Heritage Day 2013


September 18 – 19 – 20 – 21     Free to the public!

Commemorate Springville City’s birthday with fun-filled family activities and events!
A great new Springville tradition!

 Walk through an authentic Native American village on Saturday with activities for all ages. There will be traditional dance, music, games & crafts, displays, booths, demonstrations, as well as free homemade rootbeer, free popcorn, free wooden nickels for the penny candy store, and more!


Volunteers ages 14 and up are needed to help with crafts, games, food, and more. Contact sandyallison@gmail.com.

Second Annual Springville Heritage Days Celebration

The Springville Historical Society, Daughters of Utah Pioneers and the Springville Recreation Department present the Second Annual Heritage Day Celebration to commemorate the 164th anniversary of the founding of Springville.

Wednesday, September 18th  7 – 8:30 pm. Celebrate Springville Heritage Days at the Springville Museum of Art at the exhibition opening of The Springville Museum: A Place, Its People, and Their Collection. Historic documents, significant works of art, and stories from beloved citizens will be shared in reflection of the past 110 years through this exhibition. Tours, refreshments and the launch of the Museum’s newest publication, Springville Museum of Art; History and Collection will be featured during the event. Dr. Vern G. Swanson and co-authors will be available for book signings. The publication explores the community’s interest in fine art which started as a grass-roots movement in the nineteenth century, and has expanded to include not only local and regional arts promotion, but the vibrant international influence of the Museum.  

Thursday, September 19th  at 7:00 pm is a statue unveiling of “Hear My Plea” that will become a part of the Statues To Live By collection, followed by a lecture presentation by Shirlee Silversmith, Director of the Utah Office of Indian Affairs. In addition there will be Native American flute music by Gary Field. Thursday events will be held at the Springville Museum of Art and a special display of artwork by American Indian artists and works featuring American Indian life and culture will also be featured.

Friday, September 20th  at 4 pm the third annual Chalk Around The Block will be held at the Civic Center, 110 South Main. A square of sidewalk is assigned for children, families, and groups to decorate. Bring your sidewalk chalk and your creativity. Refreshments will be provided. Later, bring the family to a free outdoor screening of Disney’s Pocahontas at Spring Acres Arts Park, 700 South 1300 East. The gates open at 7 pm and the show begins at dusk. General admission seating, bring your own blankets and camp chairs.

Saturday, September 21st will be the largest portion of Heritage Day events at Civic Center Park, 50 South Main. A Mini Canoe race at begins at 10:30 am where kids can decorate and float a paper canoe through the splash pad creek. The Landmark Commission sponsors self-guided walking tours to 3 historic buildings in downtown Springville from 10 am to noon. Between 11 am and 3 pm the public can stroll through an authentic Native American village and many vendor booths. Throughout the day there will be musical entertainment and performances, including  the Native American dance groups Morning Star and Wasatch Eagle Dancers. Come learn about the indigenous cultures that inhabited Utah Valley as well as historical information about the peoples that lived on this land. Participate in the friendship dance, listen to the songs and watch the dances while eating authentic Indian tacos. The public can actively participate with various free games, crafts and demonstrations. There will also be free popcorn, free homemade root beer, and free wooden nickels to spend at the penny candy store.

Click HERE for 2013 Heritage Days flyer



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