The Family History Library 2019 Free Block Party
The Family History Library Block Party, sponsored by FamilySearch and the Church History Museum of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, will be held on Saturday, June 15, 2019. This fun-filled, family-friendly event will be held on West Temple Street between North and South Temple Streets from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Admission and activities are free.
The live entertainment begins at 10:00 a.m. and includes Yunuen Carrillo, Nathan Carrillo, and the Ballet Viva el Folklore; a Tabernacle Organ Recital; Grammy-nominated Jenny Oaks Baker and her family, and the UVU Cultural Envoy Program. Other free outside attractions include a rock-climbing wall, balloon artists, bounce houses, face painting, family history arts and crafts, and pioneer games, with free prizes. There will also be food trucks and snow cones for nominal fees.
If you want to get started a little early, the library opens at 8:00 a.m. You can enjoy the interactive Discovery Experiences—learn the fun facts about your name, which ancestor you most resemble, digitally dress in time-period costumes, capture family memories together in one of the recording studios, search for your ancestors or try a new activity called the Ancestor Scavenger Hunt. These activities will take place all day until 9:00 p.m.
Take the opportunity to digitally preserve family documents and photos with the library’s free digital scanners and high definition book scanners. In the museum (adjacent to the Family History Library and Temple Square), you can see the most memorable possessions and accomplishments of the presidents of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, experience the First Vision beautifully depicted on a 240° circular screen that surrounds the you, discover the Mormon trails used by Latter-day Saint pioneers between 1846 and 1890, and see “Meditations on Belief”, the eleventh international art competition, a juried art exhibition featuring unique works by Church members from around the world. Young people and families can also join together to learn how to be museum detectives.
Make the Family History Library Block Party a fun family tradition where you can continue to create new family memories and make interesting personal and family discoveries together.
Find out more information and about event parking at Family History Block Party.
FamilySearch International is the largest genealogy organization in the world. FamilySearch is a nonprofit, volunteer-driven organization sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Millions of people use FamilySearch records, resources, and services to learn more about their family history. To help in this great pursuit, FamilySearch and its predecessors have been actively gathering, preserving, and sharing genealogical records worldwide for over 100 years. Patrons may access FamilySearch services and resources free online at FamilySearch.org or through over 5,000 family history centers in 129 countries, including the main Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah.