On July 14, 1897, the Deseret Evening News carried a “Historical Society Call” addressed to the people of Utah and inviting all interested persons to an organizational meeting at the Templeton Hotel on July 22 to form a Utah State Historical Society. As a result, Governor Heber M. Wells brought twenty-seven persons together. The Utah State Historical Society was on its way exactly fifty years after the vanguard of pioneer wagons entered the Salt Lake Valley.




Published since 1928, Utah Historical Quarterly is the state’s premier history journal and the source for reliable, engaging Utah history.

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Utah's online source for middle and shigh school students. Here, you will find major themes, articles, biographies, lessons, timelines and more.

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Learning resources for elementary students and teachers that promote critical thinking, understanding history, and a vision for the future.

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The History Blazer

A joint project of the Utah State Historical Society and the Utah Statehood Centennial Celebration. The History Blazer will present a series of historical vignettes about Utah and its people from prehistoric times to the present.

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Beehive History

Beehive History has been published annually for 28 volumes by the USHS. Each issue contains …

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