Grand Canyon has been a magnet for humanity for Millennia. The past few centuries in particular have witnessed the arrival, departure, and occasionally the demise, of a whole host of colorful characters and historical figures. The forthcoming Grand Canyon History Symposium will highlight and celebrate the legacies of any number of these individuals. The January 25-28, 2007, symposium will build upon the success of the first such event that occurred in 2002. Based in Grand Canyon Village on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, the three-day weekend will include wide variety of presentations by experts on Grand Canyon history as well as interpretive tours and lively social events.
The 2007 Grand Canyon History Symposium is the result of hundreds of hours of work by the board and members of the Grand Canyon Historical Society, as well as employees of the National Park Service, the Grand Canyon Association, the Grand Canyon Field Institute and Xanterra South Rim, LLC.