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September 2016

Architecture talk with Hank Louis (Sep. 28, 2016)

September 28, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for an interesting discussion on architecture with Hank Louis, Principal Architect and Lead Designer of Gigaplex Architects.

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Architecture talk with Hank Louis (Sep. 28, 2016)

September 28, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for an interesting discussion on architecture with Hank Louis, Principal Architect and Lead Designer of Gigaplex Architects.

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Architecture talk with Hank Louis (Sep. 28, 2016)

September 28, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Join us for an interesting discussion on architecture with Hank Louis, Principal Architect and Lead Designer of Gigaplex Architects.

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November 2016

A Celebration of the Apron (Nov. 3, 2016)

November 3, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A Celebration of the Apron: Remembering the Richness of Our Lives Through a Humble Icon. Just as in the early days, no one wears an apron to Club, although at a recent FCE convention, there was a program on aprons, and we all wore ours and participated in an apron parade. The styles reminded us of how much has changed for country women, but the apron and its strings still draw the family together, and home life will always be…

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A Celebration of the Apron (Nov. 3, 2016)

November 3, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A Celebration of the Apron: Remembering the Richness of Our Lives Through a Humble Icon. Just as in the early days, no one wears an apron to Club, although at a recent FCE convention, there was a program on aprons, and we all wore ours and participated in an apron parade. The styles reminded us of how much has changed for country women, but the apron and its strings still draw the family together, and home life will always be…

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A Celebration of the Apron (Nov. 3, 2016)

November 3, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A Celebration of the Apron: Remembering the Richness of Our Lives Through a Humble Icon. Just as in the early days, no one wears an apron to Club, although at a recent FCE convention, there was a program on aprons, and we all wore ours and participated in an apron parade. The styles reminded us of how much has changed for country women, but the apron and its strings still draw the family together, and home life will always be…

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November 2018

Geology of Our Treasure Mountain Home with Sherie Harding

November 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Geology of Our Treasure Mountain Home, with Sherie Harding, Thursday November 8, from 5-6pm The geologic story behind our treasure mountain home is varied, lengthy, and at times tumultuous. This story takes you back some 300 million years, which is the age of the mineralized rock that shaped Park City’s history. Chapter 1 takes place in warm shallow waters where layer upon layer of sediment collected. Today these tilted layers of sedimentary rock intimately influence your hiking, biking, and skiing.…

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Geology of Our Treasure Mountain Home with Sherie Harding

November 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Geology of Our Treasure Mountain Home, with Sherie Harding, Thursday November 8, from 5-6pmThe geologic story behind our treasure mountain home is varied, lengthy, and at times tumultuous. This story takes you back some 300 million years, which is the age of the mineralized rock that shaped Park City’s history.Chapter 1 takes place in warm shallow waters where layer upon layer of sediment collected. Today these tilted layers of sedimentary rock intimately influence your hiking, biking, and skiing. A dynamic…

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Geology of Our Treasure Mountain Home with Sherie Harding

November 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Geology of Our Treasure Mountain Home, with Sherie Harding, Thursday November 8, from 5-6pmThe geologic story behind our treasure mountain home is varied, lengthy, and at times tumultuous. This story takes you back some 300 million years, which is the age of the mineralized rock that shaped Park City’s history.Chapter 1 takes place in warm shallow waters where layer upon layer of sediment collected. Today these tilted layers of sedimentary rock intimately influence your hiking, biking, and skiing. A dynamic…

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December 2018

Shiny Rocks to Silver Bars: Milling and Refining in Park City, with Mining Engineer Donovan Symonds

December 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Shiny Rocks to Silver Bars: A Brief History and Explanation of Milling and Refining in Park City, with Mining Engineer Donovan Symonds, Thursday, December 6 from 5-6pm How were the ores mined in Park City turned into silver, lead or gold bars? Why were they crushed and concentrated? Practical demonstrations and videos will explain the processes involved in sorting the ores into concentrates and tailings. Early prospectors used simple sorting methods and these will be compared against the more complex…

