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WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)


CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS

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SPECIFIC EVENTS

Friday,   11/23/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
No DASIA Brown Bag Lecture this week
For more information, click here.

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 the flyer, click here
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

Wednesday,   11/28/2018,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Utah Friends of Paleontology - Southwest Chapter Meeting
    Dr. Celina Suarez will speak on the End-Triassic extinction in Utah. Dr. Celina Suarez
    is an associate professor in the Department of Geosciences at the University of Arkansas.
Meet in Room 128 in the Snow Building on the Dixie State University Campus.
    For a map of the campus, click here.
This event is free and open to the public.

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.
There are no special vehicle requirements for this trip.
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,   11/30/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture
Dawn Eide-Albrecht - St. George City Leisure Services
    St. George won the National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation management in
    2016. Judges said the city had shown an exemplary commitment to award criteria of conservation, social
    equity and health and fitness. Over the past 30 years, the city has added numerous sports fields,
    museums, clubs and other facilities. Large-scale events like the St. George Marathon and St. George
    Ironman have grown the area's reputation nationwide as an outdoor recreation destination. The
    department employs about 80 full-time workers, with a large network of volunteers and part-timers.
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 more information, click here.

Friday,   12/7/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture
Tom Folks - Visitation Management at Coyote Buttes (Wave)
    Before highways and railways, before pioneers....the land we know as the United States was
    truly a vast wilderness. To protect these last remalning areas, in 1984 Congress created the Paria
    Canyon - Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness. Coyote Buttes' outstanding scenery, desert wildlife, colorful
    history, and opportunities for primitive recreation will remain free from the influence of man
    and are protected in this condition for future generations. lts 112,500 acres beckon adventurers
    who yearn for solitude, scenic splendor, and the chance to explore one of the most beautiful
    geologic formations in the world. Tom Folks is a former recreation planner with BLM, with
    extensive experience in managing this world-renowned area. He will be discussing the history
    of visitation management and what lies in store for future management of the 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 more information, click here.

Friday,   12/14/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture
Sarah Thomas - Southwest Utah National Conservation Lands Friends (SUNCLF)
    In 2012 Conserve Southwest Utah signed a Cooperative Agreement with the BLM St. George Field
    Office to create the volunteer group, Southwest Utah National Conservation Lands Friends, known
    by the acronym SUNCLF. SUNCLF's mission is to conserve, protect, and restore the Red Cllffs and
    Beaver Dam Wash National Conservation Areas (NCAs) and other public lands managed by the
    St. George Field Office.
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 more information, click here.

Friday,   12/21/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture
Keith Behunin and His Fertile Dirt Band
    The Fertile Dirt Band is an audience interactive bluegrass band utilizing the musical instruments
    that were available in the days of the pioneers. Our audience will recreate that pioneer music
    sound with washboards, spoons, cow bells, jugs, washtub bass and bending saws, the sounds of
    which have not been heard for 150 years. Fun takes precedence over aural (of the ear) sensuousness!
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 more information, click here.

Friday,   12/28/2018,   Noon - 1:00 pm
No DASIA Brown Bag Lecture this week
For more information, click here.

Wednesday,   1/9/2019,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Iron County Historical Society Meeting
Everyone is welcome to attend and there is no charge.
At the Frontier Homestead State Park, 635 N. Main St., Cedar City, Utah.
For more information, contact ICHS Secretary/Treasurer, Paula Mitchell, at mitchellp@suu.edu.

Saturday,   1/19/2019,   10:00 - 11:30 am
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.

Thursday,   1/24/2019,   9:00 am - ?:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Logandale, NV Museum
    The Old Logandale School Historical and Cultural Society (OLSHACS) has restored a historic school
    that includes a museum of pioneer artifacts and library. It was constructed of native stone and consisted
    of four classrooms, a bell tower, a gym and stage. We will be visiting with Beezy Tobiason, a local
    champion of Moapa Valley historic preservation.
There are no special vehicle requirements for this trip.
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,   1/30/2019,   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

Wednesday,   2/13/2019,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Iron County Historical Society Meeting
Everyone is welcome to attend and there is no charge.
At the Frontier Homestead State Park, 635 N. Main St., Cedar City, Utah.
For more information, contact ICHS Secretary/Treasurer, Paula Mitchell, at mitchellp@suu.edu.

Saturday,   2/16/2019,   10:00 - 11:30 am
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

Thursday,   2/28/2019,   9:00 am - ?:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Lytle Ranch Preserve & Woodbury Desert Study Area
    Thirty-six miles west of St. George, Utah, across the Beaver Dam Mountains, is a natural oasis known
    as the Lytle Ranch Preserve. This remarkable area of beauty and biological diversity - one of Utah's
    most delicate and unique ecosystems - is preserved for study and enjoyment. Consisting of more than
    600 acres, the Preserve is situated along the Beaver Dam Wash drainage at an approximate elevation
    of 2800 feet, one of the lowest points in Utah.
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,   3/13/2019,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Iron County Historical Society Meeting
Everyone is welcome to attend and there is no charge.
At the Frontier Homestead State Park, 635 N. Main St., Cedar City, Utah.
For more information, contact ICHS Secretary/Treasurer, Paula Mitchell, at mitchellp@suu.edu.

