allowed to explore on their own. The guides will patrol the site while the
    group explores to answer questions.
Meet at the Anasazi Trailhead, Santa Clara River Reserve, Santa Clara.
Sponsors: BLM St. George Field Office, Southwest Utah National Conservation Lands Friends (SUNCLF)
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Susan Crook at susan@conserveswu.org or call (435)773-7920.

Tuesday,   5/16/2017,   6:00 - 7:30 pm
Bringing History to Life: Opening the Old Sand Stone Quarry
Have you ever wondered where the rocks used to build the St. George Temple, Tabernacle, the original
    Washington County Courthouse, and the Woodward School were quarried from? R. Wayne Pace, Ph.D.
    will present "The location, history, and construction of the Pathway to the Quarry" from where these
    rocks were taken.
Downstairs (Community Room B) at the St. George Library,
    88 West 100 South, St George UT 84770
For more information, see the flyer or call Ruth L. Tanner at (435)634-5737 ext. 2284.

Thursday,   5/18/2017,   6:30 - 8:30 pm
Dixie Encampment Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers Meeting
The informational program will be, "Why Would I Like To Join The SUP?".
    There will be an optional light dinner catered by Magelby's ($10-15 per person).
At the Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites, 1450 S. Hilton Dr. in St. George.
Anyone with an interest is invited to attend.
    Please RSVP to Dave Peterson at (435)554-5618 by May 15.
For more information, click here for the invitation.

Thursday,   5/18/2017,   7:00 - 8:00 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
Special guest speaker will be Heber Jones who will talk about the history
    of schools in the St. George area. He might throw in some history about
    the early days in Veyo too.
Historic Washington Relief Society House
    100 W. Telegraph St., Washington, UT 84780
This lecture is free and everyone is invited.
For information, contact Kelly Paxman at kpaxman@skyviewmail.com or (435)680-1407.

Thursday,   5/18/2017,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Paul Bogard will present "The End of Night".
At the Canyon Community Center, 126 Lyon Blvd, Springdale
For more information about the Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series, click here
    or contact Zion Natural History Association at (435)772-3264.

Friday-Saturday,   5/19-20/2017
Commemoration of Utah Downwinders
    Events will include an interfaith memorial service on May 19, a graveside honoring on May 20,
    and a May 20 showing of the documentary film "Nuclear Savage," about nuclear testing
    in the Marshall Islands.
For more information, see the flyer.

Saturday,   5/20/2017,   9:00 and 10:00 am
Respect & Protect Guided Hikes at Land Hill
    Petroglyph Patrol teams will lead groups of up 10 people on guided hikes of the Land Hill Heritage
    Site. The hikes will begin with a trailhead talk about the cultural history of the site and tips on visiting
    in a safe, respectful manner. The Petroglyph Patrol teams will lead the groups to the interpretive
    panels at the excavated farming site and on to the interpretive panel near the petroglyphs. Group
    members will then be allowed to explore on their own. The guides will patrol the site while the
    group explores to answer questions.
Meet at the Anasazi Trailhead, Santa Clara River Reserve, Santa Clara.
Sponsors: BLM St. George Field Office, Southwest Utah National Conservation Lands Friends (SUNCLF)
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Susan Crook at susan@conserveswu.org or call (435)773-7920.

Saturday,   5/20/2017,   10:00 am - Noon
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    Pioneer Food - Where Did the Early Pioneers Get Their Food?
    Also, Marilyn Grace, author of "Finding Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "Butch Cassidy
    Mormon Boy Dies in Utah", will be signing books and talking about her research. Books will be
    available for purchase.
At the Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) McQuarrie Memorial Museum
    145 North 100 East, St. George UT 84770
This event is free and the public is invited.
For more information, see the flyer, check the Museum website, https://www.dupstgeorge.org,
    or call the Museum at (435)628-7274.

Thursday,   5/25/2017,   1:00 am - 4:00 pm
Introduction to Oral History Workshop
    Come learn how to prepare, conduct, and transcribe oral histories while gaining a new
    appreciation for your family and community history
Sponsored by the Dixie State University Library & History Department, Utah Humanities,
    and the Utah Division of State History.
In the Holland Centennial Building (Library), Room 325, at Dixie State University
    225 South University Avenue, St George
This workshop is free and open to the public, but registration is requested. RSVP by contacting
    Megan van Frank at Utah Humanities: vanfrank@utahhumanities.org or (801)359-9670.
For a flyer, click here.

Thursday,   5/25/2017,   7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Utah Historical Quarterly (UHQ) Lecture
    "Three Founders of Catholicism in the Intermountain West" by Dr. Gary Topping
    Dr. Topping will introduce new findings on two little-known but influential Catholic women--
    Nora Gleason and Ellen Hayes--as well as on Lawrence Scanlan, pioneer mining camp priest
    and first bishop of the Diocese of Salt Lake.
Sponsored by the Utah State Historical Society and Utah Historical Quarterly in partnership with
    Dixie State University Library Special Collections, History Department at Dixie State University,
    Washington County Historical Society, and Silver Reef Museum.
In the Holland Centennial Building (Library), Room 325, at Dixie State University
    225 South University Avenue, St George
This lecture is free and open to the public.
For a flyer, click here.

