Provo Founders’ Day Celebration
Friday, April 1, 2016
5:00-8:00 PM (program at 6:30 PM)
Provo Pioneer Village (500 W 600 N)
Celebrate the founding of Provo City on April 1, 1849. Bring the whole family and your friends and join in the celebration at the Provo Pioneer Village. The Village will be open for tours and self-guided visits starting at 5:00 PM and will remain open through 8:00 PM.
At 6:30 PM, Provo historian Robert Carter and storyteller-musician Elaine Brewster will present a short program featuring Provo’s history and the song “When It’s Springtime in the Rockies,” which was written in Provo.
The Provo Pioneer Village is managed by the Brigham Young Chapter of the Sons of Utah Volunteer and is run completely by volunteers with the support of the local community. The Village’s mission is to bring to life Provo’s pioneer heritage for all visitors old and young. Everything you see in Pioneer Village is from 1849 to 1869—the schoolhouse, Haws Cabin, Turner Cabin, the George A. Smith Store, carriage house, and other historic buildings. The public may also enter the Pioneer Village’s newest acquisition, the James Washington Loveless adobe house, which is the oldest home in Provo.