Tooele City Accepting Applications for Tooele Valley Museum Advisory Board

Tooele City is looking for a minimum of 7 people to serve on the Tooele Valley Museum Advisory Board.  Voting Members must reside in Tooele Valley.  To apply for nomination, please submit a resume or letter of interest by August 17, 2018

City Hall, Attn: Terra Sherwood, 90 N Main st., Tooele, UT 84074

fax to 435-843-2107

email to

More informaiton is available online at or call 435-843-2142 email

1st Kid Talk a success!

Our 1st event in the Kid Talk series happened last Saturday.  We had over 70 people attend and learn more about Steam Engine 11.   Thank you to Jacob Lyman for being our train expert and leading the talk!  After Jacob’s talk about the trains, we taught railway signals used by Tooele Valley Railway.  To end the talk, we played a relay game and gave out prizes.



We are looking for volunteers!

Do you enjoy history or science? Gain some new skills or practice old ones!
We are looking for people to help us get organized, do some research, develop new exhibits, take care of our park, and create fun educational programs and events.
Volunteer positions are seasonal and year round. Scheduling is flexible.

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. Email to apply or for more information.

Historic Park Volunteer
Help the museum maintain a clean, beautiful park and protect the historic artifacts and buildings.
Examples of work: care for outdoor artifacts, weed & clean up plants around park, help design and achieve a wildlife friendly park.

Education Programs & Events Volunteer
Design and execute educational programs at the museum.
Examples of work: plan a Saturday Kid Talk, create an interactive exhibit element

Curatorial Volunteer
Assist Museum Coordinator with museum catalog, historical research, exhibits, and artifacts.
Examples of work: research artifacts, create inventories, assess artifacts

Administrative/Research Volunteer
Assist with administrative work and organization in the museum.
Examples of work: data entry, background research, writing, create inventory, organization

Help visitors experience the museum and the park
Examples of work: greet visitors, answer questions, and show how to view the museum and park. Protect artifacts. Some docents give tours but it is not required.

Kid Talk – Locomotive #11

Join us Saturday from 11 am to 12 pm for our first Kid Talk featuring Locomotive #11. We will begin with a short science demonstration about steam power. Then, one of the museum’s experts will talk about #11 for a little bit. Next, we will be teaching railway signals. We will finish the Kid Talk with a train game.

We hope you will join us! Bring a lunch and have a picnic in the park afterwards! No fee for this event. Recommended ages 12 years old and under. No registration required. This is a family activity. All children should be accompanied by an adult.

Opening Day 2018

Opening day this year will be May 30, 2018.   There have been some changes around the museum as we reorganize our collections and create new exhibits.    Unfortunately, our historic house will be closed this year as we do a comprehensive inventory of our collection.  There are still plenty of fun exhibits and things to do at the park.

We can’t wait to for you to come visit!