Last updated: 1/15/2014
Syracuse, Utah
Address
1891 West 1700 South
Syracuse, UT 84075
Hours
Tuesday - Thursday2 PM - 5 PM
Other times are available by appointment. Please call to schedule other times and large group tours at (801) 825-3633.
Services
Group Tours
Staff
Phil Gooch, Board President and volunteer
Bev Gooch, Volunteer
Gene Carlson, Volunteer
Kathi Carlson, Volunteer
Lanny Holbrook, Treasurer and volunteer
Steve Anderson, Vice President and volunteer
Susan Warren, Volunteer
Colleen Thurgood, Volunteer
Karen Ragan, Secretary and volunteer
Colleen Abate, Volunteer
Description

Museum Happenings

The Syracuse Museum and Cultural Center celebrates and preserves local history of the city of Syracuse and its early citizens. The main building houses extensive collections of personal belongings that came to Utah in the early pioneer days, Syracuse baseball teams, toys, music, clothing, furniture, and family histories. The Farm and Home building houses items that show the extensive agricultural past of Syracuse when the town was the largest producer of fruit in Davis County in the early 1900s. Dairy production is also emphasized and on display is our claim to fame: the two-headed calf. Also housed in this building is a replica general dry goods store and the town's first fire truck. The Rentmeister Library of Utah and western history books is nestled between a blacksmith shop and memoribilia from the local soda shop.

Exhibitions

We currently have a new feature exhibit which will run until early summer, 2014. Syracuse resident, Val Chadwick Bagley "The Cartoonist Guy," has shared his cartoon work and graphic design in a colorful display now featured in the museum's main building. Bagley, whose cartoons appear in New Era magazine, a publication of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, will be sharing his talents and answering questions at a date to be determined later this spring in the museum. Please check back for the details. Bagley not only supplies cartoons for the magazine, but has created other children's books, a video, card games, puzzles, clip-art (on CD-ROM), among other things in his body of work.

Family History

Are you planning your family reunion? Call the Museum for help with your family's history (801) 825-3633.

Volunteers

We welcome local residents who treasure preserving the past to join us as part of our volunteer staff. If you are able to give an hour of your time each week, we would love to hear from you. Please call the museum if you are interested (801)825-3633.

Artifact Collections

Local town history: military service, 19th century life, Japanese heritage, photographs, 19th-early 20th century farming, historic Wilcox cabin, barbershop.

From the Earth to the Table

Feature exhibit presents Syracuse's agricultural history spanning farming to commercial and home canning. Artifacts, photographs, and hands-on displays explain the farming and canning past of Syracuse that has almost passed into history.

Olympic Legacy

Feature exhibit displays artifacts from local residents' collections from the 2002 WInter Olympic Games of Salt Lake City. On display are items such as: an Olympic Relay Torch, a pane of glass from the cauldron, medals and coutumes and outerwear.

Research Collections

Local family histories (written and oral), local history, Rentmeister Collection of Utah history.

Governance

Syracuse Museum Foundation

Library

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars

Appointment required: No

Services

Group Tours

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