Friday,   5/26/2017,   9:00 am - all day
DASIA Field Trip - Grand Gulch Mine, AZ
    This abandoned copper mine was once the richest in Arizona. At the peak of production, the site
    employed nearly 80 people. Various mining buildings can be seen, all in varying stages of
    deterioration. Most of them were constructed around the turn of the last century. The site
    included a rock bunkhouse and a rock cookhouse. Mining continued until 1918.
This trip will require high clearance vehicles with proper equipment for rough roads.
Make reservations at the Public Lands Information Center or call (435)688-3200.
For more information, click here and read the notices at the end.
For a report on this trip, click here.

Saturday,   5/27/2017,   9:00 and 10:00 am
Respect & Protect Guided Hikes at Land Hill
    Petroglyph Patrol teams will lead groups of up 10 people on guided hikes of the Land Hill Heritage
    Site. The hikes will begin with a trailhead talk about the cultural history of the site and tips on visiting
    in a safe, respectful manner. The Petroglyph Patrol teams will lead the groups to the interpretive
    panels at the excavated farming site and on to the interpretive panel near the petroglyphs. Group
    members will then be allowed to explore on their own. The guides will patrol the site while the
    group explores to answer questions.
Meet at the Anasazi Trailhead, Santa Clara River Reserve, Santa Clara.
Sponsors: BLM St. George Field Office, Southwest Utah National Conservation Lands Friends (SUNCLF)
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact Susan Crook at susan@conserveswu.org or call (435)773-7920.

Saturday,   5/27/2017,   10:00 am - noon
Cosmopolitan Event: Folklore to History, Intersection of Local History and Memorialization
    Presenters: Jedediah Rogers and Dr. Leo Lyman
    These prominent Utah historians are going to speak of memories as folklore, and transform them into
    reliable Utah history. A historical memorial reflects a coming to terms with a history that is
    sometimes painful. It also demonstrates contested history that goes beyond what happened and why.
It will be held at the old Cosmopolitan Restaurant in Silver Reef. The cost is $4.00 per person.
    Please call or regiser online at https://form.jotform.com/71295429233963.
For more information, click here for the flyer, contact the Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org,
    or call the Museum at (435)879-2254.

Saturday,   5/27/2017,   11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Open House Tour of the Page Ranch arranged by Lisa Michele Church,
    author of the new book, Sunlight and Shadow, The Page Ranch Story.
    See the ranch, go through the home (which is usually locked up for security), and see the historic
    barn. This is a great chance to meet relatives, talk about history, and check out the new book.
All are welcome. This is the first tour of the season - more to come later in the summer.
For a map of how to get to the Page Ranch, click here.
    If you need more information, contact Lisa Michele Church at lmhchurch@gmail.com.

Wednesday,   5/31/2017,   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

For Historic St. George Live! (June-August), click here.

Wednesday,   6/14/2017,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Dixie Archaeology Society (DAS) Meeting   (Last meeting until September)
"Incised Stones and Unsecured Localities: Authenticating Private Collections" by Tim Riley Ph.D.
    (Curator of Archaeology at the Prehistoric Museum, Utah State University Eastern in Price, UT
    - formerly the College of Eastern Utah). This talk was previously presented at the Society
    for American Archaeology 79th Annual Meeting, April 23-27, 2014, Austin, TX.
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.
Lectures are free to the public, but you are encouraged to become a member. Dues $25 single, $30 couple.
For more information, see the DAS website, http://dixierockart.webs.com, the DAS Facebook page,
    https://www.facebook.com/DixieArchaeologySociety1, or call Chris Oravec at (435)986-8348.

Wednesday,   6/21/2017,   Time 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Heritage Quest Database Class: Census Records
    Are you interested in genealogy? Would you like to learn how to research your family history?
    Then come to the St. George branch library to discover what resources the Heritage Quest
    database offers.
The class will be held in the computer lab next to the reference desk on the second floor
    at the St. George Branch Library, 88 West 100 South, St. George
There is a sign-up sheet at the upstairs reference desk. Space is limited, so reserve your place now.
For the flyer, click here.

Thursday,   6/22/2017,   Time 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Hidden Canyon, AZ
    An exceptionally scenic 4WD road through Hidden Canyon crosses the Grand Wash Cliffs. Small
    canyon cliffs appear four miles in, then become higher and higher as the road winds downstream
    along the canyon floor, repeatedly crisscrossing the normally dry streambed. Juniper and pinyon pine
    on the Shivwits Plateau in the upper canyon give way to Joshua trees in the desert country below.
Make reservations at the Public Lands Information Center or call (435)688-3200.
For more information, click here and read the notices at the end.
For a report on this trip, click here and for the trip map, click here.

