Old County Courthouse

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)


CALENDAR OF PAST EVENTS

(for the year 2018)

PAST EVENTS

Friday,   1/5/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
Cindy Pursell   (Assistant Superindendent, Zion National Park)
    Visitation to Zion National Park has been increasing for decades, but especially
    significant increases have been experienced in the last few years. In 2016, 4,295,127
    people visited the park, which was 646,281 more visitors than in 2015 which was also
    a record year. The peak season in the park has now extended into early spring and late
    fall. During the height of the summer season it is now common for visitors to wait in
    long lines to enter the park and board the park shuttle. Cindy will discuss challenges
    faced by park staff to manage visitation, as well as other topics regarding Zion
    National 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.

Monday,   1/8/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
Colleagues of Dixie State University Meeting
"A Brief History of Navajo Weaving and Some Guidelines for Collecting"
    by John Rich, Jr. (Owner of the Jacob Lake Resort)
In the Zion Room on the 5th floor of the Jeffrey R. Holland Centennial Common Building,
    300 South 800 East on the Dixie State University campus.
    Parking available in the lot west of the Holland Building/north of the Burns Arena.
Everyone is welcome and admission is free
For more information, click here.

Wednesday,   1/10/2018,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Dixie Archaeology Society (DAS) Meeting
"Navajo Rock Art" by Grant Carlos Smith (USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service)
    Grant has excavated several Early Navajo and Pueblo/Anasazi sites. He has also studied
    artifacts from Late Prehistoric and Fremont sites. He was a crew chief during the BYU
    excavation of Fremont sites in Utah Valley. He currently works out of the Price, Utah, office.
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 Carol Spencer at (801)953-6572.

Friday,   1/12/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
Marilyn Davis   (Red Cliffs Audubon Society)
    The St. George Winter Bird Festival is an event hosted by the Red Cliffs Audubon Society
    and Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. It will take place from January 25-27, 2018.
    Its mission is to intrigue and educate the public about these creatures by catering to
    both novice and expert birders with a variety of field trips, workshops, and presentations.
    Marilyn will describe what is in store for the 2018 event.
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.

Wednesday,   1/17/2018,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Utah Friends of Paleontology - Southwest Chapter Meeting
    "Paleontological Experiences Around Lake Powell" by Maria Rodriguez (Museum Curator/Assistant
    Paleontologist, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area/Rainbow Bridge National Monument)
Meet in Room 128 on the ground floor of the Snow Building on the Dixie State University Campus.
    For a map of the campus, click here.
For questions, contact Bill Biesele at (801)554-5402.

Thursday,   1/18/2018,   7:00 - 8:00 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
Guest speaker will be Kaye (Feather) Robinson, President of Dixie Archaeology Society (Rock Art Club).
    She has been a researcher for years on the subjects of Archaeology and Archeoastronomy.
    Her subject will be, "Lessons from the Past." Throughout time civilizations have expanded only
    to collapse. There are 12 general reasons. Included in the presentation are the reasons why the
    great Chaco Canyon civilization collapsed in about 1250 AD.
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,   1/18/2018,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Dr. Alan Titus will present "Phoenix from the Ashes:
    Tyrannosaur Mass Death Site, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument".
At the Canyon Community Center, 126 Lyon Blvd, Springdale
For more information about this lecture, click here
For more information about the Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series, click here
    or contact Zion National Park Forever Project at (435)772-3264.

Friday,   1/19/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
Jaina Moan   (Executive Director, 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 Mesquite. Jaina will relate what has occurred with management of the area in the past
    year, and what is in store for this unique piece of the Mohave Desert.
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,   1/20/2017,   10:00 am - Noon
Washington County Historical Society Field Trip
    Stops will include the pioneer park spring, the St. George highway tunnel,
    the hernia dam, the old turkey farm, and an early water canal.
Everyone is welcome and it is free .
Meet at the parking lot of the Public Lands Information Center (BLM),
    345 E. Riverside Dr., St. George UT 84790

Saturday,   1/20/2017
St. George Heritage Day Celebration (City founded on January 17, 1862)
All day:   Free bus rides on SunTran.
7:00 am - 6:00 pm:   Free entrance to the St. George Recreation Center, 285 Sout 400 East.
10:00 am - 5:00 pm:   Free entrance to the St. George Art Museum, 47 East 200 North.
Noon - 6:00 pm:   Free entrance to the Sand Hollow Aquatic Center, 1144 Lava Flow Drive.
Noon - 2:00 pm:   The mayor and city council will serve free root beer floats and cookies
    with live entertainment at the St. George Social Hall, 212 N. Main Street.

Thursday,   1/25/2018,   9:00 am - 2:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Cedar Livestock Auction, Cedar City UT
    Back by popular demand! 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.
    The Market Grill was added as well as new pens. 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.
For more information, click here and read the notices at the end.

Thursday-Saturday,   1/25-27/2018
15th Annual St. George Winter Bird Festival
For the more information, click here.

Friday,   1/26/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
Krissy Sherman & Peggy O'Reilly   (Vermillion Cliffs National Monument)
    This remote and unspoiled, 294,000-acre monument is a geologic treasure, containing
    Paria Plateau, Vermillion Cliffs, Coyote Buttes, and Paria Canyon. Visits to the area
    require special planning and awareness of potential hazards such as rugged and unmarked
    roads, poisonous reptiles and insects, extreme heat or cold, deep sand, and flash floods.
    Krissy and Peggy will describe what planning is necessary to visit one of the most
    remote places on the Colorado Plateau.
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.

Wednesday,   1/31/2018,   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,   2/2/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
Judy Zumwalt, Tri-State ATV Jamboree
    Do you want to experience fantastic OHV trails of Southwest Utah and Northwest Arizona?
    The 14th annual Tri-State ATV/UTV Jamboree has 28 rides planned, including 5 brand new
    rides. Each ride will be led by experienced guides who not only know the trails but also
    the history of the area and key points of interest.
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.

Monday,   2/5/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
Colleagues of Dixie State University Meeting
"The China Dream: What It Means for the United States" by Dr. Elizabeth Crook and Dr. Frederick Crook
At the Taylor Health Sciences Center auditorium,
    1526 Medical Center Drive, St. George
    Main Floor, Room 156
Everyone is welcome and admission is free
For more information, click here.

Wednesday,   2/7/2018,   4:00 pm - ?:??
Utah Drawn - An Exhibit of Historical Maps Featuring Guest Speaker Steve Boulay
An exhibit of historical and significant maps, featuring a guest lecture by Steve Boulay.
    Refreshments will be served, with a walking tour of the exhibit to follow.
In the Special Collections of the Gerald R. Sherratt Library at Southern Utah University (SUU).
For more information, click here or e-mail the library at library@suu.edu.
This event is free and open to the public.

