Old County Courthouse

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)


CALENDAR OF PAST EVENTS

(for the year 2022)

PAST EVENTS

Saturday,   1/15/2022,   10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    Lecture: "Seed to Shawl" with Linda Murie and Janet Smith
    A demonstration by two Weaving Guild members about the production of cotton textiles.
    Demonstrating weaving and spinning techniques.
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. If more information is needed, see
    https://dupstgeorge.org or call the Museum at (435)628-7274.

Tuesday,   1/25/2022,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Pioneer Courthouse Music Series
    Youth groups from the Cedar Band and the Shivwits Band of Paiutes will share
    their talents. This event was postponed from 12/14/2021.
Upstairs (Courtroom) at the Pioneer Courthouse, 97 E. St. George Blvd. in St. George.
This concert is free and everyone is welcome.
For the flyer, click here. If more information is needed, e-mail
    pioneer.courthousesg@gmail.com or call (435)632-1215.

Wednesday,   1/26/2022,   10:00 am - noon
Washington County Historical Society Annual Meeting of Members
There will be an election for new Board Members. All life members and paid up
    annual members (dues will be accepted at the meeting) are eligible
    to nominate candidates and to vote.
Upstairs (Courtroom) at the Pioneer Courthouse, 97 E. St. George Blvd. in St. George.

Thursday,   2/3/2022,   7:00-8:30 pm
Pioneer Courthouse Lecture Series
    Former Mayor Dan McArthur will share his experiences as a life-long resident
    of St. George and as a long-term mayor of the City.
Upstairs (Courtroom) at the Pioneer Courthouse, 97 E. St. George Blvd. in St. George.
This lecture is free and everyone is welcome.
For the flyer, click here. If more information is needed, e-mail
    pioneer.courthousesg@gmail.com or call (435)632-1215.

Wednesday,   2/16/2022,   3:00-7:00 pm
Volunteer Job Fair
    Volunteers are needed to preserve and promote the history of southern Utah. Come
    meet representatives from 5 historical groups in Washington County to find out what
    you can do.
At the Pioneer Courthouse, 97 E. St. George Blvd. in St. George.
For anyone who might be interested in volunteering with the Washington County Historical
    Society
, Pioneer Courthouse, Daughters of Utah Pioneers, Sons of Utah Pioneers,
    or Silver Reef Museum.
For the flyer, click here. If more information is needed, e-mail
    pioneer.courthousesg@gmail.com or call (435)632-1215.

Saturday,   2/19/2022,   10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    Lecture: The Honeymoon Trail with Loren Webb
    Loren will talk about the Honeymoon Trail and the St. George Temple during
    the period from 1877 until the Arizona Temple was built in 1927.
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 and for an article, click here. If more information is needed,
   see https://dupstgeorge.org or call the Museum at (435)628-7274.

Tuesday,   2/22/2022,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Pioneer Courthouse Music Series
    The Sunday Best Jazz Band brings fun, accessible jazz standards to southern Utah.
    Together since 2015, this talented group plays a wide variety of jazz music, from
    classic ballads to Mardi Gras. Come enjoy a variety of music for great entertainment.
Upstairs (Courtroom) at the Pioneer Courthouse, 97 E. St. George Blvd. in St. George.
This concert is free and everyone is welcome.
For the flyer, click here. If more information is needed, e-mail
    pioneer.courthousesg@gmail.com or call (435)632-1215.

Saturday,   2/26/2022,   10:00 am
Washington County Historical Society Field Trip
    Field Trip to Springdale.
Meet at the Pioneer Courthouse, 97 E. St. George Blvd. in St. George.
This event is free and everyone is welcome.
For the flyer, click here. If more information is needed, e-mail
    pioneer.courthousesg@gmail.com or call (435)632-1215.

Thursday,   3/3/2022,   7:00-8:30 pm
Pioneer Courthouse Lecture Series
    Wendy Wilson Spooner will speak on Ancestry and the Arts. Learn why the arts are
    important to humanity. Other topics to be covered:
    (1) The most influential works of paintings, sculpture, music, literature, and drama
    (2) Local St George Settler's artwork
    (3) How the NSDAR preserves American History and Ancestry through the Arts
    (4) How each one of us can preserve ancestral and personal history through the arts
Upstairs (Courtroom) at the Pioneer Courthouse, 97 E. St. George Blvd. in St. George.
This lecture is free and everyone is welcome.
For the flyer, click here. If more information is needed, e-mail
    pioneer.courthousesg@gmail.com or call (435)632-1215.

