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 2019

“The Radical Racial Legacy of Sears”

Louis Hyman

For African-American consumers in the 1890s, shopping was not fun, but an everyday experience of white supremacy. The Sears Catalogue offered a brief respite from Jim Crow. Professor Hyman will explain the rise of Jim Crow and how Sears helped African-Americans escape its control.

Sept. 18, 2019
7 p.m., Dumke Hall
Hurst Learning Center

“Joseph Smith's Seer Stones”

Michael Hubbard MacKay

Joseph Smith used seer stones to aid him in his translation activities and to receive revelation. A former editor of the Joseph Smith Papers and current associate professor of church history at Brigham Young University, Michael H. MacKay, will speak to us about his book, Joseph Smith’s Seer Stones (2016).

Oct. 21, 2019
7 p.m., Dumke Hall
Hurst Learning Center

“Chinese in Ogden: A Personal Family Story”

Gayle and Sharon (Wong) White

The story of a Chinese family immigrating to America and eventually coming to Ogden. An odyssey of genealogical and historical research.

Nov. 18, 2019
7p.m., Dumke Hall
Hurst Learning Center