Friday,   2/9/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
Dixie Life Flight
    It can be overwhelming when you are caring for an injured or sick loved one, especially
    when you need to transport them to another medical facility. lntermountain Healthcare's
    Life Flight Services offers highly specialized medical transport using helicopters,
    airplanes, and ambulances. The service area for Life Flight helicopters generally
    encompasses a 200-mile circle centered on each base. Services include inter-facility
    transport, response to accident scenes, and search and rescue missions (including
    rescue hoist missions).
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.

Wednesday,   2/14/2018,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Dixie Archaeology Society (DAS) Meeting
"Snake Creek (near Fredonia, Arizona) Archaeology" by Connie Reid Zweifel
    Connie will talk about this site that contains petrologyphs and miles of pictographs.
    Connie is a US Forest Service archaeologist serving in the Kaibab National Forest.
    She is the cultural resources program manager and tribal liaison for the North Kaibab.
    She began her career in the Pacific Northwest and began working for the US Forest Service
    in 1987. She has been with the Kaibab National Forest since 1997.
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 Carol Spencer at (801)953-6572.

Thursday,   2/15/2018,   7:00 - 8:00 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
    The speaker with be Sharlene Tobler Gordon who will talk to us about her Tobler ancestors who
    settled Southern Utah with a focus on her Grandmother Barbara Stucki Tobler. Talking with her,
    it sounds like it will be fun to listen to some of her stories about her family.
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,   2/15/2018,   7:00 - 8:00 pm
ICL Lecture: "Ghost Towns and Movies of Southern Utah" by Dr Glen Blakey (DSU)
This lecture is sponsored by the Dixie State University Institute for Continued Learning (ICL)
    but this event is open to the public.
In Room 121 in the Udvar-Hazy building on the Dixie State University campus.
    For a map of the campus, click here.

Friday,   2/16/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
Sand Hollow State Park
    With its warm, blue waters and red sandstone landscape, Utah's newest state park is also one
    of its most popular. Boat and fish on Sand Hollow Reservoir, explore and ride the dunes of
    Sand Mountain on an off-highway vehicle, then RV or tent camp in a campground or the beach.
    A favorite destination for local off-highway vehicle (OHV) enthusiasts, Sand Mountain of
    provides 15,000 acres perfectly sculpted dunes. The red sand is an incredible backdrop
    for Sand Hollow reservoir.
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,   2/16/2018,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
David VanAlfen will present "The Paiutes and Prehistory:
    An Archaeological Problem or the Problem with Archaeologists?".
    This lecture will be an examination of the late prehistoric and protohistoric periods
    in Southwestern Utah and Northwestern Arizona with a focus on competing theories on
    what role the Southern Paiute groups played and who these groups are.
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 National Park Forever Project at (435)772-3264.

Saturday,   2/17/2018,   10:00 am - Noon
Washington County Historical Society Field Trip
Meet at the DiFore Center, 350 N. Main St. in St. George. This is the former Orval Hafen Home.
    A tour of this historic house and neighborhood will be led by local history experts.
This event is free and everyone is invited.

Saturday,   2/17/2018,   10:00 am - 11:30
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) Lecture by Dr. Glen Esplin
    "Tabernacle and Temple - Why Were They Important to the Early Settlers?"
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,   2/21/2018,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Utah Friends of Paleontology - Southwest Chapter Meeting
"Small and Mighty: Columbian and Pygmy Mammoths from Channel Islands National Park"
    by Lauren Parry (PhD candidate in Geoscience at UNLV working with Dr. Steve Rowland)
Meet in Room 128 on the ground floor of the Snow Building on the Dixie State University Campus.
    For a map of the campus, click here.
Everyone is welcome.

Thursday,   2/22/2018,   9:00 am - 3:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Beverly Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts at SUU
    The home of the Utah Shakespeare Festival is at the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center
    for the Arts on the campus of Southern Utah University. This exciting $39.1 million
    dollar arts complex was dedicated July 7, 2016. It includes three theatres used by
    the Festival. In addition, the center includes the magnificent Southern Utah Museum
    of Art, as well as office, rehearsal, educational, and artistic space for the
    Festival. The buildings are surrounded by gardens, sculpture gardens, a seminar
    grove, a Greenshow performance space and much more.
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,   2/22/2018,   5:00 - 6:00 pm
Lecture: "Skywatchers and Rock Art Solstice Markers" by Karen Monsen
    This is a multimedia lecture on solstice shadow and light markers that show on
    local pre-historic rock art. Karen Monsen is a local rock art researcher,
    petroglyph park developer, and free lance writer.
Sponsored by the Washington County Library System & Santa Clara Historical Society.
At the Santa Clara Branch Library, 1099 N. Lava Flow Drive, St. George.
For more information, call the library at (435)986-0432.
    For the flyer, click here.
    And click here for a video of this lecture.

Friday,   2/23/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
Diane Azevedo, Dinosaur Discovery Site
    See thousands of fossilized dinosaur footprints at the St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site
    at Johnson Farm. This rare site preserves a 200 million year old lake ecosystem that includes
    dinosaurs, fishes, plants, sedimentary structures, and other animals. Additionally, the museum
    houses accurate life-restorations of animals from the Early Jurassic such as Dilophosourus,
    Megapnosdurus, Scelidasaurus, and Protosuchus.
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,   2/24/2018,   10:00 am - noon
Cosmopolitan Event: "Stagecoach/Wagon Transportation 1865-1875" presented by Dr. Leo Lyman
    Join Dr. Leo Lyman to learn how teamsters provided the transportation networks that moved
    Southern Utah products to market. Trafficking everything from bullion to sheep and cattle,
    and dodging robbers and bad weather along the way, the work of teamsters kept Southern Utah
    supplied with cash.
It will be held at the old Cosmopolitan Restaurant in Silver Reef.
The suggested donation is $4.00 per person which includes museum and mine tour admission.
    Please call or register online at https://tinyurl.com/LeoLymanTransportation.
For more information, click here for the flyer, contact the Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org,
    or call the Museum at (435)879-2254.

Tuesday,   2/27/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DSU's Department of History and Political Science First Annual History Distinguished Lecture
    Dr. Susan J. Matt, Presidential Distinguished Professor of History at Weber State University
    and the author of "Homesickness: An American History" will speak on the topic of
    "Homesickness, History, and American Emotional Life".
This program is co-sponsored by the Dixie Forum and anyone is welcome to attend.
In the Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Learning Resource Center at Dixie State University
    For a map of the campus, click here.
For the more information, click here.

