Park City Museum
Only 7 amusement parks in the United States have older histories than Lagoon – and they are all east of the Mississippi. However, “Lagoon” wasn’t its original name and the park has moved locations once. From big band to opera to horse and auto racing to bowling and wrestling to high diving, Lagoon has hosted a variety of events over the decades — besides its many thrill rides. This lecture will highlight what you probably don’t know about Lagoon’s extensive history.
Lynn Arave graduated from Weber State University. He worked as a reporter/editor for the Deseret News for 32 years. He has written 5 books and has a popular blog, “The Mystery of Utah History,” often utilized often by fourth and seventh grade Utah history classes. He has conducted extensive research on Lagoon’s early history.
This lecture coincides with Park City Museum’s traveling exhibition called Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland which will be on display from April 6, 2019 to May 25, 2019.
For more information, visit the Park City Museum website.