Thursday,   6/22/2017,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Paula Mitchell (Special Collections Librarian at SUU).
At the Canyon Community Center, 126 Lyon Blvd, Springdale
For more information about the Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series, click here
    or contact Zion Natural History Association at (435)772-3264.

Saturday,   7/1/2017,   10:00 am - ???
John Doyle Lee Family Reunion
There will be a pot luck lunch, some home style entertainment, and all the latest family news.
    This will be a good chance to meet or get caught up with other family members and should be fun for all.
At the New Harmony LDS Chapel, Cultural Hall.
For more information, to help out, or to get on their mailing list,
    contact Lenny Brinkerhoff (family association VP) at lenny@infowest.com or (435)635-4379.

The TV show, "American Pickers", will be filming in Utah during July 2017.
See the press release and a general flyer.
Episodes generally air 3-4 months after filming.
*** They ended up not "picking" from anyone in Utah this time ***

Thursday,   7/20/2017,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Sara Black will present "Homeland, Homestead, and Haven: the Changing Perspectives
    of Zion National Park 1700-1930".
At the Canyon Community Center, 126 Lyon Blvd, Springdale
For more information about the Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series, click here
    or contact Zion Natural History Association at (435)772-3264.

Thursday,   7/27/2017,   9:00 am - ?:?? pm     *** CANCELLED ***
DASIA Field Trip - Mt. Logan, AZ
    Mt. Logan is an area of interesting volcanic activity. It includes basalt ledges, cinder cones,
    ponderosa pine forests, pinyon-juniper woodlands, and a large, colorful, naturally eroded
    amphitheater known as Hells Hole. The area provides habitat for deer, turkey, and Kaibab squirrels.
Make reservations at the Public Lands Information Center or call (435)688-3200.
For more information, click here and read the notices at the end.

Saturday,   8/12/2017,   11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Open House Tour of the Page Ranch arranged by Lisa Michele Church,
    author of the new book, Sunlight and Shadow, The Page Ranch Story.
    See the ranch, go through the home (which is usually locked up for security), and see the historic
    barn. This is a great chance to meet relatives, talk about history, and check out the new book.
All are welcome.
For a map of how to get to the Page Ranch, click here.
    If you need more information, contact Lisa Michele Church at lmhchurch@gmail.com.

Saturday,   8/19/2017,   10:00 am - noon
Lecture:   "Silver in Sandstone - The Geologic History of Silver Reef, UT"
    by geologist Marc Deshowitz
This presentation will dive into the earth's history in order to provide an integrated interpretation
    which explains not only the presence of silver ore deposits at Leeds, Utah, but also the presence
    of other features which were created from the same event in earth history.
This program is sponsored by the City of St George, Arts to Zion / Southern Utah, and Silver Reef Museum
    and will be held at the Electric Theater, 68 E. Tabernacle in St. George.
This event is free but registration is appreciated. Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/WashingtonCountyWorks.
For more information, contact the Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org or call (435)879-2254.

Wednesday,   8/23/2017,   Time 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Heritage Quest Database Class: Open Session - Bring Your Own Questions
    Are you interested in genealogy? Would you like to learn how to research your family history?
    Then come to the St. George branch library to discover what resources the Heritage Quest
    database offers.
The class will be held in the computer lab next to the reference desk on the second floor
    at the St. George Branch Library, 88 West 100 South, St. George
There is a sign-up sheet at the upstairs reference desk. Space is limited, so reserve your place now.
For the flyer, click here.

Thursday,   8/24/2017,   9:00 am - 5:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Nampaweap / Witches Pool, AZ
    One of the largest known rock art sites on the Arizona Strip is Nampaweap (Billy Goat Canyon). The site
    is 1/2 mile long and contains thousands of individual rock art elements on hundreds of boulders. On the
    flank of Mt. Trumbull, a reliable water source holds much of the human history found on this plateau.
    This pool of seemingly permanent water is referred to variously as Witch Pool or Witches' Pocket. Near
    the pool on the lava wall, a white cross has been painted onto the surface.
Make reservations at the Public Lands Information Center or call (435)688-3200.
For more information, click here and read the notices at the end.
For a report on this trip, click here and for the trip map, click here.

Thursday,   8/24/2017,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Dr. Joseph Platt will present "Raptors in Zion Canyon".
At the Canyon Community Center, 126 Lyon Blvd, Springdale
For more information about the Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series, click here
    or contact Zion Natural History Association at (435)772-3264.

