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National Register Nominations | September 2014

In October 2014, the Board of State History, for the Utah Division of State History, will review five (5) nominations to the National Register. These nominations are:

John & Margaret Price House in Salt Lake City


Murray City Diesel Power Plant in Murray


Rawsel & Jane Bradford House in Murray


James & Mary Jane Miller House in Murray


John & Sarah Jane Wayman House in Centerville


The Board of State History meets on October 17, 2014. These meetings are public. To view or print the meeting agenda, please visit the Board of State History on this web site. Please note: agenda for October 2014 may be delayed due to the production of the sixty-second annual Utah State History conference.

Utah’s Latest Additions to the National Register

Check out the latest historic buildings in Utah listed on the National Register of Historic Places: Dyre & Maria Amundsen House, Murray; Twenty-Ninth Ward LDS Meetinghouse, Salt Lake City; Western Macaroni Manufacturing Company Factory, Salt Lake City; and the Weber River Railroad Bridge, Ogden.


Dyre & Maria Amundsen House
Murray, Salt Lake County, Utah

UT_Salt Lake County_Amundsen House_0001 (Medium)Statement of Significance:
The Dyre and Maria Amundsen House, built in 1891 and restored in 1998, is locally significant under Criterion C in the area of Architecture. Although the Victorian-style one-story brick house was converted to an office in 2004, a number of notable exterior and interior features have been preserved. These include the granite foundation, a tall wood mantel, and plaster ceiling medallions. The house was owned and occupied by members of the Amundsen family for over one hundred years. During that time, the house was transformed from a brick farmhouse for a major farmstead to an asbestos covered suburban home to a restored Victorian landmark. The house is particularly remarkable for its survival at the edge of an explosion of residential and commercial development that took place in Murray between the 1950s and 1970s. The period of significance dates from the construction of the house in 1891 to the remodeling in 1951. The house is a particularly elaborate early example of a cross-wing Victorian cottage in Murray, especially considering the construction materials were acquired by the barter system common for the time period. The property meets the registration requirements under the Multiple Property Submission, Historic Resources of Murray City, Utah, 1850–1967. The associated historic contexts are “Early Residential and Agricultural Buildings of Murray, 1850-1910” and the “Americanization of Murray’s Residential Architecture, 1902-1965.” The Dyre and Maria Amundsen House has good historic integrity and contributes to the historic character of its Murray neighborhood.

Read the full nomination:
Dyre & Amaria Amundsen House


Twenty-Ninth Ward LDS Meetinghouse
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah

Statement of Significance: 29th-Ward_001A
The Twenty-Ninth Ward LDS Meetinghouse is locally significant under Criterion A in the areas of Religion and Entertainment/Recreation. In the area of Religion, the two major building phases between 1902 and 1926 document changes in LDS meetinghouse construction, as well as worship and social usage in the early twentieth century. The historical significance falls under Criterion Consideration A as a former religious-use property. The Victorian Gothic Chapel/Assembly Hall, built between 1902 and 1905, was designed by a prominent Salt Lake builder, but was primarily financed and the construction executed by local ward members. The Amusement Hall addition, built in 1926, was also financed and constructed by ward members, but the LDS Church’s expanded architecture department was more involved in the design and oversight. The building is also significant in the area of Entertainment/Recreation as an important gathering place in its west side community. In addition to providing worship space for the majority of neighborhood residents who were members of the LDS Church, the building was the center for entertainment and social activities for a working-class neighborhood isolated from the more vibrant parts of the city by a barrier of rail yards and a limited mass transit system on the west side. The period of significance spans both the religious and recreational use of the building beginning with the construction of the basement in 1902 and ending with the final remodeling by the LDS Church in 1960, after which many of the recreational functions were moved to newer buildings. The Twenty-Ninth Ward LDS Meetinghouse retains its historic integrity for the period of significance and is a contributing landmark in its west side Salt Lake City neighborhood.

