Celebrate the national parks at Silver Reef Museum presentation

This painting by artist Roland Lee depicts Zion National Park, location and date not specified | Image courtesy of Roland Lee, St. George News

LEEDS — Local writer, publisher and community volunteer Lyman Hafen will give a presentation about our national parks at the Silver Reef Museum in Leeds. This free event will take place Saturday at 10 a.m.

Hafen has written extensively about growing up in Southern Utah, where he developed a “sense of place” from the unique landscape as well as the unusual residents of the St. George area. He has written 12 books of fiction and nonfiction and has written and directed three documentary films.

Event flyer for Lyman Hafen lecture at Silver Reef Museum | Image courtesy of Silver Reef Museum, St. George News
Event flyer for Lyman Hafen lecture at Silver Reef Museum | Image courtesy of Silver Reef Museum, St. George News

A frequent theme of Hafen’s work revolves around the effect that our landscape memories have on the feeling of being at home. When we try to go back to a beloved place, we find that things have changed.

“Nothing is like it used to be,” Hafen said. “But things will always change. What doesn’t change is the memories. You can always keep the memories.”

Included in Hafen’s memories are the distinctive cliffs, mountains and “temples” of Zion National Park. He has spent many hours sharing the beauty of the park and its surroundings with others.

Since 1998, Hafen has served as executive director of the Zion Natural History Association in the park. He founded the Zion Canyon Field Institute in 2003 and the Zion National Park Foundation in 2007. He will share from this expertise at the Silver Reef Museum on Saturday.

The event is free to attend, but donations are greatly appreciated.

For more information about the Silver Reef Museum, visit their website or call 435-879-2254.

Event details

  • What: “Celebration of our National Parks: On Common Ground” presentation by Lyman Hafen
  • When: Saturday, April 23, 10 a.m.
  • Where: Silver Reef Museum, Cosmopolitan Building, 1903 Wells Fargo Road, Leeds
  • Cost: Free, donations appreciated
  • Register: Online
  • Resources: Website | Telephone: 435-879-2254

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