Wednesday,   2/28/2018,   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,   3/2/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
Grand Staircase-Escalante Partners
    Grand Staircase-Escalante Partners is committed to preserving and protecting the vast landscape
    of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument for the use and enjoyment of present and future
    generations. They are the official "friends" organization for the Grand Staircase-Escalante
    National Monument and they have made a Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusivity.
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,   3/3/2018,   1:00 - 7:00 pm
Sons of Utah Pioneers (SUP) 2018 Regional History Symposium: "Pioneer Moments in Time"
    1:00: Presentation: Donald Hinton, "The Rising Tide of Mormonism in Mainland China"
    2:00: Presentation: Jim Rhoades, "There's Gold inThem Thar Hills"
    3:00: Presentation: Wayne Hinton, "Mountain Meadow Massacre a New Look"
    4:00: Presentation: Monte Holm, "From Lost Boy to Mission President"
    5:30: Keynote Speaker: Hyrum Smith, "The Purpose For the Year 1830"
At the Bloomington Stake Center, 200 W. Brigham Road in St. George
Open to SUP members and their guests: Symposium $15, Dinner $20, Both $25
Preregistration is required. For the flyer, click here.

Monday,   3/5/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
Colleagues of Dixie State University Meeting
"Thirty-three Years of Practicing Law" by Allen Jacobi
At the Taylor Health Sciences Center auditorium,
    1526 Medical Center Drive, St. George
    Main Floor, Room 156
Everyone is welcome and admission is free
For more information, click here.

Friday,   3/9/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
Pipe Spring National Monument
    American Indians, Mormon ranchers, plants, animals, and many others have depended on
    the life-giving water found in the beautiful desert oasis at Pipe Spring. Learn about pioneer
    and Kaibab Paiute life by exploring the museum, historic fort and cabins, garden, orchard,
    and Ridge Trail. Visit with rangers and ranch animals, and attend living history demonstrations
    and talks.
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,   3/15/2018,   7:00 - 8:00 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
    Delores Kahkonen will have a PowerPoint presentation on
    "The St. George Temple's 85 Indian Chiefs from 1877".
For a description of this presentation, click here
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,   3/16/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
Dixie State University Special Collections - Kathleen Broeder
    Special Collections and Archives, in keeping with its mission and vision, contains selected local,
    family, and historical materials about the geographically contiguous areas of Washington County,
    the Arizona Strip, and the Big Muddy region of Nevada, as well as materials documenting the
    history of Dixie State University. The Special Collections Librarian and Archivist, Kathleen
    Broeder, is responsible for the management and maintenance of the collections.
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,   3/17/2018,   10:00 am - 11:30
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) Lecture: "Medicine in Early Dixie" by Dr. Craig Booth
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.

Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday,   3/19,22,23,24/2018,   10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Staff in "Old West" attire will be strolling the streets of Silver Reef.
For more information, click here for the flyer, contact the Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org,
    or call the Museum at (435)879-2254.

Wednesday,   3/21/2018,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Utah Friends of Paleontology - Southwest Chapter Meeting
The speaker will be Emily Schrepf, Outreach Coordinator for Grand Staircase Escalante Partners.
Meet in Room 128 on the ground floor of the Snow Building on the Dixie State University Campus.
    For a map of the campus, click here.
Everyone is welcome.

Thursday,   3/22/2018,   9:00 am - 3:00 pm *** CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN ***
DASIA Field Trip - Snow Canyon State Park and Surroundings
    Snow Canyon State Park is a 7,400-acre scenic park quietly tucked amid lava flows
    and soaring sandstone cliffs in a strikingly colorful and fragile desert environment.
    Majestic views and the subtle interplay of light, shadow, and color dancing across
    canyon walls evoke strong emotional responses from visitors. We will be seeing
    areas not often visited and will return via Upper and Lower Sand Cove and Gunlock
    reservoirs.
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,   3/22/2018,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Dan Flores will present "Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural History".
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 National Park Forever Project at (435)772-3264.

Friday,   3/23/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
Old Logandale School Historical and Cultural Society
    OLSHACS's mission is to restore and preserved the historic treasures of Moapa Valley, to establish
    and maintain a museum of pioneer artifacts, and to establish and maintain a historical library.
    OLSHACS promotes the cultural arts in Moapa Valley by providing facilities for the displaying,
    teaching, and performing of the arts.
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 and Saturday,   3/23,24/2018,   10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Renowned western artist Jerry Anderson's Sculpture Studio will be open to the public.
For more information, click here for the flyer, contact the Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org,
    or call the Museum at (435)879-2254.

Saturday,   3/24/2018,   10:00 am - noon
Cosmopolitan Event: "Lichen: The Power of Partnership" presented by Dr. Marius van der Merwe
    Dr. van der Merwe will give both a talk and then a guided walk exploring the many facets of
    rock lichen found in Southern Utah. After covering the ecology of cliff-dwelling and other
    lichen in the more formal setting of the Cosmopolitan, Dr. van der Merwe will lead those
    who are interested on a walk around the Silver Reef grounds to look at lichen specimens
    growing in their natural environment and on the ruins of Silver Reef.
It will be held at the old Cosmopolitan Restaurant in Silver Reef.
The suggested donation is $4.00 per person which includes museum and mine tour admission.
    Registration is suggested due to the limited space.
For more information, click here for the flyer, contact the Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org,
    or call the Museum at (435)879-2254.

Saturday,   3/24/2018,   1:00 pm and 3:00 pm
There will be a staged shoot out with Lawmen and the Muddy River Gang on the streets of Silver Reef.
This will be free and open to the public.
For more information, click here for the flyer, contact the Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org,
    or call the Museum at (435)879-2254.

Wednesday,   3/28/2018,   10:00 am - noon
Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
Anyone is welcome to attend
Downstairs (Community Room A) at the St. George Library,
    88 West 100 South, St George UT 84770

Thursday,   3/29/2018,   7:00 - 8:00 pm
ICL Lecture: "Movies Filmed in Southern Utah" by Lyman Dayton (Movie Director)
This lecture is sponsored by the Dixie State University Institute for Continued Learning (ICL)
    but this event is open to the public.
In Room 121 in the Udvar-Hazy building on the Dixie State University campus.
    For a map of the campus, click here.

Friday,   3/30/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
Honoring Marilyn Davis - Lecture Series Founder
    Marilyn Davis, one of the driving forces that created the Brown Bag Lecture series, recently
    passed away. She championed many causes during her time in the area, including the Red Rock
    Audubon Society. Some of her colleagues from the time the Brown Bag lectures were conceived
    will reminisce about Marilyn and her contributions to its success. We will also announced the
    decision to rename the lecture series in her honor. The series will now be known as the
    Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture Series.
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.

Monday,   4/2/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
Colleagues of Dixie State University Meeting
"Mars and Dark Matter and Dark Energy" by Ron Smith (Astronomer)
At the Taylor Health Sciences Center auditorium,
    1526 Medical Center Drive, St. George
    Main Floor, Room 156
Everyone is welcome and admission is free
For more information, click here.

Friday,   4/6/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
Arizona Strip Helitak - Cory Johnson
    The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) is responsible for fire management on 12.2 million
    acres of public lands across Arizona. The agency's professional fire managment staff
    provides wildland firefighting for protection of natural resources as well as to improve
    the health of the land. Helitack refers to "helicopter-delivered fire resources", and is
    the system of managing and using helicopters and their crews to perform aerial firefighting
    and other firefighting duties, primarily initial attack on wildfires.
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,   4/12/2018,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Jennifer Jordan will present "The Women of K2".
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 National Park Forever Project at (435)772-3264.

