Old County Courthouse

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)


CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS

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SPECIFIC EVENTS

May is Utah Archaeology & Preservation Month
For the calendar of events, click here.

Thursday-Monday,   5/24-28/2018,   *** Open House Cancelled ***
Self-Guided Open House at the Orson Adams Home

Saturday,   5/26/2018,   10:00 am - Noon
Silver Reef Museum Lecture:   "Southern Utah's Sugar Beet Story" by Loren Webb
    St. George native Loren Webb will speak on the Utah & Idaho Sugar Beet Company and its legacy
    of producing producing sugar from sugar beets, with emphasis on the beet seed processing plant in
    St. George which came to produce seed for the company's operations throughout the West. As a
    teenager, Webb spent many summer days helping his father and other local farmers "hoe beets"
    and then bag, stack and transport gunny sacks of beet seed to the processing plant.
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.

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

Friday,   6/15/2018,   7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Public Forum With Mountain Meadows Massacre Descendants
    Details TBD
Co-sponsored by the Washington County Historical Society
    and the Mountain Meadows Massacre Descendants.
In the Courtroom upstairs in the old County Courthouse, 97 East St. George Blvd. in St. George

Saturday,   6/23/2018,   10:00 am - Noon
Silver Reef Museum 4th Saturday Event
    Lecture:   "Silver Mining Then-Now" by Jerry Glazier
The suggested donation is $4.00 per person which includes museum and mine tour admission.
For more information, contact the Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org,
    or call the Museum at (435)879-2254.

Thursday,   6/28/2018,   8:00 am - 6:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Kanab Point AZ
    A great expanse of canyon falls away below your feet from this perch overlooking the
    confluence of the Kanab and Grand Canyons. Few people know about this lonely spot,
    yet it's one of the best Grand Canyon viewpoints.
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,   6/28/2018,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Dr. Candice Hansen-Koharcheck will present "Exploring Mars".
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 National Park Forever Project at (435)772-3264.

Thursday-Saturday,   7/5-7/2018,   Evening
73rd Annual Gunlock Rodeo
See the Gunlock Rodeo Facebook Group and the WCHS Gunlock Rodeo webpage.

Thursday,   7/12/2018,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Dr. Joseph Platt will present "Arabian Peninsula Wildlife".
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 National Park Forever Project at (435)772-3264.

Thursday-Saturday,   7/26-28/2018,   8:00 pm
Enterprise Rodeo
See the Enterprise Rodeo website and the WCHS Enterprise Rodeo webpage.

Saturday,   7/28/2018,   10:00 am - Noon
Silver Reef Museum 4th Saturday Event
    Lecture:   "Water in Washington County" by Richard Kohler
The suggested donation is $4.00 per person which includes museum and mine tour admission.
For more information, contact the Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org,
    or call the Museum at (435)879-2254.

Thursday,   8/23/2018,   8:00 am - 6:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Powell Point, Dixie National Forest
    Powell Point on Table Cliff Plateau offers unique Wasatch Limestone Formation soils
    that provide habitat for rare plant species that are locally endemic to southern Utah.
    The ancient bristlecone pines at Powell Point have weathered in this unique cushion
    plant community surrounded by steep cliffs, open escarpments and spectacular views.
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,   8/23/2018,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Maia London will present "High Altitude Archaeology on the Dixie National Forest".
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 National Park Forever Project at (435)772-3264.

Saturday,   8/25/2018,   10:00 am - Noon
Silver Reef Museum 4th Saturday Event
    Lecture:   "CCC Camps in Washington County" by Mike Shamo
The suggested donation is $4.00 per person which includes museum and mine tour admission.
For more information, contact the Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org,
    or call the Museum at (435)879-2254.

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

Thursday-Saturday   9/20-22/2018
Santa Clara's Annual Swiss Days
For more information, click here.

Thursday-Saturday   9/20-22/2018
Arts to Zion Plein Air
    8:00 am - 1:00 pm:   Plein Air painting
    Saturday, 2:00 - 4:30 pm:   Wet Paint and Awards
For more information, contact the Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org,
    or call the Museum at (435)879-2254.

Thursday,   9/20/2018,   7:00 - 8:00 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
Speaker and subject 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,   9/21/2018,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Sara Dant will present "Losing Eden: An Environmental History of the American West".
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 National Park Forever Project at (435)772-3264.

Thursday,   9/27/2018,   9:00 am - 5:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Cedar Mountain Burn Rehabilitation
    Approximately 111 square miles across both Iron and Garfield counties were consumed
    by the June 17 wildfire. The wildfire still affects the nearby communities of Brian
    Head, Panguitch and Parowan even though the immediate threat has subsided. We will
    view rehabilitation efforts after a summer of regrowth.
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-Friday,   9/27-28/2018
66th Annual Utah History Conference: "Transportation and Movement"
Free.   At the Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 West 3100 South in West Valley City (Salt Lake).
For more information, go to the Utah State History website.

Friday-Saturday,   9/28-29/2018
Family Roots Expo at the Dixie Center
    Enjoy 80 class choices, 2 keynote speakers, and an expo area with informative booths, a Pioneer
    Experience, Native American performers, and concerts Friday and Saturday nights.
For information, click here.

Thursday,   10/18/2018,   7:00 - 8:00 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
Speaker and subject 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,   10/19/2018,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Dr. Christopher Norment will present
    "The Inyo Mountains Salamander: Its Ecology and Natural and Evolutionary History".
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 National Park Forever Project at (435)772-3264.

Thursday,   10/25/2018,   9:00 am - 5:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Mt. Logan AZ
    Mt. Logan is an area of interesting volcanic activity. It includes basalt ledges,
    cinder cones, ponderosa pine forests, pinyon-juniper woodlands, and a large, colorful,
    naturally eroded amphitheater known as Hells Hole. The area provides habitat for deer,
    turkey, and Kaibab squirrels.
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-Saturday,   10/26-27/2018,   7:00 - 9:00 pm
Silver Reef Ghost Nights
    Ghosts of Silver Reef Come ALIVE!
The suggested donation is $7.00 per person which includes museum and mine tour admission.
For more information, contact the Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org,
    or call the Museum at (435)879-2254.

Thursday,   11/8/2018,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Dr. James Swensen will present "Ansel Adams and Dorothea Lange
    in Southern Utah: Collaborators, Competitors, Best Friends and Enemies".
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 National Park Forever Project at (435)772-3264.

Thursday,   11/15/2018,   7:00 - 8:00 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
Speaker and subject 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,   11/24/2018,   10:00 am
Silver Reef Museum 4th Saturday Event
    Lecture:   "Colorado Plateau" by Marc Deshowitz
The suggested donation is $4.00 per person which includes museum and mine tour admission.
For more information, contact the Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org,
    or call the Museum at (435)879-2254.

Thursday,   11/29/2018,   9:00 am - 5:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Valley of Fire State Park NV
    World-renowned for its 40,000 acres of bright red Aztec sandstone outcrops nestled in
    gray and tan limestone, Valley of Fire State Park contains ancient, petrified trees
    and petroglyphs dating back more than 2,000 years.
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.

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