Saturday,   8/26/2017,   10:00 am - noon
Lecture:   "History of Healthcare in Southern Utah"
    by Terri Kane, Southwest Region of IHC Vice President and CEO of Dixie Regional Medical Center.
This presentation will cover healthcare in southern Utah, past, present, and future.
The program is sponsored by the City of St George, Arts to Zion / Southern Utah, and Silver Reef Museum
    and will be held at the Electric Theater, 68 E. Tabernacle in St. George.
This event is free with registration. Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/WashingtonCountyWorks.
For more information, click here or call (435)216-2651.

Wednesday,   8/30/2017,   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

Saturday,   9/2/2017,   10:00 am - noon
Lecture:   "Mining Landscapes" by Everett Bassett (Senior Archaeologist, Transcon Environmental)
    This presentation will provide a tour of historic mining landscapes, worldwide, from the prehistoric
    through the Classical, Medieval, and Modern periods. Historic Western mining landscapes, especially
    Silver Reef, will be examined in greater detail. Variation in these landscapes over time due to
    changes in economy, ethnology, and technology will be discussed.
The program is sponsored by the City of St George, Arts to Zion / Southern Utah, and Silver Reef Museum
    and will be held at the Electric Theater, 68 E. Tabernacle in St. George.
This event is free with registration. Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/WashingtonCountyWorks.
For more information, click here or call (435)216-2651.

Friday-Saturday   9/8-9/2017
Ivins Heritage Days
At the Ivins City Park, 100 N. Main St. in Ivins.
For more information, see the schedule of events, https://ivins.recdesk.com/Community/Page?pageId=8708

Friday-Saturday   9/8-9/2017
Mountain Meadows Association Annual Meeting
For details, click here.
Will be held in St. George and at the Mountain Meadows Massacre site.
    Fri. 6:00 pm Annual Dinner at the Pioneer Center for the Arts Social Hall
    Sat. at Mountain Meadows
        10:00 am Dan Sill Hill - Judge Roger Logan will introduce the new interpretive signs and plaques
        11:30 am Siege Site - A box lunch will be provided at $10/person. Fiddlers will provide music.
        1:45 pm Siege Site - Remains of child from National Museum of Health and Science will be interred
        2:00 pm Siege Site - Commemorative Service
For more information, see the Mountain Meadows Assoc. website, http://www.mtn-meadows-assoc.com

Saturday,   9/9/2017,   10:00 am - noon
Lecture:   "Settlement of Southern Utah" by Dr. Doug Alder and Mayor Jon Pike
    Dr. Alder and Mayor Pike will discuss the settlement of Washington County
    from the Pioneers until now.
The program is sponsored by the City of St George, Arts to Zion / Southern Utah, and Silver Reef Museum
    and will be held at the Dixie Academy.
This event is free with registration. Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/WashingtonCountyWorks.
For more information, click here or call (435)216-2651.

Wednesday,   9/13/2017,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Dixie Archaeology Society (DAS) Meeting   (First of the Fall Season)
"Chumash: Shells, Shelter, Seafaring and Spectacular Rock Art" by Chris Oravec
The Chumash culture located along the coast in central California is in the news. Recent archaeology on
    the Channel Islands dates their settlements from around 10,000 years ago, making the Chumash people
    one of the earliest inhabitants of North America. The Chumash sailed the seas in dugout canoes
    and established settlements where they traded beads and shells. Their pictographs are spectacular
    examples of West Coast indigenous art.
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.
Lectures are free to the public, but you are encouraged to become a member. Dues $25 single, $30 couple.
For more information, see the DAS website, http://dixierockart.webs.com, the DAS Facebook page,
    https://www.facebook.com/DixieArchaeologySociety1, or call Chris Oravec at (435)986-8348.

Thursday-Saturday   9/14-16/2017
83rd Annual Dixie Roundup at the Dixie Sun Bowl in St. George
See http://wchsutah.org/miscellaneous/dixie-roundup.php.
For current information, see:
    http://www.stgeorgelions.com/wp/?page_id=178
    https://www.facebook.com/DixieRoundupRodeo
    http://business.stgeorgechamber.com/events/details/dixie-roundup-rodeo-12338

Thursday-Saturday   9/14-16/2017
National Convention of the Sons of Utah Pioneers
Details are TBD.
Will be held in Centerville, Utah.
For information, see http://www.sup1847.com/calendar.

Friday,   9/15/2017,   12:00 - 2:00 pm
Book Signing for Doug Alder's New Book
    Dixie Saints: Laborers in the Field
At the Dixie College Bookstore in the Gardner Center
    For a map of the campus, click here.
    For more information, call the bookstore at (435)652-7644.

Friday,   9/15/2017,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
"Together Towards Tomorrow" by Lora Tom (Former tribal Chairperson of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah)
Lora's talk will focus on leadership, partnership, growth, and support of building future tribal development
    tribal development and new beginnings together-the challenge of tribal governance in the 21st century.
At the Canyon Community Center, 126 Lyon Blvd, Springdale
For the flyer, click here.
For more information about the Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series, click here
    or contact Zion Natural History Association at (435)772-3264.

