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WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)


CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS

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SPECIFIC EVENTS

Wednesday,   11/20/2019,   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

Wednesday,   11/20/2019;   6:00 - 7:30 pm
Meeting of the Dixie Encampment Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers.
Dicky's Barbecue will serve a buffet dinner; the costs are $25 per couple or $15 for a single.
At the Legacy Clubhouse, northwest corner of Sir Monte Drive and Legacy Drive.
    For a map, click here.
For information, contact Dr. Wayne Pace (Chapter President) at wpace@infowest.com or (801)688-8114.

Wednesday,   11/20/2019;   7:00 - 8:00 pm
Greater Zion Community Lecture Series
    The Paiutes and Prehistory: An Archaeological Problem or the Problem with Archaeologists?
    by David Van Alfen (Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument Archeologist)
    David will share stories and insight of the late prehistoric and protohistoric periods
    in Southwestern Utah and Northwestern Arizona with a focus on competing theories on what
    role the Southern Paiute groups played and who these groups are.
This no-cost lecture series is sponsored by the following non-profits; Dixie-Arizona Strip Interpretive
    Association, St George Discovery Site at Johnson Farm and Southwest Chapter, and Friends of
    Paleontology.
At Dixie State University's Snow Science Building, Rroom 128. For a map of the campus, click here.
For the program announcement, click here.
For further information or questions please contact 435-688-3200 or via email at bswensen@d-asia.org.

Thursday,   11/21/2019,   9:00 am - ?:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Kaibab Paiute Community & Pipe Spring National Monument
    The Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians is a federally-recognized Indian Tribe organized under the Indian
    Reorganization Act. The Kaibab Indian Reservation, which is adjacent to the Arizona-Utah border,
    lies within the Tribe's vast aboriginal territory and encompasses approximately 121,000 acres. The
    reservation is surrounded by a wonderland of historic recreation and geological sights. Pipe Spring
    National Monument is located immediately adjacent to the Tribal Headquarters.
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,   11/21/2019;   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
    Progam: TBD
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,   11/22/2019,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture
"Recreational Opportunities on the Arizona Strip" by Jon Jasper and Vanessa Ballard
    The BLM Arizona Strip Field Office manages nearly 2 million acres in northwestern Arizona. The
    Grand Canyon isolates the Arizona Strip from the rest of Arizona, making it among the most remote and
    rugged public land in the lower 48 states. There are approximately 4,000 miles of unpaved roads leading
    to spectacular scenic vistas, remoteness and solitude among rough scenic canyons and ponderosa pine
    forests.
Public Lands Information Center Conference Room
    345 E. Riverside Dr., St. George UT 84790
Reserve free tickets at the Information Center or call (435)688-3200 to reserve one of the
    80 seats per session.
For more information, click here.

Saturday,   11/23/2019,   10:00 am
Silver Reef Museum 4th Saturday Event
    Lecture:   "Medicine in Old Silver Reef, A Tale of Four Cultures" by Judy Henck
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.

Saturday,   11/23/2019,   10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Hike to the Orson Adams House and They Came to Cordura Movie Set
    Historian and author Reuben Wadsworth will guide a 1.5 mile roundtrip east hike to the Orson
    Adams House
, a Mormon pioneer residence built in 1863 that is protected inside the Red Cliffs
    National Conservation Area. The house will be opened so that we can tour the inside. Then we'll visit
    the film set for They Came to Cordura (1959), where Rita Hayworth and Gary Cooper once roamed
    the sand stone reefs, pretending to flee from Pancho Villa.
For the flyer, click here.
RSVP to Sarah Thomas at sarah@conserveswu.org.

Saturday,   11/30/2019,   10:00 am - 12:00 noon
Shivwits Toy Drive Hike Led by Glenn Rogers of the Shivwits Band and Conserve Southwest Utah
    This moderate 2.5-mile round trip hike will be on the Tumpi'po'op Trail in the Santa Clara River
    Reserve. A donation of $20 is suggested to help children in need this holiday season.
Registration is required. E-mail sarah@conserveswu.org for details and to RSVP.
For a flyer with more information, click here.

Monday,   12/2/2019,   Noon - 1:00 pm
Colleagues of Dixie State University Meeting
Roger C. Millar, MD will present "How Open Heart Surgery Came to Dixie"
    Dr. Millar practiced as a cardiovascular surgeon in Medord OR for 10 years and the LDS Hospital in
    Salt Lake City before coming to St. George in 2003 to establish the open heart surgery program here.
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.

