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 Location: 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/artshow
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.
Family Day at the Prehistoric Museum Date & Time: Saturday, May 12 (9am-5pm) Location: USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum For More Information (contact info): Shai Reisig, Shai.Reiswig@Usu.edu, 435-613-5755
Sponsors/Organizations: USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum Admission Cost: Free Event Description: Join us for Family Day at the Prehistoric Museum! Admission is free all day and there will be activities for kids (and the kid in you) from 10 am until 2pm.
Jarvie Ranch Restoration/Maintenance and Cleanup Project Date & Time: Saturday, May 19 (8am) Location: Jarvie Homestead For More Information (contact info): Dave Christensen and Tom Milter 435-781-3423 or 435-781-4461
Sponsors/Organizations: Vernal Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management Admission Cost: Free Event Description: Project will consist of applying oil to fences for protection from the elements and preserve structural integrity. Applying wax to artifacts as a preservation method. And vegetation cleanup around historic structures to prevent fuels buildup. Click here for a Flyer
Antelope Island State Park/Syracuse
Traditional Pottery-Making Workshop Date & Time: Two Parts, Friday May 11, 10am-5pm and Saturday May 19, 10am-5pm. Location: Fielding-Garr Homestead, Antelope Island State Park For More Information (contact info): Shawn Lambert, State History, 801-245-732, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsors/Organizations: Utah Division of State History and Utah Division of State Parks Admission Cost: For each class, there will be a $10.00 fee to gain access to the Antelope Island State Park. The total cost for each participant will be $20.00. Please Register HERE Event Description: This two-day workshop offers each participant a cursory introduction and hands-on experience in the craft production of pottery. We will explore how to procure clays, make clay recipes with different tempering agents (the mixture of clay with shell, sand, grog, or fiber), make paints, and hand-coiling techniques using a base pottery mold. To provide some historical and cultural contexts on the first day, there will be a series of guest speakers who will talk about the history of pottery making. Then, participants will learn how to make and decorate two vessel types: one finger-pinched pot and one hand-coiled pot. During the second class of the workshop, participants will put the finishing touches to their ceramic vessels and fire them in a traditional fire pit! The goal of this workshop is to leave with a better understanding of the history and production of pottery from different time periods and cultures, while highlighting Utah’s own ceramic production history over the last 2,000 years. The mission is to help foster a sense of community through public engagement, history-building, and hands-on learning, all of which will hopefully bring diverse people together for a wonderful archaeological and historical experience.
The workshop will last two days in May. Each class will last approximately 6-7 hours, and will be capped at 30 participants. So please RSVP as soon as possible!
Participants will need to bring water and lunches to each class and be responsible for other items, including sunscreen, insect repellent, and medication if necessary.
Because this is a quick overview of pottery-making, age range will be restricted to 13 years and older. Anyone between the ages of 13 and 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Free Family Day at the Museum of the San Rafael Date & Time: May 5, 2018, 10am to 2pm Location: Museum of the San Rafael, 70 North 100 East For More Information (contact info): email@example.com
Sponsors/Organizations: Museum of the San Rafael, Ferron Women’s Auxiliary Admission Cost: Free Event Description: Come enjoy the Museum for free, with hands-on activities and all types of family fun! All activities are free but hot dogs, chips and a drink meal will be sold for $2.00. Also, enjoy the bake sale of the Ferron Women’s Auxiliary. See Flyer Here.
Glen Canyon: A River Guide Remembers Date & Time: May 4, 530pm to 730pm (opening reception). Exhibit will run from May 5 through March 2019. Location: John Wesley Powell River History Museum For More Information (contact info): www.johnwesleypowell.com
Sponsors/Organizations: John Wesley Powell River History Museum, Epicenter, Utah Humanties Admission Cost: $10 for opening reception Event Description: This will be the opening reception for Glen Canyon: A River Guide Remembers.
