Utah Archives Month 2019

ARCHIVES MONTH is an annual event sponsored by archives and special collections from across Utah. Archives showcased include academic, private, corporate, religious and governmental repositories. All events are free and open to the public. Contact the hosting institutions for additional information. For Archives Month events nation-wide, visit the Council of State Archivists and the Society of American Archivists.

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Calendar of Events

Date Institution Event Description
October 2 Utah State Archives and Records Service Tour Public tour of the Utah State Archives and Records Service building

Noon
346 South Rio Grande St
Salt Lake City, UT
October 7 The Sojourner Group Domestic Violence Awareness Month - The Rape of Recy Taylor CGC Council Chambers (North Bldg)
2001 South State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4575
October 8 Better Days 2020 Champions of Change: Author and Illustrator Book Signing Authors Naomi Watkins and Katherine Kitterman, along with illustrator Brooke Smart will present and sign their new children's nonfiction book, Champions of Change. The book is part of the Better Days 2020 goal of creating greater awareness of women's history in Utah. For more information: https://www.betterdays2020.com/new-events/2019/10/8/champions-of-change-author-and-illustrator-book-signing.

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m
The King's English Bookshop
October 9 Utah State Archives and Records Service Tour Public tour of the Utah State Archives and Records Service building

Noon
346 South Rio Grande St
Salt Lake City, UT
October 9 Utah Humanities History of Quilting Orem has had quilters about as long as it has had settlers. Join two of Orem's award-winning quilters, Shirley Olsen and Linda Williams, as they share some of their masterful quilts and the stories behind them.

For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/2m4h5xt.

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Orem Public Library
58 N State St
Orem, Utah 84057
October 10 Utah Humanities Books & Bridges' Sacred Text Series: The New Testament As part of Books and Bridges' religious literacy project, Thomas Wayment, Professor of Classics at Brigham Young University, will discuss the collection of early Christian writings known as the New Testament.

For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/2mvomGX.

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Weller Book Works
607 Trolley Sq
Salt Lake City , UT 84102-2827
October 11 The King's English Bookshop, Torrey House Press, and the Utah Rivers Council Rebecca Lawton | The Oasis This Time Author Rebecca Lawton has been deeply connected to water her whole life, as a river guide, fluvial geologist, and writer. Join her in conversation at The King's English Bookshop for a reading and signing of her latest book of essays, The Oasis This Time: Living and Dying with Water in the West. The Utah Rivers Council will also share their mission and current projects.

This event is free and open to the public and is presented by The King's English Bookshop, Torrey House Press, and the Utah Rivers Council. Spots in the signing line are reserved for those who purchase their book from the King's English (visit their website or call the store to pre-order your copy, and let them know you'll be at the event). This event is supported in part by Utah Humanities Center for the Book; Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts & Parks; and Utah Division of Arts and Museums, with funding from the state of Utah and the National Endowment for the Arts.

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
The King's English Bookshop
1511 S 1500 E, Salt Lake City, Utah 84105
October 11 Brigham Young University, Lee Library Film Screening - "The Ghost and Mrs. Muir" The library’s film curator, Ben Harry, connects archives and Halloween with a public screening of the classic film The Ghost and Mrs. Muir. Friday, October 11 at 7:00 pm in the Alice Louise Reynolds Auditorium on level 1. The public is invited and admission is free.
October 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, 28 Logan Downtown Historic Downtown Logan Ghost Tour Haunted structures, nighttime spirits, and eerie stories await your arrival this Halloween Season in Historic Downtown Logan.

Learn about downtown’s most infamous ghosts, poltergeists, and spirits doomed to the realm of mortals. The Historic Downtown Logan Ghost Tour is technically a family-friendly tour, however, it is not recommended for small children or for people who don’t like to be scared.

Your private guided walking tour will take you into the heart of Logan’s haunted history as you visit sites with the Bridgerland Storytelling Guild.

This year your tour will begin at 64 East Federal Avenue, "Logan Cold Storage". Plenty of FREE parking nearby. Your tour will begin at 7:00 p.m. with a Green Canyon High School play; a 15 minute play which allows late arriving guests time to join their private guided tour before it departs.

