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.


Fall 2021

Book cover of Joseph Smith for PresidentJoseph Smith for President: The Prophet, the Assassins, and the Fight for American Religious Freedom

Spencer W. McBride

Before he was killed, Joseph Smith launched a campaign for the presidency of the United States.  Why did he want to become president? Was the campaign a serious effort to win or an effort to change the national conversation over religious liberties?

Septmeber 13, 2021
7 p.m., Dumke Hall
Hurst Learning Center

Book cover for Frank J. CannonFrank J. Cannon: Saint, Senator, Scoundrel

Val Holley

Frank J. Cannon was Utah's first U.S. senator.  Before entering politics, he was a journalist and founded the Ogden Standard.
Val Holley has written a new biography of Cannon and will sign copies.

October 11, 2021
7 p.m., Dumke Hall
Hurst Learning Center

Dr. Leah Murray2020 Election Analysis

Dr. Leah Murray

It's been a year since the contested 2020 election.  Come and listen to our expert break down the numbers of who voted and how they voted.

November 15, 2021
7 p.m., Dumke Hall
Hurst Learning Center