Cedar City Historic Preservation Commission


The Cedar City Historic Preservation Commission welcomes smart economic growth while being deliberate and dedicated guardians of Cedar City’s lifestyle, heritage, and authentic character by preserving a community we can be proud of for generations to come.

Purpose Statement

The purpose of the Historic Preservation Commission is to provide input and advice to the Cedar City Council on the following:

  • Survey and Inventory Community Historic Resources. The historic preservation commission shall conduct or cause to be conducted a survey of the historic, architectural, archaeological resources within the community. The survey shall be compatible with the Utah Inventory of Historic and Archaeological Sites. Survey and Inventory documents shall be maintained and open to the public. The survey will be updated at least every ten years.
  • Review Proposed Nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. The historic preservation commission shall review and comment to the State Historic Preservation Officer on all proposed National Register nominations for properties within the boundaries of the community. When the historic preservation commission considers a National Register nomination which is normally evaluated by professions in a specific discipline and that discipline is not represented on the commission, the commission will seek expertise in this area before rendering its decision.
  • Provide advice and information.
  • The historic preservation commission shall act in an advisory role to other officials and departments of local government regarding the identification and protection of local historic and archaeological resources.
  • The historic preservation commission shall work toward the continuing education of citizens regarding historic preservation and communities’ history.
  • Enforcement of State Historic Preservation Laws. The commission shall support the enforcement of all state laws relating to historic preservation. These include, but are not limited to: UCA §9-8-501 the “Historical Preservation Act”; UCA §9-8-301-308 regarding the protection of Utah antiquities; and UCA §9-8-307 regarding notification of the State Historic Preservation Office of any known proposed action which will destroy or effect a site, building, or object owned by the State of Utah and included on or eligible for the State or National Registers.

Committee Members

  • Aleese Cardon, Chair
  • Donald Boudreau, Staff
  • Kearney Wood
  • Paula Mitchell
  • Ryan Paul
  • R. Scott Phillips
  • Maria Twitchell
  • Farah LeFevre

Secretary - Natasha Nava                                                                                                                              

The Committee meets 2nd Tuesday of each month at 3:00 PM in the Council Chambers at 10 North Main Street, Cedar City, Utah

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Thursday, November 9th

10:00 a.m.
Historic Scavenger Hunt Begins

Friday, November 10th

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Iron Mission Days at Frontier Homestead State Park

11:00 a.m.
Veteran's Day Ceremony at SUU

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. 
Candlelight Tours at Frontier Homestead State Park (every 30 minutes)

7:00 p.m.
"Gone But Not Forgotten -A History of Cedar City's Historic Main Street" in Cedar City Council Chambers (FREE EVENT)

Saturday, November 11th

10:00 a.m.
Veteran's Day Ceremony by Iron County Veteran's Coalition at Veteran's Park (FREE EVENT)

10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Iron Mission Days & Birthday Cake at Frontier Homestead State Park (FREE ADMISSION FROM 10AM-2PM)

2:00 p.m.
Return Completed Scavenger Hunt to Frontier Homestead State Park for a commemorative prize, AND be entered to win a grand prize!

Sunday, November 12th

7:00 p.m.
Sing "Happy Birthday" at the FREE Masters Singers Concert in the Heritage Theater