Read the full nomination:
29th Ward LDS Meetinghouse


Western Macaroni Manufacturing Company Factory
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah

UT_Salt-Lake_Co_Western-Macaroni_003AStatement of Significance:
The Western Macaroni Manufacturing Company Factory, built in 1900 and expanded in 1915, is locally significant under Criterion A in the areas of Commerce and Ethnic Heritage. The period of significance is defined by the use of the building by the Western Macaroni Company between 1905 and 1942. In 1905, the Western Macaroni Company began leasing the modest three-story brick factory within Salt Lake City’s emerging industrial district. By 1915 when the company expanded the building with a four-story addition, the Western Macaroni Company was the largest producer and distributor of pasta in the Intermountain West. Under Criterion A, the building is significant in the area of Commerce for its contributions to the economic output of Utah during this period. Despite its modest size, the Western Macaroni Company produced up to six tons of pasta per day and shipped product throughout the western United States and Canada. In the area of Ethnic Heritage, the Western Macaroni Company was founded by Italian immigrants and became one of the most successful Italian-American businesses in Utah. During its nearly forty years of operation, the Western Macaroni Company was praised as an example of both the successful assimilation of immigrants into the American economic system and the widespread dissemination of an immigrant food product, primarily macaroni and spaghetti, into mainstream American consumption. The Western Macaroni Company produced forty-five varieties of pasta, not only for the Italian community, but specialized products for other immigrant groups. The building is being nominated as part of the Salt Lake City Business District Multiple Resource Area context. The Western Macaroni Manufacturing Company Factory is the only extant historic pasta factory building in Salt Lake City and is a contributing historic resource in the city’s west-side commercial and industrial business district.

Read the full nomination:
Western Macaroni Mfg Co Factory


Weber River Railroad Bridge
Ogden, Weber County

Statement of Significance: UT_Weber County_Weber River RR Bridge_0001
The Weber River Railroad Bridge, built in 1897, and located in Ogden, Utah, is significant statewide under Criteria A and C. Under Criterion A, the bridge is significant in the area of Transportation. It is the only known Pegram truss span in use in its original location in the United States and is the oldest known railroad bridge in Utah in its original location. Although Ogden is steeped in railroad history, its railroad related resources have increasingly diminished, further adding to the bridge’s importance. The bridge represents an outgrowth of the railroad’s boom era of growth and expansion in Ogden during the late nineteenth century. Under Criterion C, the bridge is significant in the area of Engineering. It provides a glimpse into the region’s solution to the challenge of bridge design and construction during a time of great transportation and industrial development, and is located on the first railroad line (as directed by Brigham Young) in Utah after the Transcontinental Railroad was completed. The bridge is a good example of George H. Pegram’s truss design, being the only Pegram truss type in Utah. It remains unaltered, in its original location, and has continually carried train traffic across the Weber River since it was constructed. The bridge retains remarkable integrity and serves as a notable reflection of Pegram’s overall engineering skills and is a historic legacy of the man who had a wide-reaching impact on the area—Pegram spent much time in Ogden as the chief engineer for the Union Pacific and as a consultant for the Ogden Pioneer Electric Power Company.

Read the full nomination:
Weber River RR Bridge


The National Register of Historic Places is the official federal list of properties that are significant in American history, architecture, archaeology, or engineering.

How can I get a house or building listed? (and other frequently asked questions)

 

National Register Nominations | July 2015

On July 16, 2015, the Board of State History, for the Utah Division of State History, will review four (4)  nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. These are:

Archie Creek Camp Summit County
Erekson Artillo Dairy Farmhouse Murray, Salt Lake County
James & Nora Brown House Murray, Salt Lake County
Western General Agency Buiding Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County

The Board of State History meets on Thursday, July 16, 2015, at 12:15 pm to review NRHP nominations. These meetings are public. To view or print the meeting agenda, please visit the Board of State History on this web site.

Utah’s Historic Preservation Strategic Plan Survey

Over the next year, the Utah State Historic Preservation Office within the Utah Division of State History will lead out on a concerted effort to assess the current state of historic preservation in Utah, and through collaboration with state and federal agencies, local governments, various non-profit stakeholders, and as many members of the Utah Public as possible we hope to find a set of common goals and objectives to guide Historic Preservation in Utah over the next seven years.
If you would like to learn more about the Statewide Historic Preservation Plan process, please go the National Park Service’s webpage (click here)
A first step in this effort is to assess the current knowledge of historic preservation issues in Utah through an online survey. We hope that you have the time to fill out the survey as candidly and straightforwardly as possible. There is no place in the form for any personal information, so the answers are completely confidential.

