At the Territorial Statehouse’s Building Zion Heritage Youth Camp, teen campers spend their days weaving and whittling, dancing and dipping, cooking and cleaning as they learn the skills that were essential for the survival of Utah’s early pioneers. Three years of funding from the Great Basin Heritage Area Partnership (GBHAP) helped to launch the program which is now at full capacity and self-sustaining.
With help from GBHAP, the Statehouse has also created new exhibits including an interactive, digital map of Utah Territory. In 2017, GBHAP funds enabled the Statehouse to partner with the Smithsonian Institute, Latinos in Action, and others to host The Way We Worked traveling exhibit. Museum staff collected and transcribed 25 oral histories from Latino immigrants who work at the Fillmore mushroom farm, bringing local context to the exhibit. Public programming tied to this effort drew more than 11,000 participants to Fillmore and the surrounding area.
Great Basin Heritage Area Partnership Funds
Leverage of GBHAP Funds
8.7 to 1