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What We Do

Utah State History’s mission is to preserve and share the past for a better present and future.


Antiquities
Archaeological records and ancient human remains recovery
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Historic Buildings
Preservation assistance for individuals and communities

Library and Collections
State History has been actively documenting Utah’s diverse history, and collecting rare and unique historical materials for over ninety years. We have an extensive collection of manuscripts, photos, books, maps, and much more. View the  collections overview to discover the diversity of our collection.

We also maintain historical data that is searchable including the Cemeteries and Burials Program and the Monuments and Markers database.

State Historic Preservation Office Compliance (SHPO)
Guidance on preservation laws and the review process

Utah History Day
Formerly called Utah History Fair, this program has operated continuously in Utah since 1981 as the state’s National History Day affiliate.

Utah State Historical Society
Utah Historical Quarterly