Mormon Station features weekend of fun

Mormon Station State Historic Park in Genoa presents Pioneer Living History Day on Saturday and Snowshoe Thompson Celebration on Sunday.

From 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, bring the family and enjoy a living history day with the Sierra Nevada and Truckee Meadows Mormon Pioneers.

Learn how to make rope and corn-husk dolls, watch Dutch-oven cooking demonstrations, have children play pioneer games, see tools used by early pioneers and enjoy the cannon, muskets and black powder rifles fired each hour, on the hour throughout the day.

From 2-5 p.m. Sunday, celebrate Snowshoe Thompson with folk products displayed by the Sons and Daughters of Norway, Norwegian dancers, Norwegian fjord horses with a cart and a Chautauqua presentation of Snowshoe Thompson, the man who carried the mail in the late 1800s from Genoa to Placerville twice a month for 20 years.

Both days' events are free and open to the public. Visitors are invited to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy a day - or two - at the park.

The log-cabin museum will be open for a $1 admission for adults; free for children 12 and younger. Inside, you can see an 1862 Light Cavalry sword on display for the first time in more than 40 years. A

For more information, please contact the park at 775-782-2590.


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