A month's worth of archaeology events!   

Archaeology Day may be over but the fun doesn't end with us! May is Archaeology and Preservation month and there are events throughout the month to help you find and/or nurture your inner archaeologist. Beautiful hikes to historical sites in Kolob Canyons, adventures with Indiana Jones and there's even an art contest available for elementary aged children. Be sure to check the schedule below to find which events you'll be attending! 

A schedule of events in Cedar City is given below. For information about events throughout the state click the Utah Division of State History logo below!  


Archaeology Day

Saturday, May 7th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm 

Admission is $5 per family or $2 per person 

Frontier Homestead State Park, 635 North Main

This is the 6th annual kick-off event for Archaeology Month in southern Utah. It is a day of fun for the whole family! Come throw an atl atl, play a pioneer game, create your own rock art, eat delicious fry bread, and more. 


Archaeology Art Contest


 Children's Section, Cedar City Public Library


Children from 2nd to 8th grades have the opportunity to create archaeology themed ar for display on the Cedar City Library's Children's Wall. Contest details and entry pages are available for pick up at the Frontier Homestead State Park and at the Cedar City Library throughout the month of May. Three winner will recieve a prize! 

Entries are due by May 27th!


Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade: Movie Night

Saturday May 12th and 19th at 7:00 pm

These TWO showings of the film are FREE to the public

Theatre, Sharwan Smith Center, Southern Utah University Campus

Did you miss seeing this classic on the BIG screen? This is your chance! The BLM Cedar Office is sponsoring TWO showings of this thrilling adventure for Archaeology Month. There are only 135 seats per show so get there early! An archaeologist will be there to give a brief introduction to the show. This film is rated PG-13

Archaeological Collections Experience

Monday, May 15th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Free Admission

Electronic Learning Center (ELC) Room 101-A, Southern Utah University Campus

This is a rare, hands-on opportunity to engage with artifacts from archaeological excavations. Repository Director, Barbara Frank, will open the collections to the public and answer questions. Family Friendly. 

Kolob Canyon: Historic Cabin Tour

Saturday, May 20th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Free Admission

Kolob Canyons: Zion National Park 

*Those wishing to participate in this event MUST REGISTER beforehand by emailing samanthakirkley@suu.edu *

Enjoy a guided hike to historic cabins in Kolob Canyon-Zion National Park. The tour group will meet at the Frontier Homestead State Park, 635 North Main, at 9 am and carpool to the park. Lunches and entrance fees will be provided. You must request a reservation and recieve confirmation for this event, as space is limited. 


Southern Paiute Presentation

Monday, May 22nd at 7:00 pm 

Free Admission

Cedar City Public Library

Come enjoy a special slide presentation by Shanandoah Anderson from the Southern Paiute Indian Tribe of Utah, Shivwits Band. Ms. Anderson has taught at several reservation schools and enjoys sharing her cultural knowledge with others. Don't miss this unique and enlightening experience!