Please use the scroll bar on the right to move through the survey.

Call for Entries Open for “DesignArts Utah ’14” – 19 May 2014

Utah Arts & Museums announces the call for entries for “DesignArts Utah ’14,” a juried exhibition highlighting the work of professional and student designers in any design field who currently live in Utah. Ellen Lupton, senior curator of contemporary design at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Museum in New York, is this year’s juror. All entries must be submitted by June 27, 2014.

This exhibition of selected designs opens Friday, August 29 and runs through Friday, October 17, 2014, culminating with a closing reception in conjunction with Salt Lake Design Week and Salt Lake Gallery Stroll. The exhibition will be inside the Rio Grande Depot in the Rio Gallery, located at 300 South Rio Grande (455 West) in Salt Lake City. The designer selected as the Juror’s Award Winner will receive a $3,000 recognition and thank-you award for the achievement and contribution to Utah.

Juror Ellen Lupton is senior curator of contemporary design at the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York City. Recent museum projects include “Graphic Design — Now in Production,” an exhibition on national tour through 2014, co-organized by Cooper-Hewitt and the Walker Art Center. Lupton also serves as director of the graphic design MFA program at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art), where she has authored numerous books on design processes, including Thinking with Type, Graphic Design Thinking, and Graphic Design: The New Basics.

DesignArts annual exhibitions feature selections of designs, prototypes, and produced samples by designers in Utah’s various design fields. Designers may submit produced work or conceptual, pre-production documentation. All Utah designers are invited to participate, including those in the fields of architecture (landscape or structural and community planning and design — urban and rural), as well as those in brand/packaging, display, fashion, furniture, graphic, industrial, interior, lighting, theatre or film set, transportation, web design or other design fields. Entries may be submitted online or via CD/DVD to the Utah Division of Arts and Museums, Design Arts Program, 300 S. Rio Grande, Salt Lake City, UT 84101 by 5:00 p.m. on June 27, 2014.

Further information, including entry forms and instructions, is available online at www.designartsutah.org. If you have questions, contact Jim Glenn at jglenn@utah.gov or 801.245.7271.

Utah State History Announces Grants to Certified Local Governments

For immediate release

April 30, 2014

Contact:
Geoffrey Fattah, 801.245.7205
Communications Director, Utah Dept. of Heritage and Arts

For Technical Information:  Alycia Aldrich, 801.245-7226

 

Utah State History Announces Grants to Certified Local Governments

 

Salt Lake City – Utah State History has awarded over $147,000 in matching grants to 14 Certified Local Governments (CLGs) for the 2014-2015 grant year. CLG grants assist local governments in documenting and preserving historic buildings and archaeological sites.  The grants, which consist of federal and state funds, require a 50/50 match of local funds or donated services.  For more information on the Certified Local Government program, visit http://history.utah.gov.

Centerville – $9,950 for rehabilitation work on the National Register-listed Thomas and Sara Whitaker house, to conduct a selective reconnaissance level survey, prepare a National Register nomination, to attend the Utah Preservation Conference, and to publish a walking tour booklet of historic Centerville City homes.

Draper – $10,000 for rehabilitation work on the National Register-listed Joseph & Celestia Smith House or another National Register-listed home, attend a preservation conference, and to publish a historic walking tour brochure.

Emery County – $6,000 for rehabilitation work on the National Register-listed San Rafael Bridge.

Heber – $10,000 for rehabilitation work on the National Register-listed Heber City Amusement Hall.

Hurricane – $6,000 for rehabilitation work on the National Register-listed Bradshaw House/Hotel.

Leeds – $10,000 for rehabilitation work on the National Register-listed Leeds CCC Camp Historic District and the National Register-listed Wells Fargo and Company Express Building.

Manti – $7,000 for rehabilitation work on the National Register-listed Manti City Hall.