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Shiny Rocks to Silver Bars: Milling and Refining in Park City, with Mining Engineer Donovan Symonds

December 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Shiny Rocks to Silver Bars: A Brief History and Explanation of Milling and Refining in Park City, with Mining Engineer Donovan Symonds, Thursday, December 6 from 5-6pmHow were the ores mined in Park City turned into silver, lead or gold bars? Why were they crushed and concentrated? Practical demonstrations and videos will explain the processes involved in sorting the ores into concentrates and tailings.Early prospectors used simple sorting methods and these will be compared against the more complex processes used…

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Shiny Rocks to Silver Bars: Milling and Refining in Park City, with Mining Engineer Donovan Symonds

December 6, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Shiny Rocks to Silver Bars: A Brief History and Explanation of Milling and Refining in Park City, with Mining Engineer Donovan Symonds, Thursday, December 6 from 5-6pmHow were the ores mined in Park City turned into silver, lead or gold bars? Why were they crushed and concentrated? Practical demonstrations and videos will explain the processes involved in sorting the ores into concentrates and tailings.Early prospectors used simple sorting methods and these will be compared against the more complex processes used…

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February 2019

Silver King Mine Lecture given by the Friends of Ski Mountain Mining

February 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Friends of Ski Mountain Mining History invite you to attend a free lecture at the Santy Auditorium on Monday, February 25 at 5:00 p.m. Learn about 11 of the people who founded the Silver King Mine in 1892. Committee Members and descendants of these pioneer mining families will relate to you the stories of their lives.

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Silver King Mine Lecture given by the Friends of Ski Mountain Mining

February 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Friends of Ski Mountain Mining History invite you to attend a free lecture at the Santy Auditorium on Monday, February 25 at 5:00 p.m.Learn about 11 of the people who founded the Silver King Mine in 1892. Committee Members and descendants of these pioneer mining families will relate to you the stories of their lives.

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Silver King Mine Lecture given by the Friends of Ski Mountain Mining

February 25, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Friends of Ski Mountain Mining History invite you to attend a free lecture at the Santy Auditorium on Monday, February 25 at 5:00 p.m.Learn about 11 of the people who founded the Silver King Mine in 1892. Committee Members and descendants of these pioneer mining families will relate to you the stories of their lives.

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May 2019

Abandon Ship! (part III): A lecture on the B-18 bomber crash at Iron Mountain in 1941

May 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

On November 17, 1941 a B-18 bomber crashed into Iron Mountain. Most of the crew was able to escape. This event is the subject of a lecture on Sunday night, 5 p.m., at our Education and Collections building on 2079 Sidewinder Drive. The lecture will be given by Steve Leatham and is open to everyone. Also join us on Monday morning for a for a historic plaque unveiling at 10 a.m. The plaque will commemorate the servicemen in the B-18…

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Abandon Ship! (part III): A lecture on the B-18 bomber crash at Iron Mountain in 1941

May 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

On November 17, 1941 a B-18 bomber crashed into Iron Mountain. Most of the crew was able to escape. This event is the subject of a lecture on Sunday night, 5 p.m., at our Education and Collections building on 2079 Sidewinder Drive. The lecture will be given by Steve Leatham and is open to everyone.Also join us on Monday morning for a for a historic plaque unveiling at 10 a.m. The plaque will commemorate the servicemen in the B-18 that…

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Abandon Ship! (part III): A lecture on the B-18 bomber crash at Iron Mountain in 1941

May 26, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

On November 17, 1941 a B-18 bomber crashed into Iron Mountain. Most of the crew was able to escape. This event is the subject of a lecture on Sunday night, 5 p.m., at our Education and Collections building on 2079 Sidewinder Drive. The lecture will be given by Steve Leatham and is open to everyone.Also join us on Monday morning for a for a historic plaque unveiling at 10 a.m. The plaque will commemorate the servicemen in the B-18 that…

