Weber Historical Society Lecture Series

The Weber Historical Society offers an array of lectures that cover topics from across the globe and around the state.

All lectures are free and open to the public.

Spring 2022

Book cover of Joseph Smith for PresidentThree Portraits and One Subject: Ogden's Bernard DeVoto

Russell Burrows, Val Holley, & David Rich Lewis

Bernard DeVoto is Ogden's most distinguished literary native son, the first Utahn to win a Pulitzer Prize.  This lecture by three DeVoto scholars is part of a larger effort to pay tribute to DeVoto during the 125th anniversary of his birth in Ogden, Utah.

Sponsored by Weber Historical Society, WSU Alumni Association, & the Bernard DeVoto Commemoration Committee.

January 24, 2022
7 PM, Dumke Hall - Hurst Learning Center

Book cover for Frank J. CannonB. H. Roberts: A Life in the Public Arena

John Sillito

At one point, B. H. Roberts was arguably the best-known Mormon in America.  John Sillito, retired university archivist and professor, explores why Roberts remains one of the most complex, compelling, controversial, and interesting individuals in Utah and Mormon history.

February 7, 2022
7 PM, Dumke Hall - Hurst Learning Center

Dr. Leah MurrayThe Rodriguez Family Tragedy: Police Violence and Domestic Violence

Katherine Bynum

While investigating the police murder of Santos Rodriguez in 1973, Chicana activist Frances Rizo uncovered a long history of domestic violence in the Rodriguez family life, leading her to campaign against domestic violence and for a battered woman's shelter.

March 14, 2022
7 PM, Dumke Hall - Hurst Learning Center

“Death, Inheritance, and the Tudor Family”

Stephen Francis

How did families in Tudor England react to the disruptions of death and mourning?  How were the relationships of family members affected as communities and families reshaped themselves amid loss and the transfer of inherited goods?

April 11, 2022
7 PM, Dumke Hall - Hurst Learning Center