Rockville – $2,500 for rehabilitation work on the National Register-listed Russell Home in the Grafton Historic District, and to publish walking tour brochures.

Salt Lake City – $24,948 to hire a professional consultant to complete a standard reconnaissance level survey of the University Neighborhood Historic District, to host an onsite training seminar related to historic preservation, and to send members of the historic preservation commission to a national, regional, or local conference related to historic preservation.

Salt Lake County – $16,000 for rehabilitation work on the National Register-listed Henry J. Wheeler Farm, and to hire a professional consultant to prepare a multiple property National Register nomination for buildings within the Millcreek Township area.

Sandy – $10,000 to hire a licensed architect with previous experience in historic preservation to plan the preservation work for restoration of the National Register-listed Crescent Elementary School, and to publish walking tour booklets and brochures.

South Jordan – $7,500 to hire a professional financial consultant to complete a Market Demand Analysis and a Pro Forma Financial Analysis to help identify a highest and best use of the National Register-listed Samuel E. Holt Farmstead.

St. George – $10,000 to hire a consultant to conduct an archaeological survey of approximately 800 acres in the city boundaries, to update and publish the third edition of the Landmark & Historic Sites book, and to attend the Utah Preservation Conference.

Tooele County – $17,800 for rehabilitation work on the National Register-listed Benson Grist Mill, and tohire a licensed architect with previous experience in historic preservation to plan the preservation work for restoration of the historic Wendover Officer’s Club at Wendover Air Force Base.

 

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Utah Archaeology Week Open House

DIG INTO UTAH’S PAST
COME SEE HOW ARCHAEOLOGY TELLS THE STORY OF UTAH’S ANCIENT PEOPLE
What: Utah Archaeology Week Open House
When: Saturday, May 3, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Where: Rio Grande Depot, 300 South Rio Grande Street, Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY – Find out more about Utah’s incredible past during Utah Archaeology Week, May 3-10, 2014. Archaeological themed events will be held throughout the state to educate the public about Utah’s fabulous archaeological heritage.

On May 3, the Utah Division of State History will host the Archaeology Week Open House from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Participants will be able to throw a special spear called an atlatl, grind corn using stone tools, make Fremont figurines, see how projectile points are made, buy Indian tacos, and much more. The event is free and open to the public.

“Archaeology Week gives the community a chance to connect to Utah’s unique past,” says Brad Westwood, Director, Utah State History. “It helps people realize that we have 13,000 plus years of human activity in Utah. Archaeology is our heritage and should be celebrated.”

Organizations throughout Utah will be hosting additional special events during Utah Archaeology Week. For a complete listing of statewide events, please visit history.utah.gov/archaeology-week or call Deb Miller at 801-245-7249 or email damiller@utah.gov.

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Find more about us online at heritage.utah.gov
State History serves the citizens of Utah by helping to make history accessible, exciting, and relevant-and integral to the economy and culture of the state. State History is a division of the Department of Heritage and Arts.

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Archaeology Week 2014 Events


Utah Archaeology Week celebrates Utah’s rich archaeological and cultural resources with a week of lectures and hands-on learning.

Statewide events include:

  • Open house at the Rio Grande Depot with educational activities for kids
  • Annual poster contest
  • Lectures and paper presentations
  • Tours of archaeological sites

Please note: Updates occur regularly, but may take up to 48 hours to appear.

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Beaver County

Fire, Frisco and Furnaces – Tour of the Charcoal Making Industry at Historic Frisco, Beaver County

CITY: Frisco (Meet in Cedar City)
DATE & TIME: Saturday, May 10, 8am to 2pm
LOCATION: Meet at Frontier Homestead State Park in Cedar City
INFORMATION: Samantha Kirkley, slkirkley@gmail.com
SPONSORS: BLM, Frontier Homestead State Park
ADMISSION: Free

This is a BLM guided tour of the historic town of Frisco in Beaver County. Participants will be
able to see charcoal kilns, ruins of houses and businesses, town cemetery, and wherever else
the guide may lead. It will be a fun day of discovery. All ages welcome. Please prepare by
wearing good shoes, sunscreen, and possibly a hat. You will also want to bring lunch, water,
and a camera. While some carpooling may be possible, please prepare to drive your own
vehicle. High clearance vehicle required! We will be meeting at the Frontier Homestead State
Park in Cedar City before 8am. Those who are coming from another county can meet at 9:15
a.m. at the Carbonate Gulch Road and Hwy 21, 12.7 miles west of junction Hwys 21 and 257
in Milford and 1.1 miles east of Frisco Summit. While not required, attending the Wednesday
presentation at the Homestead will greatly enhance your experience. No public restrooms
available at the site.

