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.