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.