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,   7:00 am - 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,   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.

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.