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“Firsts in Dixie” Presented by Bette Arial

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


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The holidays are over; the Christmas trees are taken down and decorations have been removed, repackaged, and packed away for another year.  New year resolutions were made, and maybe forgotten.  Now what is there to do in January?

With all the hustle and bustle behind us, consider spending a little time listening to an accomplished and interesting speaker.  The 3rd Weekend Event, sponsored by the Daughters of Utah Pioneers at the McQuarrie Memorial Pioneer Museum, is always an entertaining way to learn a little.  This month’s presentation, on January 20, at 10:00 a.m. will focus on Dixie’s early history and some of the “firsts” that happened here since it was settled in January, 1862.

The talented speaker will be Bette Arial.

She is a member of the St. George City Council and an advisor to the Daughters of Utah Pioneers Board of Directors.

Co-founder of the Arizona Strip Interpretive Association

Southern Utah Director for Senator Mike Lee

She has been:

A Member of the Utah State Board of Education

President of the Celebrity Concert Series

A Member of the Utah Humanities Council

A Trustee of Dixie State University

Vice-President of Legislative and Community Relations for Energy Solutions

The Public Relations Specialist for the Bureau of Land Management, Arizona Strip while teaching Modern Dance at Dixie State University

There are more accomplishments that could be listed, but it seems unnecessary.  There are no downsides to spending a little time learning about some of our beautiful area’s history from a dynamic presenter.

Be sure to come on time to get a seat!  10:00 AM Sharp!  Afterwards you can spend a little time asking questions, and browsing through the Museum to see the many changes that have taken place.  An Open House will continue until 5:00 PM.  All are welcome!

The Museum is located at 145 North 100 East.  It is open daily from 10:00 to 5:00, except for Wednesday and Sunday.  There is handicap access and admission is free.  The public is welcome.  Call 435 628-7274 for more information or to schedule a group tour.



January 20
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


McQuarrie Memorial Museum


McQuarrie Memorial Museum
145 North 100 East
St. George, UT 84770 United States
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