Friday,   4/13/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
Spring Desert Wildflowers - Lee Hughes
    Each year, the unique combination of sun, wind, water, temperature and elevation sets the
    stage for the precise location of the best springtime blooms. Lee Hughes is a retired
    rangeland management specialist who monitored rare and endangered plants in the region
    for decades. He will discuss what conditions are necessary for stunning desert blooms.
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.

Tuesday,   4/17/2018,   7:30 - 8:30 pm
35th Annual Juanita Brooks Lecture
Subject:   Across the Desert in 1858: Thomas L. Kane's Mediating Mission and the Mormon Women
    who Made it Possible
  by William P. MacKinnon, a well-known military historian from Los Angeles
A meet and greet with the speaker will follow the lecture.
In the Cox Auditorium in the Performing Arts Building on the Dixie State University campus.
    For a map click here and see PAB.
This program is free and everyone in invited. Parking permits are not required for this event.
For the flyer, click here.

Thursday,   4/19/2018
No Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting this month.
See Washington City Cotton Days below instead.

Friday,   4/20/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
National Monuments in Utah - Steve Heath
    Recent events in Utah have brought a new focus on the Antiquities Act and the creation
    of national monuments. Steve Heath is a retired SUU professor who has researched the
    history of national monuments in Utah and the west. He will review the complicated
    processes that have resulted in present public lands management challenges.
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,   4/21/2018,   10:00 am - 11:30
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) Lecture: "Education in Dixie" by Kathleen Broeder
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,   4/21/2018,   12:00 Noon
Washington County Historical Society April Tour
Tour of the Juanita Brooks home, now a bed and breakfast named after her autobiography,
    Quicksand and Cactus.
Space is limited and a reservation is required. E-mail requests to info@wchsutah.org
    and wait for an acknowledgement e-mail before coming on the tour.

Monday-Saturday,   4/23-28/2018
Washington City Cotton Days
This annual celebration of Washington's history includes a number of events.
See their website, https://washingtoncity.org/community/celebrations/cottondays, for more information.

Monday,   4/23/2018,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Utah Friends of Paleontology - Southwest Chapter Meeting
    Dr. Alan Titus, paleontologist for Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument will speak on
    "Phoenix from the Ashes: A Tyrannosaur Mass Mortality from Grand Staircase-Escalante National
    Monument".The finding of a single tyrannosaur ankle bone in a remote badlands area of Grand
    Staircase-Escalante National Monument led to the discovery of one of the most prolific,
    scientifically important Cretaceous age dinosaur sites ever found in Utah.
Meet in Room 113 in the Science Building on the Dixie State University Campus.
    For a map of the campus, click here.
This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, click here for the flyer.

Tuesday,   4/24/2018,   6:00 pm - Dusk
Washington City Historical Society Ice Cream Social and Hay Ride to Historical Sites
    Part of Washington City Cotton Days
    Free and everyone is welcome.
At the Washington Veteran's Park, 75 E. Telegraph St. in Washington

Wednesday,   4/25/2018,   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,   4/26/2018,   9:00 am - 5:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Pareah Townsite and Kane County Movie Sets
    Pareah was first settled in 1865 by a Mormon group led by Peter Shirts. In 1867
    settlers began to arrive at a rapid pace. Farming produced good crops for several
    years, but irrigation was very difficult. Pahreah grew through the 1870s, gaining
    a general store, a church, a number of sandstone houses, and many log houses. The
    Paria River flooded every year from 1883 to 1888, washing away fields and even
    some buildings. People started to move away. By 1892 there were only eight
    families left. A lone bachelor prospector held out until 1929, then Pareah was
    empty. In later years the film industry became interested in using the picturesque
    ghost town, with its canyon vista background, as a location for making Westerns.
    It fell into disuse after the filming of The Outlaw Josey Wales in 1976.
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.

Friday,   4/27/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program   (Last one of the Season)
Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month - Lori Hunsaker
    Utah Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month celebrates Utah's rich archaeological
    and historical resources with a month of lectures and hands-on learning. The month
    celebrates archaeology and the thrill of discovery. Programs provide the chance to
    indulge your inner Indiana Jones. Lori Hunsaker, a BLM archeologist, will review local
    events and discuss local preservation opportunities and challenges.
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,   4/28/2018
Cotton Days in Washington City
7:30 - 10:00 am:   Lion's Club Breakfast
9:00 am:   Cotton Days Parade
10:00 am - 2:00 pm:   Cotton Fest
10:00 am:   Car Show
11:00 am - 2:00 pm:   Tractor Pull
See their website, https://washingtoncity.org/community/celebrations/cottondays, for more information.

Saturday,   4/28/2018,   10:00 am
Silver Reef Museum 4th Saturday Events: Desert Bloom Day
    Lectures, Walking Tours, Refreshmens
For the flyers, click here or click here.
Admission is $5.00 per person or $10 per family which includes museum and mine tour admission.
For more information, contact the Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org,
    or call the Museum at (435)879-2254.

Sunday,   4/29/2018,   6:00 - 7:30 pm
Washington City Historical Society History Fireside
    Part of Washington City Cotton Days
    "Truths, Half Truths, and Down Right Lies"
    The Program: "Hard Times, Fun Times, and Folklore" of early Washington Settlers
In the gymnasium at the Washington City Museum (the Old School), 25 E. Telegraph Road in Washington.
Free. Everyone is welcome to attend. Casual dress.
For the program, click here
For more information, call (435)673-3085.

May is Utah Archaeology & Preservation Month
For the calendar of events, click here.

Tuesday,   5/1/2018,   8:30 am - 12:30 pm
Guided Hike to Petroglyphs at Land Hill Heritage Area Sponsored by the BLM and SUNCLF
Meet at the Anasazi Valley Trail Head off of Old Highway 91. Enjoy a scenic hike up the Tempi'po'op
    Trail to see rock writing created by Ancestral Puebloan and Southern Paiute peoples. Group size
    is limited to the first 9. Participants should wear hiking shoes and bring water.
RSVP on SignUpGenius.
For the flyer, click here. And for more information, contact Lori Hunsaker at lhunsaker@blm.gov.

Thursday,   5/3/2018,   1:00 - 3:00 pm
Dr. Robert L. Schuyler Will Be at the Silver Reef Museum and Cosmopolitan Building
Dr. Schuyler will be helping the Museum sort through its wide collection of artifacts. Bring in
    your own treasured artifacts from the late 1880's for evaluation by Dr. Schuyler. He will do
    his best to shed some light as to what your item is and if it indeed came from this time
    period or even if it is from Silver Reef. PS: No appointment is needed!
For the flyer, click here.