Friday-Saturday,   9/15-16/2017
Family Roots Expo: Connecting Families One Person at a Time
There there several admission price options.
At the Dixie Center, 1835 S. Convention Center Drive in St. George.
For a St. George News article about the event, click here
For a the Expo website, click here

Saturday,   9/16/2017,   10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Book Signing for Doug Alder's New Book
    Dixie Saints: Laborers in the Field
At the Deseret Book Store, 735 S. Bluff St. in St. George, (435)628-4495.

Saturday-Saturday   9/16/2017-11/4/2017
Traveling Smithsonian Exhibit: "The Way We Worked" in Silver Reef
Hosted by the the Silver Reef Museum at the Cosmopolitan (next to the Museum).
The Museum will be open for extended hours during this period and there will be
    other events that will be held in partnership with this exhibit.
For a brochure about the exhibits statewide, click here.
For a brochure about supporting the exhibit in Silver Reef, click here.
For a brochure about the exhibits in Washington County, click here.
For a list of related events, click here.

Thursday   9/21/2017;   7:00 - 8:00 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
Guest speaker will be Laura Frei who will be speaking about pioneer clothing.
    She has also put together some very interesting pioneer stories that she will share.
Historic Washington Relief Society House
    100 W. Telegraph St., Washington, UT 84780
This lecture is free and everyone is invited.
For information, contact Kelly Paxman at kpaxman@skyviewmail.com or (435)680-1407.

Thursday,   9/21/2017,   8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Finding Common Ground on Public Lands
Conserve Southwest Utah has partnered with the Dixie State University Sustainability Club
    to present a half day Conservation Forum. Participants will share their ideas on public lands
    in facilitated roundtable discussions. The goal is to bring together people with differing
    views on the management and use of public lands to find shared values by talking civilly
    face-to-face, and to propose solutions to issues that divide us.
Kenneth N. Gardner Student Center Ballroom, Dixie State University, For a map, click here.
For more information and contacts, click here.

Friday,   9/22/2017,   2:00 - 4:00 pm
Storytelling and Old World Paper Cutting Demonstration by Randel McGee
    in conjunction with the Santa Clara City Swiss Days Event.
At the Santa Clara Branch Library
    1099 N. Lava Flow Drive, St. George UT 84770.
This event is free and open to the public.
For the flyer, click here.

Saturday,   9/23/2017,   10:00 am - noon
Lecture:   "By all means give Nevada a Slice: The 1866 Utah-Nevada Border Shift" by Dr. W. Paul Reeve
The program is sponsored by the City of St George, Arts to Zion / Southern Utah, and Silver Reef Museum
    and will be held at the Electric Theater, 68 E. Tabernacle in St. George.
This event is free with registration. Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/WashingtonCountyWorks.
For more information, click here or call (435)216-2651.

Wednesday,   9/27/2017,   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,   9/28/2017,   09:00 am - ?:?? pm     *** CANCELLED ***
DASIA Field Trip - House Rock Valley Ranch / Bison Herd
    This 60,000 acre wildlife area is one of only 2 sites in Arizona where one may see state-managed
    bison herds. House Rock Valley, along the eastern edge of the Kaibab Plateau, has good views into
    the Marble Canyon portion of Grand Canyon National Park.
Make reservations at the Public Lands Information Center or call (435)688-3200.
For more information, click here and read the notices at the end.

Saturday,   9/30/2017,   10:00 am - noon
Lecture:   "Artists / National Parks" by Lyman Hafen and Royden Car
    Lyman and Royden will discuss the importance visual artists in creating
    and promoting the National Parks throughout the past 150 years.
The program is sponsored by the City of St George, Arts to Zion / Southern Utah, and Silver Reef Museum
    and will be held at the Electric Theater, 68 E. Tabernacle in St. George.
This event is free with registration. Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/WashingtonCountyWorks.
For more information, click here or call (435)216-2651.

Friday,   10/6/2017,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program     *** First One of the Season ***
"History of DASIA" by Bette Arial (Co-Founder)
    Bette serves as Southern Utah Director for U.S. Senator Mike Lee. She is currently a member
    of the St George City Council and a board member of DASIA. During the 1990's, Bette served
    as Public Information Specialist for the BLM AZ Strip District. It was at this time that
    she co-founded ASIA. Bette will be describing the impetus for establishing ASIA, and why
    it is such an important part of the community.
Public Lands Information Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr., St. George UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Information Center or call (435)688-3200 to reserve one of the 80 seats
    per session.
For the more information, click here.

Saturday,   10/7/2017,   10:00 am - noon
Lecture:   "Water in Southern Utah" by Dick Kohler and Lynne Clark
    Dick and Lynne will provide a visual lecture about the importance of the
    creation of the County's water works.
The program is sponsored by the City of St George, Arts to Zion / Southern Utah, and Silver Reef Museum
    and will be held at the Electric Theater, 68 E. Tabernacle in St. George.
This event is free with registration. Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/WashingtonCountyWorks.
For more information, click here or call (435)216-2651.

