CEDAR CITY — Step back in time Saturday as Frontier Homestead State Park Museum once again celebrates the founding of Cedar City with a day of activities designed to honor the spirit of the Cedar City community and those who created opportunities for growth. Enjoy the cool, crisp fall air from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. as Frontier Homestead hosts its annual “Iron Mission Days.”
This year Frontier Homestead State Park Museum is excited to highlight two new features of the Homestead – the Hunter House summer kitchen and the Native Heritage Exhibit. For the past two years, many people have worked diligently to bring these projects to fruition. Partnerships and support from the Cedar City RAP Tax, the Division of Utah Arts and Museums and Southern Utah University helped make these new exhibits possible.
“The addition of the summer kitchen and Native Heritage Exhibit greatly increased our capacity to offer more variety of activities to our visitors,” Todd Prince, park manager, said.
“These will be prized for years to come. And with the completion of the back grounds of the Hunter House, we will now be able to offer a space for group rentals such as wedding receptions and family reunions. The open house on Nov. 5 is a wonderful opportunity for the community to experience these new exhibits first hand.”
Pioneer activities, crafts for kids, living history demonstrations and tours of the Native Heritage area and Hunter House summer kitchen will be available. Staff will be showcasing tomahawk throwing and goodies baked in the wood-fired oven, and the museum blacksmith will also be on hand.
Additionally, visitors to Iron Mission Days will be able to practice throwing the atlatl, pitching horseshoes and of course, making one of the park’s well-known rag dolls.
Bring out the whole family for a fun-filled day of adventure. The cost is $5 per family. For more information call 435-586-9290.
- What: “Iron Mission Days.”
- When: Saturday, Nov. 5 | 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Where: Frontier Homestead State Park Museum, 635 N. Main St., Cedar City.
- The cost is $5 per family. For more information call 435-586-9290.
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