Green, who died in March at the age of 98, shared stories of the tabernacle like the one above with Kaysville resident Lauri Storey several years ago to help her with her tours of the tabernacle.
She shares Green’s stories with those visiting the tabernacle, giving a view of a much different time in Davis County.
The cornerstone of the historic building was laid on July 24, 1912 and on July 24, 2012. That occasion will be marked with a program that will re-create the original program as closely as possible.
The public is invited to the celebration, planned for 7 p.m., on Pioneer Day.
Through the later part of the 19th and into the 20th century, the Kaysville Tabernacle was the major site used by those living in northern Davis County for nearly all functions. Davis High School, for example, used the tabernacle for years for their graduations.
Events held there drew residents not only from Kaysville and Layton, but from the still-small farming communities to the north and west. Bill Sanders said organizers found the original program for the setting of the cornerstone celebration in a 1912 copy of the Weekly Reflex newspaper. Sanders is director and curator of the Layton Heritage Museum and a member of the Snow Horse chapter of the Sons of the Utah Pioneers, which is one of the organizations planning the cornerstone laying celebration,
For more information check out July 12 edition of Davis Clipper.