Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Visit Pioneer Village (Developing Talents)

For this activity, we went to the Pionner Village museum in Provo, Utah. 

Here is information from the Website:


Sons of Utah Pioneers Village

Location: North Park at 500 North 500 West.
Step back in history at the Pioneer Village. Get a glimpse of what life was like before our modern conveniences. The village features pioneer buildings and furnishings, wagons, farm implements, and a blacksmith shop. Special features include an ox lift (used for shoeing oxen), a restored covered wagon and a cabin built in 1853.
Village Hours: Summer hours, beginning May 31st, are Monday 5-8 p.m., Tuesday through Friday from 4-7 p.m. and Saturdays from 1-4 p.m. There is no admission charge, but donations are welcome. Special group appointments are available by calling 801-377-8294 or 801-375-9299. 
Fee: There is no charge to visit the village; however, donations to help with restoration and maintenance are welcomed.
Mark your calendar for our Summer Special Events:
Pioneer Craft Fair: June 9th
Pioneer Day: July 24th
Pioneer Craft Fair: August 24th
I think the girls had a really great time learning how things used to be. I feel like I even got a better appreciation for what we have now compared to then. I think their favorite part of the tour was at the end when they got to play with some of the toys that the pioneers would have played with in their school house.


1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the good ideas. I just found your blog and really appreciate seeing how you apply your activities to the themes. I have had this calling many times before but the program itself is now different. When I looked at the book I was a little overwhelmed at the apparent narrow scope of areas--you've opened my eyes!