"Weaving a Revolution," a special exhibit appearing at the Natural History Museum of Utah now through April 28, tells the story of a renaissance of Navajo basket weaving that has taken place over the past thirty years in the Utah strip of the Navajo reservation near Monument Valley.
For President's Day weekend, NHMU is planning special events highlighting the "Weaving a Revolution" exhibit:
- Acclaimed weaver Elsie Holiday will demonstrate basket weaving techniques Saturday through Monday, Feb. 16-18, from 12-4 p.m. each day.
- Students from the University of Utah's Department of Modern Dance will collaborate with museum visitors to create "Dancing a Revolution," an original, one-of-a-kind dance performance inspired by the baskets. Saturday, Feb. 16 at 12 noon.
301 Wakara Way
Special exhibit included with museum admission
Adults $11, Seniors 65 and over $9, Youth 13-24 $9, Children 3-12 $8, Children 2 and under free
Free for museum members and University of Utah students, faculty and staff with valid ID
What secrets do mummies hold about the past? And what clues do they provide about the future? Embark on a journey into the extraordinary world of mummies and mummification. Through modern science and engaging interactive and multimedia exhibits, explore how mummies are created, where they come from and who they were. Discover a never-before-seen collection of rare mummies from across the world including South America, Europe, Asia, Oceania and Egypt that spans eons of time and transcends history.
Feb. 16-May 27, 2013
209 E. 500 S.
Sledding at Gorgoza or Soldier Hollow
President's Day weekend is a great time to try one of the two lift-assisted sledding parks in the Park City area: Gorgoza Park and Soldier Hollow. Tickets are $11-$30 per person, depending on age and how many hours you spend on the hill. Tubes are included. Call for conditions before you go.