Last updated: 9/3/2009
39 East Vine Street
Tooele, UT 84074
47 E Vine
Tooele, UT 84074
May through September
|Tuesday, Thursday||11 AM - 2 PM|
|Friday||11 AM - 3 PM|
|Saturday||11 AM - 4 PM|
Free - Donations Appreciated
Carol Cluff, Museum Director
Gwen Roberts, Website Director
We have Tooele County Artifacts from 1849 to 1900 in our Museum. We also have early Pioneer pictures and Histories from that era.
The building which today houses the Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum was built in 1867, and is listed on the State Historical Register. It was at that time the 'Old Pioneer City Hall' and it's purpose was to serve as a general amusement hall, to house city and county records and accommodate the general public for practically all public gatherings and activities. This was the first public building erected in Tooele County. The building is constructed of stone brought from Settlement Canyon at the base of One O'Clock Mountain. In the days when the building was being constructed, there was no heavy equipment to haul the stone to Tooele. This was accomplished by hard work and hauled on flatbeds pulled by teams of horses. The foundation is constructed of petrified pine logs, about fourteen inches around and the widthe of the building, which explains why it is as firm and solid as when it was built in 1867. (History of Tooele County, vol. 1-p.203) Active in construction were James Hammond, William Broad, Isaac Lee, W.C.Gollaher, John Gillespie, George Atkin, George W. Bryan and John Gordon. The building was used for a courthouse, city hall, jail and amusement center until 1941, when the new city hall on North Main Street in Tooele was completed. It was then turned over to the Daughters of Utah Pioneers for a meeting place and amusement hall, later being turned into a museum.
Old Pioneer artifacts of the local area.
We have Pioneer Histories and Pictures available for a small fee.
We do take educational programs to the schools.
Access: General Public, Students, Scholars
Appointment required: Yes
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