Poster open house followed by six 15-minute paper presentations on Saturday May 11, 2013, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.,
Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest Supervisor's Office at 857 West South Jordan Parkway, South Jordan.
Selected undergraduate and graduate papers from the University of Utah, Brigham Young University, Utah State University, and Weber State University are invited to present to the public their research on their Utah archaeological topics.F
For more information, contact Dr. Chris Merritt at firstname.lastname@example.org
or read this year's flyer:
Nurses have much to gain from learning about their rich historical legacy from courageous nurses, women and men who served their country during periods of military conflict. Nurses from Utah and those from Great Britain who served during a wartime situation have many experiences in
common. Their wartime experiences have distinct differences. This presentation will discuss those similarities and differences. This presentation by Patricia Rushton, Ph.D., Nurse Practitioner and Commander Navy Nurse Corps Retired, will take place on 9 April 2013 at the Cultural Celebration Center in West Valley City from 7-8:30 PM and 10 April 2013 from noon to 1 PM at Utah State History, 300 South Rio Grande Street. Read the full presentation overview
Sessions for the 61st Annual Utah State History Conference will be
held September 6, 2013, at the historic Rio Grande Depot, and on
September 7, 2013, at a day of sessions sponsored by Fort Douglas
Military Museum. The public is invited to submit proposals for papers,
sessions, or presentations exploring Utah's past.
Priority will be given to submissions that reflect this year's theme,
which is “The Making of Place.”
Click here for more details. Proposals for individual papers or sessions should be submitted by May 15, 2013.
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MAY 20, 2013
Utah State History's annual awards recognize individuals and groups who have made a significant contribution to history, prehistory or historic preservation in the state of Utah. Whether these efforts on behalf of the past are quiet or prominent, they benefit the state's citizens in tangible and intangible ways. Utah State History therefore invites nominations of persons or organizations who have given extraordinary service or completed outstanding projects.
Nominations are due by May 20, 2013. Awards will be presented at the 61st Annual Utah State History Conference, to be held September 5 – 8, 2013.
Utah State History sponsors the Papanikolas Award to encourage new scholarly research in the area of Utah women’s history at colleges and universities. The award is named for Helen Z. Papanikolas (1917-2004), a former member of the Utah State Board of History who was most noted for her research and writing on Utah and ethnic history, but also wrote fiction, as well as women’s history.
The winner receives a monetary award as well as being honored at Utah State
History’s annual meeting held September 5-8, 2013 in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Submit papers to:
2592 Elizabeth St., No. 3
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
For questions, please call (801) 534-0911 or email@example.com
Since 1865, the Taylor and Dixon families have contributed to the economic development of Provo and Central Utah. Clarence Dixon Taylor, a representative of these families, through a life of diligence and frugality, has made possible the establishment of an endowment in memory of his father and mother, to foster and encourage research on Provo and Utah County history and economic development, including individuals, families, and institutions. With qualifications, this research could include Utah, Carbon, and Wasatch Counties. All nominations can encompass theses, books, papers, monographs, articles, symposiums, dramatic presentations, lectures, etc. and may be accepted from students and faculty of Brigham Young University or other institutions or other recognized scholars. Awards shall be allowed for only completed works and not for travel, living, or any other ongoing expense, and they shall be up to a maximum of $2,500 for major achievements.
Click here for more nomination information. Deadline for applications: March 15, 2013.
The 2012 annual report of the Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area shows the MPNHA continues to be culturally and economically valuable to the south-central Utah region.
And at a time of serious discussions about future cost-cutting at the federal level, the MPNHA's achievements during the past year is evidence of why funding received by the MPNHA from the U.S. National Parks Service is money not just well spent, but well invested. Read the entire press release and annual report here (pdf).
Two stops along U.S. Highway 89 through the Mormon Pioneer National Heritage Area were
featured in “American Profile” magazine, a nationally syndicated publication which locally appears in the
Salt Lake Tribune.
The cities of Kanab and Mt. Pleasant — on the north and south ends of the MPNHA, respectively — were
noted in the “Tidbits and Trivia” section of the Sept. 30-Oct. 6 issue of “American Profile.” Click here for more information (pdf).
Grant funds are now available to help municipal, private, and local cemeteries digitize their sexton records and make them available online. Using these grants, cemeteries can create a database and map of their cemetery and burials. The data will be available online on the Utah Cemeteries and Burials Database. This database is one of the state's most popular online services, receiving 100,000+ hits per month. Click here for more information.
At the keynote event of its annual conference on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at Fort Douglas, Utah State History presented awards to individuals and organizations whose efforts to preserve and share history have made a large difference for the people of Utah. Click here to see the award winners.
Utah State History has awarded more than $147,000 in matching grants to 20 Certified Local Governments (CLGs) for the 2012-2013 grant year. Click here to read more.
Utah State History has published a new photograph collection!
The KUED Topaz Residents Photograph Collection documents the lives of Japanese American men, women, and children as they faced evacuation from their California homes in 1942.
The Charles Redd Center at Brigham Young University announces the publication of San Juan County Public Lands. The 24-page book is based on oral history interviews with San Juan County residents. The interviews centered around the residents’ personal use of the public lands and what they hope for the future. The interviewees were asked to talk about their personal experience rather than the political debates that surround the subject.
The Redd Center conducted 36 interviews with ranchers, school teachers, homesteaders, photographers, miners, housewives, state and federal employees, former county officials, university professors, tourism leaders, and professionals. In addition, the Utah State Historical Society made oral histories available that were conducted for the Edge of the Cedars State Park.
The booklet was edited by Charlotte Palfreyman Smith, a BYU graduate student in rhetoric. Ms. Smith noted that while everyone interviewed has been on public lands at sometime, the comments grouped into five common themes: adventure, prehistory, history, scenery, and work.
The booklet is available on-line at the Redd Center webpage, reddcenter.byu.edu or directly from the Charles Redd Center, 366 SWKT, BYU, Provo, UT 84602;
National Trust Preservation Funds are designed to encourage preservation at the
local level by providing seed money for preservation projects focused on preservation
planning or education efforts. Support is offered for obtaining professional expertise
in areas such as architecture, archeology, engineering, preservation planning and
fundraising. Grant funds may also be used to support preservation education activities.
The Utah Preservation Initiatives Fund, through a grant from the George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation and gifts from private donor, provides small matching grants for planning, education and consulting services to assist historic preservation projects across the state. Grant amounts may range from $500 to $10,000 and require a one-to-one cash match.
The Hart Family Fund for Small Towns is intended to assist small town preservation and revitalization initiatives around the country. The fund is available for project in towns withpopulations of 5,000 or less. Eligible projects include rehabilitation feasibility studies, structural investigations, education programs and workshops. Grants range from $5,000 to $10,000.
Nonprofit organizations with current 501(c)3 status, as well as local governments, may apply. Eligible projects include rehabilitation feasibility studies, structural investigations, education programs and workshops.
Application deadlines are February 1, June 1 and October 1 each year.
Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the
National Trust to discuss projects in advance of applying.
For more information and applications, contact the
National Trust's Mountains/Plains Office in Denver at
The National Endowment for the Humanities is offering Preservation Assistance Grants of up to $6,000 to help small and mid-sized institutions improve their ability to preserve and care for their humanities collections, including special collections of books and journals, archives and manuscripts, prints and photographs, moving images, sound recordings, architectural and cartographic records, decorative and fine arts, textiles, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, furniture, and historical objects.
The grants do not require a match. Institutions such as libraries, museums, historical societies, archival repositories, arts and cultural organizations, and town and county records offices are encouraged to apply. See http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/pag.html for more information.