Summer museum attractions draw nearly 130,000 visitors

Nearly 130,000 people visited the Museum of Church History and Art in Salt Lake City during the three summer months of June, July and August.

Two new highlights of the summer season were a brief new pioneer play and the opportunity for visitors to vote in selecting some of the winners in the Third International Art Competition." `Nine Blasts of a Cannon,' the special July 24 show which ran only four days exceeded all expectations," said museum director Glen Leonard. "Every performance was filled with patrons who enjoyed the presentations of early Utah history."

The play will be presented again next July.

Allowing visitors the opportunity to vote on the entries in the art competition most likely will be followed in the next competition in 1997, Brother Leonard said. The competition exhibit closed on Labor Day to make way for a children's participatory exhibit and a major exhibit of Native American art by Latter-day Saints living in the Southwest.

The museum, across from Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City, is open Mondays through Fridays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

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