Thursday,   3/17/2022;   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
    Progam: Ron Romney will speak on "Transportation, Indians & Industry".
    Come and learn about the early challenges the pioneers faced in establishing
    beautiful Washington, Utah! Refreshments and mingling afterward.
Historic Washington Relief Society House
    100 W. Telegraph St., Washington, UT 84780
This lecture is free and everyone is invited.
For the flyer, click here. For more information or the Zoom link, contact Mike Harless
    at mikealwchs@yahoo.com.

Saturday,   3/19/2022,   10:00 am
Juanita Brooks Statue Unveiling Ceremony
    The Washington County Historical Society has had a project to create a full-size bronze
    statue honoring Juanita Brooks. That project is now completing and the statue will be
    unveiled for the public on March 19.
At the St. George Historic Sculpture Garden, on the Town Square in St. George.
For the flyer, click here. If more information is needed, e-mail
    pioneer.courthousesg@gmail.com or call (435)632-1215.

Tuesday,   3/22/2022,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Pioneer Courthouse Music Series
    The program will feature Wooden Tantrum, a family Irish Celtic band performing together
    for over 15 years.
Upstairs (Courtroom) at the Pioneer Courthouse, 97 E. St. George Blvd. in St. George.
This concert is free and everyone is welcome.
For the flyer, click here. If more information is needed, e-mail
    pioneer.courthousesg@gmail.com or call (435)632-1215.

Thursday,   4/7/2022,   7:00-8:30 pm
Pioneer Courthouse Lecture Series
    Glenn Rawson, Storyteller.
Upstairs (Courtroom) at the Pioneer Courthouse, 97 E. St. George Blvd. in St. George.
This lecture is free and everyone is welcome.
For the flyer, click here. If more information is needed, e-mail
    pioneer.courthousesg@gmail.com or call (435)632-1215.

Thursday,   4/7/2021,   6:00 pm
39th Annual Juanita Brooks Lecture (Virtual)
Dr. Jennifer Nez Denetdale will speak on "Reflections on Diné History: The Photographs
    of Milton Snow and Livestock Reduction Era Documents".
For the flyer, click here. To watch the program via Zoom, click here.

Thursday,   4/7/2022,   6:00 pm
Cowboy Poetry Night! at the St. George Library
    This used to be an annual event prior to COVID and we are excited to be able
    to bring it back again this year. The presenters will be Marleen Bussma,
    Russ Westwood, and Farell Bott. It should be a great event.
Free and all are welcome to attend.
Downstairs in Community Room A at the St. George Library,
    88 West 100 South, St George UT 84770
For more information, contact Trevor M. Cox at trevor.cox@washco.lib.ut.us.

Saturday,   4/9/2022,   9:00 am
Washington County Historical Society Field Trip to Enterprise
    Field Trip to Enterprise and the Terry Ranch.
    Watch for further details.
Meet at the Pioneer Courthouse, 97 E. St. George Blvd. in St. George. or at the
    Library in Enterprise, 33 South 200 East (a change from Pioneer Park).
This event is free and everyone is welcome.
For the flyer, click here. If more information is needed, e-mail
    pioneer.courthousesg@gmail.com or call (435)632-1215.

Saturday,   4/16/2022,   10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    The Fertile Dirt Band (Interactive Bluegrass)
    This is an audience interactive bluegrass band utilizing the musical instruments
    that were available in the days of the pioneers. The audience will recreate that
    pioneer music sound with washboards, spoons, cow bells, jugs, washtub bass and
    bending saws.
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 and for an article, click here. If more information is needed,
   see https://dupstgeorge.org or call the Museum at (435)628-7274.

Wednesday-Saturday,   4/20-23/2022
Washington County Fair
    Members of the Washington County Historical Society will be at the Washington
    County Fair. Come learn more about the history of our area. See what exciting
    events are coming up. Be sure you are on our mailing list. Enter a drawing to
    be given a unique T-shirt, only available at the Pioneer Courthouse.
    There will also be representatives from the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, the
    Sons of Utah Pioneers, and Historic St. George Live.
For the flyer, click here. If more information is needed, e-mail
    pioneer.courthousesg@gmail.com or call (435)632-1215.

Saturday,   9/23/2021,   10:00 am
Silver Reef Museum 4th Saturday Cosmopolitan Event
    "When Women ran Kanab...", a charming vignette in which a group of local Kanab
    women portray the historical 1912-14 All Women Town Council as they re-enact
    events during the Kanab's "Year of Celebration".
For the flyer, click here. If more information is needed, contact the Museum at
    Museum@SilverReef.org or call (435)879-2254.

Tuesday,   4/26/2022,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Pioneer Courthouse Music Series
    The Dixie Jam band is back! Come to enjoy their lively music.
Upstairs (Courtroom) at the Pioneer Courthouse, 97 E. St. George Blvd. in St. George.
This concert is free and everyone is welcome.
For the flyer, click here. If more information is needed, e-mail
    pioneer.courthousesg@gmail.com or call (435)632-1215.