Tuesday & Wednesday,   10/10-11/2017; 9:00/8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Utah's 65th Annual State History Conference
Theme: "Local Matters: Interweaving Historical Threads of Community"
    Note: Lisa Michele Church will be giving a presentation on Wednesday
    titled "The Page Ranch Story: Preserving a Local Treasure".
The conference will be held at several venues in the Salt Lake area.
For the flyer, click here, and for more information or to register (free, including lunch on Wednesday),
    go to the conference website, https://heritage.utah.gov/history/2017conference.

Wednesday,   10/11/2017,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Dixie Archaeology Society (DAS) Meeting
    Brian Passey, Outdoor Guide and Writer, will present: "I Was Here."
    Not only will he highlight rock art locations around the St. George area
    but will also speak to what we feel about those locations today.
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.
Lectures are free to the public, but you are encouraged to become a member. Dues $25 single, $30 couple.
For more information, see the DAS website, http://dixierockart.webs.com, the DAS Facebook page,
    https://www.facebook.com/DixieArchaeologySociety1, or call Chris Oravec at (435)986-8348.

Thursday,   10/12/2017,   7:00 - 8:00 pm
Lecture:   "Leeds CCC Camp" by Mike Shamo
    Although the Civilian Conservation Corps' primary purpose was to provide work for many young
    single men, many of their projects fulfilled the needs of the communities they served.
    Residents in the small southern town of Washington sought the CCC's assistance to protect
    their community's most precious resource, the irrigation water for their fields.
Leeds Town Hall, 218 N. Main Street in Leeds.
This event is free but registration is suggested. Sign up at http://www.ArtstoZion.org.
For more information, click here or call (435)216-2651.

Friday,   10/13/2017,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
"Bureau of Indian Affairs History" by Kristine Whittaker
    Since its inception in 1824, the Bureau of Indian Affairs has been both a witness to and
    a player in the relationship between the Federal government and Indian tribes and Alaska
    Native villages. The BIA has changed dramatically over the past 185 years, evolving as
    federal policies designed to subjucage and assimilate American Indians and Alaska Natives
    have changed to policies that promote Indian self-determination.
Public Lands Information Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr., St. George UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Information Center or call (435)688-3200 to reserve one of the 80 seats
    per session.
For the more information, click here.

Saturday,   10/14/2017,   10:00 am - noon
Lecture:   "Music, Art, Drama and Photographers-The Way We Worked!" by Lynne Clark
    Lynne will present a visual lecture celebrating the Arts-music and theater
    from Pioneer days until now.
The program is sponsored by the City of St George, Arts to Zion / Southern Utah, and Silver Reef Museum
    and will be held at the Eccles Fine Arts Building on the Dixie State University campus.
    For a map of the campus, click here.
This event is free with registration. Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/WashingtonCountyWorks.
For more information, click here or call (435)216-2651.

Saturday,   10/14/2017,   10:00 am - noon
Lecture:   "Geology & Paleontology of Southern Utah" by Dr. Jerry Harris
    Dr. Harris will discuss paleontology as work in Washington County, and the area's
    rich heritage in prehistoric records.
The program is sponsored by the City of St George, Arts to Zion / Southern Utah, and Silver Reef Museum
    and will be held at the Dixie Academy Building (now the St. George Children's Museum),
    86 S. Main Street in St. George.
This event is free with registration. Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/WashingtonCountyWorks.
For more information, click here or call (435)216-2651.

Saturday,   10/14/2017,   Noon - 4:00 pm
Class: Plein Air Watercolor Painting for Families
This is a drop-in family art activity with the Utah Museum of Fine Arts and Dixie Watercolor Society.
The program is sponsored by the City of St George, Arts to Zion / Southern Utah, and Silver Reef Museum
    and will be held at the Silver Reef Museum, 1903 Wells Fargo Road in Silver Reef.
This event is free with registration. Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/WashingtonCountyWorks.
For more information, click here or call (435)216-2651.

Thursday   10/19/2017;   7:00 - 8:00 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
Guest speaker will be Mert Lovell, a retired school teacher who taught and coached at Dixie
    High School. He will have some fun stories and some of his fun viewpoints on Southern Utah
    sports. If any of you were taught by Mert in High School, you will know that this should
    prove to be an entertaining evening!
Historic Washington Relief Society House
    100 W. Telegraph St., Washington, UT 84780
This lecture is free and everyone is invited.
For information, contact Kelly Paxman at kpaxman@skyviewmail.com or (435)680-1407.

Friday,   10/20/2017,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
"Archaeology on Zion National Park" by Amber Van Alfen
    Archeological sites occur 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. With your help, these sites will
    remain intact and available for future generations to learn from and enjoy. Amber will be
    describing programs to protect and interpret these important sites.
Public Lands Information Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr., St. George UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Information Center or call (435)688-3200 to reserve one of the 80 seats
    per session.
For the more information, click here.

