Thursday, October 25, 2018, 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Rio Grande Depot, 300 S. Rio Grande Street, Zephyr Conference Room
TIME: Noon – Working Lunch for Board Members and Staff
12:15 p.m. – WELCOME – Dina Blaes, Chair
JULY – SEPTEMBER STATE HISTORY PROGRAM ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Roger Roper – Historic Preservation (7 min)
1. Conducted a day-long Community Preservation workshop in Salt Lake City on September 27th. This was the last of three regional workshops that will be conducted in 2018.
2. Hired preservation architect Steve Cornell to replace Don Hartley. Steve will start on October 22nd.
3. Scanning of historic site forms for online sharing with the public. Currently 3,500 forms have been scanned out of a total of approximately 30,000.
Kevin Fayles – History Day (7 min)
1. Teacher outreach and training: 105 teachers at 8 teacher workshops: Ogden High School, Davis School District, Weber State University, Salt Lake, Daybreak, Eagle Mountain
2. Judges Needed!
3. Diversity Efforts
4. Spike 150 Curriculum
5. Fundraising goal: $10,000 annual sponsor
6. Spring Contests: Feb-April
Doug Misner – Library and Collections (7 min)
1. Using tech to help solve problems – Staff officially completed the Artifact Reconnaissance Survey project
2. Partnerships and Collaboration – Staff completed work on the traveling exhibit, Through Toil and Labor: The Forgotten History of Utah’s Chinese Railroad Workers.
3. Collection storage facility/requests for additional staff – Staff assisted in the completion of the programming document for the collection storage facility. Have requested hiring two full time staff members to work with the manuscript, photograph, and artifact collections.
Chris Merritt – Antiquities (7 min)
1. Public Education & Archaeology – Worked with Over two dozen teachers at Smith Preserve and Nine Mile Canyon. Developing a K-12 curricula regarding CCC for the USFS.
2. Site Stewardship – Participated in several trainings and development projects with current BLM Site stewardship.
3. Human Remains Program – With legislative approval, we have hired a full-time staff for the Human Remains Program, Meghan Banton.
4. Historical Archaeology Repository – A 1500 square foot historic repository is now penciled into the current Collections Building Proposal
5. Streamlining Agreements – working with the BLM, NPS and USFS. Have trained 3 of DEQ’s 5 divisions towards a PA.
6. Messaging and Media – We have had incredible coverage in the Press including Saltair Looting, Fort Douglas excavations, an exhibit tailored for those with visual impairments, shooting damage and rock art in Utah County, and the Transcontinental Railroad.
Jed Rogers and Holly George – Utah Historical Quarterly (7 min)
1. Special Issues: Great Salt Lake (Winter 2019), Public Lands (Winter 2020)
2. Monuments & Markers update: Phase II
3. Editorial fellow, publication partnership, editorial policy
4. World War I Commission
Kevin Fayles – Communications and Fundraising (10 min)
1. Website and social media update
2. 2018 History Conference
3. The Western History Association awarded “Utah Drawn: An Exhibition of Rare Maps” with the 2018 Autry Public History Prize
- Approval of the August 2 2018 Board of State History Minutes – Dina Blaes
(Board motion required) (3 min)
- Committee reports
(Board motion required if any action items are requested)
Historic Preservation & Archaeology Committee – David Richardson (5 min)
National Register of Historic Places Nominations – Cory Jensen (30min)
National Register of Historic Places Nominations Summaries
Request for Removal from National Register of Historic Places
a) Simmons Ranch, Duchesne County
- 2019 Board of State History Meeting Dates – January 24th, April 25th, July 25th, October 24th – Alycia Rowley (Board motion required) (5 min)
- Update on proposed Artifacts & Art Center – Jill Love and Karen Krieger (20 minutes)
- 2019 Vision and Priorities – Don Hartley (15 min)
Board of State History’s Duties, Bylaws and Statutory Authority – Bryan Nalder (15 min)
NEXT MEETING: TBD
Please visit the Public Archaeology programs’ “Making Senses of Archaeology” exhibit located in the 1st floor hallway by the elevators.