Utah Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month celebrates Utah’s rich archaeological and historical resources with a month of lectures and hands-on learning. Statewide events include:
- Open house at the Natural History Museum of Utah with educational activities for (kids and adults)
- Hands-on experiences
- Lectures and paper presentations
- Tours of archaeological and historical sites
Printable version of the events calendar is available!
Please note: Updates occur regularly, but may take up to 48 hours to appear. Please note: Jumps may land slightly below their marker. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
Do you have an event? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and fill out the Archaeology and Historic Preservation Event Form
- Third Annual Academy Center Art Show & Sale in the Historic Box Elder Academy of Music and Dancing Building
Date & Time: Memorial Day Weekend, May 25 and 26
For More Information (contact info): Lanan Donovan (email@example.com)
Sponsors/Organizations: Historic Downtown Brigham City
Admission Cost: Free
Event Description: The annual Academy Center Art Show & Sale, held on Memorial Day Weekend, is gaining attention as one of the Top of Utah’s finest art venues. It is set in the stunningly restored Academy Conference Center Ballroom, in Historic Downtown Brigham City. This event will showcases over 100 works of art in professional, amateur, and student divisions. Media includes oil/acrylic, watercolor, drawing, and sculpture portraying a wide range of subjects. www.visitbrighamcity.com/artsh
Golden Spike National Historic Site
- Transcontinental Celebration (149th Anniversary)
Date & Time: Thursday, May 10 (9am to 5pm)
Location: Golden Spike National Historic Site, 32 miles west of Brigham City
For More Information (contact info): 435-471-2209, ext 29
Sponsors/Organizations: National Park Service
Admission Cost: Free
Event Description: Golden Spike National Historic Site will celebrate the 149th anniversary of the completion of the nation’s first transcontinental railroad on May 10th, 2018. Events marking the May 10th occasion include the recreation of the historic “champagne photo”, a performance by Box Elder High School Band, traditional anniversary program, a re-enactment of the original 1869 ceremony, and locomotive steam demonstrations.
- Riding Tours of Historic Hyrum
Date & Time: Saturday, May 12 (11am & 2pm)
Location: Meet at the Hyrum Museum, 50 West Main Hyrum
For More Information (contact info): firstname.lastname@example.org or (435) 245-0208
Sponsors/Organizations: Hyrum City Museum and Hyrum Historic Preservation Commission
Admission Cost: Free, but sign-up with the museum to guarantee spot
Event Description: Join us for a riding tour of the historic structures and sites of Hyrum. Enjoy 45 minutes of a guided tour including historic pictures of the places we’ll be viewing along with interesting facts, stories, and maybe a tall tale or two!
- A People’s Story of the Land
Date & Time: May 19, 10am to 4pm
Location: Stokes Nature Center, 2696 E Hwy 89, Logan, UT 84321
For More Information (contact info): Stokes Nature Center, email@example.com, 435-755-3239
Sponsors/Organizations: Stokes Nature Center, USU Museum of Anthropology, NW Band of the Shoshone Tribe
Admission Cost: Free
Event Description: The month of May has been designated as Annual Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month to promote Utah’s historical heritage throughout the state. Here at Stokes Nature Center, we are teaming up with the USU Museum of Anthropology, and the NW Band of the Shoshone tribe to take this opportunity to showcase the diverse history of the native people’s relationship with the land. Please join us on Saturday, May 19th, from 10 AM – 4 PM at Stokes Nature Center to celebrate the Shoshone heritage and story. We will have special exhibits, demonstrations of skill such as basket-weaving, bead-making, using natural dyes, edible and medicinal plant identification, and more! Chairman Darren Parry will be closing the day’s festivities with a presentation about balancing the needs of the Shoshone people with environmental stewardship.