Site Visit with a Site Steward Date & Time: May 12th, 9am to 1pm Location: See Describing Below For More Information (contact info): Hannah Russell, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsors/Organizations: Friends of Arches & Canyonlands Parks, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and Utah State History Admission Cost: Free Event Description:Come visit with National Park Service and Bureau of Land Management Archaeological Site Stewards at the sites they monitor to learn about Moab area archaeology, and the importance of Citizen Science! Site Visit with a Site Steward Flyer National Park Service Site Monitors will be at:
• Wolfe Ranch and the Ute Panel, near Delicate Arch Trail
• Courthouse Wash Rock Art Panel, just north of the Colorado River Bureau of Land Management Site Monitors will be at:
• Sego Canyon Rock Art, north of I-70
• Intestine Man Rock Art Panel, along UT-313
• Moonflower Canyon Rock Art, along Kane Creek Road
• Potash Rock Art at “Indian Writing” Sign, UT-279
Borderlands: Collision and Coalescence in the Culture History of Southeast Utah (Presented by Ralph Burrillo) Date & Time: May 24, 6pm Location: Moab Information Center For More Information (contact info): Marty Thomas, email@example.com
Sponsors/Organizations: Moab Information Center Admission Cost: Free Event Description: Studies of frontier or borderlands areas are ideal for studying conflict, trade, and cultural syntheses in human history. The Greater Bears Ears area of San Juan County in southeastern Utah represents a peripheral zone to the heartlands of numerous cultural occupation areas throughout its considerable history. Archaeological evidence from the Archaic, Basketmaker, Pueblo, Protohistoric, and Historic occupation periods all attest to collisions and coalescences of varying cultures in southeastern Utah as a product of its being the hinterlands of so many social groups. This trend continues right up to the present day, and has intriguing implications for the future of the area.
Huh, Didn’t Expect That: Initial Observations and Findings from the Excavation of Small Formative Site in Spanish Valley. (Presented by Dr. Jody Patterson) Date & Time: May 17, 6pm Location: Moab Information Center For More Information (contact info): Marty Thomas, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsors/Organizations: Moab Information Center Admission Cost: Free Event Description: If archaeologists could have one superpower, it would be X-Ray vision. We are often surprised that seemingly small, uninteresting sites turn out to be rich archaeological time capsules that shed new information about an areas prehistoric peoples and their material culture. The excavation of a small Formative Period (AD 500 – AD 1300) site in Spanish Valley falls into this category of unexpected discovery. Archaeologists, expecting to find only a small structure and midden, excavated two separate structures and their associated features and recovered a wide variety of artifacts. This presentation will examine the initial results of the excavation and explore the cultural affiliation of the site with respect to the Fremont and Ancestral Puebloan peoples.
Archaeology Day at Frontier Homestead State Park Date & Time: Saturday, May 5 (10am to 2pm) Location: Frontier Homestead State Park Museum, 635 North Main For More Information (contact info): Samantha Kirkley (801) 318-9458, email@example.com, or Todd Prince, (435) 586-9290, firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsors/Organizations: Frontier Homestead State Park, Project Archaeology, Bureau of Land Management, Southern Utah University-College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Intersearch, Transcon Environmental Admission Cost: $2.00 per person or $5.00 per family Event Description: Archaeology Day is the kick-off for a series of activities throughout May to celebrate Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month. Visitors will have the opportunity to participate in activities involving Native American games, history, traditional crafts and skills, and visit with a variety of demonstrators.
Archaeology Art Contest Date & Time: Entries due April 27th Location: Children’s Section, Cedar City Public Library For More Information (contact info): Samantha Kirkley, email@example.com Sponsors/Organizations: Utah Humanities,Utah State Parks & Cedar City Library Admission Cost: Free Event Description: Children from 2nd to 8th grades have the opportunity to create archaeology themed art for display on the Cedar City Library’s Children’s Wall. Contest details and entry pages are available for pick up at the Frontier Homestead State Park and the Cedar City Library throughout May. Three winners will receive a prize!
Native Plants Presentation Date & Time: May 7, 7pm Location: Cedar City Public Library For More Information (contact info): Samantha Kirkley, firstname.lastname@example.org Sponsors/Organizations: Utah Humanities, Southern Utah University Admission Cost: Free Event Description: Come enjoy a special presentation about Utah’s native plants by Ms. Autumn Gillard, Southern Paiute descendant of the Cedar Band of Paiutes and ranger at Pipe Springs National Monument. She will share her knowledge and enthusiasm for traditional plants and their uses. Don’t miss this culturally engaging experience! Free and family friendly!
