Dear Friends of State History:
Please join us for THREE fun and FREE Utah history events this week:
1. On Thursday, January 26th, at 12 noon, we will discuss “Locating the Bear River Massacre: New Geologic Evidence” with Ken Cannon. This will be held at the Rio Grande Depot, 300 S. Rio Grande St., Salt Lake City, UT. On January 29, 1863 the California Volunteers under the command of Patrick Connor attacked the Shoshone Village at Bia Ogoi, resulting in the death of at least 250 Shoshone, many of them women and children. Locating the village and massacre site has been a constant discussion, but new evidence suggests that a major geologic event occurred changing the landscape after the 1863 Massacre.
- 2. On Friday, January 27th, we have two events at the Utah state capitol. From 9 a.m. to 12 noon on the 4th floor (west side), we will have the grand opening and reception for “Utah Drawn: An Exhibition of Rare Maps.” From noon until 2 p.m. in the capitol rotunda, we will have a “show and tell” of additional rare maps and historic artifacts. (See the flier below.)
- 3. Also on January 27th, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the rotunda, meet with some of our Utah History Day state and national winners. There will be exhibitions, documentaries and websites to enjoy.
We hope you will share this information with your family and friends.Brad WestwoodDirector | State Historic Preservation Officer | Publisher/Editor UHQUtah Division of State History & Utah State Historical Society300 South Rio Grande St. | Salt Lake City, Utah 84101 | Mobile: 801.367.6324
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