Weber Historical Society Lecture Series

The Weber Historical Society offers an array of lectures that cover topics from across the globe and around the state.

All lectures are free and open to the public.

Fall 2018

“The History of Jazz in Utah”

Laurence Yorgason

A jazz bass player and educator, Lars Yorgason has been part of the Utah jazz scene for over 30 years. Last year, he discussed events related to jazz in Ogden when jazz first appeared here in the early twentieth century, and he is returning to tell us more.

Sept. 10, 2018
7 p.m., Dumke Hall
The Hurst Learning Center

“Japanese-American Incarceration Camps during WWII”

Ted Nagata

Ted Nagata, an accomplished graphic artist, will present a half-hour long video on why the incarceration took place and how it affected his family as an eight-year-old at the Topaz Concentration Camp near Delta, Utah. He will answer questions afterwards.

Oct. 15, 2018
7 p.m., Dumke Hall
The Hurst Learning Center

“The Meaning of the Midterm Elections”

Dr. Leah Murray

Dr. Leah Murray of our political science department will visit with us and explain the results of the recent midterm
elections. Who voted, why did they vote, and what were the outcomes, will be some of the issues that she explores.

Nov. 19, 2018
7 p.m., Dumke Hall
The Hurst Learning Center