Old County Courthouse

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)


CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS

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Note:   The Old Pioneer Courthouse has reopened for historical and arts events.
  For information about what is going on at the old courthouse, click here


SPECIFIC EVENTS

Thursday,   4/9/2020;   11:00 am - 12:30 pm     *** CANCELED ***
Dixie Encampment Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers Trek to the Dixie Technology College (DixieTech)
    for a tour of the campus. Anyone is welcome, but reservations are requested.
For information, reservations, or for information about the Dixie Encampment Chapter of the Sons of Utah
    Pioneers, contact Dr. Wayne Pace (Chapter President) at wpace@infowest.com or (801)688-8114.

Saturday,   4/18/2020,   10:00 am - Noon     *** CANCELED ***
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.

Saturday,   4/25/2020,   10:00 am     *** CANCELED ***
Silver Reef Museum 4th Saturday Cosmopolitan Event
    Lecture:   "Ditch Riders & Homesteaders on Hurricane Cliffs" by Reuben Wadsworth
$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.

Sunday,   4/26/2020,   6:00 - 7:30 pm
Washington City Historical Society History Fireside
    Part of Washington City Cotton Days.
    Elder Steve Snow will talk about the series of books entitled "Saints". Elder Snow was
    the Church Historian when these books were started.
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.

Wednesday,   4/29/2020,   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.

5/1/2020 - Mid June,   Times TBD
Thunderbird Foundation Traveling Exhibit at Silver Reef
    Maynard Dixon & John Wesley Powell Exhibits
For the flyer, click here.
For more information, contact the Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org,
    or call the Museum at (435)879-2254.

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.

Thursday,   5/7/2020,   7:00 - 8:00 pm     *** CANCELED ***
Washington County Historical Society Lecture at the Old Pioneer Courthouse
Susannah Nilsson will speak on "Stories 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

Saturday,   5/16/2020,   10:00 am - Noon     *** CANCELED ***
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.

Wednesday,   5/20/2020;   6:00 - 7:30 pm     *** CANCELED ***
Meeting of the Dixie Encampment Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers
Program TBD.
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.

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.

Saturday,   5/23/2020,   10:00 am     *** CANCELED ***
Silver Reef Museum 4th Saturday Cosmopolitan Event
    Lecture:   "The Art of Maynard Dixon" by Paul Bingham (Thunderbird Foundation)
$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.

Wednesday,   5/27/2020,   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.

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.

Saturday,   6/27/2020,   10:00 am     *** CANCELED ***
Silver Reef Museum 4th Saturday Cosmopolitan Event
    Lecture:   "Plant Diversity on Pine Valley" by Del Smith (DSU Botanist)
$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,   7/25/2020,   10:00 am     *** CANCELED ***
Silver Reef Museum 4th Saturday Cosmopolitan Event
    Lecture:   "Fire Ecology - Pine Valley Mountain" by the U.S. Forest Service
$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.

Wednesday,   8/19/2020;   6:00 - 7:30 pm
Meeting of the Dixie Encampment Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers
Program TBD.
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.

Saturday,   8/22/2020,   10:00 am     *** CANCELED ***
Silver Reef Museum 4th Saturday Cosmopolitan Event
    Lecture:   "Mine Explorations on the AZ Strip" by Milt Hokanson & Greg Woodall
$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.

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.

Wednesday,   9/16/2020;   6:00 - 7:30 pm
Meeting of the Dixie Encampment Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers
Program TBD.
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.

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.

Friday,   9/24-26/2020
Utah State Historical Society 68th Annual History Conference
At the Utah Cultural Celebration Center in West Valley City, Utah.
Theme: Rights & Responsibilities
For more information, click here.

Saturday,   9/26/2020,   10:00 am     *** CANCELED ***
Silver Reef Museum 4th Saturday Cosmopolitan Event
    Lecture:   "Silver Reef Women's Untold Stories" by Pat Cundick, Elaine Young,
    Susan Savage, LoAnne Barnes, and Judy Henck
$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.

Friday & Saturday,   10/23-24/2020,   Times TBD
Silver Reef Ghost Nights
$7.00 per person.
For the flyer, click here.
For more information, contact the Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org,
    or call the Museum at (435)879-2254.

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.

Wednesday,   11/18/2020;   6:00 - 7:30 pm
Holiday Meeting of the Dixie Encampment Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers
Program TBD.
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.

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.

Saturday,   11/21/2020,   10:00 am     *** CANCELED ***
Silver Reef Museum 4th Saturday Cosmopolitan Event
    Lecture:   "Amazing Landscape of SW Utah" by Cliff Bandringa
$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,   12/14/2019,   1:00 - 3:00 pm
Open House at the Old County Courthouse
Come see displays and talk to representatives of the Washington County Historical Society,
    Sons of Utah Pioneers, Daughters of Utah Pioneers, and Arts to Zion.
The Old County Courthouse is located at 97 E. St. George Blvd. in St. George.
Everyone is welcome and admission is free

Sunday,   12/15/2019,   10:00 am - 1:00 pm *** Note the date change - to Sunday ***
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.

Monday,   12/16/2019,   1:00 - 3:00 pm
Open House at the Old County Courthouse
Come see displays and talk to representatives of the Washington County Historical Society,
    Sons of Utah Pioneers, Daughters of Utah Pioneers, and Arts to Zion.
The Old County Courthouse is located at 97 E. St. George Blvd. in St. George.
Everyone is welcome and admission is free