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WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)


CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS

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SPECIFIC EVENTS

Wednesday,   1/17/2018,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Utah Friends of Paleontology - Southwest Chapter Meeting
    "Paleontological Experiences Around Lake Powell" by Maria Rodriguez (Museum Curator/Assistant
    Paleontologist, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area/Rainbow Bridge National Monument)
Meet in Room 128 on the ground floor of the Snow Building on the Dixie State University Campus.
    For a map of the campus, click here.
For questions, contact Bill Biesele at (801)554-5402.

Thursday,   1/18/2018,   7:00 - 8:00 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
Guest speaker will be Kaye (Feather) Robinson, President of Dixie Archaeology Society (Rock Art Club).
    She has been a researcher for years on the subjects of Archaeology and Archeoastronomy.
    Her subject will be, "Lessons from the Past." Throughout time civilizations have expanded only
    to collapse. There are 12 general reasons. Included in the presentation are the reasons why the
    great Chaco Canyon civilization collapsed in about 1250 AD.
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.

Thursday,   1/18/2018,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Dr. Alan Titus will present "Phoenix from the Ashes:
    Tyrannosaur Mass Death Site, Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument".
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.

Friday,   1/19/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
Jaina Moan   (Executive Director, Friends of Gold Butte, NV)
    Gold Butte, one of the nation's newest National Monuments, is located between Grand Canyon
    Parashant National Monument, Arizona, and Lake Mead National Recreation Area, just south
    of Mesquite. Jaina will relate what has occurred with management of the area in the past
    year, and what is in store for this unique piece of the Mohave Desert.
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,   1/20/2017,   10:00 am - ?:??
Washington County Historical Society Field Trip
    Stops will include the pioneer park spring, the St. George highway tunnel,
    the hernia dam, the old turkey farm, and an early water canal.
Everyone is welcome and it is free .
Meet at the parking lot of the Public Lands Information Center (BLM),
    345 E. Riverside Dr., St. George UT 84790

Thursday,   1/25/2018,   Time TBD
DASIA Field Trip - Cedar Livestock Auction, Cedar City UT
    Back by popular demand! Cedar Livestock was started in the mid 40's by three or four
    livestock men. Sales were held on Saturdays and mostly sold cattle and a few sheep.
    The Market Grill was added as well as new pens. Cedar Livestock Market continues
    today with the support of the great livestock people of Southern Utah, Northern
    Arizona, and Southeast Nevada.
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,   1/26/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA Brown Bag Program
Krissy Sherman & Peggy O'Reilly   (Vermillion Cliffs National Monument)
    This remote and unspoiled, 294,000-acre monument is a geologic treasure, containing
    Paria Plateau, Vermillion Cliffs, Coyote Buttes, and Paria Canyon. Visits to the area
    require special planning and awareness of potential hazards such as rugged and unmarked
    roads, poisonous reptiles and insects, extreme heat or cold, deep sand, and flash floods.
    Krissy and Peggy will describe what planning is necessary to visit one of the most
    remote places on the Colorado Plateau.
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.

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

Monday,   2/5/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
Colleagues of Dixie State University Meeting
"Living in China" by Dr. Elizabeth Crook and Dr. Frederick Crook
At the Taylor Health Sciences Center auditorium,
    1526 Medical Center Drive, St. George
    Main Floor, Room 156
Everyone is welcome and admission is free

Friday,   2/16/2018,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
David VanAlfen will present "The Paiutes and Prehistory:
    An Archaeological Problem or the Problem with Archaeologists?".
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,   2/22/2018,   Time TBD
DASIA Field Trip (tentative) - Beverly Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts at SUU
    The home of the Utah Shakespeare Festival is at the Beverley Taylor Sorenson Center
    for the Arts on the campus of Southern Utah University. This exciting $39.1 million
    dollar arts complex was dedicated July 7, 2016. It includes three theatres used by
    the Festival. In addition, the center includes the magnificent Southern Utah Museum
    of Art, as well as office, rehearsal, educational, and artistic space for the
    Festival. The buildings are surrounded by gardens, sculpture gardens, a seminar
    grove, a Greenshow performance space and much more.
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,   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

Monday,   3/5/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
Colleagues of Dixie State University Meeting
"Thirty-three Years of Practicing Law" by Allen Jacobi
At the Taylor Health Sciences Center auditorium,
    1526 Medical Center Drive, St. George
    Main Floor, Room 156
Everyone is welcome and admission is free

Thursday,   3/22/2018,   Time TBD
DASIA Field Trip (tentative) - Snow Canyon State Park and Surroundings
    Snow Canyon State Park is a 7,400-acre scenic park quietly tucked amid lava flows
    and soaring sandstone cliffs in a strikingly colorful and fragile desert environment.
    Majestic views and the subtle interplay of light, shadow, and color dancing across
    canyon walls evoke strong emotional responses from visitors. We will be seeing
    areas not often visited and will return via Upper and Lower Sand Cove and Gunlock
    reservoirs.
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,   3/22/2018,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Dan Flores will present "Coyote America: A Natural and Supernatural 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.

