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Division of State History spreading awareness for Utah History Month in January

Dec 21, 2022, 12:00 PM
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Allen Park, which sits on 1300 East across the street from Westminster College, is home to several historic buildings and pieces of artwork -- which is why nearby residents pushed for the land to be preserved. (Photo: Utah State History via KSL.com)
(Photo: Utah State History via KSL.com)

SALT LAKE CITY — In 2019, Utahs Division of State History created Utah History Month to draw attention to Utah’s history work happening across our state and to document and preserve that history.

Utah is entering its’ 127th year of statehood next month and many Utah-culture related events and exhibits will follow according to the Division of State History. 

Further, Two new exhibits will open at the Capitol building. The first features 1976 seminal work, The Peoples of Utah according to the Division of State History. The second exhibit, Topaz Stories, outlines stories from over 60 prisoners from the Topaz Internment Camp. Both exhibitions open Jan. 18. 

Additionally, The State Historic Preservation Office team will release of 12,000 Salt Lake County building records along with an interactive map of many of Utah’s cemeteries. According to the Division of State History that date is to be announced. 

On the last day of January, Award-winning Utah students for National History Day will share their projects. Presentations will be at the state capitol’s rotunda from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Finally, the Division of State History is kicking off a social media campaign. They are encouraging Utahn’s to post with the hashtag, “#UtahHistoryMonth”. 

Posts should consist of a person or event that was influential in shaping your organization and the work that you do, your favorite museum or historical spot in Utah or a picture from Utah history. 

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