Thursday-Monday,   5/3-7/2018,   Times TBA
Self-Guided Open House at the Orson Adams Home
    The Orson Adams House is the only intact structure that remains of the short-lived Mormon pioneer
    settlement of Harrisburg. It was restored by the BLM with the assistance of the Utah Division of
    State History in 2005. Interpretive panels inform the reader about the history of the town
    Harrisburg and the inhabitants of the house.
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 and the Adams House will be on the right.
For more information, contact Lori Hunsaker at lhunsaker@blm.gov.

Friday,   5/4/2018,   1:00 - 3:00 pm
Dr. Robert L. Schuyler Will Be at the Silver Reef Museum and Cosmopolitan Building
Dr. Schuyler will be helping the Museum sort through its wide collection of artifacts. Bring in
    your own treasured artifacts from the late 1880's for evaluation by Dr. Schuyler. He will do
    his best to shed some light as to what your item is and if it indeed came from this time
    period or even if it is from Silver Reef. PS: No appointment is needed!
For the flyer, click here.

Saturday,   5/5/2018,   9:00 and 10:00 am
Silver Reef Museum Events: Silver Reef Archaeology
    9:00 - 10:00 am:   Walk and Talk with Dr. Robert L. Schuyler
    10:00 - Noon:   Lecture: "Saloons of Silver Reef"
The suggested donation is $4.00 per person which includes museum and mine tour admission.
For more information, contact the Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org,
    or call the Museum at (435)879-2254.

Saturday,   5/5/2018,   11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Annual Birds & Botany Event Sponsored by the Santa Clara History Museum
Lee Hughes, botanist, he will be giving information on the native plants and their uses by the ancient
    people's and pioneers. Also, Lael Christensen will have his hunting hawk "Ella" there to demonstrate
    her skills and give information about birds. There will be a children's activity table and each child
    will recieve a feather
In the Cactus Garden at the Santa Clara City Arboretum.
    The entrance is at approximately 1600 Lava Cove Drive. Then follow the trail signs.
This event is free and everyone is invited.

Monday,   5/7/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
Final Colleagues of Dixie State University Meeting of the Academic Year
"Report on DSU's 2017-2018 Academic Year and the Utah State Legislature"
    by Dr. Richard B. Williams (President of Dixie State University)
At the Taylor Health Sciences Center auditorium,
    1526 Medical Center Drive, St. George
    Main Floor, Room 156
Everyone is welcome and admission is free
For more information, click here.

Monday,   5/7/2018,   1:00 - 3:00 pm
Dr. Robert L. Schuyler Will Be at the Silver Reef Museum and Cosmopolitan Building
Dr. Schuyler will be helping the Museum sort through its wide collection of artifacts. Bring in
    your own treasured artifacts from the late 1880's for evaluation by Dr. Schuyler. He will do
    his best to shed some light as to what your item is and if it indeed came from this time
    period or even if it is from Silver Reef. PS: No appointment is needed!
For the flyer, click here.

Thursday-Monday,   5/10-14/2018,   *** Open House Cancelled ***
Self-Guided Open House at the Orson Adams Home

Thursday,   5/10/2018,   6:00 - 7:30 pm
Final Spring Presentation of the SUNCLF Speaker Series
    "The Orson Adams Home: Of a Once Thriving Community, Only a House Remains" by Lori Hunsaker,
    BLM Archaeologist. Learn about this restored vestige of Harrisburg's pioneer past in the
    Red Cliffs National Conservation Area.
At the Conserve Southwest Utah Office, 321 North Mall Drive, Suite B202 in St. George
For the flyer, click here.

Saturday,   5/12/2018,   8:30 - 12:30 pm
Guided Hike to Petroglyphs at Land Hill Heritage Area Sponsored by the BLM and SUNCLF
Meet at the Anasazi Valley Trail Head off of Old Highway 91. Enjoy a scenic hike up the Tempi'po'op
    Trail to see rock writing created by Ancestral Puebloan and Southern Paiute peoples. Group size
    is limited to the first 9. Participants should wear hiking shoes and bring water.
RSVP on SignUpGenius.
For the flyer, click here. And for more information, contact Lori Hunsaker at lhunsaker@blm.gov.

Tuesday,   5/15/2018,   8:30 - 12:30 pm
Guided Hike to Petroglyphs at Land Hill Heritage Area Sponsored by the BLM and SUNCLF
Meet at the Anasazi Valley Trail Head off of Old Highway 91. Enjoy a scenic hike up the Tempi'po'op
    Trail to see rock writing created by Ancestral Puebloan and Southern Paiute peoples. Group size
    is limited to the first 9. Participants should wear hiking shoes and bring water.
RSVP on SignUpGenius.
For the flyer, click here. And for more information, contact Lori Hunsaker at lhunsaker@blm.gov.

Wednesday,   5/16/2018,   9:00 am - Noon
Crafting Your Public Lands Message, Civic Voice Lesson Advocacy Training Workshop
    This workshop builds the foundation for connecting local communities to the decision-makers who
    influence public lands policies. This interactive workshop teaches the fundamentals of advocacy,
    understanding your spheres of influence, and crafting an elevator pitch.
Snow Science Center, Room 112 at Dixie State University.
For more information and to register, click here.

Wednesday,   5/16/2018,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Utah Friends of Paleontology - Southwest Chapter Meeting
    Dr. Mark A. Wilson will speak on "Carmel Ostreoliths (oyster concretions) from the Jurassic
    of Southwest Utah. Dr. Wilson is the Lewis M. and Marian Senter Nixon Professor of Natural
    Sciences and Geology at The College of Wooster in Ohio. He grew up in the southwest,
    earned his PhD in paleontology at Berkeley. He has been teaching and doing research at
    Wooster since 1981. His specialty is marine invertebrate paleoecology, with a fondness
    for fossil bryozoans.
Meet in Room 128 in the Snow Building on the Dixie State University Campus.
    For a map of the campus, click here.
This event is free and open to the public.

Thursday,   5/17/2018,   9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Prehistoric Material Technology Demonstration
    This is a cultural demonstration program which will highlight a variety of prehistoric technologies,
    such as: stone tools, pottery, weaving, and jewelry. Zion National Park is fortunate to have four
    local experts scheduled for this event: John Olsen, Steve Willis, Larry Stout, and Zack Gibson. Their
    experience and knowledge provides invaluable insight into the activities of these artisans of the past.
On the lawn at the Zion Lodge in Zion National Park. General park entrance fees apply.
For more information, contact Amber Van Alfen at (435)772-0209 or amber_van_alfen@nps.gov.

Thursday-Monday,   5/17-21/2018,   *** Open House Cancelled ***
Self-Guided Open House at the Orson Adams Home

Thursday,   5/17/2018,   *** Meeting Cancelled; Next meeting is 9/20/2018 ***
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
Speaker and subject TBD.
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,   5/18/2018,   7:00 - 9:00 pm
100th Anniversary of the End of WW1 Commemorative Presentation
    Sponsored by the Dixie Encampment Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers
Kent Powell, noted historian, author, and editor will speak on "Nels Anderson's WWI Diary"
    Anderson was a veteran who maintained a diary for an entire year. The diary has just recently
    been published and represents a personal account of activities of soldiers during WWI.
At the Bloomington Stake Center, 200 W. Brigham Rd., St. George (Bloomington)
This event is free and everyone is invited.
For more information, contact David Peterson at daveconpete@gmail.com or (435)275-2495.

