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A Day in the Life of a Park City Miner 1870-1900 with Donovan Symonds

December 6, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Donovan Symonds will be presenting a lecture called A Day in the Life of a Park City Miner 1870-1900 on December 6, 2017 from 5-6PM at the Park City Museum’s Education and Collection Center located at 2079 Sidewinder Avenue. The lecture will describe the life of one of the early Park City miners. It will cover the hardships, hazards and rewards of working the early prospects followed by the world-class state of the art mines such as the Ontario and Silver King. Life was hard and the days were long but the social life in Park City kept most of the miners here even during the down times.

Donovan Symonds is a mining engineer. He grew up and was educated in England before immigrating to Canada (1971) and the U.S. He moved to Park City in 1978 and was the co-founder and President of an international mining consulting company. He retired in 2008 and has been a docent with the Park City Museum for the last nine years.

The Park City Museum will be hosting the Way We Worked exhibition from November 11, 2017 through January 10, 2018. The Way We Worked has been made possible in Utah by Utah Humanities. The exhibition, created by the National Archives, is part of Museum on Main Street, and collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and State Humanities Councils nationwide. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.


December 6, 2017
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm