Old County Courthouse

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)


CALENDAR OF PAST EVENTS

(for the year 2019)

PAST EVENTS

Friday,   1/4/2019,   Noon - 1:00 pm   *** SEE THE SHUTDOWN NOTE BELOW ***
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture
Dr. Edward Leo Lyman will speak on "Southern Paiute Relations with Their Early Dixie Mormon Neighbors".
    This presentation will focus primarily on events in local history during the Utah Dixie community's first two
    dozen years. Dr. Lyman will examine some aspects of the often lesser-known interaction and relations
    of the early Latter-day Saints in the region with their Native American neighbors. Then he will consider
    a few of the other developments and episodes of the Dixie area on toward maturity of the settlements.
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 more information, click here.
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***   NOTE: During the partial US Government shutdown, the Public Lands Information Center is closed.
***   The Brown Bag meeting was held in the 2nd floor conference room at the Zions Bank main office,
***   40 E. St. George Blvd.
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Monday,   1/7/2019,   11:00 - 11:50 am
ICL Class (1 of 11): "Armijo's Old Spanish Trail" taught by Bruce Vandre
Attendance requires DSU Institute for Continued Learning (ICL) membership.
In Room 158 of the Taylor Health Science Center, 1526 East Medical Center Drive.
For more information, see the ICL website, https://icl.dixie.edu.

Monday,   1/7/2019,   3:00 - 3:50 pm
ICL Class (1 of 11): "History of Washington County" taught by Dr. Doug Alder
Attendance requires DSU Institute for Continued Learning (ICL) membership.
In Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Learning Resource Center on the Dixie State University campus.
    For a map of the campus, click here.
For more information, click here and also see the ICL website, https://icl.dixie.edu.

Tuesday,   1/8/2019,   6:30 - 8:30 pm
ICL Class (1 of 2): "Understanding Your DNA Results & Matches"
    taught by John Harrison
Attendance requires DSU Institute for Continued Learning (ICL) membership.
In Room 121 in the Udvar-Hazy building on the Dixie State University campus.
    For a map of the campus, click here.
For more information, click here and also see the ICL website, https://icl.dixie.edu.

Wednesday,   1/9/2019,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Iron County Historical Society Meeting
    Ryan Paul will be talking about the historical buildings in Cedar City
    that are "Gone, But Not Forgotten".
Everyone is welcome to attend and there is no charge.
At the Frontier Homestead State Park, 635 N. Main St. in Cedar City, (435)586-9290.
For more information, contact ICHS Secretary/Treasurer, Paula Mitchell,
    at mitchellp@suu.edu or (435)586-7976.

Thursday,   1/10/2019,   1:00 - 1:50 pm
ICL Class (1 of 13): "Native American Plant Uses" taught by Kaye Robinson
Attendance requires DSU Institute for Continued Learning (ICL) membership.
In Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Learning Resource Center on the Dixie State University campus.
    For a map of the campus, click here.
For more information, see the ICL website, https://icl.dixie.edu.

Friday,   1/11/2019,   Noon - 1:00 pm   *** SEE THE SHUTDOWN NOTE BELOW ***
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture
Kaye (Whitefeather aka Feather) Robinson will speak on "Archaeo-Astronomy of Native Cultures".
    Coming from native american and anglo backgrounds, Feather has studied native culture and
    modern archaeology and now teaches archaeo-astronomy, archaeology, native plant usages,
    Native American traditions, and all the stories attached to those worlds. However,
    archaeo-astronomy is her passion. She likes to introduce Native Science to others and to
    show that ancient cultures had wisdom and knowledge we have yet to discover.
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 more information, click here.
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***   NOTE: During the partial US Government shutdown, the Public Lands Information Center is closed.
***   This week the lecture will be held at the Zions Bank building located at 40 East St George Blvd
***   (the corner of Main St & St George Blvd). The best parking option is within the parking structure
***   to the south of the Zions Bank building. Please access the Zions Bank building on the South side
***   where you will enter a foyer and find access to the 2nd floor via an elevator on the right or stairs
***   on the left. The meeting will be in the 2nd Floor conference room.
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Monday,   1/14/2019,   11:00 - 11:50 am
ICL Class (2 of 11): "Armijo's Old Spanish Trail" taught by Bruce Vandre
    Today's class: "Becoming a National Historic Trail Isn't Easy"
Attendance requires DSU Institute for Continued Learning (ICL) membership.
In Room 158 of the Taylor Health Science Center, 1526 East Medical Center Drive.
For more information, see the ICL website, https://icl.dixie.edu.

Monday,   1/14/2019,   3:00 - 3:50 pm
ICL Class (2 of 11): "History of Washington County" taught by Dr. Doug Alder
Attendance requires DSU Institute for Continued Learning (ICL) membership.
In Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Learning Resource Center on the Dixie State University campus.
    For a map of the campus, click here.
For more information, click here and also see the ICL website, https://icl.dixie.edu.

Tuesday,   1/15/2019,   6:30 - 8:30 pm
ICL Class (2 of 2): "Understanding Your DNA Results & Matches"
    taught by John Harrison
Attendance requires DSU Institute for Continued Learning (ICL) membership.
In Room 121 in the Udvar-Hazy building on the Dixie State University campus.
    For a map of the campus, click here.
For more information, click here and also see the ICL website, https://icl.dixie.edu.

Wednesday,   1/16/2019,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Utah Friends of Paleontology - Southwest Chapter Meeting
    Tylor Birthisel will speak about "Tarantula Mesa and Arachnoceratops".
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,   1/17/2019,   1:00 - 1:50 pm
ICL Class (2 of 13): "Native American Plant Uses" taught by Kaye Robinson
Attendance requires DSU Institute for Continued Learning (ICL) membership.
In Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Learning Resource Center on the Dixie State University campus.
    For a map of the campus, click here.
For more information, see the ICL website, https://icl.dixie.edu.

Thursday,   1/17/2019,   7:00 - 8:00 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
Al Matheson will be the guest speaker and will talk about "The Old Spanish Trail".
Historic Washington Relief Society House
    100 W. Telegraph St., Washington, UT 84780
This lecture is free and everyone is invited.
For more information, contact Kelly Paxman at kpaxman@skyviewmail.com.

Thursday,   1/17/2019,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
ICL Lecture: "A History of Incredible Navajo Weaving" by John Rich (Owner of Jacob Lake Lodge)
This lecture is sponsored by the Dixie State University Institute for Continued Learning (ICL)
    but this event is free and 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.

Thursday-Monday,   1/17-21/2019
Silver Reef Paiute Celebration
    Arts to Zion Tour, Special Events on Monday, 1/21/2019.
For the flyer, click here
For more information, contact the Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org,
    or call the Museum at (435)879-2254.

Friday,   1/18/2019,   Noon - 1:00 pm   *** SEE THE SHUTDOWN NOTE BELOW ***
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture
Lee Hughes will speak on "When Will the Wildflowers Bloom?".
    This is one of the most frequently asked questions about desert wildflowers. Unfortunately, it is
    also one of the most difficult to answer. Each year, the unique combination of sun, wind, water,
    temperature and elevation sets the stage for the precise location of the best springtime blooms.
    Lee is a former BLM ecologist and botanist who just can't leave the plants alone. Come hear
    what he has to say about the spring flowers, as well as edible plants.
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 more information, click here.
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***   NOTE: During the partial US Government shutdown, the Public Lands Information Center is closed.
***   This week's lecture will be held in the Electric Theater, 68 E. Tabernacle St. Parking is available
***   in the parking garage across the street. No food is allowed in the theater (water is okay).
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Saturday,   1/19/2019,   10:00 - 11:30 am
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    Lecture: "Did You Know? Stories of early pioneers sharing fun facts and trivia"
    presented by Pattie Hansen and the Purple Sage DUP Camp
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,   1/24/2019,   9:00 am - 3:00 pm   *** SEE THE SHUTDOWN NOTE BELOW ***
DASIA Field Trip - Logandale, NV Museum
    The Old Logandale School Historical and Cultural Society (OLSHACS) has restored a historic school
    that includes a museum of pioneer artifacts and library. It was constructed of native stone and consisted
    of four classrooms, a bell tower, a gym and stage. We will be visiting with Beezy Tobiason, a local
    champion of Moapa Valley historic preservation.
There are no special vehicle requirements for this trip.
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. Also see the book information page:
    Muddy Valley Recollections: 145 Years of Settlement.
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***   NOTE: During the partial US Government shutdown, the Public Lands Information Center is closed.
***   We will still meet in the Public Lands Information Center (BLM) parking lot.
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Thursday,   1/24/2019,   1:00 - 1:50 pm
ICL Class (3 of 13): "Native American Plant Uses" taught by Kaye Robinson
Attendance requires DSU Institute for Continued Learning (ICL) membership.
In Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Learning Resource Center on the Dixie State University campus.
    For a map of the campus, click here.
For more information, see the ICL website, https://icl.dixie.edu.

Friday,   1/25/2019,   Noon - 1:00 pm   *** SEE THE SHUTDOWN NOTE BELOW ***
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture
Jim Boone of the Friends of Gold Butte NV will be the speaker.
    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. Jim 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 more information, click here.
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***   NOTE: During the partial US Government shutdown, the Public Lands Information Center is closed.
***   This week the lecture will be held at the Zions Bank building located at 40 East St George Blvd
***   (the corner of Main St & St George Blvd). The best parking option is within the parking structure
***   to the south of the Zions Bank building. Please access the Zions Bank building on the South side
***   where you will enter a foyer and find access to the 2nd floor via an elevator on the right or stairs
***   on the left. The meeting will be in the 2nd Floor conference room.
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Monday,   1/28/2019,   11:00 - 11:50 am
ICL Class (3 of 11): "Armijo's Old Spanish Trail" taught by Bruce Vandre
    Today's class: "Territory Historical Geography"
Attendance requires DSU Institute for Continued Learning (ICL) membership.
In Room 158 of the Taylor Health Science Center, 1526 East Medical Center Drive.
For more information, see the ICL website, https://icl.dixie.edu.

