Family History Library Block Party

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Family History Library Block Party

When is the Family History Block Party?[edit | edit source]

Due to the current restrictions on large public gatherings, the Family History Library Block Party will be canceled for 2020. Our care and concern for the welfare of our friends and neighbors is our first priority.

We will continue to update this page with news for the 2021 Family History Library Block Party.

What is the Family History Library Block Party?[edit | edit source]

The Family History Library Block Party is a fun family-friendly event sponsored by the Family History Library and the Church History Museum. West Temple Street between North and South Temple will be blocked off for live entertainment and indoor and outdoor activities in the Family History Library and the Church History Museum. The Family History Library is located at 35 North West Temple (between North and South Temple) in downtown Salt Lake City. For more information please click here.

Live Entertainment Schedule[edit | edit source]

Family History Library Block Party

The following live entertainment will take place outside the Family History Library on the plaza between the library and the Church History Museum

Time Event
10:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m.
3:00 p.m.


Outdoor Activities[edit | edit source]

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Join us outside for some fun activities the whole family will enjoy!

Time Activity
Balloon Artist
Bounce Houses
Face Painting
Relative Race see the vehicles used in the show and download Relative Race trip activities
Live entertainment
FamilySearch Booth- Search for your ancestors on www.familysearch.org
Family history activities
Pioneer games and activities
Ancestor map and surname activity
Rock Climbing Wall
Free Prizes


Buy some amazing food at some of Utah's best Food Trucks during the Block Party!

Time Vendor
Miso Yum
Jurassic Taco
Fry Me to the Moon
Pizza Cone Zone
Red Food Truck Peruvian Cuisine











Inside the Family History Library[edit | edit source]

  • TBA:. Ancestor Hunt: Find the missing clues to help solve the family mystery
  • TBA: Photo preservation: Learn about what you can use to digitize your family photos and documents. Located on the 2nd Floor
  • TBA: Come watch episodes of BYUtv's Relative Race in the Main Floor Classroom
  • DNA activities on the Main Floor
  • Discover something about yourself and your ancestors with our new Discovery Experiences!


Family History Discovery Experiences
Time Title Description
8:00 a.m. to
9:00 p.m.
All About Me Learn about your name and history the year you were born
Where I Come From See migration routes for your ancestors
My Famous Relatives Find out what famous individuals you're related to
My Time Machine See your family in time
Picture My Heritage See your face in a costume worn by an ancestor
Record My Story Answer questions about yourself while being recorded
Record Our Story Family members can record information about their family or an ancestor
Picture Our Heritage Create memories of the event with family photos using various backgrounds



While you’re here for the Block Party, scan your photos, slides, and memorabilia to add to the Family Tree!

Time Activity
TBA 3rd floor--digital photo scanners with automatic document feeders see in action
3rd floor--digital slide scanner for 35mm slides see in action
3rd and B2 floors--high definition book scanners











Inside the Church History Museum[edit | edit source]

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Time Event Description
Ongoing Presidents of the Church This exhibit showcases some of the most memorable possessions, teachings, and accomplishments of the Presidents of the Church
Ongoing Mormon Trails: Pioneer Pathways to Zion, 1846-1890 Discover the trails used by Latter-day Saint pioneers who gathered to Zion in the Salt Lake Valley between 1846 and 1890
Ongoing First Vision Theater Experience the First Vision beautifully depicted on a 240° circular screen that surrounds the audience
Ongoing Sisters for Suffrage: How Utah Women Won the Vote Learn about the history and purpose of temple building in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in this hands-on exhibit for children and families
Ongoing Sisters for Suffrage: How Utah Women Won the Vote Learn about the history and purpose of temple building in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in this hands-on exhibit for children and families
Ongoing Temples Dot the Earth: Building the House of the Lord Learn about the history and purpose of temple building in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in this hands-on exhibit for children and families
Ongoing Museum Detective An interactive activity for youth and families


Event Parking[edit | edit source]

There are several places to park around the Family History Library and Temple Square. Please visit Temple Square Parking for more information.

  • Free parking. There will be limited free parking behind the Church History Museum the day of the event. Enter the lot from North Temple
  • Pay parking (First two hours are free!). City Creek Center enter from South Temple City Creek Parking
  • Pay parking. See the map of parking near Temple Square
  • Public Transportation UTA Trip Planner UTA Transit Map For trains use Temple Square Station


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