Daughters of the Utah Pioneers Film Festival 2018

By Judy Elsner
The Springville-Mapleton Daughters of the Utah Pioneers is having a 2nd Annual Film Festival in April 2018. This is a video making project to tell stories of pioneers who settled Springville.

Young people from film classes in high school will help with the filming if requested. With their help, these short (no longer than eight minutes) stories will be shared and preserved.

The entries will be posted to our YouTube Channel and shown to patrons when they come into the museum. The Springville Arts Commission has awarded a grant to use for the Festival. If anyone has questions, please email Susan Bartholomew, Museum Director Pioneer Museum, at springvillemapletondup@gmail.com.

Check YouTube to see last year’s videos. These 2017 films can also be seen on the Pioneer Museum website at www.springvillepioneermuseum.org. The Pioneer Museum in Springville is closed for the winter and will reopen March 2.

A suggested activity for February in the Outreach Program is to hold an ancestor dinner. Make a meal that is a tradition in your family, homeland or area of the country where your heritage comes from and invite your family to attend. Spend a few minutes telling about your meal and an ancestor who may have started the tradition of serving the meal and provide the recipe. This is a great family activity that connects our present family with our ancestors.