Thursday,   4/28/2022,   6:00 pm
Reuben Wadsworth Speaking at the St. George Library
    Local educator, journalist, and author Reuben Wadsworth will speak on the
    Dominguez-Escalante Expedition. This will be a great opportunity for learning
    about some of our local history.
Free and all are welcome to attend.
Downstairs in Community Room A at the St. George Library,
    88 West 100 South, St George UT 84770
For more information, contact Trevor M. Cox at trevor.cox@washco.lib.ut.us.

Thursday,   5/5/2022,   7:00-8:30 pm
Pioneer Courthouse Lecture Series
    Come learn more about the Mormon Battalion formed in 1846 at the request
    of the U.S. Government to help with the Mexican American War. Several of
    our early settlers in southern Utah were members. The Battalion participated
    in the longest military march in U.S. History. Mary Ann Kirk, a member of
    the Mormon Battalion Association will share her insights with us.
Upstairs (Courtroom) at the Pioneer Courthouse, 97 E. St. George Blvd. in St. George.
This lecture is free and everyone is welcome.
For the flyer, click here. If more information is needed, e-mail
    pioneer.courthousesg@gmail.com or call (435)632-1215.

Saturday,   5/14/2022,   9:00 am
Washington County Historical Society Field Trip to New Harmony
Meet at the Pioneer Courthouse, 97 E. St. George Blvd. in St. George. We will caravan,
    arriving outside the New Harmony library, 39 South 2900 East, at 10:00 am.
This event is free and everyone is welcome.
For the flyer, click here. If more information is needed, e-mail
    pioneer.courthousesg@gmail.com or call (435)632-1215.

Saturday,   5/21/2022,   10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    "The Wives of Erastus Snow" by Teresa Orton (great great grandaughter)
    See the flyer and article refereced below.
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 and for an article, click here. If more information is needed,
   see https://dupstgeorge.org or call the Museum at (435)628-7274.

Tuesday,   5/24/2022,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Pioneer Courthouse Music Series
    Program TBA.
Upstairs (Courtroom) at the Pioneer Courthouse, 97 E. St. George Blvd. in St. George.
This concert is free and everyone is welcome.
If more information is needed, e-mail
    pioneer.courthousesg@gmail.com or call (435)632-1215.

Saturday,   5/28/2022,   10:00 am
Silver Reef Museum 4th Saturday Cosmopolitan Event
    Zuni: A SHIWI. See the flyer for details
For the flyer, click here. If more information is needed, contact the Museum at
    Museum@SilverReef.org or call (435)879-2254.

Thursday,   6/2/2022,   7:00-8:30 pm
Pioneer Courthouse Lecture Series
    Kathy Tobler will talk about the Loren Covington.
Upstairs (Courtroom) at the Pioneer Courthouse, 97 E. St. George Blvd. in St. George.
This lecture is free and everyone is welcome.
If more information is needed, e-mail
    pioneer.courthousesg@gmail.com or call (435)632-1215.

Saturday,   6/18/2022,   10:00-10:15 am and 11:00-11:15 am
Lawmen & Muddy River Gang Shootout at the Pioneer Courthouse
    Free 15-minute enactment.
At the Pioneer Courthouse, 97 E. St. George Blvd. in St. George.
For the flyer, click here. If more information is needed, e-mail
    pioneer.courthousesg@gmail.com or call (435)632-1215.

Saturday,   6/25/2022,   10:00 am
Silver Reef Museum 4th Saturday Cosmopolitan Event
    Watershed Science in Pine Valley Mountains. See the flyer for details
For the flyer, click here. If more information is needed, contact the Museum at
    Museum@SilverReef.org or call (435)879-2254.

Tuesday,   6/28/2022,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Pioneer Courthouse Music Series
    Dixieland Jazz Patriotic Jam.
Upstairs (Courtroom) at the Pioneer Courthouse, 97 E. St. George Blvd. in St. George.
This concert is free and everyone is welcome.
If more information is needed, e-mail
    pioneer.courthousesg@gmail.com or call (435)632-1215.

Thursday-Saturday,   6/30/2022-7/2/2022,   8:00 pm
76th Annual Gunlock Rodeo
At the Gunlock Rodeo Arena, 77 North Main Street in Gunlock
See the Gunlock Rodeo history webpage and for current information,
    the Gunlock Rodeo facebook group.

Saturday,   7/16/2022,   10:00-10:15 am and 11:00-11:15 am
Lawmen & Muddy River Gang Shootout at the Pioneer Courthouse
    Free 15-minute enactment.
At the Pioneer Courthouse, 97 E. St. George Blvd. in St. George.
For the flyer, click here. If more information is needed, e-mail
    pioneer.courthousesg@gmail.com or call (435)632-1215.