Each guided tour lasts approximately 2 hours and walking distance is less than 1 mile.

"Cold Storage" is a historic structure that isn't a cold storage facility. Dress appropriately for the weather as you will be walking from site to site.
October 12 Visit Cedar City Union Pacific Screening This evening includes the premier of a film short on Iron County's Film History presented by Virginia Pearce, Director of the Utah Film Commission, and a talk by historian James D'Arc author of "When Hollywood Came to Town," followed by a showing of the 1939 Cecil B. DeMille classic movie Union Pacific, which was filmed in Iron County.

Admission to this event is FREE
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Cedar City Visitor Center
581 N Main
Cedar City, Utah
October 12 UVTAGG - Utah Valley Technology and Genealogy Group 50 Websites Every Genealogist Should Know "You're familiar with Ancestry.com and FamilySearch, but there's so much more to researching genealogy than the well-known web sites. Learn more about other websites that can help you with your genealogy and help you break down brick walls."

Gena Philibert-Ortega is an author, researcher, and instructor whose focus is genealogy and social and women’s history. She holds a Master’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master’s degree in Religion. Her published works include two books, numerous articles, two volumes of Tracing Female Ancestors, and a QuickGuide from Legacy Family Tree. She is the editor of the Utah Genealogical Association’s magazine, Crossroads. She has presented to diverse groups including the National Genealogical Society, Alberta Genealogical Society Conference, & the Legacy Family Tree Webinar series."

Second Class by Gena - 25 Tips for Researching Your Female Ancestors

"Finding female ancestors can be a challenge. In historical records, women adopted their husbands’ surnames when they married and carried that name through the rest of their lives. Property and estate records were most often recorded in the husband’s name. While this can make researching our female ancestors difficult, there are records out there that document their lives. Genealogical researcher Gena Philibert-Ortega has specialized in researching the women in our family trees and she will share 25 tips that will help you identify, trace, and discover more about your female ancestors."

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
4050 North Timpview Dr (650 East)
Provo, Utah 84604
October 12 Utah Humanities Centennial Family Ball Bring the family and kick up your heels at the Orem Centennial Family Ball. Come dressed as your favorite literary character or historical figure (no masks or weapons) and enjoy musical hits from the last 100 years.

For more information, please visit https://bit.ly/2mvqONL.

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Orem Public Library
58 N State St
Orem , UT 84057-5508
October 12 St. George Literary Arts Festival Making History Come Alive by Jerry Borrowman The St. George Literary Arts Festival is pleased to announce they will host Jerry Borrowman. Borrowman will discuss how to make history come alive in your writing. This event is free and open to the public and will take place in the DSU Udvar-Hazy Building, room 203.

This event is made possible with support from the Heritage Writers Guild, Dixie State University, the St. George Arts Commission, and Utah Humanities.


12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Dixie State University
225 S 700 E
St George , UT 84770-3875
October 12 The St. George Literary Arts Festival Writing Personal Histories Your Family will Read The St. George Literary Arts Festival is pleased to announce they will host Ann Cannon. Cannon will discuss how to write personal histories your family will read. This event is free and open to the public and will take place in the DSU Udvar-Hazy Building, room 203.

This event is made possible with support from the Heritage Writers Guild, Dixie State University, the St. George Arts Commission, and Utah Humanities.

3:00 p.m.
Dixie State University
225 S 700 E
St George , UT 84770-3875
October 12 OrganizerLittle Homesteaders Society Of Southern Utah Sundials - Solar Time Come learn about solar time!

At this workshop, we will learn all about sundials. Including the history and how they work. Then we will make a do-it-yourself sundial.

This class is recommended for children ages 4-7 years old. As space and supplies are limited, please reserve your tickets. Thank you. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lhs-sundials-solar-time-tickets-71539335077?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Downtown Farmers Market
2 West Saint George Boulevard
St. George, UT 84770
October 12 Glendale Apple Festival Glendale Heritage & Apple Festival Do you like a local festival with good food, lots of themed events and event regional history? Wait ’til you taste the apple pies! Glendale Heritage & Apple Festival celebrates the small southern Utah town of Glendale and their intriguing history, along with the best tasting apple pie in the county!

