The museum of Church History and Art will present "A Pioneer Profiles Christmas" Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. in the museum theater.
Fifteen pioneer characters, portrayed by museum docents dressed in authentically recreated period clothing will relate the joys and sorrows of the early Christmases spent in the valley and paricipate in a typical Christmas party. The imaginary gathering at a social hall allows characters to recount past festivities and conduct a celebration of their own.The program is based on newspaper accounts, diaries, and reminiscences to recreate the spirit and activities of the early yuletide celebrations. The characters portrayed in the program were original pioneers who lived int he Salt Lake Valley following their arrival in Utah between 1847 and 1855.
The performances are free to the public, but seats must be reserved in advance by calling 240-2299. The museum is located at 45 N. West Temple in Salt Lake City
The same characters regularly present short vignettes of pioneer life in the museum theater on Monday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m.