Friday May 28th, 2021
11:00 am: David Lindsay’s presentation is titled: “Our Valley Speaks: A Sanpete Experience”
David Chapman Lindsay, a Utah artist, curator, and arts administrator, will speak about a digital exhibition titled “Our Valley Speaks: A Sanpete Experience”. This exhibition will feature Ephraim and Sanpete historical locations.
As David writes, “If the earth beneath your feet could speak, what would it say? Would it talk about those that have passed through? Would it speak of the things that have grown up from the soil? The exhibition, Our Valley Speaks: A Sanpete Experience attempts to give voice to the Sanpete Valley. The voices of this exhibition will be as varied and genuine as the valley itself. Artists, both from Utah and beyond will talk about locations of interest in the valley. Historians will speak of influential people and places. Personal stories and family histories will illustrate unique connections to the land. This exhibition uses a unique tool to better allow the riverbeds, hilltops, street corners, and broad valleys to speak directly to the people. Through the Popwalk smartphone app, the stories will be told right on location. Visitors will download the app to their smartphone. Using the app, they will be lead to the locations in which the stories will be told. In this way, the whole valley will be a part of the exhibition, a living museum, an open book.”
12:00 pm: Ryan Roos’s presentation is titled “The Lens of Madness: Photographer George Edward Anderson as Central Utah’s Greatest Historian”
Ryan Roos a western historian and rare book dealer will share more about George Edward Anderson’s fascinating life and photographs which captured a visual history of early life for pioneer people in Ephraim and other rural Utah areas. His work in the early days of photography gave us a rare and important glimpse into the times and activities of Ephraim and Sanpete residents during the late 1800s and early 1900s.
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About Conference Speakers
Conference Location: The festival Heritage Conference takes place in the auditorium of the Snow College Huntsman Library, 150 E. College Ave. (the Library is just behind the main administration building, or Noyes building as it is called).
***It’s a good idea to bring a sweater or jacket as the building can feel a little chilly to some people due to air conditioning***
The conference will be held on the campus of Snow College in the new Huntsman Library Auditorium. There is no charge and advance registration is not required. For more information, contact Mike Brenchley at email@example.com.