Cache County

Utah Archaeology and Native History at the Museum of Anthropology

City: Logan
Date & time: Saturday, May 10, 10am-2pm
Location: USU Museum of Anthropology, USU Campus, Old Main Building, Room 252
Information: elizabeth.sutton@usu.edu, (435)797-7545, anthromuseum.usu.edu
Sponsor: USU Museum of Anthropology and USU Native American Student Council
Admission: Free

“Utah Archaeology and Native History” This is a FREE event at our museum designed for a family audience. We will offer hands-on activities with tours of our Great Basin exhibits and artifact displays,atlatl throwing, making pottery, and Native Arts and Crafts.

Carbon County

Utah State University Eastern Prehistoric Museum Family Activity Day

CITY: Price
DATE & TIME: Saturday, May 3, (Free admission to Museum 9am to 5pm)
LOCATION: USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum, 155 East Main St.
INFORMATION: Dr. Tim Riley, tim.riley@usu.edu; usueastern.edu/museum/
SPONSOR: Utah State University Eastern, Prehistoric Museum
ADMISSION: Free

Come join the Prehistoric Museum for a day of fun for the whole family, including numerous hands-on activities and educational events. Admission to the museum is free all day, with children’s activities from 10am to 2pm. Bring the whole family!


Prehistoric Artisans: The Role of Artistic Expression among the Fremont

CITY: Price
DATE & TIME: Tuesday, May 6, 7-8pm
LOCATION: USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum (upstairs), 155 East Main St.
INFORMATION: Dr. Tim Riley, tim.riley@usu.eduusueastern.edu/museum/
SPONSOR: Utah State University Eastern, Prehistoric Museum
ADMISSION: Free

Dr. Tim Riley will speak on artistic expression amongst the Fremont peoples of Utah, at this free event at the USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum.


The Mouth That Roared: Acrocanthosaurus inside and out

CITY: Price
DATE & TIME: Friday, May 9, 7-8pm
LOCATION: USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum (upstairs), 155 East Main St.
INFORMATION: Dr. Tim Riley, tim.riley@usu.eduusueastern.edu/museum/
SPONSOR: Utah State University Eastern, Prehistoric Museum
ADMISSION: Free

Dr. Ken Carpenter, the Director and Curator of Paleontology at the Prehis-
toric Museum & Associate Vice Chancellor at Utah State University.


Art Gallery Exhibition Opening – Terry Willis, Chasing The Light – II

CITY: Price
DATE & TIME: Friday, May 10, 9am-5pm
LOCATION: USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum (upstairs), The museum art gallery.
INFORMATION: (435) 613-5060 or (800) 817-9949
SPONSOR: Utah State University Eastern, Prehistoric Museum
ADMISSION: General admission rates apply. For Prices visit: usueastern.edu/museum/visit.htm

Daggett County

History and Archaeology of the Jarvie Ranch in Daggett County, Utah

DATE & TIME: Saturday, May 17, 10am to 3pm
LOCATION: Jarvie Ranch
INFORMATION: BLM Ranger for Jarvie Ranch (435) 885-3307
SPONSOR: Vernal Field Office, Bureau of Land Management
ADMISSION: Free

Jarvie Days is an all-day program that provides an opportunity for the public to experience life-ways of the inhabitants of Browns Park of NE Utah during the late 18th Park area, there were several cultural interactions that were taking place. Beyond the settlers that inhabited the area year-round, there were seasonal gatherings of Mountain Men and Native Americans. To represent these various cultures, the Vernal Field Office is planning on having several opportunities for the public to have hands-on experiences that include various historic activities of the period. These include, but are not limited to, rope making, candle making, and various prehistoric technologies such as petroglyph recreation and atlatl throwing. Also planned are multiple re-enactors that represent the
Mountain Men Rendezvous, Native American Flintknapping, Blacksmithing, and Wagon Teamsters. It will be a fun filled day of learning for the entire family with food vendors available.
century. During this period in the Browns.

