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WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)


CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS

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SPECIFIC EVENTS

Thursday,   8/22/2019,   8:00 am - 6:00 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.

Saturday,   8/24/2019,   10:00 am
Silver Reef Museum 4th Saturday Event
    Lecture:   "On Location: Popular movies made in Washington County" by Glen Blakely
    Some of Hollywood’s greatest stars worked in movies that were filmed in Washington County, Utah.
    They included John Wayne, Robert Redford, Robert Mitchem, Clark Gable, Susan Hayward, Gary
    Cooper, Marlon Brando, Audie Murphy, Jane Fonda and many more. Over 125 movies were filmed
    here in the area. Several of those are blockbusters. Even James Bond, played by Roger Moore
    was filmed on location here in Washington County and around the world. Hundreds of TV commercials
    were also filmed here in red rock county.
Admission 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.

Monday-Wednesday,   8/26-28/2019,   9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Gravestone Preservation Workshops
Day 1: Basics of gravestone preservation & cleaning.
    Utah State Library & Salt Lake City Cemetery, $50.
Days 2 & 3: Open to monument professionals only. Resetting & repair of gravestones.
    Glenwood Cemetery in Park City, $200 for all three days.
For the flyer with more information, click here.

Wednesday,   8/28/2019,   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

Monday,   9/2/2019,   7:00 pm and 7:30 pm
DocUtah Opening Film: "Town for All Seasons: The Story of Leeds"
    7:00 pm: Appetizer reception in the Lobby. ($25 for the reception and film;
        not included with any regular Festival Pass)
    7:30 pm: Film and Q&A with the Director in the Main Stage.
        ($10 or applicable Festival Pass)
In the Dixie State University Eccles Fine Arts Center Lobby & Main Stage

Thursday,   9/5/2019,   8:30 pm
DocUtah Film: "Town for All Seasons: The Story of Leeds"
    ($10 or applicable Festival Pass)
At the Red Cliff Cinemas 3, 1760 E. Red Cliffs Drive, St. George

Friday-Saturday,   9/6-7/2019
Ivins Heritage Days
Parade, Vendors, Food, Entertainment, Games, Competitions, Soap Box Derby
At the Ivins City Park, 100 N. Main in Ivins
For more information, check http://ivins.com or call (435)634-7719.

Wednesday,   9/11/2019,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Dixie Archaeology Society (DAS) Meeting
"Public Space and Private Places: The Construction of Social Landscapes in Prehistoric Utah"
    by Emily Hora (Archaeologist with the Utah State Historic Preservation Office)
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 Carol Spencer at (801)953-6572.

Friday,   9/13/2019,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Glen M. Leonard, Ph.D. speaking on "Revisiting the Massacre at Mountain Meadows"
    Dr. Leonard has worked for the Utah State Historical Society, the Churh History Department, and as
    long-time director of the Church History Museum. He co-authored the book, Massacre at Mountain
    Meadows
. For this presentation, he will revisit the events at Mountain Meadows and share his
    many insights.
At the historic St. George Tabernacle,     18 S. Main Street, St George
This program is free, dress is casual, and everyone in invited.
    Doors open an hour before the event.
    An elevator and access for those with disabilities are available at the Tabernacle west entrance.
    For questions or more information, call the Tabernacle at (435)628-4072.

Thursday-Saturday,   9/19-21/2019
Sons of Utah Pioneers National Encampment
Hosted my the Temple Fork Chapter of the SUP in Logan, Utah.
For more information, click here.

Thursday-Saturday,   9/19-21/2018
85th Annual Dixie Round-up Rodeo at the Sun Bowl
See the 85th Annual St. George Lions Dixie Round-up Rodeo website
    and the WCHS Dixie Roundup webpage.

Saturday,   9/21/2019,   10:00 am - Noon
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    Lecture: "Dressing the Victorian Way" presented by Denise Winter / Wendy Walton, Clothing Experts.
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.

Saturday,   9/21/2019,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Roland Lee speaking on "Preserving Southern Utah History Through Art"
    Roland Lee moved to St. George in 1973 and has become well known for his art work, much of it
    inspired by the history and scenes of Utah's Dixie. His paintings of southern Utah landscapes
    and rural European scenes are now in over 1500 private and public collections. Roland’s interest
    in pioneer history has led him to do a series of paintings of early St. George as well as follow
    the pioneer trail of his own ancestors. This event will be a visual presentation with commentary.
At the historic St. George Tabernacle,     18 S. Main Street, St George
This program is free, dress is casual, and everyone in invited.
    Doors open an hour before the event.
    An elevator and access for those with disabilities are available at the Tabernacle west entrance.
    For questions or more information, call the Tabernacle at (435)628-4072.

Saturday,   9/21/2019,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Michael Turek (author) will present "American Indians and National Parks"
    Many national parks and monuments tell unique stories of the struggle between the rights
    of native peoples and the wants of the dominant society. These stories involve our greatest
    parks - Yosemite, Yellowstone, Mesa Verde, Glacier, the Grand Canyon, Olympic, Everglades
    - as well as less celebrated parks elsewhere.
This event is free and open to the public.
At the Canyon Community Center, 126 Lyon Blvd, Springdale
For more information contact the Zion National Park Forever Project at (435)772-3264.

Wednesday,   9/25/2019,   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,   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 State Historical Society Conference: "A Long View of History"
For the flyer, click here and to register, click here.