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

Monday,   4/2/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
Colleagues of Dixie State University Meeting
"Mars and Dark Matter and Dark Energy" by Ron Smith (Astronomer)
At the Taylor Health Sciences Center auditorium,
    1526 Medical Center Drive, St. George
    Main Floor, Room 156
Everyone is welcome and admission is free

Thursday,   4/12/2018,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Jennifer Jordan will present "The Women of K2".
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,   4/26/2018,   Time TBD
DASIA Field Trip (tentative) - Pareah Townsite and Kane County Movie Sets
    Pareah was first settled in 1865 by a Mormon group led by Peter Shirts. In 1867
    settlers began to arrive at a rapid pace. Farming produced good crops for several
    years, but irrigation was very difficult. Pahreah grew through the 1870s, gaining
    a general store, a church, a number of sandstone houses, and many log houses. The
    Paria River flooded every year from 1883 to 1888, washing away fields and even
    some buildings. People started to move away. By 1892 there were only eight
    families left. A lone bachelor prospector held out until 1929, then Pareah was
    empty. In later years the film industry became interested in using the picturesque
    ghost town, with its canyon vista background, as a location for making Westerns.
    It fell into disuse after the filming of The Outlaw Josey Wales in 1976.
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,   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

Monday,   5/7/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
Final Colleagues of Dixie State University Meeting of the Academic Year
"Report on DSU's 2017-2018 Academic Year and the Utah State Legislature"
    by Dr. Richard B. Williams (President of Dixie State University)
At the Taylor Health Sciences Center auditorium,
    1526 Medical Center Drive, St. George
    Main Floor, Room 156
Everyone is welcome and admission is free

Saturday,   5/19/2018,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
James McVey will present "The Pen As Sword: Western Nature Writing and Conservation".
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,   5/24/2018,   Time TBD
DASIA Field Trip (tentative) - Mt. Dellenbaugh AZ
    This small volcano atop the Shivwits Plateau offers a great panorama of the
    Arizona Strip. You can see other mountain ranges in Arizona, Nevada, and Utah
    as well. Frederick Dellenbaugh served as artist and assistant topographer on
    Major John Wesley Powell's second river expedition through the Grand Canyon
    in 1871-72. The Dunn inscription is located on Mt. Dellenbaugh. Oramel and
    Seneca Howland with Bill Dunn were the three who left the Powell party in 1869,
    Aug. They were killed before reaching the Mormon settlements.
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,   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,   6/28/2018,   Time TBD
DASIA Field Trip (tentative) - Kanab Point AZ
    A great expanse of canyon falls away below your feet from this perch overlooking the
    confluence of the Kanab and Grand Canyons. Few people know about this lonely spot,
    yet it's one of the best Grand Canyon viewpoints.
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,   6/28/2018,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Dr. Candice Hansen-Koharcheck will present "Exploring Mars".
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,   7/12/2018,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Dr. Joseph Platt will present "Arabian Peninsula Wildlife".
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,   8/23/2018,   Time TBD
DASIA Field Trip (tentative) - Powell Point, Dixie National Forest
    Powell Point on Table Cliff Plateau offers unique Wasatch Limestone Formation soils
    that provide habitat for rare plant species that are locally endemic to southern Utah.
    The ancient bristlecone pines at Powell Point have weathered in this unique cushion
    plant community surrounded by steep cliffs, open escarpments and spectacular views.
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,   8/23/2018,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Maia London will present "High Altitude Archaeology on 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 National Park Forever Project at (435)772-3264.

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

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.

Thursday,   9/27/2018,   Time TBD
DASIA Field Trip (tentative) - 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.

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.

Thursday,   10/25/2018,   Time TBD
DASIA Field Trip (tentative) - 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.

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,   11/29/2018,   Time TBD
DASIA Field Trip (tentative) - 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.

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