Monday,   1/28/2019,   3:00 - 3:50 pm
ICL Class (3 of 11): "History of Washington County" taught by Dr. Doug Alder
Attendance requires DSU Institute for Continued Learning (ICL) membership.
In Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Learning Resource Center on the Dixie State University campus.
    For a map of the campus, click here.
For more information, click here and also see the ICL website, https://icl.dixie.edu.

Tuesday,   1/29/2019,   Noon - 1:00 pm
Dixie Forum Lecture
    James R. Swensen speaking on "Dorothy Lange's Three Mormon Towns"
In Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Learning Resource Center on the Dixie State University campus.
    For a map of the campus, click here.
For more information, click here.

Wednesday,   1/30/2019,   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,   1/31/2019,   1:00 - 1:50 pm
ICL Class (4 of 13): "Native American Plant Uses" taught by Kaye Robinson
Attendance requires DSU Institute for Continued Learning (ICL) membership.
In Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Learning Resource Center on the Dixie State University campus.
    For a map of the campus, click here.
For more information, see the ICL website, https://icl.dixie.edu.

Thursday,   1/31/2019,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
ICL Lecture: "The Beauty of the Navajo Language" by Lena Judee (Professonal singer and
    former Director of Native American Studies at Dixie State University)
This lecture is sponsored by the Dixie State University Institute for Continued Learning (ICL)
    but this event is free and 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,   2/1/2019,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture
Tri-State ATV Jamboree
    Do you want to experience fantastic OHV trails of Southwest Utah and Northwest Arizona? The 15th
    annual Tri-State ATV/UTV Jamboree, scheduled for March 13-16, 2019, has 27 rides planned. 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 (this is now open after the shutdown)
    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 more information, click here.

Monday,   2/4/2019,   11:00 - 11:50 am
ICL Class (4 of 11): "Armijo's Old Spanish Trail" taught by Bruce Vandre
    Today's class: "Finding Water In The Desert"
Attendance requires DSU Institute for Continued Learning (ICL) membership.
In Room 158 of the Taylor Health Science Center, 1526 East Medical Center Drive.
For more information, see the ICL website, https://icl.dixie.edu.

Monday,   2/4/2019,   3:00 - 3:50 pm
ICL Class (4 of 11): "History of Washington County" taught by Dr. Doug Alder
Attendance requires DSU Institute for Continued Learning (ICL) membership.
In Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Learning Resource Center on the Dixie State University campus.
    For a map of the campus, click here.
For more information, click here and also see the ICL website, https://icl.dixie.edu.

Thursday,   2/7/2019,   1:00 - 1:50 pm
ICL Class (5 of 13): "Native American Plant Uses" taught by Kaye Robinson
Attendance requires DSU Institute for Continued Learning (ICL) membership.
In Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Learning Resource Center on the Dixie State University campus.
    For a map of the campus, click here.
For more information, see the ICL website, https://icl.dixie.edu.

Thursday,   2/7/2019,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
ICL Lecture: "Preserving Utah History Through Art" by Roland Lee (Professonal Artist)
This lecture is sponsored by the Dixie State University Institute for Continued Learning (ICL)
    but this event is free and 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,   2/8/2019,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture
Gavin Heaton, Bar 10 Ranch on the Aizona Strip
    The Heaton family has been ranching on the Arizona Strip for five generations. The Bar 10 is still
    a working cattle ranch, as well as becoming the premier recreational destination spot in the area.
    In addition to river guests, they welcome individuals, families, and groups. Guests are treated to
    delicious country-style buffet meals, using their own all natural grass fed beef. The Bar 10 crew
    provides evening entertainment, and ranch aclivities that include horseback riding, skeet shooting,
    hiking, and relaxing. ATV rides and helicopter tours are also available. The one thing that never
    changes is the genuine, friendly, western hospitality.
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 more information, click here.

Saturday,   2/9/2019,   10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Washington County Historical Society Field Trip to the St. George Tabernacle
[Former WCHS President, Richard Kohler, substituted for Dr. Alder for this event]
Dr. Douglas Alder will lead this tour of the interior of the historic St. George Tabernacle.
    This pioneer-era building has recently undergone extensive renovation which updated its
    construction for earthquake protection, and sought to restore the original 1870s decor.
The public is invited and there is no charge.
Meet at 10:00 am on the front steps of the St. George Tabernacle,
    18 South Main Street, St. George UT 84770
For more information, click here for the announcement and click here for the flyer.
For the lecture notes by Richard Kohler handed out on the field trip, click here.

Monday,   2/11/2019,   11:00 - 11:50 am
ICL Class (5 of 11): "Armijo's Old Spanish Trail" taught by Bruce Vandre
    Today's class: "Landscape Geology Along the Way"
Attendance requires DSU Institute for Continued Learning (ICL) membership.
In Room 158 of the Taylor Health Science Center, 1526 East Medical Center Drive.
For more information, see the ICL website, https://icl.dixie.edu.

Monday,   2/11/2019,   3:00 - 3:50 pm
ICL Class (5 of 11): "History of Washington County" taught by Dr. Doug Alder
Attendance requires DSU Institute for Continued Learning (ICL) membership.
In Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Learning Resource Center on the Dixie State University campus.
    For a map of the campus, click here.
For more information, click here and also see the ICL website, https://icl.dixie.edu.

Wednesday,   2/13/2019,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Dixie Archaeology Society (DAS) Meeting
"Archaeology of Tule Springs National Monument, Nevada" by Mary Manning
    Mary Manning rode horseback to Tule Springs as a teenager, before freeways sliced the
    Las Vegas Valley. As a 34-year veteran journalist, she learned about archaeological
    research there from 1900 throughout the 20th Century. In 2002 she wrote about The Big Dig
    of 1962-63, and the first field use of Carbon-14 dating by Willard Libby, after her
    research on prehistorical use of the site as a Ph.D. graduate student at the University
    of Nevada, Las Vegas. She will present a brief history of Tule Springs archaeology
    findings to the present day. She continues her independent study of archaeology as she
    pursues her career as a fine artist.
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.

Wednesday,   2/13/2019,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Iron County Historical Society Meeting
    Gayle Pollock will be speaking about Bryce Canyon National Park.
Everyone is welcome to attend and there is no charge.
At the Frontier Homestead State Park, 635 N. Main St. in Cedar City, (435)586-9290.
For more information, contact ICHS Secretary/Treasurer, Paula Mitchell,
    at mitchellp@suu.edu or (435)586-7976.

Thursday,   2/14/2019,   1:00 - 1:50 pm
ICL Class (6 of 13): "Native American Plant Uses" taught by Kaye Robinson
Attendance requires DSU Institute for Continued Learning (ICL) membership.
In Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Learning Resource Center on the Dixie State University campus.
    For a map of the campus, click here.
For more information, see the ICL website, https://icl.dixie.edu.

Friday,   2/15/2019,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture
Richard Hepworth, Fishing in Southwest Utah
    From high mountain streams to big reservoirs to community ponds, Utah has many great places to
    fish, and you'll find variety when you toss out a line. Southern Utah offers some of the more vast
    off-the-beaten-path fishing locations found anywhere in the world. Though some of these waters are
    easily accessible to the average angler, those wishing for a peaceful adventure away from famously
    "published" rivers, southern Utah is the place!
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 more information, click here.

Saturday,   2/16/2019,   10:00 - 11:30 am
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    Lecture: "Photography: History of Photography, Pioneer Photographers and Early Photos"
    presented by Lynne Clark (local photographer and historian)
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.

Wednesday,   2/20/2019,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Utah Friends of Paleontology - Southwest Chapter Meeting
    Dr. Josh Bonde, Curator of Paleontology at the Las Vegas Natural History Museum
    will speak on "Nevada's First Frog, Eorubeta Nevadensis" and paleo geography.
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,   2/21/2019,   1:00 - 1:50 pm
ICL Class (7 of 13): "Native American Plant Uses" taught by Kaye Robinson
Attendance requires DSU Institute for Continued Learning (ICL) membership.
In Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Learning Resource Center on the Dixie State University campus.
    For a map of the campus, click here.
For more information, see the ICL website, https://icl.dixie.edu.

Thursday,   2/21/2019,   7:00 - 8:00 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
Patti Hansen will present trivia and stories of the establishment of Washington County.
    Patti and her husband have lived in Washington City for 18 years but her roots extend to the
    very settlement of Washington County as she is a great great granddaughter of Erastus Snow.
    Patti and her husband had the opportunity to serve an LDS mission in Denmark which Erastus
    Snow opened in 1851.
Historic Washington Relief Society House
    100 W. Telegraph St., Washington, UT 84780
This lecture is free and everyone is invited.
For more information, contact Kelly Paxman at kpaxman@skyviewmail.com.

Friday,   2/22/2019,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture
Leanne Shearer, Cultural Resources of the Kaibab Paiute Tribe
    The Kaibab Paiute are a member of the larger Southern Paiute Nation which covers along the
    southern Great Basin and San Juan Colorado River drainage. They trace their ancestry back over
    10,000 years to the Desert Culture. At that time, the Great Basin of the Southwest dried up and
    the Kaibab Paiute strategy changed from big game hunting to small game hunting and plant gathering.
    About 1150 C.E. the Kaibab Paiute extended their geographic range to further into the Colorado
    Plateau. Ms. Shearer will describe the cultural resource programs of the tribe.
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 more information, click here.

Friday,   2/22/2019,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Lecture: "Brigham Young and Dixie" by Dr. Douglas Alder
At the historic St. George Tabernacle,     18 S. Main Street, St George
This program is free, dress is casual, and everyone in invited.
    Doors open an hour before the event.
    An elevator and access for those with disabilities are available at the Tabernacle west entrance.
For the flyer, click here.

