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Providence Founders Day HAMS Festival Viewed 76,382 timesBy: Senior Editor
Published for Logan, Utah (Area-Info.net Apr. 02, 2012)
Salt Lake Art Lovers Take the Bus
Art lovers from all over Greater Salt Lake are invited to climb aboard in search of HAMS. Okay, we’re not looking for an Easter dinner.
“HAMS” is the “Heritage Arts Music & Stories” Festival being held in Providence, Utah on Friday and Saturday, April 20th and 21st. It’s part of their Providence Founder’s Day celebration, centered at the Old Rock Church (10 South Main Street) starting at 6:00 PM on Friday and running all day Saturday.
And you certainly don’t have to arrive by bus. It’s open to the public. And it promises to be a day and a half full of fun for the entire family. The festival will focus on a “Heritage Art” exposition of visual art, furniture, games, tools and more. There will be a visual art painting competition between some of the best artists in the entire state – you’ll want to come just to see these talented folks compete for cash prizes as they capture scenes that play out before your eyes.
But there’s much more! There will be pioneer era and pioneer-inspired music, storytelling, costumed re-enactors, and pioneer games. There’s a heritage concert including a short children’s pageant, and heritage foods will be provided by local caterers. There’s even a pioneer community dance. It’s a Founder’s Day celebration in its purest sense.
But there’s even more in store if you ride the bus. This is a guided tour in a beautiful motor coach on a two-day excursion exploring some of northern Utah’s finest scenery, history, and art. You’ll see the mural at the American West Heritage Center as you never have before, described by artist, Trent Gudmundsen. And all along the way, the history of northern Utah’s settlement (through the 1855 expedition into Cache Valley) will be unfolded by tour guide, Mary Ellen Elggren.
You’ll stay at the picturesque Historic Providence Inn and tour historic homes in this charming National Historic District. All your meals are provided and there’s a Dutch Oven Dinner on Friday, and a celebration dinner Saturday before your return trip to Salt Lake City.
For complete details, download a flyer, or visit www.upharts.org
The bus tour is being provided by Utah Pioneer Heritage Arts - $110 plus lodging (rooms at the Providence Inn vary in price from $129 to $229 double occupancy, $30 less for single occupancy, plus 9.6% room tax. But we have negotiated a 10% discount for the festival weekend, which more than offsets all room taxes). Departure and return point(s) will be determined by reserved passenger locations. To schedule, call Clive Romney – 801-706-1997 or Mary Ellen Elggren – 801-541-6937.
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