Archaeological Site Service Project Date & Time: May 12, 9am to 1pm Location: Frontier Homestead State Park Museum, Cedar City For More Information (contact info): Samantha Kirkley, email@example.com Sponsors/Organizations: Utah Humanities, Southern Utah University Admission Cost: Free Event Description: Learn about the people who once inhabited Southern Utah by visiting a local archaeological site. Help public land managers clean up around the site and discuss ways to preserve these special places for future generations. The group will meet at the Homestead at 9 am and carpool to the site. Lunch provided. You must request a reservation and receive confirmation for this event, as space is limited. For your safety, this event is not recommended for children under age 10 or for those with limited mobility. Request reservation from firstname.lastname@example.org
Artifact Discovery Night Date & Time: May 14, 6pm to 8pm Location: Archaeology Repository, Room 101-A, ELC, SUU Campus, Cedar City For More Information (contact info): Samantha Kirkley, email@example.com Sponsors/Organizations: Utah Humanities, Southern Utah University Admission Cost: Free Event Description:This is a rare, hands-on opportunity to engage with artifacts from archaeological excavations. Repository Director, Barbara Frank, will open the collections to the public and answer questions. Free and Family Friendly.
Hike to South Fork Indian Canyon Pictograph Site Date & Time: May 15, 2018 at 8am to 1pm. Location: Meet at the Kane County office of Tourism parking lot at 7:45 a.m. @ 78 South 100 East, just off Highway 89 in Kanab. For More Information (contact info): Please contact Britt Betenson, 435-644-1243, firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the hike.
Sponsors/Organizations: BLM, Kanab Field Office, Kane County Office of Tourism and the Amazing Earthfest. Admission Cost: Free Event Description: This is an exceptional Native American pictographs site in a remote canyon alcove. The hike will be led by a BLM Archaeologist and Rangers. They will discuss how this site fits into the cultural landscape of southern Utah and will provide a history of how the BLM has managed the site in response to multiple episodes of vandalism as well as future site protection plans. Once off the pavement, drivers will negotiate deep sand and narrow, winding roads. The ½ mile hike is moderate to steep. Bring the usual hiking gear including a hat, sunscreen, plenty of water, lunch/snacks, day pack, and camera!
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Salt Lake City
Archaeology Day Date & Time: Saturday May 5 (10am to 2pm) Location: Natural History Museum of Utah For More Information (contact info): https://nhmu.utah.edu/events/archaeology-day-2018 Sponsors/Organizers: Natural History Museum of Utah, Utah State History Admission Cost: Free & Open to Public Event Description: Utah has one of the most extensive archaeology records of any state. Join archaeologists to learn about our past based on objects dating back as long ago as 12,000 years. Speak with archaeologists from the University of Utah–including NHMU. We are also hosting archaeologists from: BLM, State History Department, U.S. Forest Service, Utah Department of Transportation, and Hill Air Force Base. There will be touch tables and kids activities. NHMU is the state of Utah’s natural history museum. We house an extensive collection of archaeological artifacts, preserving them for future generations. Archaeology Day is an excellent time to learn about these Utah treasures.
Historic Mt. Tabor Lutheran Church Open House Date & Time: Saturday May 12 (10am to 1pm) Location: 700E. and 300S. For More Information (contact info): Chris Merritt, email@example.com Sponsors/Organizers: Lutheran Church & Utah State History Admission Cost: Free & Open to Public Event Description: Come visit this unique historic church in SLC and enjoy a glimpse inside. There is no charge for this event nor any specific times. Take a look at this unique historic building at your own pace!
Archaeology and Preservation Month Public Presentations Date & Time: May, 12pm-1pm Location: Utah State Archives, 346 S. Rio Grande St. For More Information (contact info): firstname.lastname@example.org Sponsors/Organizers: Utah Division of State History Admission Cost: Free & Open to Public Event Description:Utah Division of State History will sponsor a free public lecture each of the five Wednesdays in May in celebration of Utah Archaeology and Historic Preservation Month. Schedule for May is as follows (For More Details Click Here):
May 2: Utah History in 3D, 21st century Technology and Archaeology. Shawn Lambert
May 9: Sheep to Bikes, Economic Growth of Ogden, Sheri Murray Ellis and Sara Meess
May 15: Utah’s Roadside Motels, Susan Rugh and Lisa-Michele Church
May 23: Mapping Utah’s Film History, Anali Rappleye and Christina Epperson
May 30: Tusher Diversion in Green River, Grant Carlos Smith and Shelley Szeghzi
Stratigraphic Snacktime: How to Eat like an Archaeologist Date & Time: 9:00 am, May 17, 2018 Location: YWCA Utah, 322 E 300 S, SLC Ut; YouthCity 1040 E, 2250 S For More Information (contact info): email@example.com Sponsors/Organizers: SWCA Environmental Consultants Admission Cost: Free to enrolled students Event Description: In the spirit of Archaeology and Preservation Month on May 17th, 2018, local archaeologists from SWCA Environmental Consultants will be visiting k-12 classrooms at YWCA Utah and Salt Lake City’s YouthCity program site locations to encourage curiosity, interest, and stewardship for Utah’s archaeological resources through fun and age-appropriate activities. Lesson plans teaching archaeology through common-core educational standards for this event will be available by request.