Saturday,   2/23/2019,   10:00 am
Silver Reef Museum 4th Saturday Event
    Lecture with live specimens:   "Birds of Prey" by Martin Tyner
    Martin is with the Southwest Wildlife Foundation of Utah. He will be talking about the birds
    of prey in the Southwestern US. His presentation will have several live raptors including
    his golden eagle named Scout.
The suggested donation is $6.00 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.

Monday,   2/25/2019,   11:00 - 11:50 am
ICL Class (6 of 11): "Armijo's Old Spanish Trail" taught by Bruce Vandre
    Today's class: "Travelway Forensics"
Attendance requires DSU Institute for Continued Learning (ICL) membership.
In Room 158 of the Taylor Health Science Center, 1526 East Medical Center Drive.
For more information, see the ICL website, https://icl.dixie.edu.

Monday,   2/25/2019,   3:00 - 3:50 pm
ICL Class (6 of 11): "History of Washington County" taught by Dr. Doug Alder
Attendance requires DSU Institute for Continued Learning (ICL) membership.
In Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Learning Resource Center on the Dixie State University campus.
    For a map of the campus, click here.
For more information, click here and also see the ICL website, https://icl.dixie.edu.

Wednesday,   2/27/2019,   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,   2/28/2019,   9:00 am - ?:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Lytle Ranch Preserve & Woodbury Desert Study Area
    Thirty-six miles west of St. George, Utah, across the Beaver Dam Mountains, is a natural oasis known
    as the Lytle Ranch Preserve. This remarkable area of beauty and biological diversity - one of Utah's
    most delicate and unique ecosystems - is preserved for study and enjoyment. Consisting of more than
    600 acres, the Preserve is situated along the Beaver Dam Wash drainage at an approximate elevation
    of 2800 feet, one of the lowest points in Utah.
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,   2/28/2019,   1:00 - 1:50 pm
ICL Class (8 of 13): "Native American Plant Uses" taught by Kaye Robinson
Attendance requires DSU Institute for Continued Learning (ICL) membership.
In Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Learning Resource Center on the Dixie State University campus.
    For a map of the campus, click here.
For more information, see the ICL website, https://icl.dixie.edu.

Friday,   3/1/2019,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture
Lucille Hunt, Navajo Cultural Interactions
    Navajo people have adapted to their physical and social environment since creation,
    and the enormous amount of American influence and intrusion on the Navajo way of life
    is a study that cannot be ignored. Lucille Hunt is a member of the Navajo tribe, with
    a lifetime of experience in how her culture has coped with rapid change across the west.
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 more information, click here.

Monday,   3/4/2019,   Noon - 1:00 pm
Colleagues of Dixie State University Meeting
Dr. Karl N. Snow, Jr. (former BYU Vice President and former member of the Utah State Senate)
    will address the life of his grandfather, Edward Hunter Snow, who was the founder
    of many early business ventures and water projects in Washington County.
In Lecture Hall 156 of the Taylor Health Science Center, 1526 East Medical Center Drive.
Everyone is welcome and admission is free
For more information, click here.

Monday,   3/4/2019,   11:00 - 11:50 am
ICL Class (7 of 11): "Armijo's Old Spanish Trail" taught by Bruce Vandre
    Today's class: "Old Spanish Trail Northern Routes" (tentative speaker Steve Heath)
Attendance requires DSU Institute for Continued Learning (ICL) membership.
In Room 158 of the Taylor Health Science Center, 1526 East Medical Center Drive.
For more information, see the ICL website, https://icl.dixie.edu.

Monday,   3/4/2019,   3:00 - 3:50 pm
ICL Class (7 of 11): "History of Washington County" taught by Dr. Doug Alder
Attendance requires DSU Institute for Continued Learning (ICL) membership.
In Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Learning Resource Center on the Dixie State University campus.
    For a map of the campus, click here.
For more information, click here and also see the ICL website, https://icl.dixie.edu.

Thursday,   3/7/2019,   1:00 - 1:50 pm
ICL Class (9 of 13): "Native American Plant Uses" taught by Kaye Robinson
Attendance requires DSU Institute for Continued Learning (ICL) membership.
In Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Learning Resource Center on the Dixie State University campus.
    For a map of the campus, click here.
For more information, see the ICL website, https://icl.dixie.edu.

Friday,   3/8/2019,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture
Michael Plyler, Zion Canyon Field Institute
    Zion Canyon Field Institute provides dozens of hands-on one to three day programs each year,
    as the educational arm of the Zion National Park Forever Project (ZNPFP). A non-profit
    organization established in 1929, ZNPFP supports education, research, publication, and
    programs for the benefit of Zion National Park, Cedar Breaks National Monument, and Pipe Spring
    National Monument.
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 more information, click here.

Wednesday,   3/13/2019,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Dixie Archaeology Society (DAS) Meeting
"Making SENSE of Archaeology: Developing Curriculum and Multi-Sensory Experienceds for the
    Visually Impaired" by Shawn Lambert (the Public Archaeologist for the State of Utah)
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.
    *** NOTE: DSU IS ON SPRING BREAK, BUT THE BUILDING WILL BE OPEN FOR THE MEETING ***
Lectures are free to the public, but you are encouraged to become a member. Dues $20 single, $30 couple.
For more information on the meeting and their newsletter, click here.
For other 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.

Wednesday,   3/13/2019,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Iron County Historical Society Meeting
    The History Sterling Scholars from Canyon View and Cedar High Schools
    will be speaking about research they have done as part of their senior projects.
Everyone is welcome to attend and there is no charge.
At the Frontier Homestead State Park, 635 N. Main St. in Cedar City, (435)586-9290.
For more information, contact ICHS Secretary/Treasurer, Paula Mitchell,
    at mitchellp@suu.edu or (435)586-7976.

Thursday,   3/14/2019,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Joeseph Platt (environmental biologist) will present "The Life and Significance of John Muir"
    John Muir came to the wilds of Wisconsin from Scotland as a young boy in 1849. He became
    a self-taught naturalist, author, environmental philosopher and powerful advocate for the
    preservation of wilderness. His letters, essays, and books recounted his adventures in
    nature. They have been read by millions and have shaped our thinking about our relationship
    with "wildness". His activism helped to preserve the Yosemite Valley, Sequoia National Park
    and other wilderness areas.
This event is free and open to the public.
At the Canyon Community Center, 126 Lyon Blvd, Springdale
For more information contact the Zion National Park Forever Project at (435)772-3264.

Friday,   3/15/2019,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture
Rendell Seely speaking on the Kolob Canyons of Zion National Park
    The Kolob Canyons section of Zion National Park is located at Exit 40 on Interstate 15.
    A five-mile scenic drive along the newly-renovated and now opened Kolob Canyons Road
    allows visitors to view crimson canyons and gain access to various trails and scenic
    viewpoints. Here in the northwest corner of the park, narrow parallel box canyons are
    cut into the western edge of the Colorado Plateau, forming majestic peaks and 2,000
    foot cliff walls. Kolob Canyons has something special for everyone to experience.
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 more information, click here.

Saturday,   3/16/2019,   10:00 - 11:30 am
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    Lecture: "Law Enforcement: Good Guys, Bad Guys and Jails, Dixie's Early Law Enforcement"
    presented by Kelly James Larson (local retired Law Officer). He will have lLots of interesting
    stories and facts about law enforcement in early Pioneer days.
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.

Monday,   3/18/2019,   11:00 - 11:50 am
ICL Class (8 of 11): "Armijo's Old Spanish Trail" taught by Bruce Vandre
    Today's class: "Sightseeing Along New Mexico Shadow Highways"
Attendance requires DSU Institute for Continued Learning (ICL) membership.
In Room 158 of the Taylor Health Science Center, 1526 East Medical Center Drive.
For more information, see the ICL website, https://icl.dixie.edu.

Monday,   3/18/2019,   3:00 - 3:50 pm
ICL Class (8 of 11): "History of Washington County" taught by Dr. Doug Alder
Attendance requires DSU Institute for Continued Learning (ICL) membership.
In Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Learning Resource Center on the Dixie State University campus.
    For a map of the campus, click here.
For more information, click here and also see the ICL website, https://icl.dixie.edu.

Wednesday,   3/20/2019,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Lecture: "St. George Petroglyphs" by Patricia Kent
At the historic St. George Tabernacle,     18 S. Main Street, St George
This program is free, dress is casual, and everyone in invited.
    Doors open an hour before the event.
    An elevator and access for those with disabilities are available at the Tabernacle west entrance.
For the flyer, click here.

Thursday,   3/21/2019,   1:00 - 1:50 pm
ICL Class (10 of 13): "Native American Plant Uses" taught by Kaye Robinson
Attendance requires DSU Institute for Continued Learning (ICL) membership.
In Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Learning Resource Center on the Dixie State University campus.
    For a map of the campus, click here.
For more information, see the ICL website, https://icl.dixie.edu.

Thursday,   3/21/2019,   7:00 - 8:00 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
Kelly James Larson will speak on "Good Guys, Bad Guys, and Jails (Dixie's Early Law Enforcement)"
    Kelly is a native of St. George, raised on a cattle ranch on the Arizona Strip and
    Washington County. He has BS Degree in Criminal Justice. Kelly joined the St. George
    Police Department in 1979 and retired in 2005. He has written the history of the
    St. George Police Department from 1862 to 2012.
Historic Washington Relief Society House
    100 W. Telegraph St., Washington, UT 84780
This lecture is free and everyone is invited.
For more information, contact Kelly Paxman at kpaxman@skyviewmail.com.

