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WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)

CURRENT HISTORY PROJECTS

Ongoing Within Washington County

The following are history related projects going on in Washington County that have been reported to the Washington County Historical Society.

If you are involved in such a project and would like to have that project known to the public, please contact us with project descriptions, status updates, need for volunteers or other resources, etc.

If you need volunteers for a project or would like to volunteer for a project, please see our Volunteer Opportunities webpage.


DUP MUSEUM ROOF REPAIR

http://wchsutah.org/dup/museum.php

(First reported 3/23/2014; last updated 3/23/2014)


LEE HAFEN HOME RESTORATION

http://wchsutah.org/homes/lee-elsie-hafen-home.php

(First reported 3/23/2014; last updated 3/23/2014)


LEEDS TITHING HOUSE PRESERVATION

http://wchsutah.org/buildings/leeds-tithing-office.php

(First reported 3/23/2014; last updated 3/23/2014)


SHEM DAM (WINSOR DAM) REHABILITATION PROJECT

The Shem Dam has been undermined by recent floods and needs to be rehabilitated to prevent further damage to the dam and danger to downstream properties. The USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), with support from Washington County, is planning a project to rehabilitate the dam. Since it is on Shivwits land, is itself a historical structure, and other cultural resources in the area will be affected, the NRCS is coordinating all the affected parties to try and mitigate any negative impacts.

The NRCS contact for this project is Tara Hoffmann. Washington County Historical Society (WCHS) contacts are Richard Kohler, Susan Crook, and George Cannon.

(First reported 3/23/2014; last updated 3/23/2014)


WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY WEBSITE

The Washington County Historical Society website, http://wchsutah.org, is a major project that has been going on since April 2, 2009. The goal is to collect as much information as possible about the history of Washington County and make that easily available to anyone with internet access at no cost to them. The website is continually evolving as new information is added and as corrections/improvements are made to old information.

This resource is a valuable addition to the libraries, archives, museums, historical structures, and other historical assets that we support. Information can be preserved at a miniscule cost and can be accessed much more readily than can physical assets. And that information can be used to more easily find those other historical resources, where they exist.

Volunteers are needed to keep this project moving forward as rapidly as possible. That help can be as simple as spotting a correction needed on the website and sending a simple message via the website or by e-mail. It is really helpful when someone has a subject that interests them and can provide text, photos, and/or documents to add to the website. See the WCHS Volunteer Opportunities webpage for other ideas.

For more information, contact George Cannon at webmaster@wchsutah.org.

(First reported 3/23/2014; last updated 3/23/2014)