Dimple Dell Geology, Prehistory, and History Hike Date & Time: Saturday May 5 (9am to 12pm) Location: Wrangler Trailhead, 10365 S. 1300 E. For More Information (contact info): Lisa Caddy, Dimple Dell Preservation Coalition Sponsors/Organizers: Utah State History & Dimple Dell Preservation Society Admission Cost: Free but limited number of slots. Event Description: Please join archaeologists from the Utah Division of State History on a tour of Dimple Dell that will take you back thousands of years into the past and connect to the present. Trail is easy to moderate and will be a 6 mile round-trip.
Archaeology Day Date & Time: Saturday, May 5 (9am to 4pm) Location: Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum For More Information (contact info): Visitor Desk: 435-678-2238
Sponsors/Organizations: Utah State Parks Admission Cost: Free Event Description: Celebrate the rich archaeological history of San Juan County at Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum. Learn the invaluable life skills of the region’s first inhabitants through demonstrations and hands-on activities. Try your hand at throwing an atlatl, see how stone tools, pottery and weaving is done, and much, much more. Bring your friends and family and plan to spend the day at the Edge of the Cedar’s Archaeology Day. Archaeological researcher, Robin Lyle will present: “Two episodes of ritual turkey and dog burials in southwestern Colorado; a case study” at 2pm.
Visit with Respect Ambassador Day Date & Time: Saturday, May 19 (9am to 2pm) Location: Comb Ridge (west of town) For More Information (contact info): firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsors/Organizations: Friends of Cedar Mesa, Visit With Respect Program Admission Cost: Free Event Description: Calling all Visit with Respect ambassadors! Join the crew on Saturday May 19 to celebrate Archaeology Month. Spend the day on Comb Ridge and share Visit with Respect information with everyone you meet. Not a VWR volunteer? Stop by and chat with our volunteers to learn more about the archaeology of Comb Ridge and how to visit sites with respect.
Heritage Day Celebration Date & Time: May 26, 9am to 4pm Location: Spring City Downtown For More Information (contact info): https://friendsofhistoricspringcity.org/
Sponsors/Organizations: Friends of Spring City Admission Cost: $10/adults and $5/kids Event Description: The Friends of Historic Spring City are pleased to announce our annual Spring City Heritage Day, on Saturday, May 26, 2018. This event includes a tour of many of the town’s charming, mid-19th Century pioneer homes and buildings, including the Old Spring City School, which was restored and completed May of 2017. Tickets purchased online, may be picked up at Will Call in the Main Street Historic Firehouse. Tickets for Saturday’s Home Tour are $10 for adults and $5 for children, and can be purchased from 9am to 2pm at the Old School or the Main Street Firehouse. Funds benefit preservation and restoration efforts in Spring City. Currently the Friends are working to raise money to pay for the loan portion of a Community Impact Board (CIB) grant/loan that Spring City was awarded. The Friends currently are raising $100,000 to match a grant that will pay off the Community Impact Board (CIB) loan.
Fremont Indian State Park & Museum (Near Sevier)
Mountain Man Rendezvous Date & Time: Saturday, May 18-20, 9am to 6pm Location: Fremont Indian State Park For More Information (contact info): Amy Ramsland, Curator 435-527-4631 Sponsors/Organizers: Fremont Indian State Park Admission Cost: See website Event Description: San Rafael Trapping Party hosts a weekend of historic fun with Trader’s Row, Primitive Demonstrations, Candy Cannon and more! For more information visit: https://sanrafaeltrappingparty.weebly.com/2017-rmm-rendezvous.html
Atlatl Competition Date & Time: May 19, 10am to 1pm Location: Fremont Indian State Park For More Information (contact info): Amy Ramsland, Curator 435-527-4631 Sponsors/Organizers: Fremont Indian State Park Admission Cost: $8/vehicle (up to 8 people per vehicle) Event Description: Try your hand at hunting like they did in prehistoric times. Our course includes 3D targets and will follow the beautiful coyote canyon.