Friday,   3/22/2019,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture
Cindy Stafford, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
    Glen Canyon National Recreation Area offers unparalleled opportunities for water-based &
    backcountry recreation. The recreation area stretches for hundreds of miles from Lees Ferry
    in Arizona to the Orange Cliffs of southern Utah, encompassing scenic vistas, geologic
    wonders, and a panorama of human history. The NRA offers opportunities for boating, fishing,
    swimming, backcountry hiking, and four-wheel drive trips. The discussion will focus on
    Lees Ferry and Rainbow Bridge.
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 more information, click here.

Saturday,   3/23/2019,   10:00 am
Silver Reef Museum 4th Saturday Event
    Lecture:   "Arrowhead Trail" by Lisa Michele Church
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.

Monday,   3/25/2019,   11:00 - 11:50 am
ICL Class (9 of 11): "Armijo's Old Spanish Trail" taught by Bruce Vandre
    Today's class: "Sightseeing Along Arizona/Utah Shadow Highways"
Attendance requires DSU Institute for Continued Learning (ICL) membership.
In Room 158 of the Taylor Health Science Center, 1526 East Medical Center Drive.
For more information, see the ICL website, https://icl.dixie.edu.

Monday,   3/25/2019,   3:00 - 3:50 pm
ICL Class (9 of 11): "History of Washington County" taught by Dr. Doug Alder
Attendance requires DSU Institute for Continued Learning (ICL) membership.
In Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Learning Resource Center on the Dixie State University campus.
    For a map of the campus, click here.
For more information, click here and also see the ICL website, https://icl.dixie.edu.

Wednesday,   3/27/2019,   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,   3/28/2019,   9:00 am - ?:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Silver Reef Museum and Yant Flat
    Silver Reef was a mining boomtown in the late 1800's with the discovery of silver in sandstone - a
    geological rarity. Silver Reef still displays some of the ruins of the former boomtown. Once called the
    finest stone building in Southern Utah, the restored former Wells Fargo Express office, now serves
    as a museum. If weather and road conditions allow, the group will also travel on to Yant Flat at the
    base of Pine Valley Mountain.
High clearance vehicles are strongly recommended.
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,   3/28/2019,   1:00 - 1:50 pm
ICL Class (11 of 13): "Native American Plant Uses" taught by Kaye Robinson
Attendance requires DSU Institute for Continued Learning (ICL) membership.
In Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Learning Resource Center on the Dixie State University campus.
    For a map of the campus, click here.
For more information, see the ICL website, https://icl.dixie.edu.

Thursday,   3/28/2019,   7:30 - 8:30 pm
36th Annual Juanita Brooks Lecture
Subject: Richard Saunders will present "Dear Juanita, Dear Dale" about the relationship
    between Juanita Brooks and Dale Morgan.
In the Cox Auditorium at Dixie State University.
    For a map of the campus, click here.
This program is free, dress is casual, and everyone in invited.
For the flyer, click here.

Friday,   3/29/2019,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture
Jennifer Fox, Tassi Ranch Management Planning
    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, remnants
    of the early twentieth century ranch stand in the shade of an oasis of cottonwood trees,
    fed by the Tassi Springs. The ranchers established agriculture in the extreme, remote
    desert, making adaptations that are still visible in the landscape today. The discussion
    will focus on newly-crafted management plans for the ranch.
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 more information, click here.

Saturday,   3/30/2019,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Lecture: "Jacob Hamblin History" by Elder Mangelson
At the historic St. George Tabernacle,     18 S. Main Street, St George
This program is free, dress is casual, and everyone in invited.
    Doors open an hour before the event.
    An elevator and access for those with disabilities are available at the Tabernacle west entrance.
For the flyer, click here.

Monday,   4/1/2019,   11:00 - 11:50 am
ICL Class (10 of 11): "Armijo's Old Spanish Trail" taught by Bruce Vandre
    Today's class: "Sightseeing Along Nevada Shadow Highways"
Attendance requires DSU Institute for Continued Learning (ICL) membership.
In Room 158 of the Taylor Health Science Center, 1526 East Medical Center Drive.
For more information, see the ICL website, https://icl.dixie.edu.

Monday,   4/1/2019,   Noon - 1:00 pm
Colleagues of Dixie State University Meeting
Dr. Richard B. Williams (President of Dixie State University)
    will report on "The State of Dixie State".
In Lecture Hall 156 of the Taylor Health Science Center, 1526 East Medical Center Drive.
Everyone is welcome and admission is free
For more information, click here.

Monday,   4/1/2019,   3:00 - 3:50 pm
ICL Class (10 of 11): "History of Washington County" taught by Dr. Doug Alder
Attendance requires DSU Institute for Continued Learning (ICL) membership.
In Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Learning Resource Center on the Dixie State University campus.
    For a map of the campus, click here.
For more information, click here and also see the ICL website, https://icl.dixie.edu.

Thursday,   4/4/2019,   1:00 - 1:50 pm
ICL Class (12 of 13): "Native American Plant Uses" taught by Kaye Robinson
Attendance requires DSU Institute for Continued Learning (ICL) membership.
In Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Learning Resource Center on the Dixie State University campus.
    For a map of the campus, click here.
For more information, see the ICL website, https://icl.dixie.edu.

Friday,   4/5/2019,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture
Randy Beckstrand speaking on "Pine Valley Mountain Trails"
    Pine Valley Mountain lies at the southern rim of the Great Basin, and is one of the largest
    laccoliths in North America. This island in the surrounding desert climbs to more than 10,000 feet.
    An extensive trail system offers almost 150 miles of routes ranging from easy to strenuous. Randy
    Beckstrand has worked for the Forest Service on the mountain for decades. He will discuss trail
    system maintenance and offer tips on enjoying this alpine treasure.
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 more information, click here.

Monday,   4/8/2019,   11:00 - 11:50 am
ICL Class (11 of 11): "Armijo's Old Spanish Trail" class cancelled

Monday,   4/8/2019,   3:00 - 3:50 pm
ICL Class (11 of 11): "History of Washington County" taught by Dr. Doug Alder
Attendance requires DSU Institute for Continued Learning (ICL) membership.
In Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Learning Resource Center on the Dixie State University campus.
    For a map of the campus, click here.
For more information, click here and also see the ICL website, https://icl.dixie.edu.

Wednesday,   4/10/2019,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Iron County Historical Society Meeting
    James Aton will be speaking about his new book that he has just published titled:
    "The Crimson Cowboys: The 1931 Claflin-Emerson Expedition".
Everyone is welcome to attend and there is no charge.
At the Frontier Homestead State Park, 635 N. Main St. in Cedar City, (435)586-9290.
For more information, contact ICHS Secretary/Treasurer, Paula Mitchell,
    at mitchellp@suu.edu or (435)586-7976.

Wednesday,   4/10/2019,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Dixie Archaeology Society (DAS) Meeting
"Fremont Indian State Park" by Amy Ramsland (Curator and Archaeologist at Fremont Indian State Park)
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 $20 single, $30 couple.
For more information on the meeting and their newsletter, click here.
For other 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,   4/11/2019,   1:00 - 1:50 pm
ICL Class (13 of 13): "Native American Plant Uses" taught by Kaye Robinson
Attendance requires DSU Institute for Continued Learning (ICL) membership.
In Dunford Auditorium of the Browning Learning Resource Center on the Dixie State University campus.
    For a map of the campus, click here.
For more information, see the ICL website, https://icl.dixie.edu.

Friday,   4/12/2019,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture
Dan Gunn speaking on "Kanab Area Routes and Trails"
    Utah's Kane County displays landscapes ranging from Lake Powell on the east to Zion National
    Park on the west. Visitors can hike through narrow, twisting canyons of the Paria River. Off road
    enthusiasts frequent the Coral Pink Sand Dunes to capitalize on this unparalleled recreation
    opportunity. Landscapes in this area display an abundance of sandy soils and red rock formations
    intermingle with several archeological treasures to provide outstanding sight-seeing and day
    hiking opportunities. Dan Gunn is an outdoor recreation planner with BLM who helps manage this
    diverse landscape. He will be describing popular routes and trails.
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 more information, click here.

Thursday,   4/18/2018
No Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting this month.
See Washington City Cotton Days below instead.

Thursday,   4/18/2018,   6:00 - 7:30 pm
Cowboy Poetry Night at the Library
    Come and enjoy unique western cowboy poems and music performed by the Cowboy Poets of Utah.
Free and all are welcome to attend.
Downstairs (Community Room B) at the St. George Library,
    88 West 100 South, St George UT 84770
For more information see the flyer or contact Ruth L. Tanner at (435)634-5737.

Thursday,   4/18/2019,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Steve McKee (botanist and educator) will present "Ice Age Phantoms"
    A look at some familiar plants, plants you may not know, animals you have never seen
    and ecological factors that seem nonsensical and out of place. Explore the "riddle of the
    rotting fruit", but beware - you may no longer view wild areas, Zion National Park, and
    "pristine wilderness" in the same way!
This event is free and open to the public.
At the Canyon Community Center, 126 Lyon Blvd, Springdale
For more information contact the Zion National Park Forever Project at (435)772-3264.

Friday,   4/19/2019,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture
Kyle Pasley speaking on "Utah State Institutional Trust Lands (SITLA)"
    Six percent of the land within Utah's borders is trust land and set aside to provide a continual
    source of funding for K-12 public education and 11 other trust land beneficiaries. SITLA is tasked
    with managing Utah's 3.4 millioin acres of trust land and working with private business to generate
    revenue from energy and mineral royalties, and real estate and surface development. Kyle Pasley
    directs the St. George SITLA office and will be discussing SITLA land management efforts across
    the region.
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 more information, click here.

Saturday,   4/20/2019,   10:00 - 11:30 am
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    Lecture: "Early Maps: History of Mapmaking, Early Maps in Utah's Dixie and use in
    Genealogy Research" presented by Kathleen Broeder (DSU Special Collections Librarian)
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-Saturday,   4/23-28/2019
Washington City Cotton Days
This annual celebration of Washington City's history includes a number of events.
See their website, https://washingtoncity.org/community/celebrations/cottondays, for more information.

