April 3, 2010
Enjoy this full day of over 50 vendors, bounce houses, food, fun, Easter bunny, games at vendor booths,
etc. at the Wheeler Historic Farm.
Tickets are inexpensive at $2.00 a piece and it is an all day event!
For a map and more information click here.
Historic wheeler Farm – One of a Kind
Began on June 17, 1886, when Sariah Hankinson Pixton married Henry Joseph Wheeler and together they made their home on this seventy-five acre farm.
Helping Henry run the prosperous dairy enterprise, Sariah and the six Wheeler children each assumed a portion of the chores around the farm. Everyday there were cows to milk, eggs to gather, and wood to chop. Churning butter, making soap, trimming wicks, and cutting ice were just a few of the many necessary tasks.
In 1969 Salt Lake County purchased the 75 acres which comprise today’s farm. Wheeler Historic Farm was placed on both the Utah State and National register of Historic Places in 1976. Originally started as a 1976 project of the Bicentennial of the American Revolution, the restored museum farm evolved during a decade of historical research, reconstruction, and restoration. The restoration was a challenging project. Some buildings were in excellent condition and easily restorable while others were in ruin or had been completely destroyed. Restoration and furnishing the buildings is a continuing responsibility.
The Farm is a restoration of the turn-of-the-century dairy farm of Henry J. Wheeler. Maintaining the farm presents to the public the history of Utah family agriculture. It is a representation of the rural lifestyle in Salt Lake.
For more information on Wheeler Farms and the events taking place access there website at: http://www.wheelerfarm.com
Great skiing and close proximity to several resorts. Very nice accommodations, nice to have a garage and large living area – big T.V., and an X-Box! YES!!- Jim Jacobs from North Carolina