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CEDAR CITY – the Frontier Homestead State Park Museum is inviting children ages 8 through 12 to join the hands-on-history program each Wednesday, June 2 through July 21, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Those accepting this task must be curious to learn about pioneering, cabin building, rope making, candle making, Pony Express and other aspects of Western history. there will be no textbooks, workbooks or pencils – just firsthand experience.

This eight-week program is flexible, to accommodate your summer plans. an eight-week pass can be purchased for $16 per person. Passes must be purchased in advance and will be limited to the first 40 registrants.

Each week has a unique theme and uses four hands-on activities to enhance learning about the particular theme. the first week starts by asking, “What Is a Pioneer” and participants will learn how to choose what to take on a cross-country wagon trek, make trail markers, cut logs and construct a cabin.

The second week is “Settling In” and includes rope making, knot tying, making a rope bed and roping animals.

Week No. 3 is “Pioneer Life Part 1″ with clothing, weaving, laundry and quilting. It will be followed by “Pioneer Life Part 2″ with gardening, butter making, candle making and medicine. Week No. 5 is “Pioneer Life Part 3″ with marbles, stick pull and other games. Week No. 6 is “Communication,” which includes making wax seals, the Pony Express, letterpress printing and using a telegraph. Week No. 7 is “Back to School,” which includes Deseret alphabet, pioneer school, writing with quills and recess games. Week No. 8 is “Moving On” with community history, city planning, tent living and sheep industry.

This living history experience is hosted at the Frontier Homestead State Park, 635 N. Main St. in Cedar City. Summer passes can be purchased at the museum or call 586-9290 for information.

Chapters host founders day dinner

ST. GEORGE – Laureate Alpha Tau and Gamma Epsilon Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi celebrate the annual founders day of the international noncollegiate sorority. a dinner for members of both chapters is Friday at the Elks Lodge.

The theme for the new year will be announced and Woman of the Year honors will be given to a deserving member from each chapter. this honor is bestowed on a member by popular vote of other chapter members and is kept a secret until it is announced at the dinner.

Beta Sigma Phi was founded in 1931 as a woman’s social, service and learning organization. It has had as many as 200,000 members in nearly every country in the world. there are two chapters in St. George, call Mary at 986-3972 for information.

BY THE SPECTRUM & DAILY NEWS

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