Wednesday,   4/24/2019,   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,   4/25/2019,   9:00 am - 5:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Rainbow Canyon & Caliente, NV
    The Rainbow Canyon Scenic Drlve is a relaxing and enjoyable ride on a paved road through Rainbow
    Canyon, a deep canyon located just south of the town of Caliente. What makes Rainbow Canyon an
    enjoyable drive isn't tall mountains, but instead the colored rock and interesting rock formations
    along the road. Throughout the drive, the traveler will see large formations of red rock and rock
    formations that defy easy description.
This is a fairly long trip with some of it on paved roads and some on good gravel roads.
    Four wheel drive or high clearance vehicles are to required. It doesn't hurt to have a spare tire.
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,   4/26/2019,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture   (Final one of the season; returns in October)
Kyle Voyles speaking on "Bloomington Cave"
    Bloomington Cave is the most extensive and well-known cave in the St. George area, It is a large
    tectonic cave, and has at least six distinct levels and a maze of passages that are generally
    narrow, often with steeply dipping floors. The surveyed length of the cave is currently 1.39 miles
    (7,340 feet), making it the fifth longest cave in Utah. Kyle Voyles is an outdoor recreation
    planner and avid spelunker who knows the cave well, and will be describing how to enjoy this
    nearby opportunity.
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 more information, click here.

Friday,   4/26/2018,   6:00 - 8:00 pm
Washington City Historical Society Ice Cream Social and Hay Ride to Historical Sites
    Ice cream will be served in the Veteran's Park just northeast of the Washington City Museum.
    Tractor pulled haywagons will take visitors from the parking lot just east of the museum
        to a few historic sites such as the Adair Spring and the old Covington Home.
    Part of Washington City Cotton Days.
    Free and everyone is welcome.
At the Washington Veteran's Park, 75 E. Telegraph St. For a map, click here.

Saturday,   4/27/2019   to   Saturday,   6/15/2019
Utah State University Traveling Chinese Exhibit at the Silver Reef Museum
    Deals with Chinese culture and experience along the Transcontinental Railroad.
Free with museum admission.
For the flyer, click here, or for the press release, click here.
For other information, contact the Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org,
    or call the Museum at (435)879-2254.

Sunday,   4/28/2019,   6:00 - 7:30 pm
Washington City Historical Society History Fireside
    Part of Washington City Cotton Days.
    Rick Henry will be speaking on the "50-Year History of the Washington Lions Club".
In the gymnasium at the Washington City Museum (the Old School), 25 E. Telegraph Road in Washington.
    For a map, click here.
Free. Everyone is welcome to attend. Casual dress. Ice cream refreshments.

Thursday,   5/2/2019,   4:00 - 5:00 pm
Lecture: "Local Petroglyphs" by Gary Smith of the Dixie Archaeology Club
    Mr. Smith has documented the interaction of some local prehistoric petroglyphs panels
    with the Soltice and Equinox. Celebrate prehistory month at this event.
This multimedia presentation is free and open to the public.
At the Santa Clara Branch Library, 1099 N. Lava Flow Drive, St. George.
For more information, click here or call the library at (435)986-0432.

Thursday,   5/2/2019,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Christa Sadler (author, educator, and river guide) will present "Seeing Things Whole: John Wesley Powell
    and an Understanding of the American West". 2019 is the 150th anniversary of John Wesley
    Powell's first expedition through the canyons of the Colorado River. Powell recognized inherent
    problems in our vision of settlement of the West more than a century ago, and his prescient
    ideas may help guide us into the future. Sadler will discusses John Wesley Powell the man,
    the scientist, the explorer, and the visionary policy maker from her new book The Colorado,
    about the human relationship with the Colorado River Basin.
This event is free and open to the public.
At the Electric Theatre, 68 E. Tabernacle, St. George
For more information, click here or contact the Zion National Park Forever Project at (435)772-3264.

Wednesday,   5/8/2019,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Iron County Historical Society Meeting
    Robert Kirby will talk about his research in his forthcoming book about Police Work.
Everyone is welcome to attend and there is no charge.
At the Frontier Homestead State Park, 635 N. Main St. in Cedar City, (435)586-9290.
For more information, contact ICHS Secretary/Treasurer, Paula Mitchell,
    at mitchellp@suu.edu or (435)586-7976.

Wednesday,   5/8/2019,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Dixie Archaeology Society (DAS) Meeting
"Comparison of the Efficacy of Four Rock Art Documentation Methods" by Nicole Lohman, M.A., R.P.A.
    (Archaeologist, BLM Utah State 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 $20 single, $30 couple.
For more information on the meeting and their newsletter, click here.
For other 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,   5/10/2019,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Lecture: "The St. George Tabernacle" by Reid L. Neilson (Assistant Church Historian and Recorder,
    and Managing Director of the of the Church History Department)
At the historic St. George Tabernacle,     18 S. Main Street, St George
This program is free, dress is casual, and everyone in invited.
    Doors open an hour before the event.
    An elevator and access for those with disabilities are available at the Tabernacle west entrance.
    For questions or more information, call the Tabernacle at (435)628-4072.

Saturday,   5/11/2019,   9:00 am - Noon
Washington County Historical Society Field Trip     *** TRIP CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER ***
Confluence Park and the old Hydro Electric Plant.
    The first hydro electric plant in Washington county is located near the virgin river in the County
    owned Confluence Park. It is in ruins now, but may see new life if restoration efforts are pursued.
    This is a beautiful hike in the spring and Lee Hughes botanist will be with us to answer any plant
    questions. Kathleen Nielson-Hughes will also be with us as an expert on historical Confluence Park.
Go west and north on State Road 9 through Hurricane. After crossing the Hurricane-LaVerkin Bridge, you
    will see a coffee shop on the left. Just past it, turn left onto 300 South and park in in the large dirt area
    on the left (south side of the street).

Saturday,   5/11/2019,   1:00 - 5:00 pm (5:30 pm Dinner & Keynote Speaker)
Sons of Utah Pioneers National Historical Symposium in Salt Lake City
    "We Want the Railroad: Brigham Young's Role in Bringing the Railroad to Utah"
$25 Symposium & Dinner; $15 Symposium Only; $20 Dinner Only
For more information, click here.

Wednesday,   5/15/2019,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Utah Friends of Paleontology - Southwest Chapter Meeting
    Program TBD
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,   5/16/2019,   7:00 - 8:00 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
Program:   Shanandoah Martineau Anderson will speak on "NUWU" Lifeways of the Southern Paiutes.
    Shannon is the daughter of Douglas LaVan Martineau and is herself a member of the Paiute Tribe.
    This should be a very interesting presentation.
Historic Washington Relief Society House
    100 W. Telegraph St., Washington, UT 84780
This lecture is free and everyone is invited.
For more information, contact Kelly Paxman at kpaxman@skyviewmail.com.

Saturday,   5/18/2019,   10:00 - 11:30 am
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    Lecture: "Pioneer Fashions of the 1850s" presented by Carla Avant and Belinda Wire.
    This is going to be fun and there will be audience participation.
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.

Saturday,   5/18/2019
Leeds Sesquicentennial (150th Anniversary) Celebration
    There will be lots of fun activities. See the flyer for details.
For the preliminary flyer, click here.

Thursday,   5/23/2019,   9:00 am - ?:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Pinto & Page Ranch, Dixie National Forest     *** TRIP CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER ***
    Pinto, with its lush meadows and clear stream of good water, was a natural stopping place on the
    Old Spanish Trail. Another historical stopping point along what was once a major freighting and travel
    route was Page Ranch. The house served regularly as an informal hotel for travelers and as a boarding
    house for men working in the nearby iron ore mines.
There are no special vehicle requirements for this trip.
Make reservations at the Public Lands Information Center or call (435)688-3200.
For more information, click here and read the notices at the end.

Saturday,   5/25/2019,   10:00 am
Silver Reef Museum 4th Saturday Event
    Lecture:   "Silver Reef & Pioche Connection" by Leo Schafer & Glen Zumwalt
    Come and enjoy our cast of living historical characters, telling the story of the "Pioche Stampede"
   in the first person. In 1876 miners, store owners and tradesmen and gunslingers rushed to the new
   silver discovery in Southern Utah sandstone and the town of Silver Reef was born! Glen Zumwalt will
   present the history and our characters will play their roles out for you.
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,   5/29/2019,   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

Monday-Tuesday,   6/3-4/2019;   All Day
Two-day Collection Preservation Workshop in St. George
    "Preservation Best Practices and Conducting a Preservation Needs Assessment"
    "Fundraising for Collections Care and Artifact Handling and Housing"
    (Also see 10/17-18/2019 and 5/7-8/2020)
At the DUP McQuarrie Memorial Museum, 145 North 100 East, St George.
Preregistration is required and there is a fee. For the flyer, click here.
This is part of a 3-part series of workshops. For details, click here.

Friday-Saturday,   6/7-8/2019
2019 Jacob Hamblin Family Reunion
    Celebrating his 200th birthday anniversary
At the Red Cliffs State Center, 1285 N. Bluff St., St George.
Preregistration is required and there is a fee.
For the schedule, click here, and for more information, click here.

