Saturday, May 18th, is International Museum Day and we can’t wait to celebrate at one (or all) of our area’s amazing museums! Whether you spend the day experiencing the history of the west, imerrsed in the heritage of Southern Utah’s mother town, or perusing the new Kate Starling exhibit at the Southern Utah Museum of Art; this is a great oppportunity to get out and appreciate the museums in our community.
Southern Utah Museum of Art
With beautiful surroundings and a stunning interior, SUMA is a must-see in Cedar City. Stand-outs in the nearly 2,000 piece exhibit is the body of work of Jimmie Jones and a notable collection of prints from artists such as Salvador Dali, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and others. Part of the Beverly Taylor Sorenson Center for the Arts (home of the Utah Shakespeare Festival) this museum is free to the public.
Frontier Homestead state park
Step back in time with the Frontier Homestead State Park! This incredible museum hosts a large collection of carriages and wagons as well as 10 historic structures and hands-on activities throughout the museum grounds. Pan for gold, wash pioneer laundry, and load a covered wagon as you make history a part of your story.
The Frontier Homestead State Park is open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday and admission is $4 per person.
*While visiting the Homestead keep your eyes peeled for the resident tour guide/museum cat!*
Parowan heritage park
Explore the heritage of Parowan Utah (Southern Utah’s Mother Town) with a day spent in the town’s heritage park. This park features a natural spring as well as several bronze monuments and statues. Interpretive plaques tell the history of Iron County and the pioneer settlement of the southwest. After you’re finished exploring the Heritage Park take a walk down Main Street for a delicious cinnamon roll and a chance to see some of the many historic buildings that call Parowan home.
The Parowan Heritage Park is open all year, from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m