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October 2019

Mayflower Mine-Hot, Wet, Payable Gold Lecture by Keith Droste

October 2, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Park City Museum and the Friends of Ski Mountain Mining History will host a lecture called Mayflower Mine-Hot, Wet, Payable Gold presented by Keith Droste on Wednesday, October 2nd from 5-6 p.m. at the Education and Collections Center located at 2079 Sidewinder Drive. The lecture will focus on this unique Park City Mining District enterprise.  The four stages of Mayflower, the life of the mine, will be summarized including: Property Consolidation; New Park Mining Company Formation; New Park mine development…

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December 2019

Remember the Ladies: The Fight for Women’s Rights Lecture presented by Dr. Martha Bradley-Evans

December 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Oral History

"Remember the Ladies: The Fight for Women’s Rights" lecture presented by Dr. Martha Bradley-Evans on Tuesday, December 10th from 5-6 p.m. at the Park City Museum Education & Collections Center, 2079 Sidewinder Drive. 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution allowing women to vote. Initially introduced to Congress in 1878, several attempts to pass a women's suffrage amendment failed until 1919. Dr. Bradley-Evans, Associate Vice President Academic Affairs at the University of Utah, will examine…

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January 2020

I Remember When Panel Discussion: Park City Resort

January 8 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Park City Museum, 528 Main Street
Park City, UT 84060 United States
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Join Jim Tedford, Phil Jones, Steve Leatham, and Jana Cole as they discuss their memories of working at the Park City Resort back in the 1960’s through the 1990’s.  Learn about how Park City transformed from a mining town to a ski town.  The panelists will explore working at Park City Resort under the different ownership's of United Park City Mines, Greater Park City Corp. with Edgar Stern, Alpine Meadows with Nick Badami, and the Powdr Corporation. Larry Warren will…

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“Honoring our Sacred Lands” Lecture presented by Darren Parry

January 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Darren Parry returns to the Education & Collections Center with the lecture Honoring our Sacred Lands on Thursday, January 16th from 5-6 p.m. Ancient tribal cultures have important lessons to teach the rest of the world about how all things are connected and the fact that our very existence is dependent upon this natural world that we seem to be destroying. Darren Parry is the Chairman of the Northwestern Band of the Shoshone Nation.   Darren serves on the Board of…

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February 2020

Which Way Underground? Lecture by M. Kim McCarter

February 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

From the Jordanelle Special Service District Collection. The Park City Museum and The Friends of Ski Mountain Mining will be hosting a lecture given by Professor M. Kim McCarter called Which Way Underground? on Wednesday, February 5th from 5-6 p.m. at the Education and Collections building located at 2079 Sidewinder Drive.  The Sutro tunnel of Comstock lode fame pioneered construction of tunnels driven to drain and access underground precious metal mines.   This amazing six mile long engineering marvel was completed…

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The Transcontinental Railroad in Utah lecture given by Daniel Davis

February 26 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Park City Museum will host a lecture called The Transcontinental Railroad in Utah given by Daniel Davis on Wednesday, February 26th from 5-6 p.m. at the Park City Museum Education and Collections Center located at 2079 Sidewinder Drive. May 10, 2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the completion of the first North American transcontinental railroad. At a ceremony at Promontory Summit on May 10, 1869, the Union and Central Pacific Railroads joined and a solid gold railroad spike became the…

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March 2020

A History of Park City’s Railroads given by David Nicholas and Steve Leatham with reception (A members only event)

March 5 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

For Members Only (if you would like to become a member, please contact the Museum) Park City Museum will host a lecture called A History of Park City’s Railroads given by Steve Leatham and David Nicholas on Thursday, March 5th from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Park City Museum Education and Collections Center located at 2079 Sidewinder Drive.  A small reception will follow.  R.S.V.P. is needed for this event.   Please contact Diane Knispel with questions 435-649-7457 ext. 102.…

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“Bawdy Women of the West: The Myths and Realities of Prostitution” Lecture presented by Michael Rutter-POSTPONED!