Wednesday,   6/12/2019,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Dixie Archaeology Society (DAS) Meeting
"Visiting Archaeological Sites with Respect" by Diana Hawks (Retired BLM Archaeologist)
    Diana will lead a presentation/discussion on how to visit sites with respect so that you have
    a better experience, see all that a site might have to offer, and help preserve these fragile
    resources. She will use local and regional archaeological sites and landscapes as examples in
    the presentation.
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 $20 single, $30 couple.
For more information on the meeting and their newsletter, click here.
For other 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,   6/20/2019,   6:00 - 7:00 pm
DASIA Evening Brown Bag Lecture
This will be the premiere of a new DASIA Evening Brown Bag Lecture Series. Lura Snow
    (Outreach Coordinator with the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve Habitat Conservation Plan) will be
    giving us an overview of the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve stretching from the Red Mountain
    Wilderness in the West to the Babylon/Cinder Knolls in the East, an area encompassing
    60,000+ acres. Lura will also discuss and touch on the illustration of the unique ecotone
    in which St. George is located, where the Mojave Desert, Great Basin Desert and Colorado
    Plateau all coincide.
At the Zions Bank building located at 40 East St George Blvd (the corner of Main St & St George Blvd).
    Enter on the South side where you will enter a foyer and find access to the 2nd floor via an
    elevator on the right or stairs on the left. The meeting will be in the 2nd Floor conference room.
Reserve free tickets at the Public Lands Information Center, 345 East Riverside Dr in St. George,
    call (435)688-3200, or e-mail Bill Swensen at bswensen@d-asia.org.
For more information, click here.

Thursday,   6/20/2019,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
Zion National Park Forever Project Lecture
Theresa Voellinger will speak on "Preserving Our Heritage: Museum Conservation in the NPS"
    The National Park Service has vast cultural resources held within the museum collections of each
    park unit. All of these collections need constant and consistent care which is placed in the
    hands of various NPS museum professionals, including art conservators. Art conservators are part
    historian, part craftsperson, and part scientist, and are tasked with the preservation of these
    valuable collections. This talk will focus on the career of an art conservator within the NPS
    and will be a behind the scenes look at what goes into preserving our national treasures for
    exhibition and the future.
This event is free and open to the public.
At the Canyon Community Center, 126 Lyon Blvd, Springdale
For more information click here or contact the Zion National Park Forever Project at (435)772-3264.

Saturday,   6/22/2019,   10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Silver Reef Museum 4th Saturday Event
Experience life in a real 1870's silver mining ghost town. The Old West will come alive as you learn
    about the era from reinactments and guides dressed in the clothing of the period.
10:00 am Lecture:   "Exploring the San Juan & Green Rivers" by James M. Aton, Ph.D.
    This lecture will introduce the history of two remarkable Colorado Plateau rivers, the San Juan
    and the Green river through Desolation Canyon. Dr. Aton will show how various peoples,
    beginning with the Clovis peoples, over 10,000 years ago, made a living along the banks
    of these two canyon rivers.
11:00 am - 4:00 pm:   Open house across the street at the private studio of nationally renowned
    sculptor, Jerry Anderson.
11:30 am & 1:00 pm:   Shoot outs by the Lawmen and the Muddy River Gang.
Museum admission is $3.00 per person, $10.00 for a family of 5 (up to 2 adults & 3 kids), or $2.00 per
    person for groups of 10 or more. Attendance at the lecture is $4.00. Outside activities are free.
For the flyer, click here
For more information, contact the Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org,
    or call the Museum at (435)879-2254.

Saturday,   6/22/2019,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Clive Romney of Utah Pioneer Heritage Arts at the St. George Tabernacle
    The program will consist of some pioneer stories and Romney's original songs to help make them
    memorable. Since this is the sesquicentennial year of the transcontinental railroad, the program will
    also include some of the songs and stories from "Echoes of Hammers and Spikes".
At the historic St. George Tabernacle,     18 S. Main Street, St George
This program is free, dress is casual, and everyone in invited.
    Doors open an hour before the event.
    An elevator and access for those with disabilities are available at the Tabernacle west entrance.
    For questions or more information, call the Tabernacle at (435)628-4072.

Thursday,   6/27/2019,   9:00 am - ?:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Tassi Ranch, Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument
    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.
High clearance vehicles are required for this trip.
Make reservations at the Public Lands Information Center or call (435)688-3200.
For more information, click here and read the notices at the end.

Saturday,   6/29/2019,   2:00 pm
"Utah's Dixie Veteran's Stories: Oral Histories from WWII to the Gulf War"
    Veteran Panel Discussion About Life in the Military and Returning to Civilian Life
    Moderated by Kathleen Broeder, DSU Special Collections Librarian & Archivist
In the Multipurpose Room at the Southern Utah Veterans Home, 160 North 200 East in Ivins
For a flyer, click here and for more information, call Randall J. Bunn at (661)860-9262.

Thursday-Saturday,   7/4-6/2019,   8:00 pm
Gunlock Rodeo
At the Gunlock Rodeo Arena, 77 North Main Street in Gunlock
See the Gunlock Rodeo history webpage and for current information, the Gunlock Rodeo facebook group.

Thursday,   7/25/2019,   6:00 - 7:00 pm
DASIA Summer Evening Lecture
"Tall Tales of Pioneering Adventures on the Arizona Strip" by Milt Hokanson and Greg Woodall
    In keeping with the spirit of Pioneer Day celebrations, two of the best story tellers in the region
    will swap lies and other tall tales about life on the Arizona Strip.
At the Zions Bank building located at 40 East St George Blvd (the corner of Main St & St George Blvd).
    Enter on the South side where you will enter a foyer and find access to the 2nd floor via an
    elevator on the right or stairs on the left. The meeting will be in the 2nd Floor conference room.
Reserve free tickets at the Public Lands Information Center, 345 East Riverside Dr in St. George,
    call (435)688-3200, or e-mail Bill Swensen at bswensen@d-asia.org.
For more information, click here.

Thursday-Saturday,   7/25-27/2019,   8:00 pm
Enterprise Rodeo
At the American Legion Rodeo Grounds, 1003 East 100 North in Enterprise.
See the Enteprise Rodeo history webpage and for current information, the Enterprise Rodeo website.

Friday,   7/26/2019,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Patricia Kent speaking on "The Anasazi Ridge"
At the historic St. George Tabernacle,     18 S. Main Street, St George
This program is free, dress is casual, and everyone in invited.
    Doors open an hour before the event.
    An elevator and access for those with disabilities are available at the Tabernacle west entrance.
    For questions or more information, call the Tabernacle at (435)628-4072.

Saturday,   7/27/2019,   10:00 am
Silver Reef Museum 4th Saturday Event
    Lecture:   "Old Bottles & Their Stories" by Mike Empey, Mike Walters, & Ray Beal
    Old bottles can help to tell the story of a community and what the people who lived in that
    place and time were like. What were those miners drinking? What medicines were parents giving
    their children and taking themselves? What preserved foods were people in the community eating?
    Our discussion of old bottles will include how to tell a bottle from the 1800's from a newer
    bottle. Why some old bottles turn purple and others don't. What features might make a bottle
    attractive to a collector and why one old bottle might be worth $5 and another may be worth
    $100's. On display will be several old bottles and attendees are invited to bring any old
    bottle they may have a question about.
11:00 am - 4:00 pm:   Open house across the street at the private studio of nationally renowned
    sculptor, Jerry Anderson.
11:30 am & 1:00 pm:   Shoot outs by the Lawmen and the Muddy River Gang.
Museum admission is $3.00 per person, $10.00 for a family of 5 (up to 2 adults & 3 kids), or $2.00 per
    person for groups of 10 or more. Attendance at the lecture is $4.00 which includes museum
    entry fee. Outside activities are free.
For the flyer, click here
For more information, contact the Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org,
    or call the Museum at (435)879-2254.

Friday-Saturday,   8/2-3/2019,   8:00 pm
Veyo Rodeo
At the Veyo Rodeo Arena on Chad Ranch Road across from the Cemetery/Park in Veyo
See the Veyo Rodeo history webpage and for current information, call (435)632-2611.

Wednesday-Saturday,   8/7-10/2019
Washington County Fair
At the Washington County Legacy Park, 5500 West 700 South in Hurricane.
For the Fair schedule of events, click here.

Wednesday,   8/14/2019   11:00 am - 12:00 pm MST (10:00 - 11:00 am St. George Time)
"The Southern Paiute Language, A History-Based Brown Bag Talk" by Ranger Benn Pikyavit
    Topics covered will be the different dialects spoken by each Southern Paiute band, the
    origin of the language and its Uto-Aztecan roots, and how cultural assimilation and
    trauma from Euro-American settlement almost resulted in the extinction of the Southern
    Paiute language. Also covered will be current efforts to reintroduce the Southern Paiute
    language by the various bands through language schools aimed at tribal members and
    descendants of all ages.
At Pipe Spring National Monument.
The entrance fee of $10 applies, but Interagency passes are accepted.
For more details, click here.

Thursday,   8/15/2019   7:30 - 9:00 pm MST (6:30 - 8:00 pm St. George Time)
Full Moon Guided Hike at Pipe Spring National Monument
    Encounter Pipe Spring in a completely new illumination. Join a Ranger and our Dark Sky
    Intern for a guided moonlit hike along the monuments half-mile ridge trail. Come join
    us in learning about our closest astronomic neighbor. Discover how the full moon
    affects our natural world, the nocturnal animals of Pipe Spring and how the Southern
    Paiute viewed the moon.
At Pipe Spring National Monument.
The entrance fee of $10 applies, but Interagency passes are accepted. Space is limited.
For more details, click here.

Thursday-Friday,   8/15-16/2019   5:30 pm - 8:00 am MST (4:30 pm - 8:00 am St. George Time)
Pipe Spring Pioneer Sleepover Under the Stars
    Travel back in time to the 1870’s and join a group of travelling pioneers camping under
    the stars at Pipe Spring for the night. Guests will check in at the visitor center front
    desk and wait at the back patio area of the visitor center to receive instructions and
    set up their sleeping gear near the chuck wagons on the monument grounds. The agenda
    includes self-guided activities like a "cattle round up" and 19th century games,
    conducting a night tour of the fort by lantern, joining a full moon hike on the ridge
    trail to learn about how the Southern Paiutes viewed the moon, and consuming the all-
    important evening meal cooked in Dutch ovens. The evening winds down with live cowboy
    music and campfire treats before everyone heads to their bedrolls to spend the night
    under the stars. In the morning everyone will rise bright and early for a meal of
    Johnny Cakes and coffee to continue on their journey before the monument opens.
At Pipe Spring National Monument.
Reservations are limited. A special entrance fee of $20 covers entrance to the monument,
    activities, dinner, and breakfast. For more details, click here.

