January 11: Ogden City Proclaims this day to be Bernard DeVoto Day.
Cancelled: January 22—
A Cocktail Party inspired by BDV’s witty little manifesto, The Hour. This will be a ticketed event, 21 and over, and will include drinks (cocktails and mocktails), live jazz, food, dancing and a presentation by Val Holley. Appropriate health guidelines will be followed and seating will be limited. Location: The Monarch, 25th St. Ogden Time: 6:00-9:00 p.m.
January 24—“Three Portraits and One Subject: Ogden’s Bernard DeVoto.” This event is part of the Weber Historical Society’s ongoing historical lecture series and is sponsored jointly by the DeVoto Commemoration Committee and the WHS. The speakers and their topics are as follows:
Val Holley, “DeVoto’s Ogden Years”
David Rich Lewis, “Historian of the American West”
Russell Burrows, “Defender of Public Lands”
The lecture is free to the public is available over Zoom.
Time: 7:00 p.m.
March 24—"Bernard Devoto’s The Western Paradox,” a Book Discussion led by Kathryn MacKay and hosted by Deborah Smith.
Location: Weber County Main Library
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Beginning in April—An exhibit titled “Conservation and Preservation of Ogden’s Natural Environment.” The exhibit will look at the environmental issues faced by Ogden from the 1840s to today in terms of land, water and air. There will be a special focus on Bernard DeVoto and his connection to the conservation of public lands and resources.
Location: The Museums at Union Station
September 23—The Trails Foundation of Northern Utah has invited New York journalist Nate Schweber to be the featured speaker at their annual Author Dinner. Schweber is the author of This America of Ours: Bernard and Avis DeVoto and the Forgotten Fight to Save the Wild, scheduled for release in July.
Location: The Monarch, 25th St. Ogden