Friday,   12/6/2019,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture
"Current Physical Science Research on Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument"
    by Ethan McIntyre ( Physical Scientist with the Grand Canyon Parashant National Monument"
    Mr. Mclntyre will discuss the current physical science research occurring on Grand Canyon Parashant
    National Monument. Current projects across a wide variety of disciplines including acoustical
    monitoring, viewsheds, bat research, caves, weather stations, water quality, relict leopard frogs,
    Pakoon Springs restoration, invasive plant monitoring, vegetation mapping, vital signs monitoring,
    rehabilitating Mojave desert ecosystem, rangeland condition assessments, and dark sky monitoring.
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,   12/7/2019,   10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Shivwits Toy Drive Hike Led by Glenn Rogers of the Shivwits Band and Conserve Southwest Utah
    This moderate/strenuous 3-mile round trip hike will be on the East Reef Trail in the Babylon area
    of the Red Cliffs NCA. A donation of $20 is suggested to help children in need this holiday season.
Registration is required. E-mail sarah@conserveswu.org for details and to RSVP.
For a flyer with more information, click here.

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

Friday,   12/13/2019,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture
"History of the Shivwits Paiute Reservation" by Edward Leo Lyman, Ph.D.
    Dr. Lyman received a Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside. After 17 years in Victor
    Valley CA, he moved to Silver Reef UT in 2004. He continues to be a very active historian here
    in the southwest. This presentation will focus primarily on events in local history that culminated
    in the creation of the Shivwits Paiute reservation.
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,   12/14/2019,   10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Shivwits Toy Drive Hike Led by Glenn Rogers of the Shivwits Band and Conserve Southwest Utah
    This moderate 3.5-mile round trip hike will be on the Enepitsi Trail in the Santa Clara River
    Reserve. A donation of $20 is suggested to help children in need this holiday season.
Registration is required. E-mail sarah@conserveswu.org for details and to RSVP.
For a flyer with more information, click here.

Friday,   12/20/2019,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Program
Keith Behunin and His Fertile Dirt Band
    A favorite holiday Brown bag tradition, the Fertile Dirt Band returns! The Fertile Dirt Band is an
    audience interactive bluegrass band utilizing the musical ;nstruments that were available in the
    days of the pioneers. Our audience will recreate that pioneer music sound with washboards, spoons,
    cow bells, jugs, washtub bass, and bending saws, the sounds of which have not been heard for 150
    years. Fun takes precedence over aural (of the ear) sensuousness!
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,   12/21/2019,   10:00 am - Noon
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    Lecture: "Identify and Care of Family Dolls" presented by Dixie Miller, Doll Collector.
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.

Friday,   12/27/2019,   Noon - 1:00 pm
No DASIA Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture This Week (Happy Holidays)

Friday,   1/3/2020,   Noon - 1:00 pm
No DASIA Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture This Week (Happy Holidays)

Thursday,   1/16/2020;   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
    Progam: TBD
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.

Saturday,   1/18/2020,   10:00 am - Noon
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    Lecture: "Early Machine 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.

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.

Wednesday,   1/29/2020,   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,   2/13/2020;   ?:?? - ?.?? pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Fund-Raiser
    Activity: TBD (Possible a Valentine themed dinner-dance).

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,   2/26/2020,   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,   2/27/2020,   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 more information, click here and read the notices at the end.

Thursday,   3/19/2020;   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
    Progam: TBD
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.

Saturday,   3/21/2020,   10:00 am - Noon
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
Anyone is welcome to attend
Downstairs (Community Room B) at the St. George Library,
    88 West 100 South, St George UT 84770

Thursday,   3/26/2020,   9:00 am - ?:00 pm
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.
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.

Wednesday,   4/1/2019,   7:30 - 8:30 pm
37th Annual Juanita Brooks Lecture
Subject: TBD will present "TBD".
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.

Saturday,   4/18/2020,   10:00 am - Noon
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    Lecture: "Early Pioneer and Indian Relations and Customs" presented by Glenn Rogers.
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,   4/23/2020,   9:00 am - ?:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Modena/Hebron/Stateline Ghost Towns
    Modena is the second most important railroad town located in the far western outskirts of lron County.
    Hebron was established in 1868. By 1905 the town was deserted. Gold and silver were discovered at
    Stateline Canyon in 1894 and soon a town sprung up. But as with most mining towns the ore started to
    play out around 1910 and by 1918 there were only 18 people left.
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.