Saturday,   3/16/2019,   10:00 - 11:30 am
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

Thursday,   3/28/2019,   9:00 am - ?:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Silver Reef Museum and Yant Flat
    Silver Reef was a mining boomtown in the late 1800's with the discovery of silver in sandstone - a
    geological rarity. Silver Reef still displays some of the ruins of the former boomtown. Once called the
    finest stone building in Southern Utah, the restored former Wells Fargo Express office, now serves
    as a museum. If weather and road conditions allow, the group will also travel on to Yant Flat at the
    base of Pine Valley Mountain.
High clearance vehicles are strongly recommended.
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,   3/28/2019,   7:30 - 8:30 pm
36th Annual Juanita Brooks Lecture
Subject: Richard Saunders will present "Dear Juanita, Dear Dale" about the relationship
    between Juanita Brooks and Dale Morgan.
In the Cox Auditorium at Dixie State University.
    For a map of the campus, click here.
This program is free, dress is casual, and everyone in invited.

Wednesday,   4/10/2019,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Iron County Historical Society Meeting
Everyone is welcome to attend and there is no charge.
At the Frontier Homestead State Park, 635 N. Main St., Cedar City, Utah.
For more information, contact ICHS Secretary/Treasurer, Paula Mitchell, at mitchellp@suu.edu.

Saturday,   4/20/2019,   10:00 - 11:30 am
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

Thursday,   4/25/2019,   9:00 am - ?:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Rainbow Canyon & Caliente, NV
    The Rainbow Canyon Scenic Drlve is a relaxing and enjoyable ride on a paved road through Rainbow
    Canyon, a deep canyon located just south of the town of Caliente. What makes Rainbow Canyon an
    enjoyable drive isn't tall mountains, but instead the colored rock and interesting rock formations
    along the road. Throughout the drive, the traveler will see large formations of red rock and rock
    formations that defy easy description
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,   5/8/2019,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Iron County Historical Society Meeting
Everyone is welcome to attend and there is no charge.
At the Frontier Homestead State Park, 635 N. Main St., Cedar City, Utah.
For more information, contact ICHS Secretary/Treasurer, Paula Mitchell, at mitchellp@suu.edu.

Saturday,   5/18/2019,   10:00 - 11:30 am
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.

Thursday,   5/23/2019,   9:00 am - ?:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Pinto & Page Ranch, Dixie National Forest
    Pinto, with its lush meadows and clear stream of good water, was a natural stopping place on the Old
    Spanish Trail. Another historical stopping point along what was once a major freighting and travel
    route was Page Ranch. The house served regularly as an informal hotel for travelers and as a boarding
    house for men working in the nearby iron ore mines.
There are no special vehicle requirements for this trip.
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,   5/29/2019,   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

Thursday,   6/27/2019,   9:00 am - ?:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Tassi Ranch, 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, the remnants of the early
    twentieth century ranch can be found under the shade of an oasis of cottonwood trees, fed by the
    Tassi Springs near the center of the ranchland. The adaptations the ranchers undertook as they
    worked to establish agriculture in an extreme, remote desert are still visible in the landscape today.
High clearance vehicles are required for this trip.
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,   8/22/2019,   9:00 am - ?:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Skutumpah Road, Grand Staircase Escalante
    Skutumpah captures the beauty of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument with its rugged 34
    mile dirt road that winds past some great slot canyons. When you pass over a narrow wooden bridge
    at the Bull Valley Gorge Trailhead, you might want to look around and see if you are able to see
    the old jeep stuck down in a crevice. Also look for Willis Creek and Lick Wash, both wonderful
    slot canyons.
This trip will be an extended long day and high clearance vehicles are strongly recommended.
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,   9/26/2019,   9:00 am - ?:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Parowan Gap Rock Art / Autumn Equinox
    The Parowan Gap is an incredible area with a plethora of prehistorical and historical values. Listed on
    the National Register of Historic Places, the Parowan Gap includes many petroglyphs of native people,
    markings from Spanish explorers and 19th century pioneers. The area today is still used for livestock
    grazing. The petroglyphs found at the Gap are speculated to have many possible meanings depending
    on who interprets them. The autumn equinox takes place earlier in the week, but will still be evident in
    the layout of some ancient markers on the site.
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,   9/26-28/2019
67th Annual Utah History Conference: "A Long View of History"
    Details TBD

Thursday,   10/24/2019,   9:00 am - ?:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Marble Point, Kaibab National Forest
    Marble Viewpoint offers a speclacular, panoramic view of House Rock Valley, Vermilion Cliffs, Marble
    Canyon, North Canyon and Saddle Mountain Wilderness, with excellent opportunlties to view such
    wildlife as deer, fox, turkey, squirrel, grouse, hawks, eagles and a number of songbird species. Fall
    colors should be abundant.
High clearance vehicles are stronglv recommended for this trip.
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,   11/21/2019,   9:00 am - ?:00 pm
DASIA Field Trip - Kaibab Paiute Community & Pipe Spring National Monument
    The Kaibab Band of Paiute Indians is a federally-recognized Indian Tribe organized under the Indian
    Reorganization Act. The Kaibab Indian Reservation, which is adjacent to the Arizona-Utah border,
    lies within the Tribe's vast aboriginal territory and encompasses approximately 121,000 acres. The
    reservation is surrounded by a wonderland of historic recreation and geological sights. Pipe Spring
    National Monument is located immediately adjacent to the Tribal Headquarters.
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,   ??/??/20xx,   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