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WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)


CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS

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SPECIFIC EVENTS

Wednesday,   3/29/2017,   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,   3/31/2017,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
"Wild Horses and Hard Times" by Keith Davis
    Large draft horsed were a key factor in pursing agriculture during settlement of the American West.
    Keith Davis will describe the use of draft horses in southwest Utah, not only for important work,
    but also for recreation.
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.

Saturday,   4/8/2017,   10:00 am - noon
Southwest Wildlife Foundation of Utah "Birds of Prey" Lecture and Exhibit   (repeat of the 3/4/2017 program)
Martin Tyner of the Southwest Wildlife Foundation of Utah will be presenting on the birds of prey in
    the Southwestern US. His presentation will have several live raptors including his golden eagle
    named Scout.
This program is sponsored by the Silver Reef Museum and will be held at the old Cosmopolitan Restaurant.
The cost is $6.00.   For the media release, click here.
For more information, contact the Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org or call (435)879-2254.

Tuesday,   4/11/2017,   10:30 am - noon
The Swiss Camp of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) presents
    A demonstration of egg dyeing the traditional Swiss way.
At the old Santa Clara Relief Society House
    3036 W. Santa Clara Drive in Santa Clara.
This demonstration is free and open to the public.
For a photo of some eggs dyed in this way, click here.

Wednesday,   4/12/2017,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Dixie Archaeology Society (DAS) Meeting
"Medicine Wheels and Archaeoastronomy: Star Charts of the Plains" by Kaye Whitefeather Robinson
    Kaye (Feather) Robinson is a long-time member of the Dixie Archaeology Society and is currently
    on the Board. She will present how the Plains tribes used the stars as their guideposts both physically
    and spiritually. The talk will focus upon Pawnee, Lakota and Northern Plains/Canadian tribes' use of the
    stars both in their belief systems and in such geological calendars as medicine wheels. For additional
    information on this, click here.
Meet in Room 121 (Boeing Auditorium) in the Udvar-Hazy Building on the Dixie State University Campus
    (approximately 1000 East and 300 South in St. George).
    For a map of the campus, click here.
Lectures are free to the public, but you are encouraged to become a member. Dues $25 single, $30 couple.
For more information, see the DAS website, http://dixierockart.webs.com, the DAS Facebook page,
    https://www.facebook.com/DixieArchaeologySociety1, or call Chris Oravec at (435)986-8348.

Saturday,   4/15/2017,   10:00 am - Noon
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    Demonstration of Pioneer Quilting
    - Come help make a quilt in 2 hours that will be donated to charity.
    - See various quilts on display.
    - Learn stories of the pioneer quilts.
    - Ask about the Relief Society Friendship Quilt
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://www.dupstgeorge.org/home.html or call the Museum at (435)628-7274.

Saturday,   4/15/2017,   11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Birds and Botany Tour of the Santa Clara Arboretum
    There will be guided tours by plant specialist, Lee Hughes, and bird information and
    demonstrations. Each child will receive a feather.
Ths event is free and open to the public.
At the Santa Clara Arboretum located at 1600 Lava Cove Dr, Santa Clara.
This program is sponsored by the Santa Clara Historical Museum.

Tuesday,   4/25/2017,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Marian Jacklin will present "Old and High: The Archaic Culture of SW Utah from the Hight Plateaus
    of 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 Natural History Association at (435)772-3264.

Wednesday,   4/26/2017,   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

Thursday,   4/27/2017,   Time TBD
DASIA Field Trip - Clover Valley & Barclay/Pioche, NV (Tentative)
    Pioche is an old town by western standards, with many of the buildings predating the turn of the 19th
    century. Boot Hill, the million-dollar courthouse, the Thompson Opera House, and the town museum are
    must stops. Clover Valley is a remote valley settled by families from southern Utah, with a charming
    restored school house.
Make reservations at the Public Lands Information Center or call (435)688-3200.
For the more information, click here and read the notices at the end.

Friday-Sunday,   4/28-30/2017
Utah Friends of Paleontology 2017 Annual Meeting in St. George
For more information, see http://utahpaleo.org/annual-meetings.html.

All Month,   5/1-31/2017
Utah Archaeology and Preservation Month
For a promotional poster, click here

Friday,   5/5/2017,   5:00 - 6:30 pm
Archaeology Lecture Sponsored by the Dixie Archaeology Society (DAS) and the Santa Clara Historical Society
John Mangels, former president of the Dixie Archaeology Society, will talk about ancient people
   and petroglyphs found in the Santa Clara river reserve along the Anasazi ridge trail.
At the Santa Clara Branch of the Washington County Library, 1099 N. Lava Flow Drive in Santa Clara.
This lecture is free and open to the public.

Thursday,   5/18/2017,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Paul Bogard will present "The End of Night".
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 Natural History Association at (435)772-3264.

Saturday,   5/20/2017,   10:00 am - Noon
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    Pioneer Food and Preparation
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 more information, see https://www.dupstgeorge.org/home.html or call the Museum at (435)628-7274.

