Starting in 2002, the Grand Canyon Historical Society has been honored to be a part of the historical gatherings of professional and avocational people who enjoy topics specific to Grand Canyon history. Presentations are made by selected speakers who have done specific research in a wide range of Grand Canyon history subjects, including: American Indian history, exploration of the canyon and plateau, mining and prospecting, the Colorado River, Grand Canyon Village, roads and trails, the National Park Service, and many other areas.
The first three symposiums were held 5 years apart. The goals of each symposium are 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.
Each symposium has built on the previous success of these immensely popular symposiums. Visit the individual symposium pages to see what presentations and activities contributed to their success, and to prepare for the next historic event.
Next Grand Canyon History Symposium - 2019
Preparations for the 5th Grand Canyon History Symposium are underway. This event will be an official Grand Canyon National Park centennial event.
Tentative dates are February 20-24, 2019.