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WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)


CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS

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SPECIFIC EVENTS

Friday,   9/22/2017,   2:00 - 4:00 pm
Storytelling and Old World Paper Cutting Demonstration by Randel McGee
    in conjunction with the Santa Clara City Swiss Days Event.
At the Santa Clara Branch Library
    1099 N. Lava Flow Drive, St. George UT 84770.
This event is free and open to the public.
For the flyer, click here.

Saturday,   9/23/2017,   10:00 am - noon
Lecture:   "By all means give Nevada a Slice: The 1866 Utah-Nevada Border Shift" by Dr. W. Paul Reeve
The program is sponsored by the City of St George, Arts to Zion / Southern Utah, and Silver Reef Museum
    and will be held at the Electric Theater, 68 E. Tabernacle in St. George.
This event is free with registration. Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/WashingtonCountyWorks.
For more information, click here or call (435)216-2651.

Wednesday,   9/27/2017,   10:00 am - noon
Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
Anyone is welcome to attend
Downstairs (Community Room A) at the St. George Library,
    88 West 100 South, St George UT 84770

Thursday,   9/28/2017,   09:00 am - ?:?? pm
DASIA Field Trip - House Rock Valley Ranch / Bison Herd
    This 60,000 acre wildlife area is one of only 2 sites in Arizona where one may see state-managed
    bison herds. House Rock Valley, along the eastern edge of the Kaibab Plateau, has good views into
    the Marble Canyon portion of Grand Canyon National Park.
Make reservations at the Public Lands Information Center or call (435)688-3200.
For more information, click here and read the notices at the end.

Saturday,   9/30/2017,   10:00 am - noon
Lecture:   "Artists / National Parks" by Lyman Hafen and Royden Car
    Lyman and Royden will discuss the importance visual artists in creating
    and promoting the National Parks throughout the past 150 years.
The program is sponsored by the City of St George, Arts to Zion / Southern Utah, and Silver Reef Museum
    and will be held at the Electric Theater, 68 E. Tabernacle in St. George.
This event is free with registration. Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/WashingtonCountyWorks.
For more information, click here or call (435)216-2651.

Friday,   10/6/2017,   Noon - 1:00 pm
Dixie Arizona Strip Interpretive Association Brown Bag Program
    First of the season. Watch for further details.

Saturday,   10/7/2017,   10:00 am - noon
Lecture:   "Water in Southern Utah" by Dick Kohler and Lynne Clark
    Dick and Lynne will provide a visual lecture about the importance of the
    creation of the County's water works.
The program is sponsored by the City of St George, Arts to Zion / Southern Utah, and Silver Reef Museum
    and will be held at the Electric Theater, 68 E. Tabernacle in St. George.
This event is free with registration. Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/WashingtonCountyWorks.
For more information, click here or call (435)216-2651.

Tuesday & Wednesday,   10/10-11/2017; 9:00/8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Utah's 65th Annual State History Conference
Theme: "Local Matters: Interweaving Historical Threads of Community"
At several venues in the Salt Lake area.
For the flyer, click here, and for more information or to register (free, including lunch on Wednesday),
    go to the conference website, https://heritage.utah.gov/history/2017conference.

Thursday,   10/12/2017,   7:00 - 8:00 pm
Lecture:   "Leeds CCC Camp" by Mike Shamo
    Although the Civilian Conservation Corps' primary purpose was to provide work for many young
    single men, many of their projects fulfilled the needs of the communities they served.
    Residents in the small southern town of Washington sought the CCC's assistance to protect
    their community's most precious resource, the irrigation water for their fields.
Leeds Town Hall, 218 N. Main Street in Leeds.
This event is free but registration is suggested. Sign up at http://www.ArtstoZion.org.
For more information, click here or call (435)216-2651.

