Warm Springs Historic Walking Tour with neighborhood historian, Michael McLane
Sunday, 21 July 2019 from 1:00-3:00pm
From the use of the springs by indigenous people, then early Mormon settlers, to the municipal pool that many still fondly remember, to the well-loved original Children’s Museum, this site has cultivated community in unique ways for hundreds of years.
Visit one of the most historically significant places in Utah and learn about its rich history that includes; geography, healing, culture, and the pull between industry and environment.
Michael will share some of the stories he’s gathered in his years of researching and writing a book about Warm Springs, and this won’t happen again because he’s is moving to New Zealand, so bring your questions!
ABOUT MICHAEL McLANE
Michael is the director of the Utah Humanities Council’s Center for the Book. His work has appeared in numerous journals. He holds masters degrees in Environmental Humanities from University of Utah and creative writing from Colorado State University. Michael brings a passion for Warm Springs, culture, environment, and the ways they shape each other.
You can read Michael’s feature article about Warm Springs in Catalyst Magazine here.
This tour is an easy walk around Warm Springs Park and the Wasatch Plunge building and NOT A TOUR OF THE INSIDE of the historic building. Salt Lake City has the keys to that and with your support we hope to enter into a public/private partnership with them to revitalize the hot springs and create a public gathering place that serves the whole community.
After our history-loving walk, we’ll eat together.
Bring a dish to share and come as you are. We have croquet, sidewalk chalk, a giant frisbee…in case you want to play. Everyone’s welcome. If there’s rain, we’ll bring umbrellas and move the potluck into the basement of the Plunge building.
1:00 – 3:00pm
840 N 300 W (north end of the grounds by the historic Wasatch Plunge building)
Around 2:30 we’ll share updates about the grassroots project for a few minutes.