Saturday,   5/19/2018,   10:00 am - 11:30
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) Lecture: "Footwear" by Scott Hirschi
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,   5/19/2018,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
James McVey will present "The Pen As Sword: Western Nature Writing and Conservation".
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 National Park Forever Project at (435)772-3264.

Monday,   5/21/2018,   6:30 - 8:00 pm
Zion Forever Project Lecture in Hurricane
    John Branch will speak about his new book, "The Last Cowboys: A Pioneer Family in the New West",
    chronicling the lives of three generations of the Wright Family as they navigate rodeo, ranching,
    and a fast changing world on the western border of Zion National Park.
This town-square style program will be held at the Hurricane Valley Pioneer Heritage Park in downtown
    Hurricane at 35 West State Street. It is free of charge. The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with
    cookies and lemonade, and the program starts at 7:00 p.m.
For more information, click here

Thursday,   5/24/2018,   8:30 am - 7:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Mt. Dellenbaugh AZ
    This small volcano atop the Shivwits Plateau offers a great panorama of the
    Arizona Strip. You can see other mountain ranges in Arizona, Nevada, and Utah
    as well. Frederick Dellenbaugh served as artist and assistant topographer on
    Major John Wesley Powell's second river expedition through the Grand Canyon
    in 1871-72. The Dunn inscription is located on Mt. Dellenbaugh. Oramel and
    Seneca Howland with Bill Dunn were the three who left the Powell party in 1869,
    Aug. They were killed before reaching the Mormon settlements.
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.

Thursday-Monday,   5/24-28/2018,   *** Open House Cancelled ***
Self-Guided Open House at the Orson Adams Home

Saturday,   5/26/2018,   10:00 am - Noon
Silver Reef Museum Lecture:   "Southern Utah's Sugar Beet Story" by Loren Webb
    St. George native Loren Webb will speak on the Utah & Idaho Sugar Beet Company and its legacy
    of producing producing sugar from sugar beets, with emphasis on the beet seed processing plant in
    St. George which came to produce seed for the company's operations throughout the West. As a
    teenager, Webb spent many summer days helping his father and other local farmers "hoe beets"
    and then bag, stack and transport gunny sacks of beet seed to the processing plant.
The suggested donation is $4.00 per person which includes museum and mine tour admission.
For the flyer, click here.
For more information, contact the Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org,
    or call the Museum at (435)879-2254.

Wednesday,   5/30/2018,   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-Friday,   6/14-15/2018,   8:30 am - 6:00 pm (Thursday) & Noon (Friday)
Community Preservation Workshop in Cedar City
    This event will include a broader range of topics, beyond just historic buildings.
    Bobbi Wan-kier from the Silver Reef Museum will be on the panel for "Museum Best Practices and
    Challenges". Her focus will be about the Internet, specifically marketing, docent management,
    and social media.
The cost is only $25 for both days, and $10 for the half-day session on the 19th. This includes refreshments
    both days and lunch on Friday. CLG representatives can use a discount code, "CLG2018".
At the Cedar City Festival Hall, 105 North 100 East in Cedar City
For their website, click here; for the flyer, click here; and for the draft schedule, click here.

Friday,   6/15/2018,   7:00 - 9:00 pm
Public Forum With Mountain Meadows Massacre Descendants
    All who are interested in learning more about the Mountain Meadows Massacre historical event and
    burial site are invited to attend an informative evening. Speaking will be retired Arkansas Circuit
    Judge Roger V. Logan. His power point presentation will cover some of the recently completed projects
    at the burial site. Participating with Judge Logan will be Benjamin Pykles, curator of historic sites
    for the History Department of the LDS Church, and Cherie Baker Walker and Patty Norris, descendants
    of the massacre victims.
The event is free of charge and light refreshments will be served.
Co-sponsored by the Washington County Historical Society
    and the Mountain Meadows Massacre Descendants.
In the Courtroom upstairs in the old County Courthouse, 97 East St. George Blvd. in St. George

Saturday,   6/23/2018,   10:00 am - Noon
Silver Reef Museum 4th Saturday Event
    Lecture:   "Mining at Silver Reef from 1877 to the present" by Jerry Glazier
    Jerry grew up in southern Utah and has lived in Hurricane, Utah most of his life.
    He will be speaking about his family and his company's history with Silver Reef operations
    (including geology, mining, milling, processing/refining, metallurgy, economics, and
    technologies) at the Silver Reef Mine from 1877 to the present.
The suggested donation is $4.00 per person which includes museum and mine tour admission.
For the flyer, click here.
For more information, contact the Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org,
    or call the Museum at (435)879-2254.

Thursday,   6/28/2018,   8:30 am - 5:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Kanab Point AZ
    A great expanse of canyon falls away below your feet from this perch overlooking the
    confluence of the Kanab and Grand Canyons. Few people know about this lonely spot,
    yet it's one of the best Grand Canyon viewpoints.
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.

Thursday,   6/28/2018,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Dr. Candice Hansen-Koharcheck will present "Exploring Mars".
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 National Park Forever Project at (435)772-3264.

Tuesday,   7/3/2018,   10:30 am - Noon
St. George Library Civil War Series: "The Presidents and Their Cabinets"
    The St. George Library Presents an in depth look at the Civil War.
    Presented by Bob Echols, instructor for the Institute for Continued Learning.
In Community Room A, downstairs at the St. George Branch Libary, 88 West 100 South, St. George
For more information, please contact Ruth L. Tanner at (435)634-5737.

Thursday-Saturday,   7/5-7/2018,   Evening
73rd Annual Gunlock Rodeo
See the Gunlock Rodeo Facebook Group and the WCHS Gunlock Rodeo webpage.

Tuesday,   7/10/2018,   10:30 am - Noon
St. George Library Civil War Series: "Citizen Soldiers"
    The St. George Library Presents an in depth look at the Civil War.
    Presented by Bob Echols, instructor for the Institute for Continued Learning.
In Community Room A, downstairs at the St. George Branch Libary, 88 West 100 South, St. George
For more information, please contact Ruth L. Tanner at (435)634-5737.

Thursday,   7/12/2018,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Dr. Joseph Platt will present "Arabian Peninsula Wildlife".
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 National Park Forever Project at (435)772-3264.

Tuesday,   7/17/2018,   10:30 am - Noon
St. George Library Civil War Series: "The Battle of Shiloh"
    The St. George Library Presents an in depth look at the Civil War.
    Presented by Bob Echols, instructor for the Institute for Continued Learning.
In Community Room A, downstairs at the St. George Branch Libary, 88 West 100 South, St. George
For more information, please contact Ruth L. Tanner at (435)634-5737.

