Major Howard Egan Family Foundation

Sailor Rope Maker Captain in Nauvoo Legion Bodyguard to Joseph Smith Mormon Battalion Envoy Captain of the 9th 10 of the original 1847 Pioneer Vanguard Company Gold Rush Trading Post Owner Trail Blazer Cattle Drover Major in Utah War Pony Express Rider & Superintendent of Line from Salt Lake to California Stage Station Owner Friend & Missionary to Indians Salt Lake City Policeman Bodyguard to Brigham Young
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Egan Reunion Day

Egan Reunion Day

The Egan Reunion Day portion of the 200th Jubilee Celebration of the Birth of Major Howard Egan will be held on June 13th 2015 at Salt Lake City’s This is the Place Heritage Park.park It’s the perfect place for fellow descendants to get to know one another, while engaging in fun, Egan-related activities.

11:00am – 5:00pm. At the “This Is The Place Heritage Park.”

Howard Egan’s life experiences will be highlighted throughout the This Is The Place Heritage Park. At each of 14 sites you will discover exciting experiences and funny stories, and participate in activities, all related to his life. Festivities will start off with Pony Express demonstrations and activities at the National Pony Express Monument, just outside the Heritage Park, followed by a short welcome, entertainment, and get acquainted activities. Thereafter families and new descendant friends will be encouraged to enter the Heritage Park,map follow an Egan-map, explore Egan-related sites, and participate in Egan-related activities.

We will also be selling newly reprinted copies of “Pioneering the West,” containing Major Howard Egan’s journals; taking orders for the new “Biography of Major Howard Egan” written by historian William G. Hartley; and also taking orders for commemorative DVDs of the “200th Jubilee Celebration.”


5:00pm – 8:00pm. At the “This Is The Place Heritage Park” Bowery.

We’ll round out the Reunion Day with a Family Party and Program, consisting of: Dinner (bring your own or pre-order); Activities (Irish and cowboy dancing; Egan puppet shows; races; tug-o-war between Egan families; etc.); Mixers (helping descendants get to know each other and learn how they are related); and Program: Howard Egan Stories told by excellent story tellers and reenactors, plus great entertainment: Singers, Dancers, and much more!


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