2012 Grand Canyon History Symposium
The Grand Canyon Historical Society is pleased to have produced the 3rd Grand Canyon History Symposium, a gathering of professional and avocational historians who will speak about historical topics specific to Grand Canyon National Park. The goals of the symposium were to increase the knowledge and understanding of the history pertaining to the Grand Canyon and adjacent areas, and to promote communication and sharing among canyon historians, writers and enthusiasts. The third symposium builds on the success of the immensely popular symposiums held in 2002 and 2007.
Presentations were at the Shrine of the Ages and at the Community Building. Participation was limited to the first 200 registrants.
This event sold out in 6 weeks. Please note that attendance at the symposium was available only to those who had pre-registered. We could not accommodate any walk-in registrations at the event. Due to our obligations to Xanterra, we could not refund registrations or meals.
An Author Table located in a corner of the Yavapai Café. Symposium presenters who have authored books were available on Friday and Saturday noon (12:00 to 1:00) and Friday and Saturday evening (6:00 to 7:00). Grand Canyon Association sold books authored by many of the presenters on Friday (8:30 to 5:30) and Saturday (8:00 to noon) in the Shrine of Ages, Room A. The Symposium Committee requested that symposium authors be available at the Author Table during one or more of the above time periods.
In addition to a free TRAIN RIDE FROM/TO WILLIAMS (pre-registration required) for those who want to leave their vehicle in Williams, the 2012 symposium included field trips, dinner-time presentations and a historic movie.
Thursday Evening at the Movies
Featuring the film “Sights and Sounds: Fox Movietone Visits Grand Canyon, June 1929" monitored by Dr. Jennifer Jenkins, University of Arizona Professor.
Friday Night Banquet and Address featuring Wayne Ranney
Master of Ceremonies: Erik Berg
Speaker: WAYNE RANNEY: GEOLOGISTS THROUGH TIME IN THE GRAND CANYON: FROM NEWBERRY TO A NEW CENTURY.
Saturday Night 2012 Symposium Dinner with Brad Dimock
Master of Ceremonies: Mike Anderson (2005 GCHS Pioneer Award recipient)
Intro by: JIM BABBITT, one of the Babbitt Brothers of Flagstaff and the 2002 Grand Canyon History Symposium banquet speaker.
Speaker: BRAD DIMOCK: BOATS, BOATMEN, AND TECHNIQUES OF THE COLORADO RIVER: A MEDITATION ON THE KOLB EXPEDITION CENTENNIAL.
THE TRAIL OF TIME
Led by geologist and author Wayne Ranney, from Yavapai Point to Verkamp's Store on the path that chronicles the geologic features of the Canyon.
HISTORIC KOLB STUDIO AND RESIDENCE TOUR
Mike Buchheit, Director of Grand Canyon Field Institute, guides attendees on a tour of historic Kolb's studio and private residence.
GRAND CANYON CEMETERY
Tour of the cemetery led by John Azar (2011 GCHS Pioneer Award recipient).
HISTORIC BOAT TOUR
Brad Dimock walks you through a tour of the park's historic boat collection.
Symposium III Sponsorship & Committees
The Grand Canyon Historical Society, in partnership with Grand Canyon Association, Xanterra South Rim, Xanterra Grand Canyon Railway, Grand Canyon National Park and Northern Arizona University Cline Library Special Collections, produced the 2012 Grand Canyon History Symposium.
Erik Berg, GCHS; Helen Ranney, GCA; Jon Streit, Xanterra; Judy Hellmich-Bryan, GCNPS; and Richard Quartaroli, NAU
Lee Albertson, Mike Anderson, John Azar, Erik Berg, Diane Cassidy, Renee Cisneros, Keith Green, Nancy Green, Karen Greig, Kirstin Heins, Tom Martin, Mona McCroskey, Diane Murdock, Tom Myers, Richard Quartaroli, Helen Ranney, Al Richmond, Carole Voss, Traci Wyrick and Judy Hellmich-Bryan.
Presenters Selection Committee
Mike Anderson, Erik Berg (Chairman), Nancy Green, Tom Martin, Mona McCroskey, and Richard Quartaroli (and Diane Cassidy, Technical Support).
Lee Albertson (Chairman), Mike Anderson, Erik Berg, Nancy Green, Tom Martin, Mona McCroskey, Richard Quartaroli and Carole Voss.
Erik Berg, Diane Cassidy, Karen Greig, Amy Horn, Tom Martin, and Helen Ranney.
Keith Green and Carole Voss.
Chairman Erik Berg, Diane Cassidy, Karen Greig, Amy Horn, Tom Martin, Richard Quartaroli and Helen Ranney.
Nancy Green, Tom Martin, Mona McCroskey, and Carole Voss.