Old County Courthouse

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)


CALENDAR OF PAST EVENTS

(for the year 2020)

PAST EVENTS

Friday,   1/3/2020,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Program
"The Crimson Cowboys" by Prof. James Anton
    James Anton is a professor of English at Southern Utah University and co-author of the 2018
    book titled "The Crimson Cowboys: The Remarkable Odyssey of the 1931 Chaflin Emerson
    Expedition. Professor Anton will describe this early 20th century venture of archeologists into
    the Desolation Canyon region of the Colorado River.
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,   1/8/2020,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Dixie Archaeology Society (DAS) Meeting
Program Mary Manning will be speaking on "Bloomington Rock Petroglyphs"
    This presentation focuses on the petroglyphs covering the Bloomington Rock and Mary’s
    efforts to study the shifting patterns of sunlight across the rock writing during all
    seasons. Throughout 2016 Mary walked several times a week to observe, photograph, and
    study ancient stories revealed on the stone faces.
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.

Thursday,   1/9/2020,   7:00 - 8:00 pm
Washington County Historical Society Lecture at the Old County Courthouse
Dr. Douglas Alder will speak on "The Astounding Achievements of Juanita Brooks"
The Old County Courthouse is located at 97 E. St. George Blvd. in St. George.
Everyone is welcome and admission is free
For more information, click here.

Friday,   1/10/2020,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Program
"Native Plants of the Arizona Strip Region" by Lee Hughes
    Each year, the unique combination of sun, wind, water, temperature and elevation sets the
    stage for the precise location of the best springtime blooms. Lee Hughes is a former BLM
    Ecologist and Botanist who just can't leave the plants alone. Come hear what he has to say
    about spring flowers, as well as edible and endangered 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.

Saturday,   1/11/2020
St. George Heritage Day Celebrating 158 Years as a City
Noon - 2:00 pm:   Mayor Pike and members of the City Council will be serving free root beer floats
    and cookies at the Social Hall Parlor, 47 East 200 North. There will also be musical entertainment
    in the Social Hall.
All Day:   Free admission to the St. George Art Museum, 47 East 200 North (next to the Social Hall).
All Day:   Free admission to the Sand Hollow Aquatic Center, 1144 N. Lava Flow Drive.
All Day:   Free admission to the St. George Recreation Center, 285 South 400 East.
All Day:   Free rides on the Thunder Junction Train at 1851 S. Dixie Drive.
All Day:   Free rides on SunTran Buses.
For more information, click here to see the flyer.

Saturday,   1/11/2020,   10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Heritage Day Reception/Tour at the Old County Courthouse
    Celebrating St. George's 158th anniversary.
The Old County Courthouse is located at 97 E. St. George Blvd. in St. George.
Everyone is welcome and admission is free
For more information, click here to see the flyer.

