CEDAR CITY — Frontier Homestead State Park Museum in Cedar City will provide free admission for all visitors Saturday as part of Smithsonian Magazine’s 11th annual “Museum Day Live!” For one day only, participating museums across the United States will emulate the spirit of the Smithsonian Institution’s facilities, based in Washington, D.C., which offer free admission every day, and open their doors for free to those who download a “Museum Day Live!” ticket.
The public can go online to learn more and download “Museum Day Live!” tickets. Each ticket grants the ticket holder and one guest free access to any participating museum Saturday. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address. A list of participating museums, which will be updated as more museums sign on, can be found here.
“Participating in Museum Day Live! allows locals and out-of-town visitors alike an opportunity to learn and experience more of our community’s amazing story,” Todd Prince, Frontier Homestead State Park manager, said. “If you have not visited the museum for awhile, I am sure you will be delighted with the many opportunities for fun and learning we have available.”
The mission of Frontier Homestead State Park is to collect, preserve and interpret the rich cultural history of the Iron Country area. Frontier Homestead State Park, originally called Iron Mission, opened in 1973 to house the Gronway Parry wagon and carriage collection.
Over the years, Frontier Homestead has evolved and expanded to include historic buildings and hands-on activities to educate and entertain the whole family. Activities ranging from washing laundry to loading a wagon are available, giving visitors a chance to sample what life was like in the late 1800s. Special events provide fun for the entire family throughout the year. A highlight of many visits is the chance to climb into a replica Concord stagecoach. Guns, snow machines and the oldest brick house in Cedar City round out the visit.
- What: “Museum Day Live!”
- When: Saturday, Sept. 26
- Where: Frontier Homestead State Park Museum, 635 N. Main St., Cedar City
- Admission: Free
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