Saturday,   7/23/2022,   10:00 am
Silver Reef Museum 4th Saturday Cosmopolitan Event
    Pine Valley's Projects & People. See the flyer for details
For the flyer, click here. If more information is needed, contact the Museum at
    Museum@SilverReef.org or call (435)879-2254.

Thursday,   8/4/2022,   7:00-8:30 pm
Pioneer Courthouse Lecture Series
    Kelly Larson, retired St. George police officer and author of a history of the
    St. George Police Department will speak on the early days of Law Enforcement in Dixie.
Upstairs (Courtroom) at the Pioneer Courthouse, 97 E. St. George Blvd. in St. George.
This lecture is free and everyone is welcome.
For the flyer, click here. If more information is needed, e-mail
    pioneer.courthousesg@gmail.com or call (435)632-1215.

Saturday,   8/20/2022,   9:45 am and 11:15 am
Lawmen & Muddy River Gang Shootout at the Pioneer Courthouse
    Free 15-minute enactment.
At the Pioneer Courthouse, 97 E. St. George Blvd. in St. George.
For the flyer, click here. If more information is needed, e-mail
    pioneer.courthousesg@gmail.com or call (435)632-1215.

Wednesday,   8/24/2022,   5:30-7:00 pm
Utah Division of State History, Community Listening Session
    For the first time in over ten years, the Utah Division of State History
    is going through a planning process and we want YOU to be a part of it.
    Join staff from State History to learn a little bit about our work and
    programs and share with us how we can better support your local history
    community.
At the Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) McQuarrie Memorial Museum
    145 North 100 East, St. George UT 84770
This event is free, but registration is requested. To register, click here.
For the flyers, click here and here. If more information is needed,
   see https://dupstgeorge.org or call the Museum at (435)628-7274.

Wednesday,   8/31/2022,   Noon-1:00 pm
Pioneer Courthouse Brown Bag Lecture Series
    "The Many Names and Stories of Zion Canyon" by Nathan Waite, editor, Church History
    Department. Learn what Zion National Park meant to indigenous people, early Latter-day
    Saint settlers, tourism boosters, and more recent park visitors.
Upstairs (Courtroom) at the Pioneer Courthouse, 97 E. St. George Blvd. in St. George.
This lecture is free and everyone is welcome.
For the flyer, click here. If more information is needed, e-mail
    pioneer.courthousesg@gmail.com or call (435)632-1215.

Thursday,   9/1/2022,   7:00-8:30 pm
Pioneer Courthouse Lecture Series
    Dr. Leo Lyman will speak on "The Southern Route, Salt Lake City to Southern California"
    In 1918 Highway Booster Douglas White stated that the old Mormon Trail from
    Salt Lake City to Southern California was destined to become one of the most
    important links of the transcontinental highway system. Come hear the story
    and see if the prediction has become true.
Upstairs (Courtroom) at the Pioneer Courthouse, 97 E. St. George Blvd. in St. George.
This lecture is free and everyone is welcome.
For the flyer, click here. If more information is needed, e-mail
    pioneer.courthousesg@gmail.com or call (435)632-1215.

Saturday,   9/3/2022m
Guided Hurricane Canal Hikes During Peach Days
    Easy hike: A stroll along the canal trail above Hurricane City.
    Intermediate hike: Hike along part of the canal in the canyon as well as an ascent
        to Panorama Point.
    Strenuous hike: This hike follows most of the canal's course, 5.7 miles.
This event is free and everyone is welcome.
For the announcement, click here.   If more information is needed, call Reuben
    at (435)531-3315.

Saturday,   9/17/2022,   9:00 am
Washington County Historical Society Field Trip to Pine Valley
Meet at the Pioneer Courthouse, 97 E. St. George Blvd. in St. George. We will caravan,
    arriving outside the Pine Valley Chapel, 52 W. Main Street, about 10:00 am.
This event is free and everyone is welcome.
For the flyer, click here. If more information is needed, call Sidney at (435)703-1934.

Saturday,   9/17/2022,   10:00 am - 11:30 pm
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    "Women in the Mormon Battalion" by Mary Ann Kirk
     (Secretary of the Mormon Battalion Association)
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. If more information is needed,
   see https://dupstgeorge.org or call the Museum at (435)628-7274.

Saturday,   9/17/2022,   9:45 am and 11:15 am
Lawmen & Muddy River Gang Shootout at the Pioneer Courthouse
    Free 15-minute enactment.
At the Pioneer Courthouse, 97 E. St. George Blvd. in St. George.
For the flyer, click here. If more information is needed, e-mail
    pioneer.courthousesg@gmail.com or call (435)632-1215.