The Annual Heritage Apple Festival will be on October 12, 2019. The festival will begin Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with GREAT STREET VENDORS, archery contest and lots of good food.

Glendale has always been known for their wonderful apples. The Glendale Heritage Apple Festival was started to celebrate our Pioneer Heritage and the many talents that are in this small town. Through the years it has evolved and become a celebration not just for the people of Glendale but the many talented people of the community and tourists in surrounding areas.
October 12, 25 Eastern Utah Tourism and History Association The Ghostly Miners of Castle Gate New locations! Extended content! When the Castle Gate coal mine exploded in 1924, the 171 miners killed left behind their spirits. Travel with us to the historic Castle Gate Cemetery where many of these miners are buried and learn the stories of their lives and their untimely deaths. Then venture down to the mine portal where the explosion took place... under the cemetery. (Note: we do NOT enter the mine.) Afterwards we will travel through the old town of Castle Gate, once a thriving town, all that remains now are the ghosts. This 2 hour tour "explodes" with excitement.

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Swift Stop & Shop
156 North Main Street
Helper, UT 84526

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-ghostly-miners-of-castle-gate-tickets-73026589495?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR2j581zPtVZ4Xln7sbde6LV26XDU4xy9en-Ptc2wPkuxIwGh9ResSecZu0
October 13 Utah Valley Oasis - A Community of Good River Song: Recollections of an Indigenous Life Dr Draper is going to talk to us about her experience this summer on a sabbatical on the Yurok Reservation.

Roni Jo Draper, Ph.D. is a professor in the Department of Teacher Education in the David O’McKay School of Education at Brigham Young University where she teachers courses in literacy and multicultural education. She is a former high-school mathematic teacher is particularly proud of her work serving students at risk of not graduating from high school.

Doors open at 10:00 a.m. for coffee and conversation. Meeting begins promptly at 10:30 pm with live music. Childcare is provided. Everyone is welcome! Bring some food to share if you’d like.

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Southworth Hall
116 West Center Street
Provo, Utah
October 14 Frontier Homestead State Park Frontier Homestead State Park Cemetery Tour Learn about the people who made Cedar City the place it is today by seeing their final resting places. Bring a flashlight and dress for the weather; we will be outside. This event is free. Meet in the museum parking lot. No ghosts involved.

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Frontier Homestead State Park
635 N Main St
Cedar City, Utah 84721
October 14 West Valley Library Indigenous Peoples Day Drumming and Storytelling with Jeremy and Tylor Garcia Standing Soldier West Valley Library welcomes Jeremy and Tylor Garcia for an Indigenous Peoples Day Celebration.

Jeremy and Tylor Garcia - Standing Soldier are members of the Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah enrolled under the Cedar Band Of Paiutes (Suhdutsing), but also come from the Navajo Nation as well as the Oglala Lakota Rosebud Sioux tribe. They are two of the original members of the drum group Coal Creek Juniors and have been drumming for over 14 years. They will be sharing what they have learned in that time of drumming and singing.

This event is made possible with the support of Utah Humanities and West Valley Library.

6:30 p.m.
West Valley Library
2880 W 3650 S
West Valley City , UT 84119-3743
October 14 Kaysville – Fruit Heights Museum Storytelling and Book Celebration: Spike 150 - Echoes of Hammers and Spikes This celebration is a continuation of Kaysville – Fruit Heights Museum’s educational programming given to 4th grade classrooms in the spring of this year regarding the anniversary of the Golden Spike meeting of the rails at Promontory Point, Utah. The event is co-sponsored by Davis School District’s Davis Reads / Family Literacy and the Kaysville – Fruit Heights Museum of History and Art.

7:00 p.m.
Davis High School
325 South Main, Kaysville, UT 84037
October 15 Dead Horse Point State Park Dead Horse Point Geology talk Meet at the Dead Horse Point Overlook to learn a fascinating story of geological change at 6pm.

