Martin Handcart Company Reunion Activities

Register  (Required for Trek Participation)


 This historic reunion promises to be fun and memorable for the whole family.  Participants will be able to connect with the incredible stories of their own ancestors and the shared experience of other members of the Martin Handcart Company.  The family trek experience and Pre-Trek activities are available to  descendants and spouses of the Martin Handcart Company pioneers and their rescuers.  Please bring the whole family for this historic event!


Martins Cove Family Trek

Sept. 2nd & 3rd 2011 (Labor Day Weekend) 

  • Day 1  to campground 3 miles
  • Day 2 Cove & Return 5.3 miles
  • Historically accurate & memorable trail experiences
  • Overnight Family camping
  • An Authentic camp & hands-on activity center
  • Moving Cove experience
  • Crossing the Sweetwater


 Martins Cove: Near

 47600 West Highway 220
Alcova, WY 82620

Pre-Trek Activities:

Church History Museum Special Tour FREE

 May 7th 2011

  • Meet & Greet Custom Descendants Tours
    • 1st Session 10 am
    • 2nd Session 11 am
  • Other Special Presentations & Activities
  • Thank you to all of the docents at the Church History Museum especially Connie Bauer.  We had a great time!


Church History Museum
45 North West Temple Street
Salt Lake City, Utah 84150-0902

Pioneer Extravaganza FREE

June 4th 2011

This reunion event will be fun for the whole family and is available to descendants and spouses of Martin Handcart Company Pioneers and 1856 Rescue party pioneers.

Saturday June 4th, 2011 Check in starts at 1:45 pm (Please be Prompt):

Festivities end @ 5:00 pm

 Extravaganza Highlights:

·         Keynote speaker: T.C. Christensen Filmmaker

o       Highlights and stories from the NEW! 17 Miracles movie about the Willie & Martin Handcart Company see:

·         Pioneer Fashion Show: by Emily Farrer creator of

·         Kids stories, chores, games & activities

·         Trek Prep Info: for Martins Cove Trek

·         Sons of Utah Pioneer Library Collection

·         19th Century Dance Instruction

·         Traditional Step Dance Performance:by Laraine Miner Folk Dancer

·         Early Birds enter to win PIONEER PRIZES

  • Location:

Sons of Utah Pioneer Headquarters:

3301 East 2920 South

Salt Lake City, UT 84109


Register   For the Trek Space is limited

(available on a first come first serve basis)







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