COMING SOON TO THE CAPITOL COMPLEX


As Utah’s first state history museum, the Museum of Utah will celebrate our unique history, culture and art through world class exhibits, programming, and community spaces. A future gateway to Utah’s Capitol Complex, the Museum will engage visitors of all ages, and from all over the world, as they explore Utah’s past and consider their place in shaping Utah’s future. The Museum building also will include a state-of-the art collections storage facility specifically designed to care for and house the state’s renowned history and art collections.

With the addition of the future Museum of Utah, the Utah Historical Society will be more visible, integrated, and accessible with a physical presence on Utah’s State Capitol grounds. We are one and the same — visiting the Museum of Utah is visiting the Utah Historical Society, and opportunities available within the museum are an extension of UHS programming. Join us as we work to connect Utahns and the world to our unique history, culture and art, in this once in a lifetime opportunity at the Utah State Capitol.

A SNEAK
PEEK INSIDE

These illustrations conceptualize some of the exhibit samples planned for the Museum of Utah.

These illustrations conceptualize some of the exhibit samples planned for the Museum of Utah.


The Becoming Utah exhibit

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BECOMING UTAH

Explores the people who have always been here and their perspectives, Utah’s unique history of statehood, and the push-pull factors that have brought people to Utah over time.

The Inspiring Utah exhibit

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INSPIRING UTAH

Highlights the state’s distinctive achievements, attractions, innovations, and what that makes Utah an amazing place to be.

The Connecting Utah exhibit

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CONNECTING UTAH

Illustrates Utah’s sense of community, character, and thriving culture, creating a sense of interconnectedness and shared interests among Utahns.

The Building Utah exhibit

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BUILDING UTAH

Honors the work of Utahns in its many forms – from agriculture and mining to homemaking and railroad building.



Video: The North Capitol Building

The upcoming North Capitol Building will be the proud home of The Museum of Utah, where visitors can understand and engage with important stories that have impacted our state.


Proudly Preserving The Past

The Museum of Utah will feature some of the most unique and precious objects from the Utah Historical Society's collection.

LIBRARY & COLLECTIONS
Preservation expert transfers historical paintings.

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A large painting of men tilling a field. The painting is included in the Alice Merrill Horne Collection.


The Alice Merrill Horne Collection

Get a firsthand look at the revered art collection, comprised of more than 2,000 works, varying from paintings, to sculptures, to textiles.

VIEW COLLECTION

Video: The North Capital Building

The upcoming North Capitol Building will be the proud home of The Museum of Utah, where visitors can understand and engage with important stories that have impacted our state.

Preservation expert transfers historical paintings.

Proudly Preserving the Past

The Museum of Utah will feature some of the most unique and precious objects from the Utah Historical Society collection.

LIBRARY &
COLLECTIONS
A large painting of men tilling a field. The painting is included in the Alice Merrill Horne Collection.

The Alice Merrill Horne Collection

We proudly preserve valuable objects that have shaped Utah's history and culture.

VIEW COLLECTION
“We will be able to have Utahns see for the first time, in one place, a connected story about our State’s history and the different elements that have made our state the success that it is.”

-Brad Wilson, Former Speaker of the House (Utah)

UNITING PEOPLE, LINKING MUSEUMS

Your participation is vital in shaping the exhibitions and narrative of the Museum of Utah. We invite you to share your favorite, or forgotten historic moments and essential narratives that contribute to Utah's rich heritage here.

BUILDING A FOUNDATION FOR THE FUTURE

Join us as we work to connect Utahns and the world to our unique history, culture, and art. Click here to learn more. If you are interested in supporting the Museum of Utah, email Jessica Proctor at [email protected].

SEE YOUR MEMORABILIA IN THE MUSEUM OF UTAH

The Utah Historical Society requests donations to the Celebrations gallery. Click here to learn more.
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