Wednesday,   1/15/2020;   6:00 - 7:30 pm
Dinner meeting of the Dixie Encampment Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers
Program: Steve Bennion speaking on "The History of Southern Utah University (SUU)".
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,   1/16/2020;   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
    Jolene S. Allphin will talk about the history of the handcart pioneers and their stories.
    As the historical chairman in preparation for a Stake youth trek in 1999, Jolene Allphin
    began collecting information and writing biographical sketches for pioneers of the Willie
    and Martin handcart companies, the Hodgetts and Hunt wagon companies, and their rescuers
    of 1856. This Stake assignment became an ongoing effort to collect more stories over the
    last 20 years. Jolene has developed a great love for these groups of pioneers. She will
    share a few of their stories of faith, and relate them to our own lives. and discuss how
    their faith is our inheritance.
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,   1/17/2020,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Program
"Mountain Meadows Massacre" by Lee Bracken
    On September 11, 1857, some 50 to 60 local militiamen in southern Utah, aided by American
    Indian allies, massacred about 120 emigrants who were traveling by wagon to California.
    The horrific incident, which spared only 17 children age six and under, occurred in a
    highland valley called the Mountain Meadows, roughly 35 miles southwest of Cedar City.
    The victims, most of them from Arkansas, were on their way to California with dreams of
    a bright future. As is true with any historical episode, comprehending the events of
    September 11, 1857 requires understanding the conditions of the time. Lee Bracken, former
    long-time Mayor of Enterprise, discuss his research into those conditions.
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,   1/18/2020,   10:00 am - Noon
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    Lecture: "History of Quilting" presented by Gaydeen Dollar.
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,   1/22/2020;   7:00 - 8:00 pm
Greater Zion Community Lecture Series
    "Lichens: The Power of Partnership" by Dr. Marius van der Merwe (DSU Prof. of Biological Sciences)
    Since lichens are all about two unrelated organisms cooperating with one another, the presentation will
    start off by discussing the key role that symbiotic relationships have played in the origin and history
    of complex life. Dr. van der Merwe will then describe lichens and their biology and use lichens as a
    prime example of organisms in a modern symbiotic relationship of mutualism.
At Dixie State University's Science Building (SCI), Room 115. For a map of the campus, click here.
    Parking is available in the DSU parking Lot E at ~800 East 100 South. Parking stickers are not
    required in the evening. The Science building is located just southeast of the parking lot.
For the program announcement, click here.
For further information or questions please call (435)688-3200 or email bswensen@d-asia.org.

Thursday,   1/23/2020,   9:00 am - ?:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Three Rivers Confluence/Pah Tempe/LaVerkin Overlook
    Confluence Park has a long and storied history. Evidence of Anasazi inhabitants, Native Americans, l6th
    century explorers, and 19th Century pioneers can be seen and felt. Often praised for its cultural and
    historic value, Confluence Park also is home to a broad spectrum of wildlife species.
Lunch is $15 per person for DASIA members and $25 per person for others.
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,   1/23/2020,   6:00 - 7:30 pm
DNA Ancestral Research Program by John Harrison at the St. George Library
    John has been a Family Historian for 38 years. He will teach about using DNA for family history.
Free and all are welcome to attend.
Downstairs 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 ext 2284.

Thursday,   1/23/2020,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Dr. Alan Titus will present "Dinosaur Armored Warfare: Ankylosaurs of GSE National Monument"
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,   1/24/2020,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Program
"Parashant and North Rim Volcanics" by Jeff Axel
    Parashant is a wonderland of volcanism. If it weren't for the world-famous Grand Canyon, people
    might know the Shivwits Plateau and Pakoon Basin more for thelr scenic volcanic features.
    However, it turns out these are all part of the same story. The Grand Canyon itself wouldn't exist if it
    weren't for upwelling magma from Earth's mantle that pushed the Colorado Plateau thousands of
    feet higher in elevation than it otherwise would be. This uplift set the stage for scenic erosion by
    water and wind. Water tumbled off this highland in streams and rivers. This exposed the colorful
    sedimentary rocks on the Colorado Plateau forming the stunning landscapes we know. Jeff Axel,
    Director of Interpretation at Parashant, will describe his research about this fascinating topic.
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,   1/28/2020,   7:00 - 8:00 pm
Dixie Encampment Chapter SUP Musical Program at the Old County Courthouse
Jim Sevy will present "This is the Place" musical stories. Come hear about Utah today through songs
    by this multi-talented singer.
The Old County Courthouse is located at 97 E. St. George Blvd. in St. George.
Everyone is welcome and admission is free
For more information, click here.

Wednesday,   1/29/2020,   10:00 am - noon
Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
Anyone is welcome to attend
Upstairs (Courtroom) at the Old County Courthouse, 97 E. St. George Blvd. in St. George.