Saturday,   10/14/2017,   10:00 am - noon
Lecture:   "Music and Theater in Southern Utah" by Lynne Clark
    Lynne will present a visual lecture celebrating the Arts-music and theater
    from Pioneer days until now.
The program is sponsored by the City of St George, Arts to Zion / Southern Utah, and Silver Reef Museum
    and will be held at the DSU Eccles Center.
This event is free with registration. Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/WashingtonCountyWorks.
For more information, click here or call (435)216-2651.

Saturday,   10/14/2017,   10:00 am - noon
Lecture:   "Geology & Paleontology in Southern Utah" by Dr Jerry Harris
    Dr. Harris will discuss paleontology as work in Washington County, and the area's
    rich heritage in prehistoric records.
The program is sponsored by the City of St George, Arts to Zion / Southern Utah, and Silver Reef Museum
    and will be held at the Dixie Academy.
This event is free with registration. Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/WashingtonCountyWorks.
For more information, click here or call (435)216-2651.

Saturday,   10/14/2017,   10:00 am - noon
Class: Learn PleinAir Painting
    Details TBD
The program is sponsored by the City of St George, Arts to Zion / Southern Utah, and Silver Reef Museum
    and will be held at the Silver Reef Museum, 1903 Wells Fargo Road in Silver Reef.
This event is free with registration. Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/WashingtonCountyWorks.
For more information, click here or call (435)216-2651.

Friday,   10/20/2017,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Dr. Christopher Norment will present "Great Basin Habitat Islands: Mountains and Metaphor".
At the Canyon Community Center, 126 Lyon Blvd, Springdale
For more information about the Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series, click here,
    or contact Zion Natural History Association at (435)772-3264.

Saturday,   10/21/2017,   10:00 am - noon
Lecture:   "Stagecoach & Wagon Transportation through Washington County" by Dr. Leo Lyman
    Dr. Lyman will discuss the various modes of transportation and roads in
    Washington County over the past 150 years.
The program is sponsored by the City of St George, Arts to Zion / Southern Utah, and Silver Reef Museum
    and will be held at the Electric Theater, 68 E. Tabernacle in St. George.
This event is free with registration. Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/WashingtonCountyWorks.
For more information, click here or call (435)216-2651.

Wednesday,   10/25/2017,   10:00 am - noon
Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
Anyone is welcome to attend
Downstairs (Community Room A) at the St. George Library,
    88 West 100 South, St George UT 84770

Thursday,   10/26/2017,   Time TBD
DASIA Field Trip - Big Springs, AZ
    Big Springs Administrative Center is on the National Register of Historic Places and has been used
    by homesteaders, and later the Forest Service, since the 1800's. The complex consists of an historic
    office, dining hall, shower house, group kitchen, seven residential units, and several administrative
    structures.
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,   10/26/2017,   7:00 - 8:00 pm
Lecture:   "Guns of 1870's and Shoot Out Reenactment" by Gary Dixon
    Gary Dixon, historian, will present a lecture about Guns of the 1870's, which ones were
    common and why they were the guns of the Old West. Afterward, guests will be invited to
    Silver Reef Museum for a shoot out with the Lawmen and the Muddy River Gang, followed
    by tours of the Smithsonian and museum until 9:00 pm.
Leeds Town Hall, 218 N. Main Street in Leeds.
This event is free but registration is suggested. Sign up at http://www.ArtstoZion.org.
For more information, click here or call (435)216-2651.

Friday-Saturday,   10/27-28/2017,   7:00 - 9:00 pm
Ghost Nights in Silver Reef
    Ghost Nights are ever popular, and this year there is an added a twist, with ghosts focused
    on Silver Reef business owners. Come enjoy this delightful living history event.
    Light Refreshments provided.
Admission: $7.00 per person with reservation and $9.00 walk up.
For more information, contact the Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org or call (435)879-2254.
For more information, click here or call (435)216-2651.