Thursday-Saturday,   7/26-28/2018,   8:00 pm
Enterprise Rodeo
See the Enterprise Rodeo website and the WCHS Enterprise Rodeo webpage.

Saturday,   7/28/2018,   10:00 am - Noon
Silver Reef Museum 4th Saturday Event
    Lecture:   "Cottonwood Canal Water 1879-1898" by Richard Kohler
The suggested donation is $4.00 per person which includes museum and mine tour admission.
For the flyer, click here.
For more information, contact the Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org,
    or call the Museum at (435)879-2254.
For a video of the lecture, click here.

Tuesday,   7/31/2018,   7:00 pm - ???
The Orphan Trains -- Utah's Hidden History
    This event is part of the official outreach program of the National Orphan Train Complex Museum
    and Research Center
in Concordia, Kansas. Local relatives and acquaintances of Orphan Train Riders
    are encouraged to attend and share their stories.
At the Cedar City Library in the Park, 303 North 100 East in Cedar City.
This program is presented by Utah Humanities and is the last of four stops at public libraries in Utah.
There is no charge for the public event.
For more information about the program, call (435)586-6661.
For more information about the "Ophan Trains", click here.

Friday-Saturday,   8/3-4/2018,   8:00 pm
Veyo Rodeo
See the Veyo Rodeo Facebook page and the WCHS Veyo Rodeo webpage.

Thursday,   8/23/2018,   8:30 am - 6:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Powell Point, Dixie National Forest
    Powell Point on Table Cliff Plateau offers unique Wasatch Limestone Formation soils
    that provide habitat for rare plant species that are locally endemic to southern Utah.
    The ancient bristlecone pines at Powell Point have weathered in this unique cushion
    plant community surrounded by steep cliffs, open escarpments and spectacular views.
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.

Thursday,   8/23/2018,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Maia London will present "High Altitude Archaeology on 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 National Park Forever Project at (435)772-3264.

Saturday,   8/25/2018,   10:00 am - Noon
Silver Reef Museum 4th Saturday Event
    Lecture:   "'A Project of Interest': The Civilian Conservation Corps'
        Washington Fields Project, 1937-1938" by Mike Shamo
The suggested donation is $4.00 per person which includes museum and mine tour admission.
For the flyer, click here, and for the press release, click here.
For more information, contact the Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org,
    or call the Museum at (435)879-2254.

Wednesday,   8/29/2018,   10:00 am - noon
Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
Anyone is welcome to attend
Downstairs (Community Room B) at the St. George Library,
    88 West 100 South, St George UT 84770

Thursday-Saturday,   8/30/2018-9/1/2018
Hurricane Peach Days
For the history of Peach Days, click here.
For the schedule of events, click here.

Thursday-Friday-Saturday,   9/6-8/2018
2018 Ivins Heritage Days
    Parade, Vendors, Food, Entertainment, Movie, Games, Competitions, Soap Box Derby
In the Ivins City Park, 100 N. Main St., Ivins UT 84738
For more information, click here or call (435)634-7719.

Saturday-Sunday,   9/8-9/2018
Annual Meeting of the Mountain Meadows Association (MMA)
To be held in St. George. Other details TBD.
http://www.mtn-meadows-assoc.com

Thursday-Saturday,   9/13-15/2018
84th Annual Dixie Round-up Rodeo at the Sun Bowl
See the 84th Annual St. George Lions Dixie Round-up Rodeo website
    and the WCHS Dixie Roundup webpage.

Saturday,   9/15/2018,   10:00 am - 11:30
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    Lecture: "Who was Robert LeRoy Parker aka Butch Cassidy? History of the Parker Family"
    presented by Dixie Miller (Cowboy Western Shooter and DUP Member)
    This is a program about the Parker family, who they were and how they came to be in
    Washington County. Learn more about Butch Cassidy life.
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://dupstgeorge.org or call the Museum at (435)628-7274.

Tuesday,   9/18/2018,   9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tour to the Quail Creek Diversion Dam, La Verkin Hot Springs, Hydropower Plant, Quail Creek Reservoir,
    Quail Creek Water Treatment Plant, and Sand Hollow Reservoir.
For details, see the flyer or contact the Water Conservancy District at (435)673-3617.

Thursday-Saturday   9/20-22/2018
National Convention of the Sons of Utah Pioneers
Details are TBD.
Will be held in Cedar City, Utah.

Thursday-Saturday   9/20-22/2018
Santa Clara's Annual Swiss Days
For more information, click here.

Thursday-Saturday   9/20-22/2018
Western Celebration of the Arts at Silver Reef Ghost Town
    For the flyer, click here; For the calendar, click here; For the press release, click here.
For more information, contact the Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org,
    or call the Museum at (435)879-2254.

Thursday,   9/20/2018,   7:00 - 8:00 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
Ron Bracken will tell stories about four of his Washington County ancestors: Jacob Hamblin,
    Johannes Reber, Samuel Adams, and James B. Bracken Sr. These represent four of the
    various groups that first came to Dixie and will give a glimpse of what they went through.
    For a little more detail, click here.
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.
For a video of this lecture, click here.

Thursday,   9/20/2018,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Institute for Continued Learning (ICL) Lecture Series
Lyman Hafen (Author, Publisher) will speak on "Connecting Landscape & Stories in St George"
Meet in Room 121 of the Udvar-Hazy Building on the Dixie State University Campus
    For a map of the campus, click here.
This lecture is free and open to the public.

Friday,   9/21/2018,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Sara Dant will present "Losing Eden: An Environmental History of the American West".
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 National Park Forever Project at (435)772-3264.

Wednesday,   9/26/2018,   10:00 am - noon
Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
Anyone is welcome to attend
Downstairs (Community Room B) at the St. George Library,
    88 West 100 South, St George UT 84770

Thursday,   9/27/2018,   9:00 am - 5:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Cedar Mountain Burn Rehabilitation     *** CANCELLED ***
    Approximately 111 square miles across both Iron and Garfield counties were consumed
    by the June 17 wildfire. The wildfire still affects the nearby communities of Brian
    Head, Panguitch and Parowan even though the immediate threat has subsided. We will
    view rehabilitation efforts after a summer of regrowth.
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-Saturday,   9/27-29/2018
66th Annual Utah History Conference: "Transportation and Movement"
Free.   At the Rio Grande Depot, 300 S. Rio Grande Street in Salt Lake City on Thursday and the
    Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 West 3100 South in West Valley City (Salt Lake) on Friday.
For the flyer, click here.
For more information, go to the Utah State History website.

Friday-Saturday,   9/28-29/2018
Family Roots Expo at the Dixie Center
    Enjoy 80 class choices, 2 keynote speakers, and an expo area with informative booths, a Pioneer
    Experience, Native American performers, and concerts Friday and Saturday nights.
For information, click here.

