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National Register Nominations | April 2014

In April 2014, the Board of State History, for the Utah Division of State History, will review five (5) nominations to the National Register. These nominations are:

The Board of State History meets on April 17, 2014. These meetings are public. To view or print the meeting agenda, please visit the Board of State History.


Utah Archaeology Week 2014

During Utah Archaeology Week you can learn about Utah’s past and have fun while doing it.

Statewide events include:

  • Open house at the Rio Grande Depot with educational activities for kids
  • Annual poster contest
  • Lectures and paper presentations
  • Tours of archaeological sites

2014 Utah State History Awards

Utah State History’s annual awards recognize individuals and groups who have made a significant contribution to history, prehistory or historic preservation in the state of Utah. Whether these efforts on behalf of the past are quiet or prominent, they benefit the state’s citizens in tangible and intangible ways. Utah State History therefore invites nominations of persons or organizations who have given extraordinary service or completed outstanding projects.

All projects must be completed within the past two years prior to nomination. Organizational nominations should include description of organization, mission, and programs. Documentation should accompany the form and should include a minimum of two letters of support, photos of project, exhibits, or visual arts, or copies of articles, books, videos, or scripts.

Nominations are due by May 30, 2014. All award applications and documentation will be reviewed by State History staff. Management team will send summary and recommendations to the Board of State History for final selection of award winners. Awards will be presented at the 62nd Annual Utah State History Conference, to be held September 25-27, 2014.

Call for Papers and Session Proposals

Thank you for your interest in submitting a proposal for the 62nd Annual Utah State History Conference, Utah Technology Through Time 

Technology has helped people live and thrive in Utah for over 12,000 years. In order to understand and remember the development of technology in Utah, this year’s Utah State History conference will focus on Utah Technology through Time.

The conference will be tentatively organized into three tracks:

  • The emergence of Utah’s high tech industry, 1950s–present
  • Utah industry, technology, and enterprise in the 19th and 20th centuries
  • Prehistoric technology in the region of Utah

Utah State History invites the public, scholars, students, and organizations to submit presentation proposals for conference sessions to be held on September 26 at The Leonardo, Utah’s Science and Technology Museum.  In addition, some sessions may be posted online. Individuals and organizations may address any topic relating to Utah history.  However, priority will be given to proposals that explore the many facets of technological innovation throughout Utah’s human past. Proposals can include papers, podcasts, presentations, panels or sessions.

Proposals should be submitted by April 22, 2014. Each proposal must include:

  • A one-page (300-word limit) abstract detailing the presentation or session and its significance
  • Bio for each participant (100-word limit)
  • Audio-visual requirements
  • Your permission, if selected, for media interviews, session audio/visual recordings, and electronic sessions or podcasts during or in advance of the conference.  The Division of State History will use these recording in its effort to meet its history- related mission.
  • Contact information of the presenter(s)

Creating Positive Impacts in FY2013


Visual Division Highlights Report FY2013

In FY2013, the Utah Division of State History aimed to positively impact communities throughout Utah by assisting developers, agencies, communities, architects, archaeologists, researchers, genealogists, law enforcement, Certified Local Governments, homeowners, teachers, students, and the general public.

These reports show the impact of State History’s services on communities throughout Utah, on the economy, and on the general state of heritage and history in the state of Utah. State History’s programs–Antiquities, Historic Preservation, Library & Collections, and Public History seek to positively impact the communities and constituents they serve through free or easily-accessible services, and looks forward to another year of providing the services our communities need to thrive.


Text Only Division Highlights Report FY2013

  Please feel free to download this report in a text-only format, or a more compact, visual format.

Please note that both reports are .pdf documents and you will need Adobe Reader to download and read these reports. To get a free copy of Adobe Reader, click here.