Saturday,   11/4/2017,   10:00 am - noon
Panel Discussion:   "How History Shapes Today"
    A panel of experts from DSU and SUU history departments and State History scholars
    will discuss "How History Shapes Today".
The program is sponsored by the City of St George, Arts to Zion / Southern Utah, and Silver Reef Museum
    and will be held at the Electric Theater, 68 E. Tabernacle in St. George.
This event is free with registration. Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/WashingtonCountyWorks.
For more information, click here or call (435)216-2651.

Thursday,   11/9/2017,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Joan Bacharach (Senior Curator of the National Park Service) will present
    "Discovering Treasured Landscape Paintings in National Park Service Collections".
At the Canyon Community Center, 126 Lyon Blvd, Springdale
For more information about the Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series, click here
    or contact Zion Natural History Association at (435)772-3264.

Wednesday,   11/29/2017,   10:00 am - noon
Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
Anyone is welcome to attend
Downstairs (Community Room A) at the St. George Library,
    88 West 100 South, St George UT 84770

Thursday,   11/30/2017,   Time TBD
DASIA Field Trip - Jump Up Canyon, AZ
    Since the 1900s, Jumpup cabin has been used by ranchers as well as the Forest Service, and is
    listed on the National Register of Historic Places. With a panoramic view of Kanab Creek Wilderness,
    the cabin sits on the edge of Jumpup canyon. From the front door you take in a wide open expanse of
    red rock descending into canyon walls below, lined with juniper, pinyon, yuccas, sage and cliffrose.
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.

Wednesday,   1/31/2018,   10:00 am - noon
Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
Anyone is welcome to attend
Downstairs (Community Room A) at the St. George Library,
    88 West 100 South, St George UT 84770

Wednesday,   2/28/2018,   10:00 am - noon
Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
Anyone is welcome to attend
Downstairs (Community Room A) at the St. George Library,
    88 West 100 South, St George UT 84770

Wednesday,   3/28/2018,   10:00 am - noon
Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
Anyone is welcome to attend
Downstairs (Community Room A) at the St. George Library,
    88 West 100 South, St George UT 84770

Wednesday,   4/25/2018,   10:00 am - noon
Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
Anyone is welcome to attend
Downstairs (Community Room A) at the St. George Library,
    88 West 100 South, St George UT 84770

Wednesday,   5/30/2018,   10:00 am - noon
Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
Anyone is welcome to attend
Downstairs (Community Room A) at the St. George Library,
    88 West 100 South, St George UT 84770

Thursday-Saturday   9/20-22/2018
National Convention of the Sons of Utah Pioneers
Details are TBD.
Will be held in Cedar City, Utah.

REPEATING EVENTS

First Tuesday of September, November, January, March, and May
(every odd numbered month, except summer), 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Tres Trails Chapter (Washington County)
    of the Old Spanish Trail Association bi-monthly business meeting.
Downstairs at the St. George Library,
    88 West 100 South, St George UT 84770
For information, contact Dr. Leo Lyman, lionman011@gmail.com

First Saturday of October, December, February, and April
(every even numbered month, except summer)
Tres Trails Chapter (Washington County)
    of the Old Spanish Trail Association bi-monthly field trip.
For information, contact Dr. Leo Lyman, lionman011@gmail.com

Second Wednesday of Each Month,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Dixie Archaeology Society (DAS) Lecture Meeting
Meeting in Room 121 of the Udvar-Hazy Building on the Dixie State University Campus
    1000 East 300 South, St. George, UT 84770

Third Thursday of Each Month September-March,   7:00 - 8:00 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
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.

Last Wednesday of Each Month,   September - November and January - May,   10:00 - 12:00 am
Washington County Historical Society Board Meeting
Downstairs (Community Room A) at the St. George Library,
    88 West 100 South, St George

Fridays October-May,   ??/??/2015,   Noon - 1:00 pm
D/ASIA Brown Bag Program
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Interagency Visitor Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr.
    St. George, UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Visitor Center or call (435)688-3200
    to reserved one of the 80 seats per session.

Last Thursday of Each Month,   7:00 pm
Fort Harmony Lecture Series
New Harmony Library