Emery County

The Tusher Diversion and Hastings Ranch and Green River’s Agricultural Industry

CITY: Green River
DATE & TIME: Thursday, May 8, 7-830pm
LOCATION: John Wesley Powell Museum, 1765 E. Main St.
INFORMATION: Grant Carlos Smith, grant.smith@ut.usda.gov
SPONSOR: National Resources Conservation Service and John Wesley Powell Museum
ADMISSION: FREE

Presentation will cover the history and importance of the Tusher Diversion and the Hastings Ranch in the development of the Green River agricultural industry. As part of that meeting, NRCS and the John Wesley Powell museum is inviting the public to bring photos, articles, journal entries, and/or anecdotes about the Tusher Diversion so that its history can be better understood and appreciated. NRCS will have scanners and copiers at hand for those that wish to share.


Movie Night at the Museum

CITY: Castle Dale
DATE & TIME: Thursday, May 8 at 6pm
LOCATION: Museum of the San Rafael, 70 North 100 East, Castle Dale, UT
INFORMATION: museum@emery.utah.gov, 435-381-5252
SPONSOR: Museum of the San Rafael
ADMISSION: Free

Please join us for a fun and entertaining evening of watching the animated movie, The Croods, at the museum. The movie is rated “PG”. After their cave is destroyed, a caveman family must trek through an unfamiliar fantastical world with the help of an inventive boy. Bring your own pillows and blankets. Popcorn and water provided!


Family day at the Museum

CITY: Castle Dale
DATE & TIME: Saturday May 10, 10am-2pm
LOCATION: Museum of the San Rafael, 70 North 100 East, Castle Dale, UT
INFORMATION: museum@emery.utah.gov, 435-381-5252
SPONSOR: Museum of the San Rafael
ADMISSION: Free

Please join us for a day of family activities at the Museum of the San Rafael with activities for all ages.

Grand County

Aliens, Dinosaurs, and Lost Treasure: Hijacking Southern Utah’s Cultural Heritage for Nefarious Purposes

CITY: Moab
DATE & TIME: Thursday, May 8, 6-7pm
LOCATION: Moab Information Center, 25 East Center Street
INFORMATION: Mary Thomas, crmfilesearch@gmail.com
SPONSOR: Moab Information Center
ADMISSION: Free

Southern Utah’s rich cultural history holds many mysteries. These mysteries slowly reveal themselves to archaeologists, historians, and other scholars as they undertake careful, thoughtful, and often tedious research based on empirical observations, fact checking, and the scientific method. Unfortunately, many of these investigations are overshadowed in popular culture by questionable claims made by pseudoscience practitioners who manipulate facts, make unverifiable claims, or use weakly piecemealed arguments to twist simple observations to fit into preconceived notions of their preferred realities. Using examples drawn from Southern Utah, claims for creation, alien visitation, hidden treasure, and certain infamous missing person case are scrutinized through common sense, logic, and the scientific method.

Iron County

Archaeology Day

CITY: Cedar City
DATE & TIME: Saturday, May 3, 10am to 3pm
LOCATION: Frontier Homestead State Park Museum (635 N. Main), Cedar City
SPONSORS: Southern Utah University, Bureau of Land Management-Cedar office, Project Archaeology, Frontier Homestead State Park, and the Cowboy Smokehouse.
INFORMATION: Samantha Kirkley, slkirkley@gmail.com
ADMISSION: $5/family

This is the 3rd annual kick-off event for Archaeology Week in southern Utah. We will have various activities and demonstrations for all ages. Bring the family and learn how to throw an atlatl, grind corn, build an ancient dwelling, make a prehistoric duck decoy, and more. Also, bring your interesting artifacts from home and “Ask an Archaeologist” to give you more information. Boy Scouts can earn Indian Lore badge by participating. Park entrance fee is $1.50 per person or $5.00 per family.


