What a fun way to connect to the early pioneers of the Church.
The Church History Museum has opened a new exhibit called Mormon Trails: Pathways to Zion. The exhibit emphasizes the various trails Mormon pioneers traveled to Salt Lake City between 1846 and 1890.
“What we want people to come away with is that there were hundreds of trails people took to get to Salt Lake City, not just one,” said Maryanne Andrus, program manager for the Church History Museum. “People gathered from all around the globe.” The exhibit shows how people traveled by wagon, ship, steamboat, train, and handcart to make it to the Salt Lake Valley. By 1890 more than 91,000 people had emigrated to Salt Lake.
Mormon Trails includes 3D topographical maps, an interactive pioneer trail game, and a functional wagon roadometer.