Last updated: 10/17/2019
Fairview, Utah
Street Address
85 North 100 East
Fairview, UT 84629
Mailing Address
PO Box 157
Fairview, UT 84629
phone: 435-427-9216
e-mail: fvmuseum@cut.net
web: fairviewmuseum.org
Hours
SUMMER
May 1 through September 14
Tuesday - Saturday11 AM - 5 PM
WINTER
September 15 through April 30
Sunday, Thursday - Saturday12 PM - 4 PM
Admissions
There is no charge for admission.
Free. Donations Accepted.
Museum Type(s)
Art
Services
Gift Shop
Group Tours
Staff
Don Stewart, Curator
Patty Sorensen, Hostess
Description

General: Historical artifacts, art (sculpture and painting), humanities lectures, school tours, local historic archive, oral history collection, family history collection. New Columbian Mammoth skeleton, extensive Avard Fairbank sculpture collection.

Welcome to the Fairview Museum of History and Art! The museum is located in Fairview, Utah. Fairview was founded in 1859 and is nestled at the north end of the historic, pastoral valley in Sanpete County. Fairview is on the US 89 Heritage Highway (Fairview to Kanab) corridor approximately 51 miles south of Provo. It is the gateway to Huntington-Eccles Canyons National Scenic byway (Utah 31). The museum is a non-profit, 501C3 organization consisting of volunteer board members and staff.

The museum consists of 2 main buildings: the 115 year old, former school, Heritage building which contains historical collections and the works of world renown sculptor Dr. Avard T Fairbanks, and the more contemporary Horizon building which houses regional art, historical displays, Clark Bronson bronze collection and other services. This website is dedicated to promoting what the museum has to offer.

Mission

◦To preserve pioneer and historical artifacts, histories, and cultural collections. ◦To provide an outlet for creative talent. ◦To be an educational center and source for wonder and vision.

Artifact Collections

There are 138 pieces of sculpture donated to the museum by Dr. Fairbanks. The “Love and Devotion” sculpture, located in the Heritage building, is dedicated to Peter and Celestia Peterson who were married for 82 years and lived in Fairview all of their lives. This statue honors their remarkable story of family.

Educational Programs
  • Art Starts is for elementary school children and their work is displayed on the main level as "Fairview Elementary School Art."
  • The adult classes are taught on a rotating basis by local artists.
  • Snow College provides musical performances in both vocal and instrument throughout the year.
  • Lace Making is an annual event held in July each year.
  • The museum, through the Rotating Artist program, host receptions for the current rotating artist.
  • New this year is an art appreciation content. Contact the museum for more information.
  • New in 2015 will be a Photography contest for local entries only.
  • Also new this year will be a program geared to involve younger school children in an archaeological "dig."
Governance

The Fairview Museum of History and Art is a nonprofit (501C3) institution operated by a volunteer, working board of trustees.The museum is always looking for people who would like to become members or would like to make a donation

Library

The History Library provides materials and assistance for individuals and families searching for local ancestors and area history.

Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Members

Appointment required: No

ADA

Wheelchair Accessible

Parking

Restrooms

Services

Building Tours are conducted for a variety of groups by Don Stewart, the Curator.

The Gift Shop is open during regular museum hours and offers a variety of merchandise, many from local artists and craftsmen.

Gift Shop

Group Tours

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