“President’s Day” is a historical holiday to spend with your family. Since it is a national holiday, people are trying to think of ways on how to spend it meaningfully inside their homes especially this year. But did you know that this holiday is originally George Washington’s birthday? It is celebrated every February 22. In 1879, it is officially declared as a federal holiday by an act in Congress. In 1971, “President’s Day” is officially assigned to be celebrated every third Monday of February.
Like President’s Day, Utah has been a witness of its historical moments for decades now. Notable moments in Utah’s history include the discovery and arrival of Mormons to Salt Lake City in 1847. Not so long after that, Utah became part of the United States after the historic Mexican-American war in 1848. One year after, Deseret was founded by the Mormons. Then in 1850, Utah’s Territory is finally established by the U.S. Congress. These are the historical events that shaped Utah and started its glory.
With that, Utah has also shaped several historical homes that have been a witness to several historical events. These historical homes can be visited until now.
Built-in 1854, the 166-year-old house is recognized as one of Utah’s historical homes. This was built when Brigham Young was still serving as Utah’s territorial governor. It is named as such because the interior is designed with several beehive imageries. The Beehive House now serves as an events place that you and your family can visit every day from 9:30 am to 8:30 pm.
This is another historical home for a veteran from the War of 1812 named Fielding Garr who resided here. Garr had plenty of stops across the midwest and has joined Brigham Young’s company. His family, later on, joined him as leaders from Latter-Day Saints told him to set-up a ranch. Today, the area has become a state park that can be visited every day from 9 am to 5 pm.
This 119-year-old mansion costs $500,000 and is owned by Alfred and Elizabeth McCune. This historical home is an artwork itself for the interior features superb ceiling murals, mesmerizing decorative boarders that took two years to be crafted, Holland-made roof tiles, crafted mahogany from South America, and so much more. Tours can be scheduled two weeks prior to your visit.
Brigham Young is a religious leader, politician, and settle. His Winter Home in St. George is completed in 1871 and was occupied by Brigham Young until the day of his death in 1877. The unique thing about this historical home is that it has a detached office and its own telegraph station. You can visit this home for free from 9 am to dusk.
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