Get ready for a great afternoon trek coming up on Thursday, March 9. Based on feedback we have received from the members, it was decided to make our next trek on a Thursday instead of a Saturday. We’re hoping for a big turnout, so put it on your calendars now.
This will be a double-header, with a visit first to the Santa Clara History museum followed by a tour of the historic Covington home in Washington.
We will meet first at the Santa Clara town Hall at 1:00 pm to tour the museum located in the basement of that building. Our own chapter member Charlie Clayton will be there to give us a guided tour. He has donated thousands of dollars to seed the museum project and acts as a docent there. This museum is handicap accessible from the west side and the rear of the building, and has an elevator to the basement floor.
This is a very well put together museum with historical displays of antiques, photographs, and memorabilia dating from the pioneer days up to the 1970’s. Also on display throughout the town hall are many historic photos from the Lynne Clarke Collection as well as a huge painted mural by LDS artist Julie Rogers depicting the history of the Santa Clara area.
We will then drive across town to the Robert D. Covington home located at 181 East 200 North, Washington, Utah. We will arrive there approximately 3:15 pm and be given a tour by members of the Washington Youth Council. This home was built for the first LDS bishop of Washington, Robert Dockey Covington. It is in the process of being refurbished to its original state.