6:00 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Dead Horse Point State Park
State Road 313
Moab, Utah 84532
October 16 Utah State Archives and Records Service Brown Bag Want to watch Alan Barnett open a time capsule from 1887? You are in luck! The theme of Archive Month for 2019 is "Education in Utah" so Alan is sharing with us a remarkable piece of Ogden school history!

When the old Central Jr. High School was demolished in Ogden the workers discovered a time capsule set in the cornerstone in 1887. The metal box was cut open to reveal its contents which showed that the school was originally built as a Congregationalist academy. The contents were returned to the capsule and it was put in storage at the Ogden School District offices. The metal capsule, with its contents, was eventually sent to the Utah State Archives and Records Service for permanent preservation. Now, nearly sixty years after it was first opened, we will open the capsule again and discover something of the history of early schools in Utah.

Noon
346 South Rio Grande St
Salt Lake City, UT
October 16 Utah State Archives and Records Service Tour Public tour of the Utah State Archives and Records Service building

1:00 p.m.
346 South Rio Grande St
Salt Lake City, UT
October 16 Grand Staircase Escalante Partners Community Lecture: History of Grand Staircase-Escalante On Wednesday October 16th, Marsha Holland will give a lecture on the oral history of Grand Staircase-Escalante. This event is FREE and open to the public.

Marsha Holland leads the Southern Utah Oral History Project. She has helped collect the over 300 oral histories and auxiliary materials which include the voices of longtime residents and those involved with the Monument's designation and research.

Escalante Interagency Visitor Center
755 W Main St
Escalante, Utah 84726
October 16 City Art Z.G. Tomaszewski & Paisley Rekdal at City Art City Art is pleased to welcome Z.G. Tomszewski and Utah Poet Laureate Paisley Rekdal on Wednesday, October 16th at 7:00 PM in the 4th Floor Conference Room of the City Library.

Z.G. Tomaszewski has three published works; "River Nocturne," “All Things Dusk ” an International Poetry Prize winner selected by Li-Young Lee and published by Hong Kong University Press in 2015 as well as the chapbook “Mineral Whisper” (Finishing Line Press, 2017). Tomaszewski currently resides in the midwest lending his hands to preventative maintenance in historical spaces.

Paisley Rekdal is the author of a book of essays, The Night My Mother Met Bruce Lee; the hybrid photo-text memoir, Intimate; and six books of poetry: A Crash of Rhinos; Six Girls Without Pants; The Invention of the Kaleidoscope; Animal Eye, a finalist for the 2013 Kingsley Tufts Prize and winner of the UNT Rilke Prize; Imaginary Vessels, finalist for the 2018 Kingsley Tufts Prize and the Washington State Book Award; and Nightingale. She is also the author of The Broken Country: On Trauma, a Crime, and the Continuing Legacy of Vietnam. Appropriate: A Provocation, a book-length essay examining cultural appropriation, is forthcoming from W.W. Norton. In May 2017, she was named Utah’s Poet Laureate.

This event is made possible with support from City Art, The City Library, and Utah Humanities.

5:00 p.m.
Salt Lake City Public Library
210 E 400 S
Salt Lake City , UT 84111-2804
October 16 College of Humanities and Social Sciences at USU Patrick Mason, Arrington Chair of Mormon History and Culture Inaugural address by Patrick Q. Mason, renowned LDS scholar and recent recipient of the Leonard J. Arrington Endowed Chair of Mormon History and Culture. He will speak on “The Politics of Mormon History” in this free and public lecture. A reception and book signing will follow.

7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Russell/Wanlass Performance Hall
4030 Old Main Hill
Logan, Utah 84322
October 16 Provo Pioneer Village Storytelling with Danny B. Stewart DANNY B. STEWART (of The Original Provo Utah Ghost Tour With Danny B Stewart.) will be in the village sharing local folklore! Yes, THAT Danny B. Stewart!
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Mr. Stewart will share stories that will no doubt captivate and intrigue! Expect a little mystery, things that are strange and certainly odd - but, no fear, this event is FAMILY FRIENDLY!

The VILLAGE gate will open at 6:30 PM. You're welcome to explore for a bit before we gather at 7:00 PM for Mr. Stewart's tales.

