Iron Mission Days: A Cedar City Birthday Celebration

Frontier Homestead State Park Museum once again celebrates the founding of Cedar City with a day of activities designed to honor the spirit of our community and those that created opportunities for our growth. Come and enjoy the cool crisp fall air on Saturday November 5th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm as Frontier Homestead hosts its annual Iron Mission Days. The cost is $5.00 per family.

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Enjoy tasty treats from our wood fired earth oven and cook stove.

This year the Park 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.  Todd Prince, Park Manager, said, “The addition of the summer kitchen and Native Heritage Exhibit greatly increased our capacity to offer more variety of activities to our visitors.  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 November 5th is a wonderful opportunity for the community to experience these new exhibits first hand.”

Explore the pithouse.

Explore the pithouse.

The Summer Kitchen will be ready for a fall appearance.

The Summer Kitchen will be ready for a fall appearance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kasey Warhurst our Museum Blacksmith will be pounding iron.

Kasey Warhurst our Museum Blacksmith will be pounding iron.

Pioneer activities, crafts for kids, living history demonstrations and tours of our Native Heritage Area and Hunter House Summer Kitchen will be available. Staff will be showcasing tomahawk throwing, goodies baked in the wood-fired oven, and our Museum Blacksmith will be on hand. Additionally, visitors will be able to practice throwing the atlatl, pitching horseshoes, and of course, making the park’s well-known rag dolls.

 

Can you throw a tomahawk and make it stick?

Can you throw a tomahawk and make it stick?

Corn grinding will be available.

Corn grinding will be available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saturday November 5th promises to be a fun-filled day of adventure for the whole family. Step back in time with Frontier Homestead State Park.

Check out our website for more information: frontierhomestead.org

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Iron Mission Days: The Photos

We had such a great time at Iron Mission Days, we thought it appropriate to share some of our favorite photos from the event. We hope you enjoy.

One of our amazing demonstrators.

One of our amazing demonstrators.

Candle Dipping is always popular.

Candle Dipping is always popular.

We start them out young with ink and quill.

We start them out young with ink and quill.

Making a rag doll.

Making a rag doll.

Corn Grinding 101

Corn Grinding 101

Visitors got to tour the pithouse.

Visitors got to tour the pithouse.

Spinning is a useful skill to learn.

Spinning is a useful skill to learn.

Pioneer wood working for all ages.

Pioneer wood working for all ages.

Throwing the "hawks."

Throwing the “hawks.”