Enrichment Excursions

Thursday, March 23rd

Topaz Museum - Sold Out! 
-Bus departs at 8:00 AM, returns at 4:00 PM 

Golden Spike National Historic Park  - Sold Out!
 -Bus departs at 8:15 AM, returns at 4:00 PM 

Church History Museum & Beehive House 
-Group departs at 8:15 AM, returns at 12:15 PM 

Hill Aerospace Museum  
-Bus departs at 9:15 AM, returns at 1:00 PM 

The DBQ Project - Workshop  
-Workshop starts at 1:30 PM, ends at 4:00 PM

Family History Library  
-Group departs at 1:45 PM, returns at 5:00 PM

Saturday, March 25th

Women's Rights Walking Tour  - Sold Out! 
-Group departs at 3:00 PM, returns at 5:30 PM

Special Events

Wednesday Night Registration Reception 
Wednesday, March 22  
5:00 - 7:00 PM 

Sponsored by the Utah Division of State History.  Get a head-start on the weekend and check-in on Wednesday night at the registration desk.  The Utah Division of State History will be there to welcome you with a glass of wine and light refreshments. 

Opening Night Reception  
Thursday, March 23  
5:00 - 7:00 PM  

Join fellow attendees, keynote speakers, and the NCHE Board of Directors for light refreshments in the NCHE Exhibit Hall.  Visit with the exhibitors, catch-up with old friends, and make new friends during this relaxing start to the conference.  Only those registered for the Conference may attend. There is no charge for the Opening Reception.  

Friday Night at the Natural History Museum 
Friday, March 24 
6:15 - 9:00 PM

Join NCHE for an evening at the Natural History Museum of Utah.  The museum moved to its current location, the Rio Tinto Center, in the foothills above Salt Lake City in 2011.  It features exhibits of  natural history subjects, with an emphasis on Utah and the Intermountain West. The mission of the museum is to illuminate the natural world and the place of humans within it. Attendees will be able to experience the entire museum, the Museum Store, and enjoy hors d’oeuvres with a host bar.  

History Matters (...and so does coffee!) with Joanne Freeman
Saturday, March 25
7:30 AM

History Matters (…and so does coffee!) is a weekly webcast featuring the teaching and scholarship of Dr. Joanne Freeman, a professor of history at Yale University and former NCHE board member. Each episode features a conversation about a historic person, place, event, or piece of evidence; what it reveals; and how it emerges (or reemerges) in America today. Dr. Freeman begins with a short discussion of a topic, often connecting it to documents in the historical record, and then shows how it connects with the challenges and responsibilities of American citizenship in the here and now. Dr. Freeman also takes questions from the live webcast audience about the day's topic. History Matters (…and so does coffee!) is a fun, funny, interactive, educational, and--amidst our current challenges--important webcast for understanding how history happens and its vital relevance today.