Members meet up for programs or visits to historic sites. The Grand Canyon Historical Society is an informal and congenial group who has fun and learns about the area at the same time.
To the right is the outings/programs schedule which members of the Grand Canyon Historical Society may attend, coordinated by the GCHS Outings Team. Additionally, members from all over the country converge on the Grand Canyon in July for the annual picnic at Shoshone Point. It is at the picnic when presentations are made for the Grand Canyon Pioneer Award and the Grand Canyon Hall of Fame Award. Non-members are welcome to attend to learn about the Society.
Send questions or comments about outings to:
Outings Coordinator at Outings@GrandCanyonHistory.org
Outing Coordinator Responsibilities
Monthly Outing Leader Responsibilities
From Navajo Point looking north toward Marble Canyon, Vermillion Cliffs, Painted Desert, Circa 1920. Photo Copyright Grand Canyon National Park Museum Collection
Outings for 2017
Refer to the most recent issue of The Bulletin for meeting times and places for these outings.
Kanabownitz Cabin stewardship project on the North Rim June 9 and 10. - CANCELLED
Coming Soon: Grandview Entrance Cabin Stewardship Project in association with the Park's Historical Architect and Cultural Program Manager Ellen Brennan. More information to follow when available. - CANCELLED
Annual Shoshone Picnic and Award Ceremony
When: Saturday July 8, 2017, Noon to 4:00pm
Where: Shoshone Point, S. Rim. The view is spectacular!
Details: Lunch will start around 1:00, followed by a brief Society update by Wayne Ranney. After that will be the presentation of the Pioneer Award to Lois & Stephen Hirst (in absentia) and Hall of Fame Award (to be announced).
Everyone should bring: a dish to share (casserole, dessert, etc), drinks, dishes/utensils, and something to barbecue.
Parking at the point will be limited; please carpool or plan to walk from the parking lot. There will be volunteer vehicles to help ferry supplies and people as needed.
To get to Shoshone Point from the main entrance:
• Take the East Rim Drive.
• About 1.5 miles beyond the road to Yaki Point, turn left into a dirt parking area and look for the yellow gate.
Prior to the picnic, the board will have their mid-year meeting in the Community Building from 8am to 11am. The meeting is open to all members.
AUGUST -- Monitor Archaeology Sites for Bison Impact on Walhalla Plateau
When: August 28-31 2017
Details: Assist NPS archaeologists in monitoring bison impacts at known archaeology sites on Walhalla Plateau.
8/28: Meet at Jacob Lake at 1pm. Drive to Park. Set up camp (location to be determined). Bison monitoring training if needed.
8/29: Walhalla Plateau: Survey for bison effects based on where they were known to have spent the winter.
8/30: Walhalla Plateau. Survey for bison effects based on where they were known to spend the winter.
8/31: Break camp. Return home.
To Reserve a Spot: YOU MUST CONTACT Ellen Brennan (firstname.lastname@example.org).
No outing -- Happy Holidays!
Direct questions to: Outings@GrandCanyonHistory.org