2600 West Taylorsville Blvd. Taylorsville, Utah, 84129
Office: (801) 963-5400
Fax: (801) 963-7891

Taylorsville/Bennion Heritage Center

Surplus Items


TAYLORSVILLE/BENNION HERITAGE CENTER
1488 West 4800 South, Taylorsville, Utah

HOURS OPEN: 
TUESDAYS - 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
WEDNESDAYS - 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. 

SATURDAY AFTERNOONS - 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 The Taylorsville Historic Preservation Committee is made up of several Taylorsville residents who volunteer time to preserve history by collecting local historical information, biographies and artifacts.  History is of significant importance to our City, as we claim the proud heritage of the first three families that inhabited the land "Over Jordan" - the Harkers, the Bennions, and the Mackays.

The Taylorsville/Bennion Heritage Center helps the Taylorsville community keep a sense of identity, an affirmation of individuality, and evidence of continuity.  The property is also home to the Taylorsville Community Garden.

This unique local museum is in the former Jones home.  Inside are period furnishings typical of the early 19th century, the approximate time the home was built.  Come listen to the antique Sonora Victrola; see the original claw foot bathtub and pull chain water closet.  Take a peek at the old coal stove from the "Good Old Days" era, and listen to the docent tell of Taylorsville/Bennion history since 1848.  Check out the Research room, where you may find biographies about your local ancestors.

For more information, or to schedule a tour, contact:
Connie Taney, Historic Preservation Committee Chair, 
at 801-518-2191
Margaret Player, Historic Preservation Committee Vice-Chair at 266-0448

museum@taylorsvilleut.gov
 

 

 

COLLECTION MANAGEMENT POLICY of the
TAYLORSVILLE/BENNION HERITAGE CENTER

The mission of the Taylorsville/Bennion Heritage Center (TBHC) is to tell the story of the settlement of Taylorsville and Bennion.  Its collections will be used to furnish the Jones Family home/museum, outbuildings and properties owned by the City of Taylorsville (and known as the TBHC) to reflect the cultural, family, and agricultural life of the area beginning with the initial settlement and extending through the 1930's.  Priority will be given to those items which are of historical significance to our geographic area and/or were owned by the families that settled this area.    While we appreciate the generosity of the residents of Taylorsville and Bennion, acceptance of objects will be subject to space available for display and/or storage of the item as well as the historic value of the object.

 

 

SOUTH VALLEY MUSEUMS

Click here to download a South Valley Museums Flyer
or visit the following City Museum web pages for more information:

Murray City Museum
Midvale Historical Museum
West Jordan Historical Museum
Sandy Museum
Gale Center of History & Culture
Draper Historical Museum
Sorensen Historical Museum
Riverton Museum at the Crane House

 


SERVICE PROJECTS ARE AVAILABLE
 at
TAYLORSVILLE-BENNION HERITAGE CENTER!

If you are searching for a service project, volunteer to help at the
Taylorsville-Bennion Heritage Center, 1488 West 4800 South. 
This is an excellent opportunity for individuals,  church or family groups, or for an Eagle Scout project. 
Help with cleanup, painting, or even refinishing furniture.

 

Contact Margaret Player, Historic Preservation Committee Vice-Chair at 266-0448.