Su­san Bartholomew- New Di­rec­tor of Springville Pi­o­neer Mu­seum

Serve Daily - - EMPOWERING LIBERTY - By Judy El­sner

Since March of this year, Su­san Weight Bartholomew has been the new di­rec­tor of the Pi­o­neer Mu­seum lo­cated in Springville. The mu­seum is spon­sored by the Daugh­ters of the Utah Pioneers. Su­san has also been the pres­i­dent of the Springville/Maple­ton DUP Com­pany for the last four years. She says, “Our Springville Pi­o­neer Mu­seum is a won­der­ful place thanks to the work and ded­i­ca­tion of the di­rec­tors, board mem­bers and vol­un­teers through the years. Many photos, his­to­ries and ar­ti­facts have been do­nated to the mu­seum. It is our charge to make these ob­jects feel like they have ‘died and gone to heaven’ and to share them with fu­ture gen­er­a­tions.”

Su­san has lived in Springville most of her life, and sev­eral of her an­ces­tors were early pioneers in the area. They were Moses and Polly Pat­ten Childs, Oliver Board­man and Han­nah Men­den­hall San­ders Hunt­ing­ton, and Fred­er­ick and El­iz­a­beth Bab­cock Weight. Her par­ents, Woodrow Weight and Lu­cille Miller, lived in Springville also.

Fam­ily history has been of in­ter­est to Su­san all her life. “It is fun and re­ward­ing; I have al­ways felt close to my fam­ily and an­ces­tors be­cause of this. I work also at the Springville Fam­ily History Cen­ter.”

Su­san and her hus­band, Steve Bartholomew, met when they were very young. They were in the same ward and at­tended the same schools. To­gether they are the par­ents of eight chil­dren and 19 grand­chil­dren. Their mu­tual in­ter­ests are hik­ing, camp­ing, Scout­ing, trav­el­ing, fam­ily and church-re­lated ac­tiv­i­ties.

The Bartholomew name has re­cently been in the area news be­cause of the ad­di­tion of the Wayne Bartholomew Fam­ily Park, which opened June 13 of this year. The park is lo­cated at the mouth of Hob­ble Creek Canyon. Steve Bartholomew grew up at the 30 Oaks Ranch where the park is now lo­cated. His fa­ther, El­don Bartholomew, orig­i­nally bought the ranch and worked it with his brother, Wayne Bartholomew. About the time Un­cle Wayne died, the fam­ily sold his part of the prop­erty to Springville City for the new park.

The Wayne Bartholomew Fam­ily Park is bring­ing many recre­ational op­por­tu­ni­ties to not only Springville res­i­dents but those from nearby com­mu­ni­ties free of charge.

The Pi­o­neer Mu­seum lo­cated at 175 North. Main.. The phone num­ber is (801) 491-2076. The mu­seum will not be open this year on Utah’s Pi­o­neer Day, July 24. The DUP plans to sup­port Maple­ton Pi­o­neer Day ac­tiv­i­ties. *************************** Serve Daily re­minds you to visit our web­site at www.ServeDaily.com. Cre­ate a free ac­count and ex­plore the free ser­vices we pro­vide. Keep on Serv­ing!

Su­san Bartholomew

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