Friday,   1/31/2020,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Program
"Tri-State ATV Jamboree" by Judy Zumwalt
    Do you want to experience fantastic OHV trails of Southwest Utah and Northwest Arizona? The 17th
    annual Tri-State ATV/UTV Jamboree (March 18-21, 2020) has 28 rides planned, including two brand
    new routes. 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. Judy Zumwalt will describe the history of the
    Jamboree and the coordination that takes place with public lands managers to make the event
    possiible.
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,   1/31/2020,   7:00 - 8:00 pm
Old Time Fiddlers at the St. George Tabernacle
    The Old Time Fiddlers, organized and brought together by Darryl Harris, will share the pioneer
    songs you would dance and sing to coming across the plains. Come enjoy an evening with friends
    at the Tabernacle as music sparks memories and brings a smile to all.
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, call the Tabernacle at (435)628-4072.

Thursday,   2/6/2020,   7:00 - 8:00 pm
Washington County Historical Society Lecture at the Old Pioneer Courthouse
Kelton Crooks will speak on "Silver in Sandstone"
    A native of Washington County and graduate of Dixie State University will lecture on the unbelievable
    discovery of silver ore in sandstone, and the publicity campaign by William T. Barbee that turned the
    small Mormon towns of Harrisburg and Leeds into Bonanza City and Silver Reef in 1876.
The Old County Courthouse is located at 97 E. St. George Blvd. in St. George.
Everyone is welcome and admission is free
For more information, click here.

Friday,   2/7/2020,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Program
"Red Cliffs Bird Fest at Greater Zion" by Paul Jausso
    After decades of winter bird festivals, Red Cliffs Audubon has created a new 2020 Bird Fest scheduled
    for April 23-25, 2020. The festival will showcase the habitat of Greater Zion during spring migration where
    the beauty of the birds is matched by the beauty of the scenery. Come and learn about the slate of
    lectures and field trips on tap for this new celebration of our 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.

Monday,   2/10/2020,   6:00 - 7:00 pm
DSU 3rd Annual History Distinguished Lecture
Dr. John M. Coski will speak on "The Confederate Battle Flag: A History of America's Most Controversial
    Symbol". Born in 1861 as the battle flag of the Confederacy’s most formidable army, the blue diagonal
    cross on a red field has evolved into a symbol of the Confederacy itself, of the South as a region, of
    rebels, rednecks, and racists. Controversies raged throughout the late 20th century over its public
    display, and events of recent years – especially the 2015 Charleston church murders – have
    marginalized it even more. When and how did a simple military banner acquire so many different
    meanings, and why are there such conflicting viewpoints of it?
In the Dunford Auditorium at Dixie State University.
    For a map of the campus, click here.
This event is free and open to all.
For more information, click here.

Wednesday,   2/12/2020,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Dixie Archaeology Society (DAS) Meeting
Heidi Roberts will be speaking on "Conservation Archaeology"
    Most people don't realize that development projects on State, Federal, or Tribal lands must
    comply with a host of laws that protect significant historic or prehistoric properties. In this talk
    Ms. Roberts will describe the role that contract archaeologists, such as herself, play in this
    process, and how they assist these agencies toward the goal of protecting the region's past.
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 $15 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.

Thursday,   2/13/2020;   6:00 - ?:?? pm
Washington City Historical Society Valentine Dinner & Fund-Raiser
    Dinner, silent auction, entertainment, and dancing to Nisson's Band.
At the Dance Hall at Cottonwood Village, 25 North 300 West in Washington.
$20 per person. For information and tickets, call George Staheli at (435)628-1077.

Friday,   2/14/2020,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Program
"What Can Happen When You Work On A Loom" by Sandra Sandberg
    Sandra has been involved with textiles and weaving most of her life. She taught weaving
    at Dixie College, Brigham Young University as well as in Michigan. For the last twenty
    years, she has taught at, and managed The St. George Weaving Studio. She wlll talk about
    history, process - how does it happen, and outcomes such as the current "Twisting,
    Twining, Tumbling, Threads that Touch Turn and Free" Exhibit at the St. George City
    Art Museum.
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,   2/15/2020,   10:00 am - Noon
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    Lecture: "Valentine Papercutting and Pioneer Crafts" presented by Susannah Nilsson.
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,   2/19/2020;   6:00 - 7:30 pm
Meeting of the Dixie Encampment Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers
Stanley Esplin will talk about life on the Arizona Strip.
Upstairs at the Old County Courthouse, 97 E. St. George Blvd. in St. George.
For information, contact Dr. Wayne Pace (Chapter President) at wpace@infowest.com or (801)688-8114.