Bring a blanket if you'd like, seating on benches may be limited. So bring your college roommates, that friend that you want to be more than a friend, your nieces and nephews, a coworker, your Fantasy Football buddies, whoever and come on down!
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This event is FREE but a recommended $1.00 DONATION for each visitor to the village this evening would be much APPRECIATED.

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Provo Pioneer Village
500 W 600 N
Provo, Utah 84601
October 17 Utah State Archives and Records Service 2019 RIM Conference: "Moving Ahead" This one day conference is on October 17th at the State Office Building. The theme of the 2019 RIM Conference is "Moving Ahead" and will feature sessions that address a number of topics including moving offices, record sharing, and social media policy review. The day will conclude with the presentation of the 2019 Excellence in Information Governance Award. Lunch will be provided to all in-person attendees.

9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
State Office Building
October 17 Visit Cedar City Downtown Cedar City Mural Unveiling & Celebration Enjoy an evening in Historic Downtown for the unveiling of a mural project commemorating the Spike 150 celebration, Utah Parks Company, and Union Pacific Railroad!

Food, entertainment and a commemorative gift will be part of the festivities.

This event is FREE to the public.
98 West Center Street, Cedar City
October 17 Utah Division of Arts & Museums’ Office of Museum Services and Utah Humanities RHSP Workshop: Collections Management Policies and Procedures An institution’s collections care and business practices are defined by its written policies and procedures. Institutional memory is often lost through staff changes, but best practices are encoded in these important documents. This workshop will provide an overview of policy and planning documents that are essential for collections care, such as environmental policies, housekeeping guidelines, and maintenance policies. Participants will learn the critical components of these documents and will receive tangible examples of how to adapt them to different institutions. Policy development, approval, and implementation responsibilities of staff, volunteer, and board will be discussed.

For updated information on registration and possible scholarships, see https://artsandmuseums.utah.gov/rhsp-workshop-series/

9:00 a.m.
McQuarrie Memorial DUP Museum
145 N 100 E
St George , UT 84770-2832
October 17 Brigham Young University, Lee Library Hold a First Edition Book of Mormon day The library will host its annual Hold a First Edition Book of Mormon day from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Thursday, October 17. Each year the archivists go to the library’s vaults and bring out one or two copies of the famous book. Everyone is invited to hold a copy and learn the story of how and where it was made. Participants also get a quick lesson in rare book handling and care.
October 18 Back of Beyond Books and Torrey House Press Celebrating the Desert of the New American West Join three Utah and Colorado writers in celebration of our beloved and contentious landscapes. Debut author and award-winning journalist Zak Podmore and seasoned writers Amy Irvine and Craig Childs talk red rock, rivers, and the joy of writing in and of the desert.

This event is free and open to the public. This event is presented by Back of Beyond Books and Torrey House Press, and it is supported in part by the Utah Humanities Center for the Book and Utah Division of Arts & Museums, with funding from the State of Utah and National Endowment for the Arts.

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Star Hall
159 E Center St, Moab, Utah 84532
October 18 Utah Division of Arts & Museums’ Office of Museum Services and Utah Humanities RHSP Workshop: Risk Assessment for Cultural Institutions In order to develop an emergency preparedness and response plan, an institution must understand the risks its collections face. A risk assessment identifies potential risks and outlines strategies to mitigate damage in the event of an emergency or disaster. This workshop will offer tips for conducting these assessments on a site-wide level and for specific collections, as well as case studies of institutions that have dealt with disasters, and advice on forming relationships with first responders and other outside contacts who can help conduct risk assessments.

For updated information on registration and possible scholarships, see https://artsandmuseums.utah.gov/rhsp-workshop-series/

9:00 a.m.
145 N 100 E
St George , UT 84770-2832
October 19 The Bluff Arts Festival and Bears Ears Education Center Writing Workshop with Amy Irvine (Registration Required) The Bluff Arts Festival, Bears Ears Education Center and Amy Irvine present Writing as Though Our Lives Depend on It - Because They Do - an in-depth writing workshop with proceeds benefiting the Bears Ears Education Center.

