ACTIVITIES & EXHIBITS

 

 

  *COME CELEBRATE*
the 130th Wedding
Anniversary of
  James and Alice Smedley

February 14th at their home, Smedley Manor (the Bountiful Historical Museum).
The Museum will be open from 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm and will be showing a video of their courtship
and a history of the home.
Come enjoy a cookie and a tour.

This is a FREE event!

                   ————————————————————————————————————

WE NEED YOU!     Come Join Our Team 

Do you enjoy History?   Do you like to meet people?    Do you have a couple of hours each week where you could Volunteer your talents and skills? 
The Bountiful Museum is looking for individuals to greet and escort people, and groups, as they come to visit. Personal knowledge of Bountiful’s History is not necessary.
Come join our team!     Come in for a visit and see what it’s all about.

EXHIBITS & DISPLAYS

Come  enjoy learning about the history of Bountiful and it’s people through our Exhibits and Interactive Displays.

The Home and Grounds
Enjoy the beautiful home, gardens, smokehouse and other treasures you’ll find around the grounds.

Veterans of Foreign Wars Memorial:  This memorial was originally in the Bountiful Cemetery and was dedicated in 1949.  It was moved to the Bountiful Museum and re-dedicated in 2021.  This memorial honors fallen Veterans of foreign wars. It can be found outside the building at the front, on the North side.

New Video featuring Perrigrine Sessions who first settled our community.

The VIP room:  will feature some prominent Bountiful residents including: Ivy Baker Priest, Secretary of Treasurer during the Eisenhower Administration 1953-1961;
Dr. Juel E. Trowbridge, who was a family practice doctor for nearly 50 years in Bountiful and everyone’s favorite;
James England was managing editor for the Salt Lake Tribune and received the 1956 Pulitzer Prize for news reporting about an airliner collision over the Grand Canyon. Also in our VIP room is a display featuring the two Utah State Governors from Bountiful, Charles R. Mabey and Calvin L. Rampton.

Salute to Veterans Exhibit is currently featuring Col. Jack L. Tueller, WWII Air Force veteran who played his trumpet for a German sniper which included a noted love song and soothed the sniper so much he couldn’t shoot any more. Come listen to this most unforgettable story.
Bamberger Tours: We invite everyone to come to our museum and see our model train exhibit of the Bamberger train running through Bountiful during the 1935-40 time period and ending at the Lagoon Resort in Farmington. Bring the whole family, you won’t want to miss this!