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.

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, 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.