Annual Utah State History Conference

Jedediah Rogers

The Utah State Historical Society will hold its 67th annual meeting to be held on September 27, 2019, at the Utah Cultural Celebration Center in West Valley City. The conference theme takes a long view of the interior West. Whereas local and state history tend to build on narrow case …

Gallipoli (1981) WSU History and Film Series

Amy Barry

Two competitive sprinters from remote Western Australia are drafted into Britiain’s colonial forces to serve as message runners during the ill-fated campaign against Ottoman troops in the Dardanelles. Led by inept aristocratic officers, ANZAC troops are meaninglessly slaughtered by Turkish machine-gunners in a battle that would mark the awakening of …

Making SENSE of Archaeology Exhibit goes to Prehistoric Museum in Price, Utah

Shawn Lambert

The Prehistoric Museum presents Making Sense of Archaeology exhibition by the Utah Division of State History. The exhibition opens to the public Saturday March 30, 2019 in the Special Exhibitions Gallery. The exhibit is an educational hands-on scientific and historical experience specifically tailored for people who are blind or have …

Johnny Got His Gun (1971) WSU History and Film Series

Amy Barry

Rendered deaf, blind, and paralyzed by his war injuries, a young American soldier retreats to his inner life before discovering a means to communicate with the outside world. Based on blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo’s 1939 novel, Johnny Got His Gun forcefully repudiates the glorification of war. Director: Dalton Trumbo Color, Black and …

Sergeant York (1941) WSU History and Film Series

Amy Barry

Drafted from his rural Tennessee town,  Alvin York, a devout Christian and conscientious objector, reluctantly puts his marksmanship to the service of his country and becomes one of the most decorated Americans of the war. Director: Howard Hawks Black and White 2h 14mins Shepherd Union, Wildcat Theatre