Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum

Events


Utah Statehood Day Dance

Saturday, January 8, 2022 Family Dance 7:00P.M-8:00 P.M. Youth Dance 8:00P.M.-10:00P.M.

Museum Legislative Hall, Free

Wear your finest dress or suit and celebrate Utah’s 126nd birthday with a traditional pioneer dance!

Please wear supportive shoes.

Independence Day Festivities

Pioneer Dance: TBA
City Celebration: TBA

Join us for a family-friendly pioneer dance in the Legislative Hall at Territorial Statehouse State Park. Then, on Independence day, bring your family back to enjoy the parade and a full day of activities and fireworks at dusk, sponsored by Fillmore City and Territorial Statehouse State Park. Museum entry is free on Independence Day.


Last Hoorah of Summer

August 15th, 2022 1pm to 11pm with a break for supper.

Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum, $2 per person or $10 per group up to 8 people

“What’s with all the tents and activities at the Territorial Statehouse this summer?” Bring yourself, your friends, and/or your family for an amazing event of traditional pioneer games, activities, and skills.

Games like Rounders, Stilts, Jump rope, Graces, Running Hoops, and Stick Pull.

Activities and Skills like Blacksmithing, Wood working, Stone Carving, Log Cutting, Cabin Building, Writing and reading the Deseret Alphabet, Making: Dolls, Rope, Candles, Spinning Toys, Bread, Soap, and Paper.

Annual Old Capitol Arts and Living History Festival

First Weekend after Labor Day September 8th-10th

Territorial Statehouse State Park Grounds, Free
https://oldcapitolfestivals.com/ 

For over 20 years, the Old Capitol Arts and Living History Festival has been a destination for thousands. A strictly-curated selection of fine arts vendors, musicians on two stages, living history reenactors, and Native American cultural demonstrations are the highlight of this three-day festival. Also, a fine arts show, children’s activities, food court, and more! Full schedule available in mid-August.


Shadows of the Past Candlelight Tours

TBA

Territorial Statehouse State Park Museum, $1 per person

Our annual event where we bring out our creepiest artifacts and tell our most haunting stories. Travel through the historic Territorial Statehouse with candle in hand, stopping in each room for a unique history lesson.


Etiquette Dinner & Pioneer Dance

TBA

Email Carl Camp for cost and scheduling details (carlcamp@utah.gov)

Ever wonder which fork to use? Or where to place your linen napkin when you have finished eating. Proper dining etiquette stretches back centuries. Formal table settings are considered an art form to many people, and table manners are not to be taken lightly. Today, many of the behaviors that take place at the dinner table are deeply rooted in history. Dining etiquette plays a role not only at a fine dining establishment but in everyday life.

Statehouse Provided Activities

Dining Experience— You will learn the how’s, what’s, and why’s of proper dining etiquette. You will enjoy a multicourse meal served in a formal yet relaxed setting.

Old Time Dance—Dancing was very important in pioneer life.  More than anything, dances were a social time, where they enjoyed music, games, interaction and generally refreshed their spirits.  Pioneers danced for entertainment and exercise, so wear sturdy shoes. We’ll provide lots of water and refreshments.

Schedule this as an evening activity or an overnight event.