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      WELCOME TO A NEW CHAPTER IN UTAH'S HISTORY

      A NEW CHAPTER IN UTAH'S HISTORY


      We are thrilled to reveal the Utah Historical Society’s (formerly Utah Division of State History) new brand identity. This new design fulfills our strategic goals of providing a new visual direction for the Utah Historical Society honoring our organizational past while looking ahead to our bright future. Throughout these changes, our mission remains the same: to foster curiosity about the past, inform the present, and strengthen our shared future.
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      UTAH HISTORY

      UTAH

      HISTORY

      HAPPENINGS

      This blog contextualizes some of Utah's most cherished stories, resources, and events for you.

      This blog contextualizes some of Utah's most cherished stories, resources, and events for you.


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      THE PEOPLES OF UTAH, AFTER ESCALANTE: THE SPANISH SPEAKING PEOPLE OF UTAH

      Throughout much of the West in the late nineteenth century, railroads, and especially the mining industry, acted as occupational lures.


      THE UTAH HISTORICAL QUARTERLY: OVER 90 YEARS OF AMAZING RESEARCH

      The Utah State Historical Society was founded on July 22, 1897 and at that time Governor Heber M. Wells urged the new organization to write a “true history of the state.”


      HOW TO ORDER HISTORIC IMAGES FROM OUR RESEARCH CENTER

      If you would like to order a high-resolution digital image or a photographic print, you can contact us by email to start the process.

      WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE: 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 19TH AMENDMENT

      It has only been 100 years since the right to vote became a federal right for women. It might be easy to forget the 144-year struggle since our nation’s founding in 1776.

      WHAT’S NEW IN HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS? ARTIFACTS, MANUSCRIPTS, AND MORE!

      The newest additions to the collections are here! Many artifacts, large and small, have officially been added to our extensive collection.


      A PEAK BEHIND STATE HISTORY'S CURTAIN

      Our staff continues to work very hard both publicly and “behind the curtain” serving the people of Utah, with the help of our external partnerships and technology.


      PHOTOGRAPH HIGHLIGHTS WITH DOUG MISNER

      The Utah Division of State History has over a million photographs in our holdings with almost 300,000, which are accessible online due to our staff's digitization efforts.


      INDUSTRY & IMMIGRANTS IN TURN-OF-THE-CENTURY UTAH

      Beginning in the 1950s, Helen Zeese Papanikolas introduced a new chapter into the study of Utah’s past by paying attention to the waves of “new” immigrants.


      RELEVANCE, RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES

      How are your family memories being captured, preserved and saved? And how will your story be remembered by historians or your descendants?

      An image, taken in the mid-20th century, of a young boy playing with an old radio, while wearing big headphones.


      Explore Our Collections

      Explore Utah's legacy, in our collection of rare photographs, documents, and digital exhibits.

      LIBRARY & COLLECTIONS

      The Places That Shaped Us

      Visit significant locations that have shaped our state's culture and heritage.

      MARKERS & MONUMENTS
      A painting of one of Utah's many natural rock arches, over a stream of water.

      Ultrices posuere cubilia curae; Ut sed tempor mauris, eget ultrices turpis ornare nulla.


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      Explore Our Collections

      Explore Utah's legacy, in our collection of rare photographs, documents, and digital exhibits.

      LIBRARY &
      COLLECTIONS
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      The Places That Shaped Us

      Visit significant locations that have shaped our state's culture and heritage.

      MARKERS &
      MONUMENTS

      History is not just a collection of dates and events; it is a living tapestry woven by the choices and actions of individuals who came before us, shaping the world we inhabit today.

      I Love History

      ILoveHistory.Utah.Gov is the ultimate resource for teachers and students across Utah! Discover, learn, and get excited about our state's captivating history with resourceful content and interactive learning experiences. 

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      History To Go

      HistoryToGo.Utah.Gov addresses our history’s broad themes—people, land, culture, politics, religion—as well as more detailed, esoteric information highlighting the unique and varied people, events, and movements in this place we call Utah.

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      Museum of Utah - Coming 2026

      Museum of Utah

      COMING 2026

      Utah’s history is full of tensions and contradictions, resilience and creativity. Find your place at the Museum of Utah—where you can explore engaging galleries and artifacts, and discover the diverse experiences of Utahns over the years.

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