Wednesday,   2/19/2020;   7:00 - 8:00 pm
Greater Zion Community Lecture Series
    "20th Anniversary of the St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site!" by Andrew Milner & Diana Azevedo
    The presentation will begin with a slideshow centering on the museum's past, from the early days
    of the discovery, to building the museum and the various building projects completed. They will
    report on the museum's attendance statistics and upcoming projects. They will also extend an
    invitation to the 20th Anniversary Celebrations at the museum during the last week of February.
At Dixie State University's Science Building (SCI), Room 115. For a map of the campus, click here.
    Parking is available in the DSU parking Lot E at ~800 East 100 South. Parking stickers are not
    required in the evening. The Science building is located just southeast of the parking lot.
For the program announcement, click here.
For further information or questions please call (435)688-3200 or email bswensen@d-asia.org.

Thursday,   2/20/2020,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Dr. Candice Hansen-Koharchek will present "Pictures of Jupiter from a New Perspective: Science and Art"
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,   2/21/2020,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Program
"Medicine in Old Silver Reef: A Tale of Four Cultures" by Judy Henck
    Dr. Judy Henck, a resident of New Silver Reef for the last 4 years, is a toxicologist by profession, as well
    as a gardener and incurable history buff. She holds a PhD in Pharmacology and has spent her career in
    the safety evaluation of pharmaceuticals and other chemicals. Dr. Hauck has published and lectured
    widely, and as a Master Gardener in the Midwest, was an invited lecturer on medicinal and poisonous
    plants. When not traveling for her current toxicology consulting business, she enjoys serving as a
    gardener for the Silver Reef Museum and townsite.
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,   2/22/2020,   10:00 am
Silver Reef Museum 4th Saturday Cosmopolitan Event
    Lecture:   "Preserving Our Night Sky!" by Marc Deshowitz
$4.00 per person which includes museum and mine tour admission.
For the news release, click here and for the flyer, click here.
For more information, contact the Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org,
    or call the Museum at (435)879-2254.

Tuesday,   2/25/2020,   5:30 - 7:00 pm
St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site 20th Anniversary Celebration
The Past: A slideshow of the early days, before the museum was built and a special tour
    by their oldest volunteer.
At the Dinosaur Tracks Museum, 2180 E. Riverside Drive in St. George.
For more information, see the flyer or call the museum at (435)574-3466.

Tuesday,   2/25/2020,   7:00 - 8:00 pm
Dixie Encampment Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers Musical Program at the Old Pioneer Courthouse
"Dixie Jam", a dixieland dance band reminiscent of George Staheli's who was the first band leader in Dixie.
    His local tradition was carried on and expanded by Stan Schmutz who taught music at Dixie High and
    Dixie College for decades and played at most dances held in town during that time.
The Old County Courthouse is located at 97 E. St. George Blvd. in St. George.
Everyone is welcome and admission is free
For more information, click here.

Wednesday,   2/26/2020,   10:00 am - noon
Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
Anyone is welcome to attend
Upstairs (Courtroom) at the Old County Courthouse, 97 E. St. George Blvd. in St. George.

Wednesday,   2/26/2020,   10:00 am - 6:00 pm
St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site 20th Anniversary Celebration
The Present: Visit the museum for free. Refreshments at 3:00 pm.
At the Dinosaur Tracks Museum, 2180 E. Riverside Drive in St. George.
For more information, see the flyer or call the museum at (435)574-3466.

