Old County Courthouse

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)


CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS

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SPECIFIC EVENTS

Saturday,   4/27/2019   to   Saturday,   6/15/2019
Utah State University Traveling Chinese Exhibit at the Silver Reef Museum
    Deals with Chinese culture and experience along the Transcontinental Railroad.
Free with museum admission.
For the flyer, click here, or for the press release, click here.
For other information, contact the Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org,
    or call the Museum at (435)879-2254.

Saturday,   5/25/2019,   10:00 am
Silver Reef Museum 4th Saturday Event
    Lecture:   "Silver Reef & Pioche Connection" by Leo Schafer & Glen Zumwalt
    Come and enjoy our cast of living historical characters, telling the story of the "Pioche Stampede"
   in the first person. In 1876 miners, store owners and tradesmen and gunslingers rushed to the new
   silver discovery in Southern Utah sandstone and the town of Silver Reef was born! Glen Zumwalt will
   present the history and our characters will play their roles out for you.
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,   5/29/2019,   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

Monday-Tuesday,   6/3-4/2019;   All Day
Two-day Collection Preservation Workshop in St. George
    "Preservation Best Practices and Conducting a Preservation Needs Assessment"
    "Fundraising for Collections Care and Artifact Handling and Housing"
    (Also see 10/17-18/2019 and 5/7-8/2020)
At the DUP McQuarrie Memorial Museum, 145 North 100 East, St George.
Preregistration is required and there is a fee. For the flyer, click here.
This is part of a 3-part series of workshops. For details, click here.

Friday-Saturday,   6/7-8/2019
2019 Jacob Hamblin Family Reunion
    Celebrating his 200th birthday anniversary
At the Red Cliffs State Center, 1285 N. Bluff St., St George.
Preregistration is required and there is a fee.
For the schedule, click here, and for more information, click here.

Saturday,   6/22/2019,   10:00 am
Silver Reef Museum 4th Saturday Event
    Lecture:   "Exploring the San Juan & Green Rivers" by James Aton
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.

Thursday,   6/27/2019,   9:00 am - ?:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Tassi Ranch, Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument
    North of the Grand Canyon in the Mojave Desert lies Tassi Ranch, approximately 200 acres of creosote
    bush ranchland in Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument. Today, the remnants of the early
    twentieth century ranch can be found under the shade of an oasis of cottonwood trees, fed by the
    Tassi Springs near the center of the ranchland. The adaptations the ranchers undertook as they
    worked to establish agriculture in an extreme, remote desert are still visible in the landscape today.
High clearance vehicles are required for this trip.
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,   7/27/2019,   10:00 am
Silver Reef Museum 4th Saturday Event
    Lecture:   "Old Bottles & Their Stories" by Mike Empey, Mike Walters, & Ray Beal
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.

Thursday,   8/22/2019,   9:00 am - ?:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Skutumpah Road, Grand Staircase Escalante
    Skutumpah captures the beauty of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument with its rugged 34
    mile dirt road that winds past some great slot canyons. When you pass over a narrow wooden bridge
    at the Bull Valley Gorge Trailhead, you might want to look around and see if you are able to see
    the old jeep stuck down in a crevice. Also look for Willis Creek and Lick Wash, both wonderful
    slot canyons.
This trip will be an extended long day and high clearance vehicles are strongly recommended.
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,   8/24/2019,   10:00 am
Silver Reef Museum 4th Saturday Event
    Lecture:   "Old Movies Filmed in Washington County" by Glen Blakely
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,   8/28/2019,   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

Thursday-Saturday,   9/19-21/2019
Sons of Utah Pioneers National Encampment
Hosted my the Temple Fork Chapter of the SUP in Logan, Utah.
For more information, click here.

Saturday,   9/21/2019,   10:00 am - Noon
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    Lecture: "Dressing the Victorian Way" presented by Denise Winter / Wendy Walton, Clothing Experts.
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.

Saturday,   9/21/2019,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Michael Turek (author) will present "American Indians and National Parks"
    Many national parks and monuments tell unique stories of the struggle between the rights
    of native peoples and the wants of the dominant society. These stories involve our greatest
    parks - Yosemite, Yellowstone, Mesa Verde, Glacier, the Grand Canyon, Olympic, Everglades
    - as well as less celebrated parks elsewhere.
This event is free and open to the public.
At the Canyon Community Center, 126 Lyon Blvd, Springdale
For more information contact the Zion National Park Forever Project at (435)772-3264.

