The Springville Historical Society lecture for February will concern the history of The Springville Herald. The lecture will be given by Christi Babbitt who has a personal connection with The Springville Herald as a long-time reporter and member of the Conover family who were the publishers of the newspaper for generations. The Springville Historical Society considers its collection of Springville Herald copies to be one of its most valuable assets. Our bound copies of the newspaper go back as far as the 1930s and document almost all of the important events that occurred in Springville and Mapleton until the Provo Daily Herald, then owner, decided to discontinue publishing The Springville Herald a few years ago. Christi’s lecture is bound to feature many interesting historical highlights and stories about publishing a local community newspaper.
Springville Historical Society will, once again be hosting a lecture series on the 4th Wednesday of the month, January through May. The lectures will be held in the Youth Gallery on the lower level of the Springville Museum of Art. The lectures will begin at 7:00 p.m. The January 23, 2013 lecture will be on the subject of the Wolf Village Fremont Indian excavation being conducted near Goshen.
Lindsay Johannson, a Masters Degree candidate in Archaeology at BYU, will be the guest lecturer. Lindsay was the supervisor at the excavation site for three seasons of research. She will provide slides and artifacts to illustrate her lecture. The Wolf Village site is thought to have been occupied from about 400 A.D. until 1300 A.D.