THFHS 2011 Biennial Reunion Salt Lake City, UT

The reunion will be June 22-25, 2011. Headquarters hotel will be the Plaza, in downtown Salt Lake City. It is next door to the Family History Library and across the street from Temple Square, two of the big attractions of Salt Lake. Other nearby accommodations range from low cost but functional Motel Six  to the The Grand America Hotel (very expensive but very nice)

Weather is generally warm, average high is 83 degrees, nights run around 54. Thunderstorms are always a possibility but are not as vicious as the eastern US versions. Natives don’t bother with umbrellas or hats. 
We will have at least one bus tour, probably going out to the Salt Lake and then down to the “biggest hole on earth”, the Kennecott Copper Mine. There are lots of attractions in town, including “This is the Place” state monument,, where Brigham Young made his famous statement about where the Mormon pioneers would settle, and the stadium at University of Utah,, where the 2002 Olympic opening and closing ceremonies were held. For music lovers in the family, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir holds weekly public rehearsals on Thursday evenings (8:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.) and Sunday mornings (8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.) across the street from the Plaza Hotel at the Tabernacle on Temple Square.
Getting out of town a little bit, Park City with it’s mountain scenery, ski resorts (no skiing in June but sightseeing available) and exotic micro-breweries is one possible side trip, as is the Air Museum at Hill Air Force base and a birding trip to Antelope Island Antelope island also gives the visitor a good idea of what pre-settlement Utah was like.
A little further away but still a one day trip, is the Golden Spike National Historic Site where the first 
transcontinental railroad finally joined up, creating a continuous railroad from the east coast to the west. 

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