Wednesday,   9/25/2019,   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

Thursday,   9/26/2019,   9:00 am - ?:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Parowan Gap Rock Art / Autumn Equinox
    The Parowan Gap is an incredible area with a plethora of prehistorical and historical values. Listed on
    the National Register of Historic Places, the Parowan Gap includes many petroglyphs of native people,
    markings from Spanish explorers and 19th century pioneers. The area today is still used for livestock
    grazing. The petroglyphs found at the Gap are speculated to have many possible meanings depending
    on who interprets them. The autumn equinox takes place earlier in the week, but will still be evident in
    the layout of some ancient markers on the site.
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-Saturday,   9/26-28/2019
67th Annual Utah History Conference: "A Long View of History"
    Details TBD

Friday,   10/4/2019,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture   (First one of the season)
Program TBD
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.

Thursday-Friday,   10/17-18/2019;   All Day
Two-day Collection Preservation Workshop in St. George
    "Policies and Procedures and Collections Management Policies"
    "Risk Assessment and Practice Assessment"
    (Also see 6/3-4/2019 and 5/7-8/2020)
At the DUP McQuarrie Memorial Museum, 145 North 100 East, St George.
Preregistration is required and there is a fee.
For information, click here or contact Megan Van Frank, vanfrank@utahhumanities.org, (801)359-9670.

Saturday,   10/19/2019,   10:00 am - Noon
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    Lecture: "Creating Art with Gourds" presented by Rosemary McFadden, Celebrated Artist.
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,   10/24/2019,   9:00 am - ?:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Marble Point, Kaibab National Forest
    Marble Viewpoint offers a speclacular, panoramic view of House Rock Valley, Vermilion Cliffs, Marble
    Canyon, North Canyon and Saddle Mountain Wilderness, with excellent opportunlties to view such
    wildlife as deer, fox, turkey, squirrel, grouse, hawks, eagles and a number of songbird species. Fall
    colors should be abundant.
High clearance vehicles are stronglv recommended for this trip.
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,   10/25/2019,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Christa Sadler (author, educator, and river guide) will present "Seeing Things Whole: John Wesley Powell
    and an Understanding of the American West". 2019 is the 150th anniversary of John Wesley
    Powell's first expedition through the canyons of the Colorado River. Powell recognized inherent
    problems in our vision of settlement of the West more than a century ago, and his prescient
    ideas may help guide us into the future. Sadler will discusses John Wesley Powell the man,
    the scientist, the explorer, and the visionary policy maker from her new book The Colorado,
    about the human relationship with the Colorado River Basin.
This event is free and open to the public.
At the Kanab Library, 374 N. Main St. in Kanab, Utah.
For more information contact the Zion National Park Forever Project at (435)772-3264.

Friday-Saturday,   10/25-26/2019
Silver Reef Ghost Nights
    Ghost of Silver Reef come alive.
The suggested donation is $7.00 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,   10/30/2019,   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

Saturday,   11/7/2019,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Dr. James Swensen will present "Three Powell Photographers"
    Program summary TBD
This event is free and open to the public.
At the Canyon Community Center, 126 Lyon Blvd, Springdale
For more information contact the Zion National Park Forever Project at (435)772-3264.

Saturday,   11/16/2019,   10:00 am - Noon
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    Lecture: "Pioneer Medicine and Remedies" presented by Evan Stapley, Pharmacist.
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,   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

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.

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,   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.

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

Friday-Saturday,   5/7-8/2020;   All Day
Two-day Collection Preservation Workshop in St. George:
    "Preservation Planning, Environmental Management and Housekeeping"
    "Disaster Preparedness, Pocket Response Plan, Salvage Exercise"
    (Also see 6/3-4/2019 and 10/17-18/2019)
At the DUP McQuarrie Memorial Museum, 145 North 100 East, St George.
Preregistration is required and there is a fee.
For information, click here or contact Megan Van Frank, vanfrank@utahhumanities.org, (801)359-9670.

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.

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

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 B) at the St. George Library,
    88 West 100 South, St George

Fridays October-May,   ??/??/20xx,   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