Friday,   10/4/2019,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture   (First one of the season)
Program TBD
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.

Thursday-Sunday,   10/10-13/2019
Old Spanish Trail Association (OSTA) Annual Conference: "Travelers Along the Old Spanish Trail"
    There will be presentations, field trips, and meals.
Hunter Conference Center, Charles Hunter Room, Southern Utah University (SUU)
    351 W. University Blvd., Cedar City, Utah 84720
For the flyer, click here. For registration and other information, go to http://www.OldSpanishTrail.org
    or contact Paula Mitchell at (435)586-7976.

Thursday-Friday,   10/17-18/2019;   All Day
Two-day Collection Preservation Workshop in St. George
    "Policies and Procedures and Collections Management Policies"
    "Risk Assessment and Practice Assessment"
    (Also see 6/3-4/2019 and 5/7-8/2020)
At the DUP McQuarrie Memorial Museum, 145 North 100 East, St George.
Preregistration is required and there is a fee.
For information, click here or contact Megan Van Frank, vanfrank@utahhumanities.org, (801)359-9670.

Thursday,   10/17/2019;   6:00 - 7:30 pm
First meeting of the reorganized Dixie Encampment Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers.
At the Legacy Clubhouse, northwest corner of Sir Monte Drive and Legacy Drive.
    For a map, click here.
For information, contact Dr. Wayne Pace (Chapter President) at wpace@infowest.com or (801)688-8114.

Saturday,   10/19/2019,   10:00 am - Noon
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    Lecture: "Creating Art with Gourds" presented by Rosemary McFadden, Celebrated Artist.
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,   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.

Friday,   10/25/2019,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Christa Sadler (author, educator, and river guide) will present "Seeing Things Whole: John Wesley Powell
    and an Understanding of the American West". 2019 is the 150th anniversary of John Wesley
    Powell's first expedition through the canyons of the Colorado River. Powell recognized inherent
    problems in our vision of settlement of the West more than a century ago, and his prescient
    ideas may help guide us into the future. Sadler will discusses John Wesley Powell the man,
    the scientist, the explorer, and the visionary policy maker from her new book The Colorado,
    about the human relationship with the Colorado River Basin.
This event is free and open to the public.
At the Kanab Library, 374 N. Main St. in Kanab, Utah.
For more information contact the Zion National Park Forever Project at (435)772-3264.

Friday-Saturday,   10/25-26/2019
Silver Reef Ghost Nights
    Ghost of Silver Reef come alive.
The suggested donation is $7.00 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,   10/30/2019,   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

Saturday,   11/7/2019,   7:30 - 9:00 pm
The Fern and J.L. Crawford Lecture Series
Dr. James Swensen will present "Three Powell Photographers"
    Program summary TBD
This event is free and open to the public.
At the Canyon Community Center, 126 Lyon Blvd, Springdale
For more information contact the Zion National Park Forever Project at (435)772-3264.

Saturday,   11/16/2019,   10:00 am - Noon
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    Lecture: "Pioneer Medicine and Remedies" presented by Evan Stapley, Pharmacist.
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,   11/20/2019,   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,   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.

Thursday,   11/21/2019;   6:00 - 7:30 pm
Meeting of the Dixie Encampment Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers.
At the Legacy Clubhouse, northwest corner of Sir Monte Drive and Legacy Drive.
    For a map, click here.
For information, contact Dr. Wayne Pace (Chapter President) at wpace@infowest.com or (801)688-8114.

Saturday,   11/23/2019,   10:00 am
Silver Reef Museum 4th Saturday Event
    Lecture:   "Medicine in Old Silver Reef, A Tale of Four Cultures" by Judy Henck
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.

Saturday,   12/21/2019,   10:00 am - Noon
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    Lecture: "Identify and Care of Family Dolls" presented by Dixie Miller, Doll Collector.
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.

Saturday,   1/18/2020,   10:00 am - Noon
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    Lecture: "Early Machine Quilting" presented by Gaydeen Dollar.
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,   1/29/2020,   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

Saturday,   2/15/2020,   10:00 am - Noon
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    Lecture: "Valentine Papercutting and Pioneer Crafts" presented by Susannah Nilsson.
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,   2/26/2020,   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

Saturday,   3/21/2020,   10:00 am - Noon
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    Lecture: "Pioneer Music" presented by Keith Behunin, Fertile Dirt Band.
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,   3/25/2020,   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

Saturday,   4/18/2020,   10:00 am - Noon
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    Lecture: "Early Pioneer and Indian Relations and Customs" presented by Glenn Rogers.
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,   4/29/2020,   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

Friday-Saturday,   5/7-8/2020;   All Day
Two-day Collection Preservation Workshop in St. George:
    "Preservation Planning, Environmental Management and Housekeeping"
    "Disaster Preparedness, Pocket Response Plan, Salvage Exercise"
    (Also see 6/3-4/2019 and 10/17-18/2019)
At the DUP McQuarrie Memorial Museum, 145 North 100 East, St George.
Preregistration is required and there is a fee.
For information, click here or contact Megan Van Frank, vanfrank@utahhumanities.org, (801)359-9670.

Saturday,   5/16/2020,   10:00 am - Noon
Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) 3rd Weekend Event
    Lecture: "Antique Methods of Wood Working " presented by Colin Smith, Master Woodworker.
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,   5/27/2020,   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

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 B) 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