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WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)


CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS

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SPECIFIC EVENTS

For Historic St. George Live! (June-August), click here.

The TV show, "American Pickers", will be filming in Utah during July 2017.
See the press release and a general flyer.
Episodes generally air 3-4 months after filming.

Saturday,   8/19/2017,   10:00 am - noon
Lecture:   "Silver in Sandstone - The Geologic History of Silver Reef, UT"
    by geologist Marc Deshowitz
This presentation will dive into the earth's history in order to provide an integrated interpretation
    which explains not only the presence of silver ore deposits at Leeds, Utah, but also the presence
    of other features which were created from the same event in earth history.
This program is sponsored by the City of St George, Arts to Zion / Southern Utah, and Silver Reef Museum.
This event is free but registration is appreciated. Sign up at http://tinyurl.com/WashingtonCountyWorks.
For more information, contact the Museum at Museum@SilverReef.org or call (435)879-2254.

Wednesday,   8/23/2017,   Time 4:00 - 5:00 pm
Heritage Quest Database Class: Open Session - Bring Your Own Questions
    Are you interested in genealogy? Would you like to learn how to research your family history?
    Then come to the St. George branch library to discover what resources the Heritage Quest
    database offers.
The class will be held in the computer lab next to the reference desk on the second floor
    at the St. George Branch Library, 88 West 100 South, St. George
There is a sign-up sheet at the upstairs reference desk. Space is limited, so reserve your place now.
For the flyer, click here.

Thursday,   8/24/2017,   9:00 am - 5:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Nampaweap / Witches Pool, AZ
    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 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.

Wednesday,   8/30/2017,   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-Saturday   9/8-9/2017
Mountain Meadows Association Annual Meeting
Details are TBD.
Will be held in Southern Utah.
For information, see http://www.mtn-meadows-assoc.com

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

Friday,   9/15/2017,   12:00 - 2:00 pm
Book Signing for Doug Alder's New Book
    Dixie Saints: Laborers in the Field
At the Dixie College Bookstore in the Gardner Center
    For a map of the campus, click here.
    For more information, call the bookstore at (435)652-7644.

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,   9/16/2017,   10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Book Signing for Doug Alder's New Book
    Dixie Saints: Laborers in the Field
At the Deseret Book Store, 735 S. Bluff St. in St. George, (435)628-4495.

Saturday-Saturday   9/16/2017-11/4/2017
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.
For a brochure about the exhibits statewide, click here.
For a brochure about supporting the exhibit in Silver Reef, click here.

Thursday,   9/21/2017,   8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Finding Common Ground on Public Lands
Conserve Southwest Utah has partnered with the Dixie State University Sustainability Club
    to present a half day Conservation Forum. Participants will share their ideas on public lands
    in facilitated roundtable discussions. The goal is to bring together people with differing
    views on the management and use of public lands to find shared values by talking civilly
    face-to-face, and to propose solutions to issues that divide us.
Kenneth N. Gardner Student Center Ballroom, Dixie State University, For a map, click here.
For more information and contacts, click here.

Wednesday,   9/27/2017,   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,   9/28/2017,   Time TBD
DASIA Field Trip - House Rock Valley Ranch / Bison Herd
    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 more information, click here and read the notices at the end.

Tuesday & Wednesday,   10/10-11/2017; 9:00/8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Utah's 65th Annual State History Conference
Theme: "Local Matters: Interweaving Historical Threads of Community"
At several venues in the Salt Lake area.
For the flyer, click here, and for more information or to register (free, including lunch on Wednesday),
    go to the conference website, https://heritage.utah.gov/history/2017conference.

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.

Wednesday,   10/25/2017,   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,   10/26/2017,   Time TBD
DASIA Field Trip - Big Springs, AZ
    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 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
    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 more information, click here and read the notices at the end.

Wednesday,   1/31/2018,   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

Wednesday,   2/28/2018,   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

Wednesday,   3/28/2018,   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

Wednesday,   4/25/2018,   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

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

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

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