Family Fun Day: Archaeology Date & Time: Saturday, May 26, 10am to 2pm Location: Fremont Indian State Park For More Information (contact info): Amy Ramsland, Curator 435-527-4631 Sponsors/Organizers: Fremont Indian State Park Admission Cost: $8/vehicle (up to 8 people per vehicle) Event Description: Learn about archaeolgoy by trying out our new dig box, make a map, learn about stratigraphy and hear from professional archaeologist Bob Leonard about his work on the Old Spanish Trail.
J.C. Penney and His Many Utah Connections Lecture by Linda Thatcher Date & Time: Thursday, May 3, 5-6pm Location: Park City Museum Education and Collections Center located at 2079 Sidewinder Drive For More Information (contact info): Diane Knispel, 435-649-7457×102 Sponsors/Organizers: Park City Museum Admission Cost: Please call Event Description: Friday, May 9, 1969 was proclaimed “J. C. Penney Day” by Utah’s governor, Calvin R. Rampton. Penney was “not just passing through;” he had established and maintained his Utah connections for the past sixty years. After graduating from high school, James Cash Penney worked in a dry goods store in Hamilton, Missouri, but moved to Colorado in 1897 for health reasons. He became involved with the Golden Rule Mercantile Company and within a decade he had acquired ownership of the company. In 1909 he moved to Salt Lake City to set up a corporate headquarters and lived there for six years before moving to New York. In 1913, all his stores were consolidated under the J. C. Penney banner.Linda Thatcher, will discuss Penney’s family, including his first wife, Berta A. Hess, who is buried in Salt Lake’s Mt. Olivet Cemetery and his second wife, Mary H. Kimball, who was born in Salt Lake City. Her father was the mayor of Park City, Utah. She will also discuss his community involvement; for example, he was a member of Wasatch Lodge #1 of the Free and Accepted Masons of Utah and often participated in their meetings. Thatcher will also discuss the larger J. C. Penney Company which incorporated in Utah and the opening of Penney stores throughout Utah and the role they played in the local communities.
Benson Grist Mill Ghost Investigation Date & Time: Saturday May 26, 9pm Location: 325 State Road 138, Stansbury Park For More Information (contact info): (435) 882-7678, email@example.com Sponsors/Organizers: Benson Grist Mill Admission Cost:$35 Event Description:Come join Advanced Paranormal Services as we investigate the Benson Grist Mill in Stansbury Park, Utah featuring the hosts of the WISPS SHOW.
Check out our GUIDE for beginning investigators on what you should do to prepare for the best experience you can possibly have. We will start at approximately 9pm with a safety presentation, evidence sharing, and a question and answer session. We will then split into small groups lead by experienced team members and begin an investigation. The venue is primarily indoor/sheltered, but has a lot of outdoor space and is not climate controlled. A jacket is recommended as well as any weather appropriate gear. Please visit here:
Ouray National Wildlife Refuge Annual Open House Date & Time: Saturday May 5 (730am to 1pm) Location: Ouray National Wildlife Refuge For More Information (contact info): Ouray National Wildlife Refuge 435-545-2522 Sponsors/Organizers: Ouray National Wildlife Refuge Admission Cost: Free Event Description: Ouray National Wildlife Refuge will be holding its Annual Open House on Monday, May 5th from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm. The free event is composed of a variety of stations with local wildlife experts providing information, activities, and family fun. Ashley National Forest’s Heritage crew will have one station at which attendees will learn about the human history of the area, view some artifacts and throw the atlatl. (Click Here for the Flyer)
Chew Ranch Petroglyph Panel Fence Protection Project Date & Time: Saturday, May 12 (8am) Location: Chew Panel, Vernal For More Information (contact info): Dave Christensen and Tom Milter 435-781-3423 or 435-781-4461
Sponsors/Organizations: Vernal Field Office of the Bureau of Land Management Admission Cost: Free Event Description: The Bureau of Land Management Vernal Field Office proposes to repair/replace the fence associated with the Chew Ranch Petroglyph panel. The purpose of the project is to help preserve the panel from cattle and wildlife trespass. Click Here for a Flyer
Activity Girls Day Date & Time: Tuesday, May 1 (5-730pm) Location: Museum of Peoples and Cultures, 2201 N. Canyon Rd. For More Information (contact info): firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsors/Organizations: BYU’s Museum of Peoples and Cultures Admission Cost: Free Event Description: This will be our second annual Activity Girls Day at MPC! For Archeology Preservation Month, we are having a day for girls ages 8-11 to come with their parents or a leader! Girls will learn about Ute culture, basic archeology methods, how to preserve the past, and make a flat reed basket. While this event is free, registration is required. Sign up for a session at mpc.byu.edu! There is a limit of 25 girls per session.*LEADERS- when signing up, be aware that you must be with your girls for the whole event.
