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Museum's Heritage Week 2008 ( June 2-7 )...

Heritage Week 2008 in Helper, Utah

In 2006, Helper was voted as the #10 True Western Town! In 2007, we became the #1 Top Ten True Western Town. Due mainly to the Western Mining & Railroad Museum, Heritage Week and the Balanced Rock Regulators. Come and see what makes us #1 and help us celebrate our "badness!"

Tuesday, June 3, 2008 - "Ghost Towns by Dusk." @ 7PM
A guided driving tour and preview of SueAnn Martell's next book, Coal Camps of Eastern Utah through the area ghost towns. Stay until dark for some scary (but true!) local ghost stories. Admission is by donation. Caravan starts at the Western Mining & Railroad Museum.

Thursday, June 5, 2008 - "2nd Annual Bordello Ball" @ 7PM
Come celebrate Helper's unique past with the 2nd Annual Bordello Ball. The event features a sit down dinner, lecture by Utah outlaw and lawman historian Joel Frandsen, and a live auction. All proceeds benefit the Western Mining & Railroad Museum Expansion Project.
Advanced tickets are required - $25 per person or $45 per couple. Old West-style costumes are encouraged. Don't worry tenderfeet, no dancing is involved, but we guarantee you will have a "ball!"

Photos of some of the Bordello Ball Auction items are here...
Carbon County Photo Quilt - Handmade Front - 392k
Carbon County Photo Quilt - Handmade Back & Closeup of an "inset" - 392k
Butt Quilt - Handmade from the butts of jeans - 272k
Rosary #1 - Handmade from Paua Shells - 156k
Rosary #2 - Handmade - 216k

Friday, June 6 - "1st Annual Helper Model Railroad Show"
@ Noon-7pm & Saturday, June 7 @ 9
AM - 6PM

The Ophir Tintic Model Railroad Club displays their model setups from tiny "N" scale and some "HO" scale! At the Helper Civic Auditorium. Free Admission.

Friday, June 6 - "Old West Evening Outdoors" @ 6PM
Famed local Helper band Hillbilly Voodoo and Old West Entertainment at the Main Street Park Stage (next to the Post Office). Bring your lawn chairs or blanket. Food available for sale. Admission is free.

Saturday, June 7, 2008 - "Old West Chuckwagon Breakfast" @ 8AM - 10PM
At the Balance Rock Eatery - 148 South Main Street, Helper.

Saturday, June 7, 2008 - Family Heritage Day @ 10AM - 4PM
Guided Museum tours!
Old West shootouts by the Balanced Rock Regulators!
Mining safety demonstrations by West Ridge Coal Mine at Main Street Park!
"Exploring Castle Country - The Immigrants of Carbon County" traveling exhibit
from the University of Utah Marriott Library Special Collections at the Rio Theatre.
Old Time photographs with "real" outlaws!
Food & Vendors' Row! Helper Merchants' Sidewalk Sale!
Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.

Saturday, June 7, 2008 @ 2:30-5PM - Bordello Bed Race
Come see some of Utah's fastest themed Racing Bordello Beds and Teams compete down Helper's Main Street.

Admission to most events is free, but donations are appreciated. Turn of the century costumes are encouraged at all events, but not required.

Events subject to change. Keep checking back for a current schedule of events.

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Click here for a free download of the 2008 poster! (1.9Megabyte Hi Resolution version.)

It's Happening In Helper!

Helper is brimming with culture, activities and adventure. Spend some time exploring the Western Mining & Railroad Museum. Take a tour of ghost towns. Browse the antique shops, art galleries and specialty stores. Unwind with a stroll on the Helper Parkway or the Spring Canyon Trail. Helper has it all.

Mark your calendars for the 13th Annual Helper Arts Festival in August. Fine art, great food, exciting entertainment all on Historic Helper Main Street.

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