March 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Park City Museum will host the History Speaks lecture "Bawdy Women of the West: The Myths and Realities of Prostitution" presented by Michael Rutter on Monday, March 16th from 5-6 p.m. at the Park City Museum Education &Collections Center located at 2079 Sidewinder Drive. Michael Rutter will explore the legends and myths of prostitution in the west.  Behind the makeup and gaudy clothing there were real women living from day to day.  The world’s oldest profession had a poor retirement…

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“A Comparison of Coal and Silver Mining” Lecture presented by Donovan Symonds-POSTPONED

March 25 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Park City Museum and the Friends of Ski Mountain Mining will host the History Speaks Lecture: "It’s Dark as a Dungeon and Damp as the Dew, where the dangers are double and the pleasures are few” - a comparison of coal and silver mining, then and now  - presented by Donovan Symonds.  The lecture is scheduled for Wednesday, March 25th from 5-6 p.m. at the Park City Museum Education &Collections Center located at 2079 Sidewinder Drive. The lecture will look…

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May 2020

Utah’s Mining Heritage: You Want to Save that Rusty Stuff? Online Lecture

May 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Mining has shaped the State of Utah geographically, demographically, and economically. Thousands of old mines can still be found in Utah’s mountains and canyons, especially in the mountains surrounding Park City. Along with the stories of those who worked and lived there, they bear witness to the hard work and resourcefulness of Utah miners and their families. For a long time, however, the physical remains of mine surface plants, mills, and mine camps were treated as scrap metal, depressed real…

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A Brief History of Tom Kearns Virtual Zoom Lecture

May 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Park City Museum will host a virtual Zoom lecture presented by Sandy Brumley called A Brief History of Tom Kearns  on May 27th from 5-6 p.m. MDT Tom Kearns is a hero of the old west: rags-to-riches miner, U.S. Senator, and rail road magnate.  He clearly loved newspapers, garnering his first press mention in 1880 at the age of 18.  He subsequently owned The Salt Lake Tribune with his business partner David Keith.  There is a wealth of information in…

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“Shiny Rock to Silver Bars: A Brief History and Explanation of Milling and Refining in Park City” Lecture NOW ONLINE

May 28 - July 31

How were the ores mined in Park City turned into silver, lead or gold bars? Why were they crushed and concentrated? Mining Engineer Donovan Symonds offers practical demonstrations and slides to explain the processes involved in sorting the ores into concentrates and waste rock. Early prospectors used simple sorting methods compared to the complex processes used in the Silver King and California Comstock Mills. The refining process was predominantly conducted in large furnaces in the Salt Lake Valley and a…

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“Thomas Kearns: Rags to Riches Miner” Lecture now available ONLINE

May 28 - July 31

Tom Kearns is a hero of the old west, rags-to-riches miner, U.S. Senator, and rail road magnate. He clearly loved newspapers, garnering his first press mention in 1880 at the age of 18. and  subsequently owning The Salt Lake Tribune  There is a wealth of information in period newspapers that provide additional insight into Tom’s history, including previously undiscovered wild-west stories from his youth back in O’Neill, Nebraska. Presented by Sandy Brumley  whose principal qualifications for this Tom Kearns project…

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June 2020

“Park City’s High Railroad” Lecture presented by David Nicholas and Steve Leatham

June 30 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Join us for a lecture on the history of Park City’s High Line and the industrial complex it once served. Steve Leatham and David Nicholas will team up once again to explore this vital link to our town’s mining heritage. The railroad spur ran from the Union Pacific Depot to the Ontario Mill and Judge Loading Station. Photographs (past and present), maps, charts and diagrams will return us to a time when the mining industry defined the local economy. Hear…

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July 2020

History Speaks Lecture: “Agriculture in Park City” is NOW ONLINE

July 1 - August 3

Join our FIRST Online Lecture - "Agriculture In Park City" Our popular "History Speaks" Lecture Series is back! Join Executive Director Sandra Morrison as she explores Park City's settlers' challenges in living off the land. Compared to the vast corn fields of the Great Plains or the fertile valleys of Central California, Utah's agricultural economy is tiny. Yet reminders of our early agricultural endeavors surround us. From the tiny shed near the corner of Old Ranch Road to the magnificent…

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