Thursday,   5/25/2017,   Time TBD
DASIA Field Trip - Grand Gulch Mine, AZ (Tentative)
    This abandoned copper mine was once the richest in Arizona. At the peak of production, the site
    employed nearly 80 people. Various mining buildings can be seen, all in varying stages of
    deterioration. Most of them were constructed around the turn of the last century. The site
    included a rock bunkhouse and a rock cookhouse. Mining continued until 1918.
Make reservations at the Public Lands Information Center or call (435)688-3200.
For the more information, click here and read the notices at the end.

Wednesday,   5/31/2017,   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

Thursday,   6/22/2017,   Time TBD
DASIA Field Trip - Hidden Canyon, AZ (Tentative)
    An exceptionally scenic 4WD road through Hidden Canyon crosses the Grand Wash Cliffs. Small
    canyon cliffs appear four miles in, then become higher and higher as the road winds downstream
    along the canyon floor, repeatedly crisscrossing the normally dry streambed. Juniper and pinyon pine
    on the Shivwits Plateau in the upper canyon give way to Joshua trees in the desert country below.
Make reservations at the Public Lands Information Center or call (435)688-3200.
For the more information, click here and read the notices at the end.

Thursday,   6/22/2017,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Paula Mitchell (Special Collections Librarian at SUU).
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 Natural History Association at (435)772-3264.

Thursday,   7/20/2017,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Sara Black will present "Homeland, Homestead, and Haven: the Changing Perspectives
    of Zion National Park 1700-1930".
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 Natural History Association at (435)772-3264.

Thursday,   7/27/2017,   Time TBD
DASIA Field Trip - Mt. Logan, AZ (Tentative)
    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 the more information, click here and read the notices at the end.

Thursday,   8/24/2017,   Time TBD
DASIA Field Trip - Nampaweap / Witches Pool, AZ (Tentative)
    One of the largest known rock art sites on the Arizona Strip is Nampaweap (Billy Goat Canyon). The site
    is 1/2 mile long and contains thousands of individual rock art elements on hundreds of boulders. On the
    flank of Mt. Trumbull, a reliable water source holds much of the human history found on this plateau.
    This pool of seemingly permanent water is referred to variously as Witch Pool or Witches' Pocket. Near
    the pool on the lava wall, a white cross has been painted onto the surface.
Make reservations at the Public Lands Information Center or call (435)688-3200.
For the more information, click here and read the notices at the end.

Thursday,   8/24/2017,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Dr. Joseph Platt will present "Raptors in Zion Canyon".
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 Natural History Association at (435)772-3264.

Thursday-Saturday   9/14-16/2017
National Convention of the Sons of Utah Pioneers
Details are TBD.
Will be held in Centerville UT.
For information, see http://www.sup1847.com/calendar

Friday,   9/15/2017,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Lora Tom.
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 Natural History Association at (435)772-3264.

Saturday-Sunday   9/16/2017-11/5/2017
Traveling Smithsonian Exhibit: "The Way We Worked" in Silver Reef
Hosted by the the Silver Reef Museum at the Cosmopolitan (next to the Museum).
The Museum will be open for extended hours during this period and there will be
    other events that will be held in partnership with this exhibit.

Thursday,   9/28/2017,   Time TBD
DASIA Field Trip - House Rock Valley Ranch / Bison Herd (Tentative)
    This 60,000 acre wildlife area is one of only 2 sites in Arizona where one may see state-managed
    bison herds. House Rock Valley, along the eastern edge of the Kaibab Plateau, has good views into
    the Marble Canyon portion of Grand Canyon National Park.
Make reservations at the Public Lands Information Center or call (435)688-3200.
For the more information, click here and read the notices at the end.

Friday,   10/20/2017,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Dr. Christopher Norment will present "Great Basin Habitat Islands: Mountains and Metaphor".
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 Natural History Association at (435)772-3264.

Thursday,   10/26/2017,   Time TBD
DASIA Field Trip - Big Springs, AZ (Tentative)
    Big Springs Administrative Center is on the National Register of Historic Places and has been used
    by homesteaders, and later the Forest Service, since the 1800's. The complex consists of an historic
    office, dining hall, shower house, group kitchen, seven residential units, and several administrative
    structures.
Make reservations at the Public Lands Information Center or call (435)688-3200.
For the more information, click here and read the notices at the end.

Thursday,   11/9/2017,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Joan Bacharach (Senior Curator of the National Park Service) will present
    "Discovering Treasured Landscape Paintings in National Park Service Collections".
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 Natural History Association at (435)772-3264.

Thursday,   11/30/2017,   Time TBD
DASIA Field Trip - Jump Up Canyon, AZ (Tentative)
    Since the 1900s, Jumpup cabin has been used by ranchers as well as the Forest Service, and is
    listed on the National Register of Historic Places. With a panoramic view of Kanab Creek Wilderness,
    the cabin sits on the edge of Jumpup canyon. From the front door you take in a wide open expanse of
    red rock descending into canyon walls below, lined with juniper, pinyon, yuccas, sage and cliffrose.
Make reservations at the Public Lands Information Center or call (435)688-3200.
For the 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