A Nov. 7 session in Park City will kick off a series of town meetings being hosted by local history groups in communities around the state. The meetings are intended to discuss the status of Utah history and examine ways to more effectively record, document, publish, exhibit and tour Utah's rich history and prehistory.

Max Evans, director of the Utah State Historical Society, will attend each meeting to coordinate activities. Among the statewide initiatives being pushed is giving local history groups a more active role in outreach and technical assistance programs; advocating state tax credits for historic preservation; establishing a history endowment for non-profit organizations; forming a grant program to expand the scope of activities for which local history groups can receive additional funding; and establishing a statewide history and heritage organization made up of local and other history organizations within the state.The Park City meeting, which will include residents of Summit, Wasatch and Morgan counties, will begin at 7 p.m. in the Park City Municipal Building, 445 Marsac Ave.

For more information contact the Utah State Historical Society at 533-5755.