Relive the pioneer and early industrial history of Cedar City, Iron County, and southwest Utah through hands -on activities,an extensive horse-drawn wagon collection, historic buildings, Paiute native camp, sawmill and replica blast furnace.
WWI Poster Exhibit
Artists Support the War
As America entered World War I, President Wilson created a committee to improve public opinion of the war and to help sell war bonds. A major part of this effort was the poster. See some examples of these posters collected from around Utah at this traveling exhibit from the Utah Division of Arts & Museums and the Utah Division of State History.
Join us every week for a story and activity
Looking for something to do with your preschooler? Come listen to a story and participate in a fun activity. Ever Tuesday at 10:00 we read our story then do a craft or other fun activity that goes along with the book.
Early out Wednesdays just got even better!
Join us as we partner with the Cedar City Library, Southern Utah Museum of Art, and Frehner Natural History Museum to bring hands-on fun to students from 2-4 pm every Wednesday!
Frontier Homestead State Park Museum
Lack of iron was a major concern to pioneers who began settling Utah in 1847. When iron ore was discovered in southern Utah, Mormon leader Brigham Young called for volunteers to colonize the Cedar City area in November of 1851. Ten months later, the colony completed a blast furnace and began to operate an iron foundry. A desire to preserve and interpret the history of this endeavor eventually led to the establishment of the Iron Mission State Park in 1973. The Iron Mission State Park was later renamed as the Frontier Homestead State Park Museum in 2009.