SUU Archaeology Repository Tours

CITY: Cedar City
DATE & TIME: Monday, May 5, 6 to 8pm
LOCATION: Room 101-A, West basement door, Electronic Learning Center (ELC), SUU, Cedar City
SPONSOR: Southern Utah University
INFORMATION: Samantha Kirkley, slkirkley@gmail.com
ADMISSION: Free

This is a rare and wonderful opportunity available to the public to see and touch real artifacts from various archaeological sites. Professional archaeologist and curator, Barbara Frank, will be offering the tours every half hour and answering questions. Directional signs will be on the doors of the ELC to ensure that you arrive. All (well-behaved) ages welcome! Free event.


Fire, Frisco and Furnaces: Presentations on the Charcoal Making Industry at Historic Frisco, Beaver County

CITY: Cedar City
DATE & TIME: Wednesday, May 7, 7 to 8 pm
LOCATION: Frontier Homestead State Park Museum (635 N. Main), Cedar City
SPONSORS: BLM, Frontier Homestead State Park
INFORMATION: Samantha Kirkley, slkirkley@gmail.com
ADMISSION: Free
Professionals, Doug Page and Nate Thomas, will offer public presentations on historic mining in southern Utah and the latest discoveries at historic Frisco, Utah. Those interested in taking the tour Saturday won’t want to miss these presentations. Free event.


Parowan Gap Tour

CITY: Cedar City
DATE & TIME: Friday, May 9, 6:30 to 8:30 pm
LOCATION: Meet at Frontier Homestead State Park (635 N. Main) or at Parowan Gap
SPONSORS: BLM, Frontier Homestead State Park
INFORMATION: Samantha Kirkley, slkirkley@gmail.com
ADMISSION: Free

Come see one of the largest and most spectacular collections of rock art in Utah! This tour will be guided by BLM archaeologist, Nate Thomas. While some carpooling may be possible, please prepare to drive your own vehicle. We will meet at the Frontier Homestead State Park and be ready to depart at 6:30 pm. You may also meet the group at the Gap. The petroglyphs are visible from the road, so no rigorous gear should be necessary and wheel chairs should be able to access most of the area. Water, binoculars, and a camera are suggested. No public restrooms yet available at this site.

Salt-Lake1

Utah Archaeology Week Open House

CITY: Salt Lake City
DATE & TIME: Saturday, May 3, 10am-2pm
LOCATION: Rio Grande Building, 300 S Rio Grande Street, SLC
INFORMATION: history.utah.gov, or Like us on Facebook UtahStateAntiquitiesSection
SPONSOR: Utah Division of State History and partners
ADMISSION: Free

Experience Utah’s rich cultural heritage by participating in hands-on archaeological activities. Grinding corn, throwing spears, and face painting are just a few of the exciting events for kids and families.

Sevier County

Archaeology of Clear Creek Canyon and Fremont Indian State Park

DATE & TIME: Thursday, May 15, 6-8pm
LOCATION: Fremont Indian State Park & Museum, 3820 Clear Creek Canyon Rd.
INFORMATION: donmerritt@utah.gov; (435) 527-4631
SPONSOR: Fremont Indian State Park & Friends of the Fremont
ADMISSION: Free

Archaeologists Richard Talbot and Asa Nielson will present on the archaeology of Fremont Indian State Park, and provide a unique perspective on those archaeological excavations and research as they were members of the original team to do the work in the 1980s before founding of the State Park. Get an insider’s perspective on the archaeology of the canyon! There is no fee for the lecture or access to the museum from 6pm to 8pm, and everyone is welcome.

tooele

Annual Archaeology Week Public Tour of Danger & Jukebox Caves

DATE & TIME: Saturday, May 10, 2014
LOCATION: Contact Justina Parsons below
INFORMATION: Justina Parsons-Bernstein jparsonsbernstein@utah.gov (put “Danger Cave Tour” in subject line
SPONSOR: Utah State Parks
ADMISSION: RSVP Only

Danger and Jukebox Caves were formed under the waters of Lake Bonneville. When the waters of that ancient lake receded and revealed the caves, humans began using them as shelter and food processing centers. Archaeological work in these caves is the foundation of Great Basin Archaeological studies. Saturday, May 10th will the annual public Archaeology Week tour of the caves with Utah State Parks staff and associated experts.