Saturday,   9/29/2018   7:00 - 9:00 pm
World War I Centennial Commemoration
    This program honoring World War I veterans and their descendants will feature a guest speaker,
    war historian, Bob Bruggeman. There will also be musical numbers by "Friends", a local musical group,
    and recognition of the World War I veteran's descendants in attendance.
At the newly renovated historic St. George Tabernacle,
    18 S. Main Street, St George
This program is free, dress is casual, and everyone in invited.
    An elevator and access for those with disabilities are available at the Tabernacle west entrance.
For more information, contact Dr. R. Wayne Pace at wpace@infowest.com or (435)688-8114.
Also see, http://wchsutah.org/people/veterans-ww1.php.

Monday,   10/1/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
First Colleagues of Dixie State University Lecture Meeting of the New Academic Year
"Half a Century, Three Careers" by Dr. Gregory A. Prince
    Dr. Prince will speak about his work in viruses (RSV), bacteria (Soft Cell), and autism.
At the Taylor Health Sciences Center auditorium,
    1526 Medical Center Drive, St. George
    Main Floor, Room 156
Everyone is welcome and admission is free
For more information, click here.

Friday,   10/5/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture
Night Skies - Jennifer Fox (Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument)
    Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument has been recognized by the International
    Dark Sky Association (lDA) as the Parashant International Night Sky Province-Window to
    the Cosmos. The designation also earned International Dark Sky Park Gold-tier status, the
    highest level of award representing the darkest skies. High elevation plateaus, excellent
    air quality, sparse population and prevalent cloud-free weather produce some of the best
    opportunities to visually observe and enjoy dark night skies.
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,   10/12/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture
New Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Units - Emily Schrepf
    Grand Staircase-Escalante spans many acres of America's public lands and contains three distinct units,
    units, Grand Staircase, Kaiparowits, and Escalante Canyon. The Monument was the last place in the
    continental United States to be mapped. From its spectacular Grand Staircase of cliffs and terraces,
    across the rugged Kaiparowits Plateau, to the wonders of the Escalante River Canyons, the Monument is
    a diverse geologic treasure speckled with monoliths, slot canyons, natural bridges, and arches.
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,   10/18/2018,   6:00 - 9:00 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
    Instead of the usual lecture meeting, there will be an open house at the Historic
    Washington Relief Society House, Washington City Museum, and Historic Robert Covington Home.
    There will be members of the society at each building to talk about the history of each of the
    buildings and answer questions. There will also be refreshments at each location.
For information, contact Kelly Paxman at kpaxman@skyviewmail.com or (435)680-1407.

Friday,   10/19/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture
Bryce Canyon Oral History Project - Janet Seegmiller
    This project involves the collection of oral histories from former and current employees and local
    residents concerning the history of Bryce Canyon National Park and its related communities from the
    early 1920's to the 1970's. Stories include early road construction, visitor experience, management
    activities, maintenance documentation and informal policies
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,   10/19/2018,   4:00 - 6:00 pm
Demonstration: "Storytelling & old world paper cutting" by Randel McGee
Sponsored by the Santa Clara Historical Museum.
At the Santa Clara Branch Library, 1099 N. Lava Flow Drive, St. George.
For more information, call the library at (435)986-0432.
    For the flyer, click here.   For an e-mail announcement, click here.

Friday,   10/19/2018,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Dr. Christopher Norment will present
    "The Inyo Mountains Salamander: Its Ecology and Natural and Evolutionary History".
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 National Park Forever Project at (435)772-3264.

Saturday,   10/20/2018,   9:00,10:00 am - 12:00
Washington County Historical Society Field Trip to the historic town of Virgin
    Virgin Town Historian, Lenny Brinkerhoff, will guide us to sites of historic interest.
Meet at the Public Lands Information Center, 345 E. Riverside Dr. in St. George, at 9:00 am
    or at the LDS Church, 91 S. Mill St. in Virgin, at 10:00 am.
For other information, click here or contact trip coordinator Susannah Nilsson
    at susannah_nilsson@yahoo.com.

Saturday,   10/20/2018,   10:00 am - 11:30
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    Lecture: "Water Development in Washington County"
    presented by Dr. Craig Booth (Water Conservancy Board Member)
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://dupstgeorge.org or call the Museum at (435)628-7274.

Thursday,   10/25/2018,   9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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.

Friday,   10/26/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture
Pine Valley District, Dixie National Forest - Nick Glidden (District Ranger)
    The Pine Valley Ranger District is known for its distinctive vegetation, ranging from Pinyon/Juniper to
    Engelmann Spruce forests. It is also known for its most prominent feature, the Pine Valley laccolith. The
    laccolith, which is an intrusive rock outcrop, is the largest of its kind in the United States. The laccolith
    makes up the Pine Valley Mountains which are a federally designated wilderness area. The unique
    geologic features of the district provide for many great recreation opportunities.
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,   10/26-27/2018,   7:00 - 9:00 pm
Silver Reef Ghost Nights
    Ghosts of Silver Reef Come ALIVE!
Admission is $7.00 per person which includes museum and mine tour admission. Reservations are recommended.
For the flyer, click here
For more information, contact the Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org,
    or call the Museum at (435)879-2254.

Monday,   10/29/2018,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Utah Friends of Paleontology - Southwest Chapter Meeting
    Dr. Claudia Marsicano (Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina) will present
    "The Colonization of Gondwana: new evidence from the Early Permian of Namibia and Brazil"
Meet in Room 128 in the Snow Building on the Dixie State University Campus.
    For a map of the campus, click here.
This event is free and open to the public.

Wednesday,   10/31/2018,   10:00 am - noon
Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
Anyone is welcome to attend
Downstairs (Community Room B) at the St. George Library,
    88 West 100 South, St George UT 84770

Friday,   11/2/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture
Alva Matheson - Old Spanish Trail and Other Routes
    The Old Spanish Trail is an historical trade route that connected the northern New Mexico settlements
    with those of southern California. Approximately 700 miles long, the trail ran through areas of high
    mountains, arid deserts, and deep canyons. It is considered one of the most arduous of all trade routes
    ever established in the United States. Explored, in part, by Spanish explorers as early as the late 16th
    century, the trail saw extensive use by pack trains from about 1830 until the mid-1850s.
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,   11/8/2018,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Dr. James Swensen will present "Ansel Adams and Dorothea Lange
    in Southern Utah: Collaborators, Competitors, Best Friends and Enemies".
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 National Park Forever Project at (435)772-3264.

Friday,   11/9/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture
Keith Day - Utah Wildlife Management Activities
    The Utah Dlvision of Wildlife Resources serves the people of Utah as trustee and guardian of the state's
    wildlife. The agency maintains sustainable and diverse wildlife populations that are valuable to all citizens
    of Utah. Important goals include expanding wildlife populations and conserving sensitive species by
    protecting and improving wlldllfe habitat and demonstrating the value of wildlife to all.
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.