On set for a Ted Faye film

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)

HISTORICAL REENACTMENT RESOURCES

Listed below are sources of people, costumes, livestock, vehicles, farm equipment, artifacts, and locations that may be useful in reenacting historical events for plays, videos, movies, or festivals. Availability of resources should be checked and arrangements negotiated with each provider.

If you know of a source for such resources, please contact us so that we may add it to the list and thus help out the next person looking for this information.

Dixie High School, Theater Arts Program
350 East 700 South
St. George, UT 84770
(435)673-4682
Russ Saxton

Dixie State College of Utah, Theatre Department
http://www.dixie.edu/finearts/theatre.php

Frontier Homestead State Park Museum
635 North Main Street
Cedar City, UT 84721
(435)586-9290
http://stateparks.utah.gov/parks/iron-mission
http://www.utah.com/stateparks/iron_mission.htm
Ryan Paul, ryanpaul@utah.gov
Ray Warner, raywarner@utah.gov
They have horse drawn vehicles and pioneer clothes as well as artifacts they can loan for qualified projects. They may also be able to provide contacts for arranging animals, shooting locations, and acting extras.

HANDCART-TREK.org
They rent handcarts.
They also have trip planning and preparation resources.

Independent Location Manager
Dan Whalen
(801)712-3233
danwhalen75@gmail.com

Mormon Battalion Association
http://www.mormonbattalion.com

Pioneer Heritage Company
http://www.pioneerheritagecompany.com
Erika Douglas, (801)664-8118, erika75douglas@yahoo.com
Dianna Diehl, (801)566-6239
This group of people, mostly from Salt Lake and Utah Counties, put on demonstrations of authentic pioneer activities. They have done Mormon Trail and Mormon Battallion reenactments as well as practicing the various pioneer homemaking arts.

St. George Convention & Tourism
1835 Convention Center Drive (Dixie Center)
St. George, UT 84770
Joyce Kelly, (435)986-6626, Joyce@AtoZion.com
Provides local support for the film industry.

St. George Live
http://www.sgcity.org/stgeorgelive

Tuacahn Center for the Arts
1100 Tuacahn Drive
Ivins, UT 84738-6088
(435)652-3300
http://www.tuacahn.org

Utah Film Commission
Council Hall/Capitol Hill, 300 North State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84114
(801)538-8740
(800)453-8824
(801)538-1397 fax
http://film.utah.gov

Utah Pioneer Heritage Arts
Executive Director: Clive Romney
1258 Pitchfork Rd.
Murray, UT 84123
(801)706-1997
(801)685-0569 fax
http://www.upharts.org
info@upharts.info


Some Other Thoughts
St. George City Arts Director, Gary Sanders
Church Groups
Chambers of Commerce
Museums
Historic Homes
Historic Buildings