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Washington County Works! Agriculture and Water

April 22, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

- $4.

äóìAgriculture and Wateräó
is part of the series, “Washington County Works!”

“Agriculture and Water” is the first of Lynne Clarks presentations leading up to our hosting of the Smithsonian Exhibition, “The Way We Work” which spans 150 years of work in the America.

On Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 10am. Lynne Clark will present a photographic presentation/lecture at the Silver Reef Museum/Cosmopolitan focusing on the ways that agriculture and water has shaped the ways that we work and live in Washington County, UT.

In this presentation, she will explore the different types of agricultural work that Washington County residents have engaged in during the past 150 years, and the water works necessary to produce crops in Washington County, UT.

Please register online: https://form.jotform.com/70856932425967 or call 435.879.2254

Presenting Photographer / Historian:

Lynne Clark, author äóìImages of Faithäó

Lynne opened a photography studio in St. George, Utah in 1968. She was frequently asked by a to make a copy of a very old photo so they might share copies with their relatives. Clark, being interested in history, sometimes asked if she could make a copy for herself. Permission was always given. She soon realized no one had collected the historic

photographs of Southern Utah, and knowing the value of the images, she began the Lynne Clark Collection. The number of photos in the collection now number more than 15,000.

In 1986, Lynne began creating a book of historic photos of the Cotton Mission – which included most of Southern Utah.

The book was well under way, when, on January 5, 1989,

Lynne suffered a debilitating stroke. It took several years for her to recover.

Ms. Clark still felt an urgency to tell the story of the faithful people who settled Southern Utah, their lives and how they worked, but it would not be until 2009 that she once again returned to her effort to publish a book of pictures and history of the area. With the 150-year sesquicentennial of St. George, Utah, fast approaching, Lynne focused her efforts on creating a book that would chronical a pictorial history of the town. Images of Faith, with 400 pages and 1400 photos, was completed in November 2012. Lynne’s books will be available for purchase at this lecture.

äóìThe Way We Workedäó has been made possible in Utah by Utah Humanities. The exhibition, created by the National Archives, is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and State Humanities Councils nationwide. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.

The Washington County, Utah tour of äóìThe Way We Workedäó is hosted by the

Silver Reef Museum, Leeds, UT.

Many thanks to our local partners and generous funders for their support of äóìThe Way We Workedäó in Washington County. The Silver Reef Museum and Smithsonian exhibition has been brought to Washington County in part by the Washington County Recreation, Arts and Parks Tax. Thank you for your support!

Details

Date:
April 22, 2017
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
$4.
Event Category:
Website:
http://SilverReef.org

Details

Date:
April 22, 2017
Time:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost:
$4.
Event Category:
Website:
http://SilverReef.org