The settlers of the West brought their diverse cultural backgrounds with them - customs, habits and traditions that were incorporated into daily life in the settlers' new homes, said Utah State University student Kellianne Jensen.
Workers at Utah State University's Jensen Living Historical Farm, along with Jensen, plan an event that pays tribute to these diverse cultural elements on Saturday, June 27, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. As part of Heritage Day, visitors are invited to celebrate the customs, crafts, food and music of the people who moved to Cache Valley.A number of crafts demonstrations are planned for Heritage Day including crocheting and bobbin lace making. Members of the Northern Utah Fiber Artists will demonstrate weaving, and musical treats will include the authentic sound of Scottish bagpipes.
Dancing demonstrations take place from 2-4 p.m., and visitors are invited to try a few steps. There will be games for children during the day as well.
The Jensen Living Historical Farm is at the American West Heritage Center in Wellsville. It is six miles southwest of Logan on U.S. 89-91. For information, call 1-435-245-4064.
Admission to the farm is $5 for adults, $4 for students and senior citizens and $3 for children (age 12 and under). A family pass is available for $12 or annual passes are $25 for individuals and $45 for families.