Thursday,   8/22/2019,   8:00 am - 6:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Skutumpah Road, Grand Staircase Escalante
    Skutumpah captures the beauty of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument with its rugged 34
    mile dirt road that winds past some great slot canyons. When you pass over a narrow wooden bridge
    at the Bull Valley Gorge Trailhead, you might want to look around and see if you are able to see
    the old jeep stuck down in a crevice. Also look for Willis Creek and Lick Wash, both wonderful
    slot canyons.
This trip will be an extended long day and high clearance vehicles are strongly recommended.
Make reservations at the Public Lands Information Center or call (435)688-3200.
For more information, click here.

Saturday,   8/24/2019,   10:00 am
Silver Reef Museum 4th Saturday Event
    Lecture:   "On Location: Popular movies made in Washington County" by Glen Blakely
    Some of Hollywood’s greatest stars worked in movies that were filmed in Washington County, Utah.
    They included John Wayne, Robert Redford, Robert Mitchem, Clark Gable, Susan Hayward, Gary
    Cooper, Marlon Brando, Audie Murphy, Jane Fonda and many more. Over 125 movies were filmed
    here in the area. Several of those are blockbusters. Even James Bond, played by Roger Moore
    was filmed on location here in Washington County and around the world. Hundreds of TV commercials
    were also filmed here in red rock county.
Admission 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.

Monday-Wednesday,   8/26-28/2019,   9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gravestone Preservation Workshops
Day 1: Basics of gravestone preservation & cleaning.
    Utah State Library & Salt Lake City Cemetery, $50.
Days 2 & 3: Open to monument professionals only. Resetting & repair of gravestones.
    Glenwood Cemetery in Park City, $200 for all three days.
For the flyer with more information, click here.

Wednesday,   8/28/2019,   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

Monday,   9/2/2019,   7:00 pm and 7:30 pm
DocUtah Opening Film: "Town for All Seasons: The Story of Leeds"
    7:00 pm: Appetizer reception in the Lobby. ($25 for the reception and film;
        not included with any regular Festival Pass)
    7:30 pm: Film and Q&A with the Director in the Main Stage.
        ($10 or applicable Festival Pass)
In the Dixie State University Eccles Fine Arts Center Lobby & Main Stage

Thursday,   9/5/2019,   8:30 pm
DocUtah Film: "Town for All Seasons: The Story of Leeds"
    ($10 or applicable Festival Pass)
At the Red Cliff Cinemas 3, 1760 E. Red Cliffs Drive, St. George

Friday-Saturday,   9/6-7/2019
Ivins Heritage Days
Parade, Vendors, Food, Entertainment, Games, Competitions, Soap Box Derby
At the Ivins City Park, 100 N. Main in Ivins
For more information, check http://ivins.com or call (435)634-7719.

Wednesday,   9/11/2019,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Dixie Archaeology Society (DAS) Meeting
"Public Space and Private Places: The Construction of Social Landscapes in Prehistoric Utah"
    by Emily Hora (Archaeologist with the Utah State Historic Preservation 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,   9/13/2019,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Glen M. Leonard, Ph.D. speaking on "Revisiting the Massacre at Mountain Meadows"
    Dr. Leonard has worked for the Utah State Historical Society, the Churh History Department, and as
    long-time director of the Church History Museum. He co-authored the book, Massacre at Mountain
    Meadows
. For this presentation, he will revisit the events at Mountain Meadows and share his
    many insights.
At the historic St. George Tabernacle,     18 S. Main Street, St George
This program is free, dress is casual, and everyone in invited.
    Doors open an hour before the event.
    An elevator and access for those with disabilities are available at the Tabernacle west entrance.
    For questions or more information, call the Tabernacle at (435)628-4072.

Thursday-Saturday,   9/19-21/2019
Sons of Utah Pioneers National Encampment
Hosted my the Temple Fork Chapter of the SUP in Logan, Utah.
For more information, click here.

Thursday-Saturday,   9/19-21/2019
85th Annual Dixie Round-up Rodeo at the Sun Bowl
See the 85th Annual St. George Lions Dixie Round-up Rodeo website
    and the WCHS Dixie Roundup webpage.

Thursday,   9/19/2019,   7:00 - 8:00 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
Program:   Three speakers will highlight the lives of three early settlers of Washington City. Terrill Clove
    will discuss the life of Peter Neilson Senior, Mayor Kenneth Neilson will discuss the life Isreal Neilson,
    and Kathy Staheli will discuss the life of Peter Neilson Junior. This should be a very interesting
    presentation.
Historic Washington Relief Society House
    100 W. Telegraph St., Washington, UT 84780
This lecture is free and everyone is invited.
For more information, click here. If further information is needed, contact Kelly Paxman at
    kpaxman@skyviewmail.com or (435)680-1407.

Saturday,   9/21/2019,   10:00 am - Noon
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    Lecture: "Dressing the Victorian Way" presented by Denise Winter / Wendy Walton, Clothing Experts.
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.

Saturday,   9/21/2019,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Roland Lee speaking on "Preserving Southern Utah History Through Art"
    Roland Lee moved to St. George in 1973 and has become well known for his art work, much of it
    inspired by the history and scenes of Utah's Dixie. His paintings of southern Utah landscapes
    and rural European scenes are now in over 1500 private and public collections. Roland’s interest
    in pioneer history has led him to do a series of paintings of early St. George as well as follow
    the pioneer trail of his own ancestors. This event will be a visual presentation with commentary.
At the historic St. George Tabernacle,     18 S. Main Street, St George
This program is free, dress is casual, and everyone in invited.
    Doors open an hour before the event.
    An elevator and access for those with disabilities are available at the Tabernacle west entrance.
    For questions or more information, call the Tabernacle at (435)628-4072.

Saturday,   9/21/2019,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Michael Turek (author) will present "American Indians and National Parks"
    Many national parks and monuments tell unique stories of the struggle between the rights
    of native peoples and the wants of the dominant society. These stories involve our greatest
    parks - Yosemite, Yellowstone, Mesa Verde, Glacier, the Grand Canyon, Olympic, Everglades
    - as well as less celebrated parks elsewhere.
This event is free and open to the public.
At the Canyon Community Center, 126 Lyon Blvd, Springdale
For more information contact the Zion National Park Forever Project at (435)772-3264.

Wednesday,   9/25/2019,   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,   9/26/2019,   9:00 am - 4:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Parowan Gap Rock Art / Autumn Equinox
    The Parowan Gap is an incredible area with a plethora of prehistorical and historical values. Listed on
    the National Register of Historic Places, the Parowan Gap includes many petroglyphs of native people,
    markings from Spanish explorers and 19th century pioneers. The area today is still used for livestock
    grazing. The petroglyphs found at the Gap are speculated to have many possible meanings depending
    on who interprets them. The autumn equinox takes place earlier in the week, but will still be evident in
    the layout of some ancient markers on the site.
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,   9/26-28/2019
Swiss Days in Santa Clara
    Children's hands on pioneer activity will be Friday, September 27, from 4-6 pm at Heritage Square,
    3020 Santa Clara Drive in Santa Clara. The Santa Clara Historical Museum silent Auction Fundraiser
    will be held at the Santa Clara Town Hall 2603 Santa Clara Dr. in Santa Clara.
For a complete schedule of events, go to https://sccity.org/swiss-days.

Thursday-Saturday,   9/26-28/2019
67th Annual Utah State Historical Society Conference: "A Long View of History"
For the flyer, click here and to register, click here.

Thursday,   10/3/2019,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Stephanie Stephens (Chief Curator for the National Park Service, NPS) will present
    "NPS Museum Collections: A Glimpse Behind the Scenes". Stephanie will highlight some of the
    objects, specimens, and archives that tell the story of America, its peoples, cultures, and events
    that shaped our history.
This event is free and open to the public.
At the Canyon Community Center, 126 Lyon Blvd, Springdale
For more information click here or contact the Zion National Park Forever Project at (435)772-3264.

Friday,   10/4/2019,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture   (First one of the season)
"Glen Canyon Conservancy" by Martin Stamat
    Glen Canyon Conservancy partners with public lands in northern Arizona and southern Utah to create
    learning opportunities, enhance visitor experience, and inspire stewardship. Founded in 1986 as
    Glen Canyon Natural History Association, GCC offers educational programming, products, and services
    to help visitors find a lasting connection with their public lands. The organization utilizes member
    support and retail proceeds at 10 locations throughout the region to generate funds that support
    educational, safety, outreach, and research programs.
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 more information, click here.

Friday,   10/4/2019,   3:00 - 5:30 pm
Cultural & Medicinal Plants Workshop with Shivwits Band Member, Carmen Clark
Dixie State University Gardner Conference Room B
    For a map of the campus, click here.
Free to the public. Preregister online at: https://conserveswu.org/nativeplants.
For more information, click here for the flyer.

Monday,   10/7/2019,   Noon - 1:00 pm
Colleagues of Dixie State University Meeting (First of the New School Year)
Professor Steven D. Heath will present "Along the 37th Parallel: The Establishment of the Utah-Arizona
    Boundary". Come and learn about how Utah's borders were established.
In Lecture Hall 156 of the Taylor Health Science Center, 1526 East Medical Center Drive.
Everyone is welcome and admission is free
For more information, click here.