Open House FHE Date & Time: May 21st, 5-730pm Location: Museum of Peoples and Cultures, 2201 N. Canyon Rd. For More Information (contact info): email@example.com
Sponsors/Organizations: BYU’s Museum of Peoples and Cultures Admission Cost: Free Event Description: Celebrate Utah’s Archaeology and Preservation Month family style at the MPC. This FHE activity will be the opening of MPC newest exhibit, Ostraka. In this exhibit you will experience archaeology through the lens of social media! This Family Home Evening will also include an exclusive look at artifacts from the Utah and Southwest region as well as games and treats for the whole family to enjoy. Come join us May 21st from 5-7:30pm.
Archaeology Merit Badge Blitz Date & Time: Wednesday, May 23 (5-730pm) Location: Museum of Peoples and Cultures, 2201 N. Canyon Rd. For More Information (contact info): firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsors/Organizations: BYU’s Museum of Peoples and Cultures Admission Cost: $5 per scout Event Description: Join us May 23rd from 5-7:30pm for our Archeology Merit Badge Blitz! Boy Scouts can come learn more about local archaeology and participate in a mock dig. Registration required at mpc.byu.edu. $5 per scout.
Help Build a Kiosk for the Smith Family Archaeology Preserve Date & Time: Saturday, May 12 (930am) Location: Smith Family Preserve (Click Here for Directions) For More Information (contact info): Randy Griffin, Preserve Manager at email@example.com
Sponsors/Organizations: The Archaeological Conservancy Admission Cost: Free Event Description: The Smith Family Arch. Preserve is completing one or more projects this spring to facilitate the use of the preserve by school groups beginning in the fall of 2018. One of these projects is the construction of a kiosk/bulletin board. The Conservancy will be providing all of the tools and materials necessary to complete the project. At the completion of the project, the Preserve Manager, Randy Griffin, will be conducting a tour of the preserve for those in attendance. The tour should take about 2 hours. The Smith Family Preserve consists of around 200 acres that contains many cultural sites including over 240 panels of Native American rock art. The tour will consist of visiting some of these rock art sites. All of the necessary information concerning a visit to the preserve, along with directions to the preserve, is contained in the attached document, Tips for Visiting the Smith Preserve.
#ChangeYourRange Cleanup Event, Enoch Canyon Date & Time: Saturday, May 12 (930am) Location: Contact below For More Information (contact info): Andy McDaniels at 405-850-2890 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsors/Organizations: #ChangeYourRange, Utah Division of State History, Bureau of Land Management, Utah School Institutional Trust Lands Administration Admission Cost: Free Event Description: #ChangeYourRange, in partnership with Gunwerks, Mule Deer Foundation, Seekins Precision, Long Range Shooters Of Utah, BLM, Hornady, Vortex Optics, and Grunt Style is sponsoring a volunteer cleanup initiative to pick up and remove waste from a public land shooting location. This event will take place outside Saratoga Springs, Utah on Saturday, May 12th from 8:30 am until early afternoon. Visit www.changeyourrange.org for a map to the meetup location.Volunteers are greatly needed for the morning cleanup and participants should bring tools to help pick up trash in the area such as rakes, shovels and wheelbarrows. The first 50 people will get a free #CYR t-shirt from Grunt Style, and all cleanup volunteers will be entered to win door prizes from #CYR partners. Also, a free lunch will be provided as well as the opportunity to experience products and interact with shooting experts during the afternoon. Volunteers who wish to participate in the event should arrive at 8:30 am for an orientation by event coordinators.