Whether it's a letter to the your county commissioner--or a personal essay, short story, memoir, or novel--this workshop will help you conjure the best details, and the sharpest thoughts--both necessary to tell the stories that insist on justice and sustainability--in forms both personal and political. Join award-winning author and public lands activist Amy Irvine for an afternoon of writing with both joy and ferocity in precarious times. Bring pen, paper, hat, and water bottle. Proceeds to benefit the Bears Ears Education Center.

SPACE IS LIMITED TO 10 PEOPLE, PLEASE REGISTER AND PAY THROUGH THE Bluff Arts Festival.

Amy's most recent book, Desert Cabal, is published by Torrey House Press, the only literary, nonprofit book publisher focusing on conservation through literature in the West. In Desert Cabal: A New Season in the Wilderness, Amy Irvine admires the man who influenced her life and work while challenging all that is dated—offensive, even—between the covers of Abbey’s environmental classic. From Abbey’s quiet notion of solitude to Irvine’s roaring cabal, the desert just got hotter, and its defenders more nuanced and numerous.

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Bears Ears Education Center
567 W. Main St., Bluff, Utah 84512
October 19 Eastern Utah Tourism & History Association Cold War Military Rails, Coal & Coke During World War II the United States Government recognized the value of coal from the Sunnyside area for making steel. They descended on Eastern Utah and setup shop. Join us for a trip to visit the world famous coke ovens, the depot of the Carbon County Railway and more. We will also visit the site of the Sunnyside coke ovens, used for decades before the military built theirs. This daytime tour provides great photo opportunities, a ton of history and a dash of ghostly good fun.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cold-war-military-rails-coal-coke-tickets-73034103971?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Sunnyside Junction
Wellington, Utah 84542
October 21-25 Family History Library European Research Seminar The Germans and Slavs Research team at the Family History Library will present a week-long seminar on how to read script and records in various languages: Dutch, German, Latin, Polish, and Russian.

Instruction for each language will take place every day. By the end of the week, you will receive five hours of Dutch, Latin, Polish, and Russian, and ten hours of German!

The research seminar will be held from Monday, October 21st through Friday, October 25th 2019. Classes will be held in the Main Floor Classroom B or available online. Classes will run daily from 8:45 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. MDT.

All classes are FREE to attend.

Learn more about the classes or to access the online classes: https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/img_auth.php/3/39/10-Oct_2019.pdf

Family History Library
35 N West Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84103
October 22 Park City Library and PANDOS Common Ground: The Story of Bears Ears - Free Film Screening This film is a critical and timely portrait of one of the most important land management decisions in our lifetime. The film’s goal is to humanize this polarizing issue, depicting the deep pull within us all to connect with wild lands. In partnership with PANDOS, a Utah-based, Native and environmental rights organization..


To learn more, visit: http://bearsearsdocumentary.com/

6:00 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Park City Library
1255 Park Ave
Park City, Utah 84060
October 23 Utah State Archives and Records Service Tour Public tour of the Utah State Archives and Records Service building

Noon
346 South Rio Grande St
Salt Lake City, UT
October 24 Books & Bridges, Utah Humanities Book Festival, and Weller Book Works Sacred Text Series: The Quran As part of our religious literacy project, Imam Yasir Butt of the Noor Masjid congregation in Salt Lake City, will discuss the message, meaning, poetry, and world-changing influence of the Quran. This central religious text of Islam continues to inspire millions of people today. A Q&A and refreshments will follow. The lecture is free, open to the public, and made possible by a grant from Utah Humanities.

This event is organized by Books & Bridges — a community institute of ideas and conversation. Our mission is to facilitate discussion on the best of human thought. We explore the wisdoms of the world and apply them to modern life. We have no political, religious or ideological affiliation. In a society divided by uncivil discourse, the beauty of the humanities—novels, history, philosophy, poetry, ethics and epics—lifts us to our better angels. In our busy world we need space for friends and fellow learners to do a little more heart-to-heart and mind-to-mind.

Part of the Utah Humanities Book Festival.

