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WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)


CALENDAR OF UPCOMING EVENTS

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SPECIFIC EVENTS

Thursday-Friday,   10/17-18/2019;   9:00 am - 4:30 pm
UtahHumanities Regional Heritage Stewardship Program - Preservation Services and Training
    "Policies and Procedures and Collections Management Policies
    Risk Assessment and Practice Assessment"
At the DUP McQuarrie Memorial Museum, 145 North 100 East in St. George.
$20 per day or $35 for the 2-day series.
For information, click here for the announcement.
To register, go to https://artsandmuseums.utah.gov/rhsp-workshop-series.

Thursday,   10/17/2019;   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
    Progam: Mike Harless will talk about George W.G. Averett.
    From his birth in Maury TN (1824) to his death in Washington UT (1902), George's life took
    him to many different adventures, like a traveling blacksmith/gunsmith, Mormon convert and
    pioneer, to a miner 49er, to name just a few of his exploits. His hand written autobiography
    is one of many Mormon pioneer treasures held in the vaults of the LDS Church.
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.

Friday,   10/18/2019,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture
"Kanab Field Office Adventures" by Clay Stewart
    The Kanab Field Office is located in Utah’s Kane County, near the Utah-Arizona border,
    Lake Powell, and Arizona's Grand Canyon. East of Kanab are the Vermilion Cliffs that run
    north through open country. The Paria River cuts through the Vermilion Cliffs traveling
    through the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness Area on the Utah-Arizona border.
    Backpackers who visit this area hike through narrow, twisting canyons of the Buckskin
    Gulch and Paria River. We may even hear about a feature called the Wave!
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.

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.

Wednesday,   10/23/2019;   6:00 - 7:30 pm
First meeting of the reorganized Dixie Encampment Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers.
Dicky's Barbecue will serve a buffet dinner; the costs are $25 per couple or $15 for a single.
At the Legacy Clubhouse, northwest corner of Sir Monte Drive and Legacy Drive.
    For a map, click here.
For information and reservations, contact Dr. Wayne Pace (Chapter President) at
    wpace@infowest.com or (801)688-8114.

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,   Noon - 1:00 pm
DASIA's Marilyn Davis Brown Bag Lecture
"Aravada Springs" by Mark Rawlins
    For generations, the Nay Ranch (formerly known as the Whitney Ranch), has hosted family reunions,
    Boy Scout and Girl Scout groups, community and church groups, and large groups of friends.
    Aravada Springs is committed to welcoming families and other groups to a newly developed group
    camping site. Amenities, activities and adventures around this historic spot on the Arizona
    Strip will be described.
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,   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

Friday,   11/1/2019,   9:00 - 12:00 noon
Symposium: "Utah at the Crossroads of the Mind - History and Philosophy at Midcentury"
At the University of Utah Marriott Library, Room 1150
This program is free and everyone is invited.
For more information, click here.

Friday,   11/1/2019,   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Craig S. Smith speaking on his book, "The Selected Letters of Juanita Brooks".
    Mr. Smith will discuss Juanita's legacy and read from some of her letters.
At the historic St. George Tabernacle,     18 S. Main Street, St. George
This program is free, dress is casual, and everyone is invited.
    Doors open an hour before the event.
    An elevator and access for those with disabilities are available at the Tabernacle west entrance.
    For more information, click here or call the Tabernacle at (435)628-4072.

Saturday,   11/2/2019,   9:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT
8th Biennial Three Corners [Archaeological] Conference in Las Vegas
    The purpose of this conference is for researchers to meet, present, and discuss their
    findings from work in the southwestern corner of Utah, southern Nevada, western Arizona,
    and southeastern California.
This event is free and open to the public.
    For more information, click here.

Saturday,   11/7/2019,   7:30 - 9:00 pm     (Day and Date ???)
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.

Tuesday,   11/12/2019;   12:00 noon - 1:30 pm
UtahHumanities Regional Heritage Stewardship Program - Preservation Services and Training
    "Fall 2019 Free Webinar Series: When to Call a Conservator"
For information, click here for the announcement.
To register, go to https://artsandmuseums.utah.gov/rhsp-workshop-series.

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

Wedesday,   11/20/2019;   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.

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,   10/17/2019;   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
    Progam: TBD
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.

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.

Wednesday,   12/11/2019;   12:00 noon - 1:30 pm
UtahHumanities Regional Heritage Stewardship Program - Preservation Services and Training
    "Fall 2019 Free Webinar Series: Collections Management Practices"
For information, click here for the announcement.
To register, go to https://artsandmuseums.utah.gov/rhsp-workshop-series.

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.

Thursday,   1/16/2020;   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
    Progam: TBD
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.

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

Thursday,   2/13/2020;   ?:?? - ?.?? pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Fund-Raiser
    Activity: TBD (Possible a Valentine themed dinner-dance).

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

Thursday,   3/19/2020;   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
    Progam: TBD
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.

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

Wednesday,   4/1/2019,   7:30 - 8:30 pm
37th Annual Juanita Brooks Lecture
Subject: TBD will present "TBD".
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.

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

Thursday-Friday,   5/7-8/2020;   9:00 am - 4:30 pm
UtahHumanities Regional Heritage Stewardship Program - Preservation Services and Training
    "Preservation Planning, Environmental Management and Housekeeping
    Disaster Preparedness, Pocket Response Plan, Salvage Exercise"
At the DUP McQuarrie Memorial Museum, 145 North 100 East in St. George.
$20 per day or $35 for the 2-day series.
For information, click here for the announcement.
To register, go to https://artsandmuseums.utah.gov/rhsp-workshop-series.

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.

Thursday,   5/21/2020;   7:00 - 8:30 pm
Washington City Historical Society Lecture Meeting
    Progam: TBD
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.

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