Past themes of Lehi Heritage Day
March 22, 2023
Every year the Lehi Historical Society has fun choosing a new theme for the year’s Lehi Heritage Day. Here is a quick look back at each year’s celebration.
Lehi Heritage Day 2022
This year’s theme was “100 Years of Beautiful Homes,” meaning we celebrated 20-plus homes that were more than 100 years old. Owners and previous owners created displays of photos and artifacts to tell the story of their home. An old surrey and clothesline hung with laundry helped to bring the theme to life. Eight couples were honored in the Showcase Parade, Honoree Celebration and meet and greet in the Senior Center. Chick-fil-A was served in the North Gym while the car show was a big hit in the parking lot.
Lehi Heritage Day 2021
It was great to be back after missing last year due to coronavirus. Our theme was “Back to the ’60s,” with lots of wonderful displays and activities, which were created and manned by those who lived it, in the North Gym. At the Honoree Celebration, six couples/individuals were honored along with the honorees from 2020. We served Chick-fil-A for the first time and had an awesome Classic Car and Bike Show.
Lehi Heritage Day 2020
Nine couples/individuals were honored with newspaper articles in The Lehi Free Press and yard signs to celebrate their achievements. No celebration was held due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The honorees were celebrated at the 2021 Honoree Celebration.
Lehi Heritage Day 2019
This year’s theme was “Honoring the Early Settlers of the Lehi City Fort, 1850-1860,” as inspired by the work of Lehi historian Wayne Clark. The North Gym of the Legacy Center was layed out by the streets and blocks within the fort wall. Descendants highlighted their ancestors from the block on which their ancestor lived. It was by far the largest Heritage Day yet. Car show overflowed from the east parking lot and hamburgers were served in the North Gym. Eight couples were honored in a parade, honoree program and meet and greet.
Lehi Heritage Day 2018
This year’s celebration featured the Early Industry of Lehi, including the Lehi Factory of the Utah and Idaho Sugar Factory, Lehi Roller Mills and more. The event took place in the North Gym of the Legacy Center. Car show was free. Hamburger meals were served in the gym. Ten couples were honored.
Lehi Heritage Day 2017
This year’s celebration focused on the people of the old Third Ward, which extended from the neighborhood around Bandwagon Park to the Point of the Mountain. The event stretched from the LDS Church building at 300 West and State Street to Bandwagon Park at 900 North and 200 West. Car show charged participants. Two food trucks provided refreshments. Eleven couples were honored.
Lehi Heritage Day 2016
This celebration featured the people of the old Fourth Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The event was held at the old Fourth Ward building at the southeast corner of 900 North and 700 East. The event offered the first small car show. Twelve couples were honored.
Lehi Heritage Day 2015
Lehi Heritage Day 2015 featured the peoples and places of the Lehi Second Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Twelve couples were honored.
Lehi Heritage Day 2014
Lehi Heritage Day 2014 was held on Main Street, featuring its businesses and the peoples of the Lehi First Ward of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Twelve couples were honored.