6:45 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Weller Book Works
607 Trolley Sq
Salt Lake City, Utah 84102
October 24 Ken Sanders Rare Books David Lee "Mine Tailings" Book Release David Lee has a new book! David was Utah's first poet laureate, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in 2001, and is the subject of the PBS documentary "The Pig Poet." Join on Thursday, October 24 for a book release party, including a reading, signing and Q&A.

Ken Sanders Rare Books
268 S 200 E
Salt Lake City, Utah 84111
October 25 Utah State Archives and Records Service Primary Source Literacy Conference The Utah Manuscripts Association and the Conference of Intermountain Archivists are co-sponsoring “Primary Source Literacy: The Art of Engagement.” This two day conference provides archivists, librarians, and others interested in teaching with primary sources the opportunity to engage in conversation and participate in engaging workshops. The conference will be held at the Utah State Archives and Records Service in downtown Salt Lake City.

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
346 South Rio Grande St
Salt Lake City, UT
October 26 Fort Douglas Military Museum Fort Douglas Post Cemetery Tour The cemetery tour at the Fort Douglas Post Cemetery is an opportunity for kids and adults to learn more about Utah's military history in a fun, child-friendly environment. In commemoration of the day that Fort Douglas was founded, 26 October 1862, we will have local military reenactors stationed across the cemetery to help bring to life the stories of people buried there. For more information visit: https://www.fortdouglas.org/events

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Fort Douglas Post Cemetery
431 South Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, Utah 84108
October 26 Eastern Utah Tourism and History Association Lonely Miners, Phantom Trains, and The White Lady of Spring Canyon With 6 towns in 6 miles, the Spring Canyon mining area of Carbon County is rich with history... and ghosts! We will travel west of Helper, Utah and meet the mine company officials that still run a train full of strike breakers... the deaths at this spot do not end, this is one of the bloodiest spots in Carbon County. We will visit with not one, but two women who lost their lives in tragic accidents. Or were they? And of course, no visit to Spring Canyon is complete without Carbon County's most famous spirit, the White Lady of Latuda. This 2 hour tour will send you shrieking over the edge!

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Swift Stop & Shop
156 North Main Street
Helper, UT 84526

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lonely-miners-phantom-trains-and-the-white-lady-of-spring-canyon-tickets-73036292517?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR1sPmHYfI88mVr-8c2HF4hmQlHkcJ6lPDKOE5YPeLhFOSRrmWy096c3J6w
October 26 Brigham Young University, Lee Library Home Movie Day “Home Movie Day” is an opportunity for people to bring their family movies in to see them projected and to get advice on how to care for them. Curator Ben Harry will have 8mm and other format film projectors available. Please note: This event takes place in the Wilkinson Student Center room 3223 (WSC). Saturday, October 26 from noon until 4:00 pm.
October 28 Brigham Young University, Lee Library The William A. Wilson Folklore Archives and The Three Nephites: 60 Years of Looking for Tracks in the Snow Folklorists Julie Swallow, Jill Terry Rudy, and Eric A. Eliason. will present “The William A. Wilson Folklore Archives and The Three Nephites: 60 Years of Looking for Tracks in the Snow.” October 28 at noon in the Alice Louise Reynolds Auditorium on level 1 of the Library.
October 29 - November 4 Family History Library Conferencia Hispana de Historia Familiar The Family History Library’s Latin American Research team will present a week-long seminar introducing the basic process, records, and resources used in Latin American genealogy research.

The research seminar will be held from Tuesday, October 29 through Saturday, November 2, 2019. Free classes will be held in the Main Floor Classroom B and will also be broadcast online as webinars. Classes will run daily from 9:30 a.m. through 4:00 p.m. MDT.

Los días martes a sábado las clases son en Español. Friday classes will be taught in English. As aulas aos sábados serão ministradas em Português.

To learn more about the classes, including links to handouts, webinars and recordings, visit: https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/Family_History_Library_Classes_and_Webinars

Family History Library
35 N West Temple
Salt Lake City, Utah 84103
October 30 Utah State Archives and Records Service Tour Public tour of the Utah State Archives and Records Service building

Noon
346 South Rio Grande St
Salt Lake City, UT

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