The Friends of Historic Spring City are pleased to announce our annual Spring City Heritage Day, on Saturday, May 28, 2016. This event includes a tour of many of the town’s charming, mid-19th Century pioneer homes and buildings, including the Old Spring City School, which has been under intensive restoration for the past three years!
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Tickets purchased online, may be picked up at Will Call in the Main Street Historic Firehouse. Tickets for Saturday’s Home Tour are $10 for adults and $5 for children, and can be purchased from 9am to 2pm at the Old School or the Main Street Firehouse.
Funds benefit preservation and restoration efforts in Spring City. Currently the Friends are working to raise money to pay for the loan portion of a Community Impact Board (CIB) grant/loan that Spring City was awarded. The Friends have currently raised more than $200,000 toward the loan of $325,000.
This beautiful old structure is now in the second phase of renovation, including final selection and installation of interior fixtures, finishes and woodwork. Once completed, the Old School will serve as a community center and city office space. The second floor will include a large ballroom for receptions and community programs, plus art and cultural events. A Wall of Honor, comprised of engraved plaques, will be displayed as a permanent show of gratitude to all those who have made substantial contributions to the restoration of this magnificent building. (Plaques may honor donors, their ancestors, or even stand as a memorial to an individual or family.) Look for the Friends of Historic Spring City kiosk, where you can ask any questions or make Wall of Honor donations.The Old Spring City School is the current major project which has made significant progress in the past year.
We anticipate the Old School Community Center to be ready for for occupants, including Spring City Offices and the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers (DUP) by fall of 2016.
Spring City leads the way in historic preservation and restoration in Utah. The town was designated a national historic district in the late 1970s, and since that official designation, over 50 of our local historical structures have been lovingly restored.
Breakfast will be for sale at the Bowery just behind the Old School Community Center at 150 East Center
A silent auction (“Art Squared”) will also be held at the Old School, where patrons bid on one-foot square paintings by well known Spring City artists, including Lee Bennion, Susan Gallacher, M’Lisa Paulsen, Doug Fryer, Kathleen Peterson, Cassandria Parsons, Lynn Farrar, Ken Baxter, and other Utah artists.
Our annual art and antique sale will be held at the Old School Community Center on the second floor. Visitors can preview art and antiques there from 5 – 8 that Friday evening ($5 entrance fee), and also also buy Home Tour tickets, or get a jump on the purchase of art and antiques.
Again there will be a craft sale featuring items like Shibori hand-dyed silk scarves, handmade jewelry, homemade jams, handcrafted aprons, and many other items.
Additional works by well-known artists will be on sale at the Old School, and in local galleries. Breakfast and lunch are served at the city bowery and provide a fundraiser for local LDS wards. (Coffee is available at the Old School.)
You can find Spring City just off Utah State Highway (USH) 89 on USH 117 between Mt.Pleasant and Ephraim. It may be sunny in Spring City while rainy in Salt Lake City, and the homes and art are lovely, whatever the weather!
Photo montages of Heritage Day 2014 by Holly Christine Imagery
Future Community Center photo by Ann Stucki
Spring City Sketch courtesey of Kathy Peterson
Photos and images copyright 2016 Friends of Historic Spring City