Wednesday,   4/29/2020,   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-Friday,   5/7-8/2020;   9:00 am - 4:30 pm
UtahHumanities Regional Heritage Stewardship Program - Preservation Services and Training
    "Preservation Planning, Environmental Management and Housekeeping
    Disaster Preparedness, Pocket Response Plan, Salvage Exercise"
At the DUP McQuarrie Memorial Museum, 145 North 100 East in St. George.
$20 per day or $35 for the 2-day series.
For information, click here for the announcement.
To register, go to https://artsandmuseums.utah.gov/rhsp-workshop-series.

Saturday,   5/16/2020,   10:00 am - Noon
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    Lecture: "Antique Methods of Wood Working " presented by Colin Smith, Master Woodworker.
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,   5/21/2020,   8:00 am - ?:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Delmar Ghost Town/Oak Springs Fossil Beds NV
    In the early 1890s Joseph Rafael De La Mar began development of a rich mining camp in the Delamar
    hills. The town boomed from 1895 into the twentieth century, finally becoming a ghost town at the
    beginning of World War II. The Oak Springs Trilobite Area is laden with fossil remains of six types of
    trilobites in the shale deposits near Oak Springs Summit.
    High clearance vehicles are 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 more information, click here and read the notices at the end.

Thursday,   5/21/2020;   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
    Progam: TBD
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.

Wednesday,   5/27/2020,   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,   6/25/2020,   8:00 am - ?:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - North Skutumpah/Cottonwood Roads
    Skutumpah captures the beauty of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument with its rugged
    dirt road that winds past some great slot canyons. We will also be exploring the Cottonwood
    Canyon backway which provides access to Kodachrome Basin State Park, Grosvenor Arch, the
    Cottonwood Narrows, and Hackberry Canyon. Grosvenor Arch, located about 10 miles south
    of Kodachrome Basin and 1 mile east of the backway on a side road, is a superb double arch
    named in honor of a former National Geographic Society president. This trip will be an extended,
    long day or perhaps an overnight opportunity.
    High clearance 4WD 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 more information, click here and read the notices at the end.

Thursday,   8/27/2020,   9:00 am - ?:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Virgin Rim Trail/Cascade Falls
    The Virgin River Rim Trail winds through some of the most spectacular scenery southern Utah has to
    offer. From stunning pink cliffs, to verdant high altitude forests, the trail offers a little something for
    everyone. We will enjoy a short half mile hike down to Cascade Falls. As Navajo Lake slowly drains
    through the lava rock below it exits at Cascade Falls, the headwaters of the Virgin River.
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,   9/24/2020,   8:00 am - ?:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - East Zion/North Fork Road to Navajo Lake
    The 36 mile-long North Fork Road ascends more than 4,000 feet from Highway 9 near the east entrance
    of Zion National Park to picturesque Navajo Lake which was originally known to the Paiute Indians as
    Pa-cu-ay, meaning "Cloud Lake." The lake came into being when a lava flow dammed the eastern end
    of the valley. High clearance 4WD 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 more information, click here and read the notices at the end.

Thursday,   10/29/2020,   8:00 am - ?:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Nixon Springs/Nampaweap/Mt Trumbull/Mt Logan
    Nampaweap includes one of the largest petroglyph sites on the Arizona Strip. Inside the ravine, you walk
    on the rugged lava fields of the Uinkaret Plateau. Volcanism produced the cinders, cones and basalt
    flows that dominate the region. Beginning 150,000 years ago, seeping eruptions covered the ground.
    They formed multlple, thin beds of basalt. Slow cooling caused fractures that wind, water, and ice worked
    on resulting in huge chunks falling from the cliff. The scattering of boulders and the fragmented cliffs
    created perfect canvases for rock writing. High 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 more information, click here and read the notices at the end.

Thursday,   11/19/2020,   8:00 am - ?:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Lee's Ferry
    Lee's Ferry is the only place within Glen Canyon where visitors can drive to the Colorado River in over
    700 miles of canyon country, right up to the first rapid in the Grand Canyon. A natural corridor between
    Utah and Arizona, Lee's Ferry figured prominently in the exploration and settlement of northern Arizona.
    Lees Ferry is now a meeting of the old and the new.
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.