The Park City Museum’s Spring “History Speaks” Lecture Series

Are you interested in learning more about Park City’s rich history? The Park City Museum will host two lectures and one workshop that will cover the basics of Park City history. Join us for one (or all!) of the events below! All events held at the Park City Museum (528 Main Street).

For more information on any of these lectures/workshops, please contact Jenette Purdy for more information:  education@parkcityhistory.org or 435-649-7457 ext. 5102.

All events are free and open to the public.

“History Speaks” Lecture Series: Cold War Intelligence Operations and the U-2 Dragon Lady

February 18 / 5:30-6:30 

Come explore the early years of the Cold War efforts to collect intelligence over the Soviet Union and China. The U-2 spy plane started flying in 1955 and still flies critical reconnaissance missions today.  Join Park City resident and former U-2 pilot Frank “Fuzzy” Furr as he relates President Eisenhower’s struggle to obtain intelligence and how the U-2 has remained the premier high altitude intelligence collector for almost 60 years. Come for drinks and history!

“History Speaks” Lecture: Park City’s History—An Overview

March 4 / 5:30-7:00

Park City has a rich history, beginning with the mining industry and then developing into a booming ski and resort town. Sally Elliott will present a whirlwind look at the broad overview of major events in Park City’s history and development. The presentation will include historic photos and stories from Park City’s past. Come for drinks and history!

“History Speaks” Lecture: Park City’s Mining Past

March 11 / 5:30-7:00

Join us as Dick Pick presents an overview about the mining history of Park City! We all know mining is an important part of Park City’s history and this is your chance to learn more about who worked in the mines and how mines operated. You will come away with a basic understanding of terms and techniques related to Park City’s mining history. Come for drinks and history!

“History Speaks” Workshop: The Park City Museum’s Research Library & Collections

March 18 / 3:00-5:00

Join Research Coordinator Mahala Ruddell and Curator of Collections and Exhibits Courtney Titus as we explore the Hal Compton Research Library. Come learn about the resources in the library to assist you in your historical research and learn about how we process our collections. Come get a “behind the scenes” peek at how history is done! “Space is limited, so RSVP today! education@parkcityhistory.org or 435-649-7457.”