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What was it like growing up in Park City when it was a mining town? What changes occurred when Park City went from mining to skiing? What did families do in their backyards or porches in the past? What was Park City like before and during the Olympics? How have the schools changed over the years? To find out the answer to these questions and more, come to Park City Museum’s panel discussion with some local Parkites who have lived through it all! Join Steve Leatham, Jim Weaver, Don Williams, Phil Jones, Jim Tedford, and Karri Dell Hays as they tell us what Park City was like during the old days as Steve Reggentin moderates the discussion.
The panel discussion will be held on Wednesday, July 10th from 5-6 p.m. at the Park City Museum Education and Collections Center located at 2079 Sidewinder Drive.
The discussion helps promote our new exhibit Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard on display until November 20, 2019. The suburban backyard is an American original—an invention so familiar it hardly seems invented at all. Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard explores the mid-century backyard from the rise of the suburbs and tract houses, to the beauty of postwar garden design, and the birth of the environmental movement. Filled with vintage photographs, historic drawings, and fun period advertisements, the exhibition reveals how these spaces became such an integral part of American popular culture. Patios, Pools, & the Invention of the American Backyard is presented by the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service and the Smithsonian Gardens’ Archive of American Gardens.
Questions? Contact Diane Knispel at firstname.lastname@example.org.