Thursday,   2/27/2020,   8:00 am - ?:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Gold Butte/Falling Man
    The Falling Man Site is a fascinating petroglyph gallery that has seen many visitors over the years.
    Walking into the Falling Man panel, people may notice petroglyphs on crags and boulders along the trail.
    The trail is only about 0.3 miles, but the last bit of the route to the Falling Man petroglyph requires an
    easy scramble. Additional panels are found further down the trail.
    Hiqh clearance vehicles are strongly recommended.
Lunch is $15 per person for DASIA members and $25 per person for others.
Make reservations at the Public Lands Information Center or call (435)688-3200.
For the trip description, click here. For more information click here and read the notices at the end.

Thursday,   2/27/2020,   10:00 am - 7:00 pm
St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site 20th Anniversary Celebration
The Present: Tour the Museum's Fossil Prep Lab. Participate in the dino sculpting contest.
At the Dinosaur Tracks Museum, 2180 E. Riverside Drive in St. George.
For more information, see the flyer or call the museum at (435)574-3466.

Friday,   2/28/2020,   11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 3:00 pm, and 5:00 pm
St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site 20th Anniversary Celebration
The Present: Kid's Educational Activities at the Museum.
At the Dinosaur Tracks Museum, 2180 E. Riverside Drive in St. George.
For more information, see the flyer or call the museum at (435)574-3466.

Friday,   2/28/2020,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Program
"Life in Utah's Dixie Before I-15 and Air Conditioning!" by Sara Atkin
    Life in southwest Utah was very different before the advent of air conditioning and the completion of I-15
    through the Virgin River Gorge. Sara Atkin and her husband Wes raised a family during that era. She
    and Milt Hokanson will reminisce about the challenges of life faced by residents of early 20th century
    Washington County.
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,   2/28/2020,   5:00 - 8:00 pm
St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site 20th Anniversary Celebration
The Present: Adult Lectures.
In the Dunford Auditorium at Dixie State University.
    For a map of the campus, click here.
For more information, see the flyer or call the museum at (435)574-3466.

Saturday,   2/29/2020,   5:00 - 8:00 pm
St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site 20th Anniversary Celebration
The Future: Vision for the Future Fundraising Event
    $25/person: Zion Brewery special beer / Nickelpeak / Silent Auction
At the Dinosaur Tracks Museum, 2180 E. Riverside Drive in St. George.
For more information, see the flyer or call the museum at (435)574-3466.

Saturday,   2/29/2020,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Lecture at the St. George Tabernacle
    "Brigham Young: The Early Years" by Susan Easton Black & George Durrant
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, call the Tabernacle at (435)628-4072.

Monday,   3/2/2010,   Noon - 1:00 pm
Colleagues of Dixie State University Meeting
Steven E. Snow will present "The Life of Erastus Snow"
    Steven Snow will explain how Erastus Snow led the Southern Utah Mission, consisting of
    Southern Utah, Southern and Eastern Nevada, Arizona and Northern Mexico, from 1861 until
    his death in 1888. The presentation will include an introduction of Erastus Snow’s early
    life, his conversion to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, his Church
    responsibilities and his family life, with an emphasis on his time in St. George.
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.

Thursday,   3/5/2020,   7:00 - 8:00 pm
Washington County Historical Society Lecture at the Old Pioneer Courthouse
Dr. Leo Lyman will speak on "The Political Life of Anthony Ivins"
The Old County Courthouse is located at 97 E. St. George Blvd. in St. George.
Everyone is welcome and admission is free
For more information, click here.

Friday,   3/6/2020,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Program
Tara Thompson on the "Sand Hollow OHV Trails App"
    Dixie 4 Wheel Drive is a nationally renowned off-road store, modification, and repair facility.
    Located on the same property purchased in 1948, Dixie 4 Wheel Drive operates out of a 12,000
    square foot state of the art off-road facility. Dixie 4 Wheel Drive has teamed up with the BLM,
    UPLA, and Desert RATS to provide digital maps as a free serice to patrons of the Sand Hollow
    OHV area, which covers 15.000 acres of breathtaking scenery and desert life.
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,   3/7/2020,   8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Washington County Regional Utah History Day Judging at Sunrise Ridge Intermediate School
To sign up as a judge, click here.
For more information, click here and click here.

Tuesday,   3/10/2020,   5:30 - 6:30 pm
Lecture by Dr. Leo Lyman About His New Book, "Finally Statehood!: Utah's Struggles, 1849-1896"
    Dr. Lyman will talk about our state’s quest for statehood and all the controversies, political betrayals,
    conspiracies, and religious conflicts involved.
This lecture is free and open to the public.
In the Dunford Auditorium at Dixie State University.
    For a map of the campus, click here.
For the flyer, click here. For information on the book, click here.

Wednesday,   3/11/2020,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Dixie Archaeology Society (DAS) Meeting
Dr. Christopher Merritt will be speaking on "History and Archaeology of the Old Saltair Resort on the
    Great Salt Lake". See details of the subject in the program announcement below.
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 $15 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,   3/13/2020,   Noon - 1:00 pm     *** CANCELED ***
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Program
Rob Cramer on the "Institute for Continued Learning (ICL)"
    The Dixie State University Institute for Continued Learning (ICL) provides a community of study and
    learning at the university where retired and semi-retired persons continue their intellectual pursuits
    and activities that fill their speical needs and interests at minumal cost. 2020 marks ICL's 40th
    anniversary at DSU. The history of ICL is being written by a seasonaed author, a documentary short
    film may be produced, and a 40th anniversary celebrity gala will take place in March. Come learn
    about the plethora of opportunities awaiting you at the DSU ICL!
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,   3/18/2020;   6:00 - 7:30 pm     *** CANCELED ***
Meeting of the Dixie Encampment Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers
Wayne Hinton, National President of the Sons of Utah Pioneers will be the featured speaker.
Upstairs at the Old County Courthouse, 97 E. St. George Blvd. in St. George.
For information, contact Dr. Wayne Pace (Chapter President) at wpace@infowest.com or (801)688-8114.

Wednesday,   3/18/2020;   7:00 - 8:30 pm     *** CANCELED ***
Greater Zion Community Lecture Series
    "A New Century for Zion National Park" by Lyman Hafen
    As Zion enters its second century as a national park, Lyman Hafen, Executive Director of the Zion
    Forever Project, will share excerpts of the brand new Zion park film. He'll present breathtaking
    images of the canyon and talk about the role of the park's official non-profit partner in connecting
    people and place, and how everyone can become more than just consumers of the park, but
    also contributors to the solutions for its next century.
All interested community members are invited to attend this free lecture.
At the Electric Theatre, 68 E. Tabernacle, St. George
For the program announcement, click here.
For further information or questions please call Ken Sizemore at (435)688-3273 or
    email ksizemore@d-asia.org.

Thursday,   3/19/2020;   7:00 - 8:30 pm     *** CANCELED ***
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
    Progam: Gracia Jones, a direct descendant of Joseph Smith, will be talking about
    "Gathering the posterity of Joseph and Emma."
Historic Washington Relief Society House
    100 W. Telegraph St., Washington, UT 84780
This lecture is free and everyone is invited.
For information, contact Kelly Paxman at kpaxman@skyviewmail.com or (435)680-1407.

Friday,   3/20/2020,   Noon - 1:00 pm     *** CANCELED ***
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Program
Macelle McKinnon on "Colorado River Guides"
    Grand Canyon River Guides is a passionate association of folks who know and love the Grand Canyon
    like no other. Some are guides, many are not. Being a river guide in Grand Canyon can be awfully
    challenging these days. Macelle McKinnon is a Colorado River Guide. She will relate her adventures
    floating the river through the Grand Canyon and describe how women have broken through stereotypes
    to succeed in a male-dominated career.
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,   3/21/2020,   10:00 am - Noon     *** CANCELED ***
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    Lecture: "Pioneer Music" presented by Keith Behunin, Fertile Dirt Band.
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,   3/25/2020,   10:00 am - noon
Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
This will be a virtual meeting via conference call. If you wish to attend, contact Kathleen Broeder
    at Kathleen.Broeder@dixie.edu for instructions and to submit agenda items.

