Tooele City Parks Department thoroughly checked the museum this morning after the earthquake. There was only some minor cosmetic damage in the Foreman’s House. There was no damage to the collection or exhibits.
Thanks again to all the city employees and volunteers who have helped secure the collection over the last few years!
As a a precaution against the spread of COVID-19, we will not be conducting any private tours through March 29, 2020. We hope to open on schedule in May, but we will be postponing the Storytelling Jubilee until July.
Until then, we will be working with the parks department and library staff to bring you Boredom Busters and other quarantine friendly activities.
For updates on Tooele City’s response to COVID-19, please go to tooelecity.org.
A very merry time was had at the Polar Express Extravaganza. The museum teamed up with the library to bring this successful library event to the old train depot. We were able to make the Metal Spiral Wreath event even more fun and add more activities. We created a light display on Engine 11, had activities and Christmas displays in the main building, created 2 photo spots, and served hot chocolate to all.
Thanks to everyone who attended our workshop! You can download the handout here
How do you care for…
Learn the basics of preservation and conservation. Bring any items you have questions about or ask specific questions about your collection.
Last Saturday, we launched a new historic tour for Tooele! It was a beautiful day for a walk! The tour will be available on our website for people take when they have time.
Click on the link at the top!
The Tooele High School band took time off from summer practice this week to perform service at the Tooele Valley Museum. They sure left their mark! Ian Small coordinated this outstanding event for his Eagle Scout project. Band members worked hard in the blaring summer heat to unbury train rails in the park, landscape near our front entry, organize our collection, create detailed floor plans, move many heavy objects, and build 12 benches.
We will use the benches in our newly repurposed military train car so we can show videos to visitors and host more events.
Thank you to the marvelous band for their hard work and to Ian for organizing it for us.