Wednesday,   10/9/2019,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Dixie Archaeology Society (DAS) Meeting
"DStretch: A Rock Art Digital Enhancement Program" by Frank Adams
    DStretch is a software program that can bring out faint pictographs invisible to the naked eye. It works
    on digital camera images and not camera film. No special filters or lighting are needed. DStretch uses
    decorrelation stretching, which enhances the color separation of an image. This technique was first
    used on aerial photos.
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-Sunday,   10/10-13/2019
Old Spanish Trail Association (OSTA) Annual Conference: "Travelers Along the Old Spanish Trail"
    There will be presentations, field trips, and meals.
Hunter Conference Center, Charles Hunter Room, Southern Utah University (SUU)
    351 W. University Blvd., Cedar City, Utah 84720
For the flyer, click here. For registration and other information, go to http://www.OldSpanishTrail.org
    or contact Paula Mitchell at (435)586-7976.

Friday,   10/11/2019,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture
"Dixie Arizona Strip Interpretive Association (DASIA)" by DASIA Staff
    DASIA staff and Board are excited to begin another season of Brown Bag lectures and 2020
    field trips! We will review past field trip adventures and unveil the slate of trips for 2020. We
    will also describe a new membership benefits structure. Come and hear about a new evening
    lecture series being developed for the coming months.
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 more information, click here.

Thursday-Friday,   10/17-18/2019;   9:00 am - 4:30 pm
UtahHumanities Regional Heritage Stewardship Program - Preservation Services and Training
    "Policies and Procedures and Collections Management Policies
    Risk Assessment and Practice Assessment"
At the DUP McQuarrie Memorial Museum, 145 North 100 East in St. George.
$20 per day or $35 for the 2-day series.
For information, click here for the announcement.
To register, go to https://artsandmuseums.utah.gov/rhsp-workshop-series.

Thursday,   10/17/2019;   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
    Progam: Mike Harless will talk about George W.G. Averett.
    From his birth in Maury TN (1824) to his death in Washington UT (1902), George's life took
    him to many different adventures, like a traveling blacksmith/gunsmith, Mormon convert and
    pioneer, to a miner 49er, to name just a few of his exploits. His hand written autobiography
    is one of many Mormon pioneer treasures held in the vaults of the LDS Church.
Historic Washington Relief Society House
    100 W. Telegraph St., Washington, UT 84780
This lecture is free and everyone is invited.
For information, contact Kelly Paxman at kpaxman@skyviewmail.com or (435)680-1407.

Friday,   10/18/2019,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture
"Kanab Field Office Adventures" by Clay Stewart
    The Kanab Field Office is located in Utah’s Kane County, near the Utah-Arizona border,
    Lake Powell, and Arizona's Grand Canyon. East of Kanab are the Vermilion Cliffs that run
    north through open country. The Paria River cuts through the Vermilion Cliffs traveling
    through the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Area on the Utah-Arizona border.
    Backpackers who visit this area hike through narrow, twisting canyons of the Buckskin
    Gulch and Paria River. We may even hear about a feature called the Wave!
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 more information, click here.

Saturday,   10/19/2019,   10:00 am - Noon
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    Lecture: "Creating Art with Gourds" presented by Rosemary McFadden, Celebrated Artist.
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.

Wednesday,   10/23/2019;   6:00 - 7:30 pm
First meeting of the reorganized Dixie Encampment Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers.
Dicky's Barbecue will serve a buffet dinner; the costs are $25 per couple or $15 for a single.
At the Legacy Clubhouse, northwest corner of Sir Monte Drive and Legacy Drive.
    For a map, click here.
For information and reservations, contact Dr. Wayne Pace (Chapter President) at
    wpace@infowest.com or (801)688-8114.

Thursday,   10/24/2019,   8:00 am - 5:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Marble Point, Kaibab National Forest
    Marble Viewpoint offers a speclacular, panoramic view of House Rock Valley, Vermilion Cliffs, Marble
    Canyon, North Canyon and Saddle Mountain Wilderness, with excellent opportunlties to view such
    wildlife as deer, fox, turkey, squirrel, grouse, hawks, eagles and a number of songbird species. Fall
    colors should be abundant.
High clearance vehicles are stronglv recommended for this trip.
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,   10/25/2019,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture
"Aravada Springs" by Mark Rawlins
    For generations, the Nay Ranch (formerly known as the Whitney Ranch), has hosted family reunions,
    Boy Scout and Girl Scout groups, community and church groups, and large groups of friends.
    Aravada Springs is committed to welcoming families and other groups to a newly developed group
    camping site. Amenities, activities and adventures around this historic spot on the Arizona
    Strip will be described.
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 more information, click here.
For the audio recording of the talk, click here, and for the accompanying slides, click here.

Friday,   10/25/2019,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Christa Sadler (author, educator, and river guide) will present "Seeing Things Whole: John Wesley Powell
    and an Understanding of the American West". 2019 is the 150th anniversary of John Wesley
    Powell's first expedition through the canyons of the Colorado River. Powell recognized inherent
    problems in our vision of settlement of the West more than a century ago, and his prescient
    ideas may help guide us into the future. Sadler will discusses John Wesley Powell the man,
    the scientist, the explorer, and the visionary policy maker from her new book The Colorado,
    about the human relationship with the Colorado River Basin.
This event is free and open to the public.
At the Kanab Library, 374 N. Main St. in Kanab, Utah.
For more informationm click here or contact the Zion National Park Forever Project at (435)772-3264.

Friday-Saturday,   10/25-26/2019
Silver Reef Ghost Nights
    Ghost of Silver Reef come alive.
The suggested donation is $7.00 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,   10/30/2019,   10:00 - 11:00 am
Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
Anyone is welcome to attend
Upstairs at the Old County Courthouse,
    97 E. St. George Blvd., St George UT 84770

Friday,   11/1/2019,   9:00 - 12:00 noon
Symposium: "Utah at the Crossroads of the Mind - History and Philosophy at Midcentury"
At the University of Utah Marriott Library, Room 1150
This program is free and everyone is invited.
For more information, click here.

Friday,   11/1/2019,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture
"Traditional Uses of Public Lands: Views from the Past, Present, and Into the Future" by Diana Hawks
    Diana Hawks, retired Arizona Strip BLM archaeologist and land use planner, will present information
    about the traditional changing uses of public lands in the desert Southwest over the last millennia.
    She will look at the potential future uses of public lands and resources in Southwestern Utah and
    Northwestern Arizona and invite the audience to seek local solutions about the future communal uses of
    public lands and resources.
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 more information, click here.

Friday,   11/1/2019,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Craig S. Smith speaking on his book, "The Selected Letters of Juanita Brooks".
    Mr. Smith will discuss Juanita's legacy and read from some of her letters.
At the historic St. George Tabernacle,     18 S. Main Street, St. George
This program is free, dress is casual, and everyone is invited.
    Doors open an hour before the event.
    An elevator and access for those with disabilities are available at the Tabernacle west entrance.
    For more information, click here or call the Tabernacle at (435)628-4072.

Saturday,   11/2/2019,   9:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT
8th Biennial Three Corners [Archaeological] Conference in Las Vegas
    The purpose of this conference is for researchers to meet, present, and discuss their
    findings from work in the southwestern corner of Utah, southern Nevada, western Arizona,
    and southeastern California.
This event is free and open to the public.
    For more information, click here.

Thursday,   11/7/2019,   7:30 - 9:00 pm The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Dr. James Swensen will present "Three Powell Photographers"
This event is free and open to the public.
At the Canyon Community Center, 126 Lyon Blvd, Springdale
For more information, click here or contact the Zion National Park Forever Project at (435)772-3264.

Friday,   11/8/2019,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture
"Conserve South West Utah" by Sarah Thomas
    Conserve Southwest Utah {CSU) is a local coalition of citizens advocating for conservation of the area's
    natural and cultural resources and for the Smart Growth principles that enable conservation for the
    benefit of present and future generations. ln coordination with the BLM St. George Field Office, Sarah
    directs activlties for the Southern Utah National Conservation Lands Friends (SUNCLF) group, including
    their fantastic volunteer site steward program. Sarah has worked as a natural resources interpreter for
    the National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management and specializes in Mojave Desert Tortoise
    issues.
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 more information, click here.

Tuesday,   11/12/2019;   12:00 noon - 1:30 pm
UtahHumanities Regional Heritage Stewardship Program - Preservation Services and Training
    "Fall 2019 Free Webinar Series: When to Call a Conservator"
For information, click here for the announcement.
To register, go to https://artsandmuseums.utah.gov/rhsp-workshop-series.

Wednesday,   11/13/2019,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Dixie Archaeology Society (DAS) Meeting
"Lifeways f the Southern Paiutes"
    Shanandoah Anderson is a Southern Paiute from the Shivwits Band in Utah. She was raised
    very traditional and learned everything from survival skills, native foods, plants, crafts, hide
    tanning, weapons, games, beadwork, quillwork, and sign language from listening to the elders
    on Paiute history, culture and beliefs. She taught at various reservation schools for K-12
    classes on cultural crafts and activities. She is the editor and one of the illustrators for her
    father LaVan Martineau's book: The Southern Paiute: Legends, Lore, Language, and Lineage.
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 the program announcement, click here.
For additional 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,   11/15/2019,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture
"New Management Plans for Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument" by Brandon Johnson
    Following months of public outreach and consultation, the Bureau of Land Management has released an
    environmental analysis and management plans for the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument
    and the lands now excluded from the monument boundaries. The proposed plan will provide a foundation
    for economic opportunity, support job growth, and provide a framework for recreation and other
    commercial 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 more information, click here.

Saturday,   11/16/2019,   10:00 am - Noon
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    Lecture: "Pioneer Medicine and Remedies" presented by Evan Stapley, Pharmacist.
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.

Saturday,   11/16/2019,   Noon - 1:30 pm
Reuben Wadsworth Reading and Book Signing for "Red Rock Recollections"
    Reuben will be giving a short reading from his new book Red Rock Recollections.
    Following the reading, he will be signing copies of his book.
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.