Museum of Church history and art to enact pioneer July 24 celebration

The Museum of Church History and Art will present "A Pioneer Profiles July 24th Celebration" on July 17-18 in the museum theater.

Fifteen pioneer characters, portrayed by museum docents dressed in authentically recreated period clothing, will relate the joys, sorrows and challenges of life on the journey to the West and will reenact the July 24th celebration of 1849.An imaginary gathering at the home of the bishop of the Nineteenth Ward allows the characters to recount the day's festivities and conduct a celebration of their own.

The program, based on newspaper accounts and reminiscences, recreates the spirit and activities of early pioneer life. The characters portrayed in the program were original pioneers who lived in the Salt Lake Valley after their arrival in Utah between 1847 and 1849.

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