Friday,   10/20/2017,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Dr. Christopher Norment will present "Great Basin Habitat Islands: Mountains and Metaphor".
At the Canyon Community Center, 126 Lyon Blvd, Springdale
For more information about the Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series, click here,
    or contact Zion Natural History Association at (435)772-3264.

Saturday,   10/21/2017,   10:00 am - noon
Lecture:   "Stagecoach & Wagon Transportation through Washington County" by Dr. Leo Lyman
    Dr. Lyman will discuss the various modes of transportation and roads in
    Washington County over the past 150 years.
The program is sponsored by the City of St George, Arts to Zion / Southern Utah, and Silver Reef Museum
    and will be held at the Electric Theater, 68 E. Tabernacle in St. George.
This event is free with registration. Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/WashingtonCountyWorks.
For more information, click here or call (435)216-2651.

Saturday,   10/21/2017,   10:00 am - Noon
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    Demonstration of Rug Making Loom and Rag Rugs
    Sandy Sandberg will demonstrate the rug making loom and Kay Woodbury & Tonya Post
    will demonstrate different ways to make rag rugs.
At the Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) McQuarrie Memorial Museum
    145 North 100 East, St. George UT 84770
This event is free and the public is invited.   For the flyer, click here.
For other information, see https://www.dupstgeorge.org/home.html or call the Museum at (435)628-7274.

Wednesday,   10/25/2017,   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,   10/26/2017,   Time TBD
DASIA Field Trip - Big Springs, AZ
    Big Springs Administrative Center is on the National Register of Historic Places and has been used
    by homesteaders, and later the Forest Service, since the 1800's. The complex consists of an historic
    office, dining hall, shower house, group kitchen, seven residential units, and several administrative
    structures.
Make reservations at the Public Lands Information Center or call (435)688-3200.
For more information, click here and read the notices at the end.

Thursday,   10/26/2017,   7:00 - 8:00 pm
Lecture:   "Guns of the Wild West 1870's" by Gary Dixon
    Gary Dixon, historian, will present a lecture about Guns of the 1870's, which ones were
    common and why they were the guns of the Old West.
Leeds Town Hall, 218 N. Main Street in Leeds.
The Leeds event is free but registration is suggested. Sign up at http://www.ArtstoZion.org.
For more information, click here or call (435)216-2651.

Friday,   10/27/2017,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
"Artists in Residence at Grand Gulch Parashant" by Amber Franklin and Artist Charles Lupica
    The national BLM Artist-in-Residence (AiR) Program creates a structure to share the scenic
    beauty and unique stories of BLM and the National Landscape Conservation System with the
    public through the world of art. The BLM Artist-in-Residence Program provides artistic and
    educational opportunities that promote deeper understanding and dialogue about the natural,
    cultural, and historic resources on public lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management.
Public Lands Information Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr., St. George UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Information Center or call (435)688-3200 to reserve one of the 80 seats
    per session.
For the more information, click here.

Friday & Saturday,   10/27&28/2017,   7:00 - 9:00 pm
Ghost Nights in Silver Reef
    Ghost Nights are ever popular, and this year there is an added a twist, with ghosts focused
    on Silver Reef business owners. Come enjoy this delightful living history event.
    Light Refreshments provided.
Admission: $7.00 per person with reservation and $9.00 walk up.
For more information, contact the Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org or call (435)879-2254.
For more information, click here or call (435)216-2651.

Saturday,   10/28/2017,   11:00 am and 3:00 pm
Lecture:   "Guns of the Wild West 1870's Shoot Out Reenactment"
    You are invited to the Silver Reef Museum for a shoot out with the Lawmen and
    the Muddy River Gang.
For more information, contact the Silver Reef Museum Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org
    or call (435)879-2254.

Friday,   11/3/2017,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
Lacy McIntyre - Red Cliffs Reserve
    When you step over one of the Reserve's distinctive "step-over" gates, you are entering
    a special place, a place that is a privilege to visit. Not just another mountain bike trail, not
    just another horseback ride. You are entering a 62,000-acre scenic wildlfe reserve set aside to
    protect the Mojave Desert Tortoise and other rare plants and animals. The Reserve was established
    in 1966 to protect a large, diverse, and functional expanse of habitat capable of sustaining
    wildlife populations threatened by rapid development and habitat loss across Washington County
    in southwestern Utah. Locate immediately adjacent to several growing communities, the Reserve
    also protects the cities' scenic red rock backdrop and an increasingly popular area for recreation.
Public Lands Information Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr., St. George UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Information Center or call (435)688-3200 to reserve one of the 80 seats
    per session.
For the more information, click here.

