Dig in at the Park City Museum
February 16, 2010
After being transformed into the Bing Bar last month, the Park City Museum has reclaimed its space with a fresh coat of paint.
On Sunday, the museum hosted a Victorian Valentine Workshop and, in an effort to ramp up its community programs, it will continue to offer a variety of educational and family-friendly events through the coming months.
March 2 will mark the inaugural Tuesday Talk at the museum. The talks will be held on the first Tuesday every month and each will feature a different discussion topic relating to Park City’s history.
According to Emily Beeson, an archivist for the museum, the talks are geared toward people who moved to Park City in the 60s, 70s or 80s and want to share their stories. The Museum is hoping to create a community of locals who can serve as unofficial historians.
"It’s a way to have them chat and catch up with each other, but also to record their memories for future generations and for the upcoming music exhibit at the museum," Beeson explains.
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Of course, those who aren’t longtime residents but want to sit in on the conversations are also welcome.
The topic for the March 2 meeting will be Park City’s music scene. Anyone who remembers events such as the outdoor concerts at Park West, performances at the Cowboy Bar, bluegrass festivals and the early days of KPCW are invited to meet in the Museum conference room at 5:30 p.m.
The Tuesday Talks will be free for members or included in the price of admission to the museum, which is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 7 to 17, and free for children 6 and under.
For more information or to suggest a topic for a future Tuesday Talk, email firstname.lastname@example.org .
St. Patrick’s Day Shamrocks
The museum will also host a special event in honor of St. Patrick’s Day on March 17. Families are invited to learn about the importance of St. Patrick’s Day in Park City, starting with the arrival of Irish miners in the late 1800s.
Kids can visit the Changing Gallery from 3 until 6 p.m. to make shamrock photo keepsakes and learn a little Gaelic with help from the Museum staff. This activity is free with a family membership or included in the cost of admission.
Historic ski tour
On March 26, Research Historian Hal Compton will lead a historic ski tour at Park City Mountain Resort. The tour will explore the silver mines and mill in the resort area, including the famed Silver King Mine.
The tour starts at 10 a.m. and lasts about three hours. Museum membership and a lift ticket are required. Space is limited; make reservations by calling 649-7457.
To become a member of the museum, download an application at http://www.parkcityhistory.org/membership . For more information about upcoming events, call 649-7457, email email@example.com , or become a fan of the Park City Museum on Facebook.