Church History Museum: 'Pioneer Christmas' celebration

The Church History Museum and the Pioneer Heritage Company are partners again this year to produce "Pioneer Christmas: A Time for Celebration."

This family program will be held in the museum auditorium Saturday, Dec. 8. Performances are at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. For reservations, call 801-240-9573.

The event is an interactive, audience-oriented experience featuring pioneer stories, games, dancing, music and songs that would have been a part of 19th century Mormon pioneer Christmas celebrations, including a visit from Father Christmas.

"The performance is delightful," declared Nancy Andersen who co-ordinates the museum's living history program. "It's for the whole family, including young children. Everyone participates in some way, and the kids especially love to see Father Christmas."

The Pioneer Heritage Company is a living history organization for families founded in 1998 and dedicated to authentically preserving the pioneer lifestyle and culture. The group's costumed interpreters share true stories and preserve early pioneer homemaking and workplace crafts and skills. They have performed their Christmas program at the museum for several years.

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