Join Family History Library’s Free Block Party

  • 13 June 2017

Discover your famous relatives, learn about where they come from, digitally dress in time-period costumes, record family memories, and more with new interactive discovery experiences inside the Family History Library.

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  • Free event is Saturday, June 17, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., in downtown Salt Lake City.

The Church’s Family History Library and the Church History Museum are holding the third annual Family History Block Party on Saturday, June 17, 2017, in downtown Salt Lake City, featuring indoor and outdoor activities for the entire family.

The event will run from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on West Temple Street from North Temple to South Temple, which will be closed to through traffic. The event is free and all activities are family-friendly.

The Kenshin Taiko drummers, Malibu Revue, Shanahy, and the Snow Canyon jazz band will provide live entertainment.

The whole family will enjoy outside activities like face painting.

Outside activities will include a rock-climbing wall.

Other free outside attractions include a rock-climbing wall, bounce houses, face painting, and pioneer-era games, among other activities. There will also be food trucks and snow cones for nominal fees.

Additional fun activities will be offered inside the library. The new interactive discovery experiences enable visitors to discover their famous relatives, learn about where they come from, digitally dress in time-period costumes, record family memories, and more. In the adjacent museum, visitors will meet actors dressed as historical characters and test their detective skills with mysteries behind artifacts in the museum. Children can visit the Tell Me the Stories of Jesus children’s exhibit. Toddlers to 12-year-olds will have fun learning through hands-on play and art projects.

The library is hosting this event to help families of all ages discover what a fabulous resource the Family History Library is for those beginning their family history. The hope is that families will come for the fun, discover something interesting about their ancestors, and return to the library again and again as a family to continue to learn and share their personal family stories.

Learn more at https://familysearch.org/wiki/en/Family_History_Library_Block_Party.

Discover your famous relatives, learn about where they come from, digitally dress in time-period costumes, record family memories, and more with new interactive discovery experiences inside the Family History Library.

Live entertainment will take place outside the Family History Library on the plaza between the library and the Church History Museum.