Thursday,   3/26/2020,   9:00 am - ?:00 pm     *** CANCELED ***
DASIA Field Trip - Mountain Meadows/Baker Reservoir
    The Mountain Meadows Massacre National Historic Landmark is located approximately 40 minutes north
    of St. George on state Route 18. It includes several different monuments and memorials all clustered
    within about a 2-mile radius. Baker Dam Recreation Area is open year-round and is used as a good base
    for hunters looking for deer, quall, and rabbit, as well as off highway vehicle users wanting to explore
    higher elevations.
NO LUNCH will be provided on this trip as per the current Coronavirus epidemic. It is your choice
    to bring a lunch and/or snack. Bottled water will be provided, if we can find it!!
Carpooling is discouraged but with immediate family and such this is your choice.
Make reservations at the Public Lands Information Center or call (435)688-3200.
For more information, click here.

Friday,   3/27/2020,   Noon - 1:00 pm     *** CANCELED ***
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Program
Terry Catasus Jennings on "For Creative Minds"
    Terry Catasus Jennings is an award-winning author of children's non-fiction and fact-based fiction.
    Her writing has appeared in The Washington Post, Long Island Newsday, The Reston Collection, and
    Ranger Rick. She has written books that focus on Paiute culture and stories. Terry spends winters
    here in southern Utah. Her book, "Vivian and the Legend of the Hoodoos" (2017) will be the focus of
    her presentation.
Public Lands Information Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr., St. George UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Information Center or call (435)688-3200 to reserve one of the
    80 seats per session.
For more information, click here.

Friday,   3/27/2020,   2:00 pm     *** CANCELED ***
Ceremony Honoring Our Vietnam Veterans
    Organized by the Color Country Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution
    All local veterans who served on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces at any time during the period
    of November 1, 1955 to May 15, 1975, regardless of duty location during the Vietnam War period,
    are being sought for recognition.
At the Southern Utah Veterans Home, 66 Sand Rio Dr. (160 North 200 East) in Ivins. (435)634-5220.
For more information, click here.

Saturday,   3/28/2020,   10:00 am     *** CANCELED ***
Silver Reef Museum 4th Saturday Cosmopolitan Event
    Lecture:   "Tales of the Secret Service!" by Bob Rosebush
$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,   3/30/2020,   7:30 - 9:00 pm     *** CANCELED ***
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Wayne Ranney will talk on "Smitten By Stone: How We Came to Love the Southwestern Landscape"
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.

Tuesday,   3/31/2020,   7:00 - 8:00 pm     *** CANCELED ***
Dixie Encampment Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers Musical Program at the Old Pioneer Courthouse
"Wooden Tantrum" is an award winning celtic band, featuring Bret Sevy on Boldrum, Btitain Sevy on Guitar
    and Tara Tishner world class celtic and classical violinist. Come and enjoy best in state Irish
    traditional melodies and foot stomping jigs.
The Old County Courthouse is located at 97 E. St. George Blvd. in St. George.
Everyone is welcome and admission is free.
For more information, click here.

Wednesday,   4/1/2019,   7:30 - 8:30 pm     *** CANCELED ***
37th Annual Juanita Brooks Lecture
Martha Bradley-Evans Ph.D. will present "Constructing Zion: Faith, Grit and the Realm of Possibilities".
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.

Thursday,   4/2/2020,   7:00 - 8:00 pm     *** CANCELED ***
Washington County Historical Society Lecture at the Old Pioneer Courthouse
Lee Bracken will speak on "The Mountain Meadows Massacre"
The Old County Courthouse is located at 97 E. St. George Blvd. in St. George.
Everyone is welcome and admission is free
*** NOTE: In place of the canceled lecture, you might want to listen to the 2017 Juanita Brooks Lecture
    on Leonard Arrington by Gregory A. Prince. For more information, click here.