Taylorsville/Bennion Heritage Center

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Taylorsville/Bennion Heritage CenterAddress

1488 W. 4800 South
Taylorsville, Utah

Hours

  • Tuesday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday: 2 to 6 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:

  • Susan Yadeskie, Historic Preservation Committee Chair, at 801-209-8435
  • Margaret Player, Historic Preservation Committee Vice-Chair at 801-266-0448
  • 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 first 100 years of the Taylorsville & Bennion communities (1848 to 1948). Its collections will be used throughout the TBHC to reflect the cultural, family and agricultural life of our area. Priority will be given to those items which are of historical significance to our community 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.

Building Use and Rental Policy of the Taylorsville/Bennion Heritage Center

The Taylorsville Bennion Heritage Center (TBHC) located at 1488 W. 4800 South in Taylorsville, Utah, was purchased by Taylorsville City to stand as a historical landmark, to house community histories and artifacts, and to host meetings and other events that enhance the mission of promoting community and family heritage. The TBHC is not a reception center, but rather a community non-profit gathering place. Use of the facility is for non-profit events only and is subject to the approval of the Taylorsville Historic Preservation Committee (THPC). This policy is in conformance with the Taylorsville City Building Use and Rental Policy (Policy 006).

South Valley Museums

Download a South Valley Museums Flyer or visit the following City Museum web pages for more information:

Service Projects

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 W. 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 801-266-0448.

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