Weaving a World: Special EVENTS

Utah State University Eastern Prehistoric Museum
Saturday September 7, 2019

The Utah State University Prehistoric Museum presents Weaving a World: Special Events, Saturday September 7, 2019. These events compliment the current special exhibition Weaving a World: A way of life in the Four Corners and are included with admissions.

Larry Dalrymple lecture on Southwestern Basketry
Edith Tahi Navajo rug weaving demonstration
Silent Auction

Lecture: 3:00 – 4:00pm
Larry Dalrymple – The Relationships Between The Navajo, Southern Paiute And Ute And The Ceremonial Basket.

Larry Dalrymple lecture will cover the dramatic changes in Navajo basketry and the way of life that occurred due to confinement on the northwestern part of the Navajo Reservation, as the Navajo incorporated available resources in the mountains and deserts into their basketry. Intermarriage between the Ute, Southern Paiute, and Navajo has been an important aspect of weaving in the northwest part of the reservation since the early 1900s, particularly the Paiute Strip and White Mesa. The weavers brought their own skills to making the ceremonial basket but never changed the design or construction techniques required by the Hatalli (medicine Man).
Larry Dalrymple grew up in Ogden Utah. He received his Bachelor Degree from Weber State College and completed work at Utah State University toward a Masters in Latin American and European history. In 1994, after teaching in high school and college in California, he worked in the education department of the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico where he lives today. He is the author of “Indian Basketmakers of California and the Great Basin”, and “Indian Basketmakers of the Southwest”. Several of the baskets highlighted in these publications are also featured in the Weaving a World exhibition in the Special Exhibitions gallery.

Weaving Demonstration: 2:00-3:00 / 4:00-5:00

Edith Tahe -Traditional Navajo loom weaving in the Special Exhibitions Gallery.
Edith Tahe will show how the Navajo rugs in the Weaving a World exhibition were made. She is a Navajo rug weaver from Oljeta Chapter House near Monument Valley. She learned weaving from her husband’s family and has been weaving for nearly 30 years. Edith prefers new and challenging designs using natural colors. Her rugs are often “sheep to the loom” which means she sheers the sheep, prepares and spins the wool, and finally weaves it into a rug.

Silent Auction: Starts at 9:00 am Saturday September 7th
A small number of rugs and baskets from the Weaving a World Exhibition will be part of a silent auction at the museum. Proceeds from sales will help support future special exhibitions like this at the museum. Auction ends at 5:00pm Saturday November 9.

The USU Eastern Prehistoric Museum features fossils and artifacts from Utah.
The museum is open Monday through Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. General admission rates apply.

Sandra Budd, Head of Exhibits 435.613.5760 / Sandra.budd@usu.edu
Utah State University Eastern Prehistoric Museum,
155 East Main, Price, Utah 84501 USA / usueastern.edu/museum

Snapshot Passport End of the Summer Event

As if Passports and the Activities aren’t fun enough, we want to
reward you for earning your stamps and staying active this summer.
Join us on Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at Pioneer Park in Price for

a fun day in the sun. The party will kick off at 6:00 pm. If you’ve col-
lected all the stamps in the Passport, you will receive a ticket in the

Grand Prize Drawing!!! Everyone who participated in the Snapshot
Passport is invited to attend.

Experience Historic Helper

Helper welcomes the Rural Educators Conference on Thursday, July 11.  We will have sidewalk sales, plein air painting by local area artists, Main St. walking tours as well as River Restoration tours.  The Western Mining and Railroad Museum will be open late to entertain guests as well.  Jump in the Helper Pool and then head down to grab a bite and experience all we have to offer.  We expect to have activities throughout the day so join us and discover all there is to Helper!  #itshappeninginhelper #helperproud