Utah History Month

Amy Barry History Main Blog, Utah State History

We are kicking-off 2022 with Utah History Month, an opportunity to share ways in which you can engage with our team at State History and our partners through many resources. 

·         This month we celebrate Utah’s 126th anniversary of statehood. Check out content from last year’s award-winning Thrive125 events, including the video Becoming Utah, an animated film on how Utah became a state. 

·         Two new exhibits up at the Capitol. One features 1976 seminal work, The Peoples of Utah, and information on our upcoming Peoples of Utah Revisited initiative in the Hall of Governors. The other exhibit,Topaz Stories, features stories from over 60 internees from the Topaz Internment Camp. Both exhibitions open January 18th.   

·         The release of 12,000 Salt Lake County building records from our State Historic Preservation Office team and an interactive map of many of Utah’s Cemeteries, coming soon. 

·         Historian John Sillito will speak about Henry Wallace and the New Left, the topic of his latest article in the winter 2022 edition of Utah Historical Quarterly, at noon on Wednesday, January 26.

·         Check out the Utah Museum of Contemporary Arts’ latest exhibitionOur Wake up Call For Freedoms, opening January 21st. This exhibition is sponsored in part by the Utah Division of State History and focuses on the intersection of arts and civics education and engagement, a perfect opportunity to talk about our own 2022 Civics Season

·         Award-winning Utah students for National History Day will discuss their projects at the state capitol’s rotunda on January 31st from 9 am to 1 pm during National History Day Utah. 

Keep tabs on our social media platforms and future email blasts for more information on how to celebrate Utah History Month with us!