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WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)


CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS

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SPECIFIC EVENTS

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
Western Celebration of the Arts at Silver Reef Ghost Town
    For the flyer, click here; For the calendar, click here; For the press release, click here.
For more information, contact the Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org,
    or call the Museum at (435)879-2254.

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.

Wednesday,   9/26/2018,   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,   9/27/2018,   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-Saturday,   9/27-29/2018
66th Annual Utah History Conference: "Transportation and Movement"
Free.   At the Rio Grande Depot, 300 S. Rio Grande Street in Salt Lake City on Thursday and the
    Utah Cultural Celebration Center, 1355 West 3100 South in West Valley City (Salt Lake) on Friday.
For the flyer, click here.
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.

Saturday,   9/29/2018   7:00 - 9:00 pm
World War I Centennial Commemoration
    This program honoring World War I veterans and their descendants will feature a guest speaker,
    war historian, Bob Bruggeman. There will also be musical numbers by "Friends", a local musical group,
    and recognition of the World War I veteran's descendants in attendance.
At the newly renovated historic St. George Tabernacle,
    18 S. Main Street, St George
This program is free, dress is casual, and everyone in invited.
    An elevator and access for those with disabilities are available at the Tabernacle west entrance.
For more information, contact Dr. R. Wayne Pace at wpace@infowest.com or (435)688-8114.
Also see, http://wchsutah.org/people/veterans-ww1.php.

Friday,   10/5/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture
Tassi Ranch - Jennifer Fox (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, remnants of the early
    twentieth century ranch stand in the shade of an oasis of cottonwood trees, fed by the Tassi Springs.
    The ranchers established agriculture in the extreme, remote desert, making adaptions that are still
    visible in the landscape today.
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 the more information, click here.

Friday,   10/12/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture
New Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Units - Emily Schrepf
    Grand Staircase-Escalante spans many acres of America's public lands and contains three distinct units,
    units, Grand Staircase, Kaiparowits, and Escalante Canyon. The Monument was the last place in the
    continental United States to be mapped. From its spectacular Grand Staircase of cliffs and terraces,
    across the rugged Kaiparowits Plateau, to the wonders of the Escalante River Canyons, the Monument is
    a diverse geologic treasure speckled with monoliths, slot canyons, natural bridges, and arches.
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 the more information, click here.

Thursday,   10/18/2018,   7:00 - 8:00 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
    Instead of the usual lecture meeting, there will be an open house at the Historic
    Washington Relief Society House, Washington City Museum, and Historic Robert Covington Home.
    Refreshments will be served. More information to follow.
For information, contact Kelly Paxman at kpaxman@skyviewmail.com or (435)680-1407.

Friday,   10/19/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture
Bryce Canyon Oral History Project - Janet Seegmiller
    This project involves the collection of oral histories from former and current employees and local
    residents concerning the history of Bryce Canyon National Park and its related communities from the
    early 1920's to the 1970's. Stories include early road construction, visitor experience, management
    activities, maintenance documentation and informal policies
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 the more information, click here.

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.

Saturday,   10/20/2018,   10:00 am - 11:30
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    Lecture: "Water Development in Washington County"
    presented by Dr. Craig Booth (Water Conservancy Board Member)
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,   10/25/2018,   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,   10/26/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture
Pine Valley District, Dixie National Forest - Nick Glidden (District Ranger)
    The Pine Valley Ranger District is known for its distinctive vegetation, ranging from Pinyon/Juniper to
    Engelmann Spruce forests. It is also known for its most prominent feature, the Pine Valley laccolith. The
    laccolith, which is an intrusive rock outcrop, is the largest of its kind in the United States. The laccolith
    makes up the Pine Valley Mountains which are a federally designated wilderness area. The unique
    geologic features of the district provide for many great recreation opportunities.
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 the more information, click here.

Friday-Saturday,   10/26-27/2018,   7:00 - 9:00 pm
Silver Reef Ghost Nights
    Ghosts of Silver Reef Come ALIVE!
Admission is $7.00 per person which includes museum and mine tour admission. Reservations are recommended.
For the flyer, click here
For more information, contact the Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org,
    or call the Museum at (435)879-2254.

Wednesday,   10/31/2018,   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,   11/8/2018,   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,   11/17/2018,   10:00 am - 11:30
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    Lecture: "Beadwork: History of Trade Beads and Beadwork"
    presented by Marcia Johnson (Expert Beadwork Technician)
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,   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.

Wednesday,   11/28/2018,   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,   11/29/2018,   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.

Saturday,   1/19/2019,   10:00 am - 11:30
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    Lecture: "Did You Know? Stories of early pioneers sharing fun facts and trivia"
    presented by Pattie Hansen and the Purple Sage DUP Camp
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,   1/30/2019,   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,   2/16/2019,   10:00 am - 11:30
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    Lecture: "Photography: History of Photography, Pioneer Photographers and Early Photos"
    presented by Lynne Clark (local photographer and historian)
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,   2/27/2019,   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,   3/16/2019,   10:00 am - 11:30
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    Lecture: "Law Enforcement: Good Guys, Bad Guys and Jails, Dixie's early law enforcement"
    presented by Kelly Larson (local retired Law Officer)
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,   3/27/2019,   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,   4/20/2019,   10:00 am - 11:30
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    Lecture: "Early Maps: History of Mapmaking, Early Maps in Utah's Dixie and use in
    Genealogy Research" presented by Kathleen Broeder (DSU Special Collections Librarian)
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,   4/24/2019,   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,   5/18/2019,   10:00 am - 11:30
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    Lecture: "Pioneer Fashions During the Years of 1850 to 1870"
    presented by Carla Avant and Belinda Wire
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,   5/29/2019,   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

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