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WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)


CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS

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SPECIFIC EVENTS

Monday-Monday   4/24/2017-5/1/2017
Washington City Cotton Days
Events include a Junior Rodeo, Movie in the Park, 5K Run, Lion's Club Breakfast, Cotton Days Parade,
    Cotton Fest in the Park, Car Show, Tractor Pull, Historical Society Fireside, and Swim Party.
For more information, click here.

Thursday,   4/27/2017,   9:00 am - 5:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Clover Valley & Barclay/Pioche, NV
    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.
Meet at the Public Lands Information Center, 345 E Riverside Drive in St, George.
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,   4/27/2017,   9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Washington City Museum Open House and Tours
    25 E. Telegraph Road in Washington City

Friday,   4/28/2017,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program     *** Last one until October ***
"Favorite Places on the Arizona Strip" by Greg Woodall
    An experienced archeologist and ethno-botanist, Greg has over 20 years of river and hiking guiding
    experience in fragile desert areas of the Colorado Plateau and "specializes" in the Arizona Strip.
    He will be describing some of his favorite places around that vast area.
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,   4/28/2017,   6:00 pm - Dusk
Cotton Days Free Ice Cream Social and Hay Ride to Historical Sites
At the Washington Veteran's Park, 75 E. Telegraph St. in Washington

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.

Saturday,   4/29/2017,   9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Washington County Historical Society Field Trip
    We will meet at Public Lands Information Center (BLM) parking lot, 345 E. Riverside Dr. in St. George,
    at 9 am and carpool to the new church parking lot in the town of Virgin. Lenny Brinkerhoff, Virgin Town
    Historian, will meet us there at around 10 am and lead us on a walking tour of the town.
Everyone is welcome to attend.

Sunday,   4/30/2017,   5:00 - 6:30 pm
Washington City Historical Society Fireside
    Guest speaker will be Kent McComb who will be speaking about the cotton industry and the cattle industry in Southern Utah.
In the gymnasium at the Washington City Museum, 25 E. Telegraph Road in Washington.
Free. Everyone is welcome to attend. Casual dress.
For more information, call (435)673-3085.

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 Dixie Archaeology Society (DAS) and 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.

Wednesday,   5/10/2017,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Dixie Archaeology Society (DAS) Meeting
"A Close Look at the Shaman's Gallery" by Richard Jenkinson (teacher, researcher, and past president
    of the Utah Rock Art Research Assoc.
    The Shaman's Gallery is a wall of pictographic images found on the north side of the Grand Canyon.
    The gallery was discovered by mule wrangler and guide Gordon Smith in 1986. Controversy abounds
    concerning its age (estimated from 3,000 to 15,000 years ago), its subject matter (tall, anthropomorphic
    figures with an uncanny spiritual presence), and why it was made (to record the shaman's journey;
    to honor the ancestors; to identify sacred landscapes and so on).
    In this presentation Jenkinson will examine the Shaman.s Gallery in detail. Using an interpretive
    technique similar to the close reading of literature, he pays attention to specific elements in the
    panel while suspending assumptions or judgments. In doing so, he teases out details, patterns,
    and significances from these remarkably beautiful figures.
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.

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.

Friday-Saturday,   5/19-20/2017
Commemoration of Utah Downwinders
    Events will include an interfaith memorial service on May 19, a graveside honoring on May 20,
    and a May 20 showing of the documentary film "Nuclear Savage," about nuclear testing
    in the Marshall Islands.
For the more information, see the flyer.

Saturday,   5/20/2017,   10:00 am - Noon
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    Pioneer Food - Where Did the Early Pioneers Get Their Food?
    Also, Marilyn Grace, author of "Finding Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid" and "Butch Cassidy
    Mormon Boy Dies in Utah", will be signing books and talking about her research. Books will be
    available for purchase.
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 more information, see the flyer, check the Museum website, https://www.dupstgeorge.org,
    or call the Museum at (435)628-7274.

Thursday,   5/25/2017,   Time TBD
DASIA Field Trip - Grand Gulch Mine, AZ
    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.

Saturday,   5/27/2017,   Time TBD
Open House Tour of the Page Ranch arranged by Lisa Michele Church,
    author of the new book, Sunlight and Shadow, The Page Ranch Story.
Watch for further details.

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
    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
    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
    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.

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

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,   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.

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 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.

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 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
    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.

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