If Apple Trees could speak: The story of the Huber Family through Dendrochronology. Date & Time: May 26, 10am to 12pm Location: Huber Grove Farmhouse and Apple Orchard at Wasatch Mountain State Park For More Information (contact info): email@example.com
Sponsors/Organizations: Wasatch Mountain State Park Admission Cost: Day use fee of $7/car up to 8 people or $4/car for 62 yo and over up to 8 people Event Description: Experience the history of the Huber Family through Dendrochronology. We can learn a lot about life on the Ranch from 120 year old apple trees by looking at cores samples. Join us for some exciting hands-on activities and a tour to learn more about one of the first families to settle Midway.
Silver Reef Walk & Talk with Dr. Robert Schuyler Date & Time: May 3-10. Location: Silver Reef Museum 1903 Wells Fargo Rd. Leeds, UT 84746 For More Information (contact info): Bobbi Wan-kier, Museum Director- 435.879.2254
Sponsors/Organizations: Silver Reef Foundation, Inc. Admission Cost: $4.00 ea. For walk and talk activities May 5th and general museum admission of $3. to visit with Dr. Schuyler during his artifact labs. Event Description: Dr. Schuyler, of University of Pennsylvania will be here at the Silver Reef Museum. His list of activities includes; A walk and talk on May 5th 9am followed by a lecture at 10am. featuring the Saloons of Silver Reef. Artifact/lab activities in the museum on Thursday May 3, Friday May 4, Monday May 7, Thursday May 10. Please see www.SilverReef.org for details regarding his visit and also see the flyer (Click Here)
Sugar Beet Story-Washington County, Utah Date & Time: Saturday May 26, at 10am Location: Silver Reef Museum 1903 Wells Fargo Rd. Leeds, UT 84746 For More Information (contact info): Bobbi Wan-kier, Museum Director- 435.879.2254
Sponsors/Organizations: Silver Reef Foundation, Inc. Admission Cost: $4.00 ea. Event Description: St. George native Loren Webb will speak on the Utah & Idaho Sugar Beet Company and its legacy of producing sugar from sugar beets, with emphasis on the beet seed processing plant in St. George which came to produce seed for the company’s operations throughout the West. As a teenager, Webb spent many summer days helping his father and other local farmers “hoe beets” and then bag, stack and transport gunny sacks of beet seed to the processing plant. Webb is a former The Spectrum reporter and currently teaches U.S. history at an area middle school. I have also included a photo of myself, and a photo of the Utah & Idaho Sugar Beet Company offices in St. George. Formerly known as the Opera House and then after the U&I offices closed, it became the Opera House again.
Birds and Botany Date & Time: May 5, 11am to 2pm Location: Santa Clara Arboretum entrance at approx., 2200 North Lava Cove Dr. For More Information (contact info): Susannah Nilsson, 435-668-7285
Sponsors/Organizations: Santa Clara Historical Museum and Santa Clara City Admission Cost: Free Event Description: Botanist Lee Hughes will give guided tours of native plants and their uses by Ancient Natives and Historical Pioneers. Lael Christensen will bring his hunting hawk “Ella “ for information and demonstration. Each child will receive a feather.
Guided Hikes to Petroglyphs at the Land Hill Heritage Area Date & Time: 8:30 am Tuesday, May 1st; 8:30 am Saturday, May 12th; and and 8:30 am Tuesday, May 15th Location: Meet at the Anasazi Valley Trail Head, located off Old Highway 91. For More Information (contact info): Lori Hunsaker at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsors/Organizations: BLM and SUNCLF Admission Cost: Free but limited to first 9 participants. Please pre-register at this website http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080b4bacaa29a4f58-guided1 Event Description: Enjoy a scenic hike up the Tempi’po’op trail to see rock writing created by Ancestral Puebloan and Southern Paiute peoples. Petroglyph Patrol team, Frida Theros and Tim O’Brien will lead participants on an approximately 3 mile round-trip hike, along a maintained trail, with moderate elevation gain. Group size is limited to the first 15, and participants should wear hiking shoes and bring water.
