Taylorsville/Bennion Heritage Center
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:
COLLECTION MANAGEMENT POLICY of the
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
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Murray City Museum
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Contact Margaret Player, Historic Preservation Committee Vice-Chair at 266-0448.