Saturday,   11/4/2017,   10:00 am - noon
Panel Discussion:   "How History Shapes Today"
    A panel of experts will discuss "How History Shapes Today".
    Douglas D. Alder, Ph.D. - (Moderator) Dixie State University, Washington County Historical Society
    Chip McLeod, Ph.D. - Dixie State University Department Chair/Professor
    Ryan Paul, M.A. - SUU Adjunct Professor of History, Frontier Homestead State Park Curator
    Roger Roper - Utah State Historical Society, Deputy State Historic Preservation Officer
The program is sponsored by the City of St George, Arts to Zion / Southern Utah, and Silver Reef Museum
    and will be held at the Electric Theater, 68 E. Tabernacle in St. George.
This event is free with registration. Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/WashingtonCountyWorks.
For more information, click here or call (435)216-2651.

Wednesday,   11/8/2017,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Dixie Archaeology Society (DAS) Meeting
"Parowan Site Improvements" by Nate Thomas
    (Deputy Preservation Officer and BLM-Utah State Archaeologist)
Nate Thomas was instrumental in directing the redesign of visitor amenities and access at the
    Parowan Gap petroglyph site west of Cedar City, Ut. His presentation will detail the changes
    made to prevent further damage to the site and enhance visitors' experience.
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.
Lectures are free to the public, but you are encouraged to become a member. Dues $25 single, $30 couple.
For more information, see the DAS website, http://dixierockart.webs.com, the DAS Facebook page,
    https://www.facebook.com/DixieArchaeologySociety1, or call Chris Oravec at (435)986-8348.

Thursday,   11/9/2017,   5:00 - 8:00 pm
An Evening on the Arizona Strip *** CANCELLED ***
Featuring live entertainment by Clive Romney, Storyteller and Songwriter
At the Sun River Community Center Ballroom
Tickets go on sale October 13, 2017 at the Public Lands Information Center, 345 E. Riverside Dr,
    $30 (DASIA fundraiser event)
For the flyer, click here.

Thursday,   11/9/2017,   6:30 - 8:00 pm
Dixie Encampment Chapter - Sons of Utah Pioneers Monthly Meeting
The speaker will be Prof. Anton Bringhurst, a retired Utah State University professor living in Toquerville.
    Also, we hope to have word about the WWI Grant at that time so we can proceed with plans. We'd like
    to have every member of the chapter on one of the committees. Please invite a friend to attend
    with you and arrive a few minutes early.
At the Legacy Clubhouse, northwest corner of Sir Monte Drive and Legacy Drive.
    For a map, click here.

Thursday,   11/9/2017,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Joan Bacharach (Senior Curator of the National Park Service) will present
    "Discovering Treasured Landscape Paintings in National Park Service Collections".
At the Canyon Community Center, 126 Lyon Blvd, Springdale
For more information about the Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series, click here
    or contact Zion Natural History Association at (435)772-3264.

Friday,   11/10/2017,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
Susan Crook - Conserve Southwest Utah (CSU)
    Conserve Southwest Utah (CSU) is a 501.c.3 non-profit grassroots coalition of local
    citizens advocating conservation of the area's natural resources (our public lands, our water,
    and our air) and cultural resources (the remnants of native and pioneer activity) and for the
    smart growth principals that enable conservation, for the benefit of present and future generations.
Public Lands Information Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr., St. George UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Information Center or call (435)688-3200 to reserve one of the 80 seats
    per session.
For the more information, click here.

Thursday   11/16/2017;   7:00 - 8:00 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
Guest speaker will be Brian Rasmussen who will be talking about and bringing in models that he has
    built of some of the historic buildings in the area. He will show us and talk about such buildings
    as the Cottonmill, the St. George Temple, Brigham Young home, Jacob Hamlin home, the Sunbowl,
    Pine Valley Chapel, Woodward building, Judd Store, the Tabernacle, the Relief Society building
    in Washington, and a few others. He will also show and talk about a few buildings that are gone
    such as the old Social Hall, Deseret Telegraph, Washington churches of 1877 and 1909, and a few more.
Historic Washington Relief Society House
    100 W. Telegraph St., Washington, UT 84780
This lecture is free and everyone is invited.
For information, contact Kelly Paxman at kpaxman@skyviewmail.com or (435)680-1407.

Friday,   11/17/2017,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
Angie Bulletts - Dixie National Forest Supervisor
    The Dixie National Forest, with Headquarters in Cedar City, occupies almost two million
    acres and stretches for about 170 miles across southern Utah. It straddles the divide between the
    Great Basin and the Colorado River. Elevations vary fron 2,800 feet near St. George to 11,322 feet
    at Blue Bell Knoll on Boulder Mountain. The southern rim of the Great Basin, near the Colorado
    River, provides spectacular scenery. Colorado River canyons are made up of many-colored cliffs
    and steep-walled gorges.
Public Lands Information Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr., St. George UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Information Center or call (435)688-3200 to reserve one of the 80 seats
    per session.
For the more information, click here.