Prehistoric Material Technology Date & Time: May 17, 9am to 2pm Location: Zion National Park at the Zion Lodge Lawn For More Information (contact info): Amber Van Alfen 435-772-0209, email@example.com
Sponsors/Organizations: National Park Service and Zion Flower Admission Cost: General entrance fees apply (https://www.nps.gov/zion/planyourvisit/fees.htm) Event Description: This is a cultural demonstration program which will highlight a variety of prehistoric technologies, such as: stone tools, pottery, weaving, and jewelry. Zion National Park is fortunate to have four local experts scheduled for this event: John Olsen, Steve Willis, Larry Stout, and Zack Gibson. Their experience and knowledge provides invaluable insight into the activities of these artisans of the past. Take a look at the fun by clicking here for a photo.
Historic Farming in the Red Cliffs National Conservation Area — Dixie Arizona Strip Interpretation Association (DASIA) Brown Bag Lecture Series Date & Time: Noon. Friday, April 27 Location: BLM Visitor’s Center, 345 East Riverside Drive, Saint George, UT For More Information (contact info): Lori Hunsaker at firstname.lastname@example.org or DASIA at 435-688-3200
Sponsors/Organizations: BLM and DASIA Admission Cost: Free Event Description: Final lecture in the 2018 DASIA brown bag series. Seating limited to the first 100 guests.
The Orson Adams House: Of a Once Thriving Community, Only a House Remains (SUNCLF Lecture Series) Date & Time: May 10, 6pm. Location: Conserve Southwestern Utah (CSU) Offices. 321 N Mall Drive, Suite B 202, Saint George, Utah For More Information (contact info): Lori Hunsaker – email@example.com or Susan Crook at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsors/Organizations: BLM and SUNCLF Admission Cost: Free & Open to the Public Event Description: Final talk in the spring SUNCLF Speaker Series. Seating limited to the first 20 guests.
Pleasant Creek Hike, Capitol Reef National Park Date & Time: May 19 Location: Pleasant Creek Trailhead in Capitol Reef National Park For More Information (contact info): Julie Howard, email: email@example.com or call at 435-425-4144
Sponsors/Organizations: Capitol Reef National Park Admission Cost: Free with paid park admission Event Description: Guided hike for up to twelve people on May 19, 2018. Archaeologist Julie Howard will lead this tour, focused on preservation, archaeology and conservation treatment. Hikers will meet at the trailhead at 10:00 am. The hike will be a guided two mile round trip. Participants are asked to register by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org with names and contact information or calling at 435-425-4144.
50 years since Breternitz: Recent Archaeological Work in Dinosaur National Monument Date & Time: Thursday, May 10 at 7pm Location: Weber State University Science Lab Building just Northwest of the Football Stadium Room 222. Free parking north of the Football Stadium For More Information (contact info): Mark Stuart email@example.com
Sponsors/Organizations: USAS Promontory Chapter Admission Cost: Free Event Description: This program will highlight the recent archaeological work done in Dinosaur National Monument done by Utah State University and will be presented by Dr. Judson Finley.
Ogden Heritage Festival Date & Time: Saturday, May 12 (10am-5pm) Location: Ogden Union Station Museums (2501 Wall Ave) For More Information (contact info): Holly Andrew, 801-393-9886
Sponsors/Organizations: Union Station Foundation, Weber County RAMP, George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation, Lawrence T and Janet T Dee Foundation Admission Cost: Free Event Description: This year’s theme is “Live a Life, Leave a Legacy”. Participate in a full day of heritage related activities including archaeology activities by Union Station’s We Dig History program, Hill Air Force Base cultural resources, and many more. Enjoy cultural performances and a variety of food options, science and art activities, model trains, and build and race your own antique car.
Ogden Scavenger Hunt Date & Time: April 16 through May 16, 2018 Location: Both sides of Jefferson Avenue between 25th and 27th Streets For More Information (contact info): 801-629-8930
Sponsors/Organizations: Ogden City & Weber County Heritage Foundation Admission Cost: Free Event Description: Participants will find historic buildings based on visual clues from a scavenger hunt brochure and be eligible to win gift cards from downtown business and restaurants. Pick up brochures at the Municipal Building (2549 Washington Blvd.) and return them no later than May 16 at 5 pm. Prizes will be awarded at the joint meeting of the Landmarks Commission and Weber County Heritage Foundation on May 17 at 5 pm at the Weber County Library, 2464.See https://www.ogdencity.com/544/Historic-Preservation for more information.