Space is limited for this annual tour. Please Note–this tour involves some very steep and rugged hiking. You must reserve a spot by emailing Utah State Parks Heritage Resources Coordinator Justina Parsons-Bernstein at jparsonsbernstein@utah.gov with “Danger Cave Tour” in the subject line. First emailed, first served.

Utah County

Museum of Peoples and Cultures Block Party

CITY: Provo
DATE & TIME: Saturday, May 10, 11am to 3pm
LOCATION: Museum of Peoples and Cultures, 100 E 700 N
INFORMATION: mpc@byu.edu; (801) 422-0020
SPONSOR: Brigham Young University, Museum of Peoples and Culture
ADMISSION: Free

Come join the Museum of Peoples and Culture for an archaeological Block Party! The theme this year is “Technology through Time” and there will five different stations (Weapons & Hunting, Food Preparation, Clothing, Building Materials, and Games and Entertainment) and each station will have three different cultures in Utah represented as well as a game. Refreshments will be provided to all attendees!

Washington County

Archaeological Excavation Tour

CITY: ST. George
DATE & TIME: Saturday, May 3, 10 to 11am
LOCATION: Meet at Crosby Family Confluence Park
SPONSORS: Local Professional Archaeologists
INFORMATION: Samantha Kirkley, slkirkley@gmail.com
ADMISSION: Free

Come and receive a guided tour of an archaeological excavation currently in progress in St.George. All are welcome to meet at the Crosby Family Confluence Park located just south of the Dixie Center on Convention Center Drive prior to 10 am, when you will be guided to the site by a professional archaeologist. This is a rare and educational opportunity that you don’t want to miss!

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2015 Call for Papers and Session Proposals

Utah State History invites the public, scholars, students, and organizations to submit proposals for papers, sessions, panels, roundtables, or multi-media presentations exploring Utah’s multicultural past. The conference theme is “Deep Roots, Many Voices: Exploring Utah’s Multicultural Past.” Sessions for the 63rd annual Utah State History conference will be held October 2, 2015 at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center in West Valley City.

Utah’s history is enriched by the study of a host of peoples, experiences, and voices. The histories of ethnicity, gender, work, and family, from the perspective of ordinary people, do more than pepper diversity in Utah history: they fundamentally change and enhance our understanding of the state and its past. These histories are ones of empowerment, creativity, and survival, as well as conquest, dispossession, and prejudice. We urge presenters to draw upon Utah’s rich historical literature and expand on it by telling new stories, making history available in new ways, and engaging partners to widen our public dialogue.

The 2015 Program Committee invites proposals that explore the role of cultural groups in the formation of the state’s identity and social and political institutions. We’ll also consider proposals on all areas of Utah history. We welcome a range of formats, from the traditional panels and sessions to more innovative formats. We strongly encourage full session or panel submissions, though we will make every effort to match single paper proposals with other panels and papers.

Proposals are due April 1, 2015. Each proposal must include:

  • Each paper proposal, whether individual or in a session, should include a one-paragraph abstract (250-word limit) detailing the presentation and its significance. Submissions for entire sessions or panels should include a brief abstract (250 words) that outlines the purpose of the session
  • Bio (100-word limit) and accompanying c.v. with address, phone, and email for each participant
  • Audio-visual requirements
  • Your permission, if selected, for media interviews, session audio/visual recordings, and electronic sessions or podcasts during or in advance of the conference. The Division of State History will use these recording in its effort to meet its history-related mission.

To submit a proposal, send an abstract and name(s) of presenter(s), accompanied with supporting materials, to uhq@utah.gov.

For questions about submissions, contact either Holly George at 801-245-7257 or hollygeorge@utah.gov or Jedediah Rogers at 801-245-7209 or jedediahrogers@utah.gov.

For general conference information, please contact Alycia Aldrich at 801-245-7226 or aaldrich@utah.gov.