Street Address
39 East Vine Street
Tooele, UT 84074
Mailing Address
47 E Vine
Tooele, UT 84074
phone: 435-843-0771
e-mail: info@duptooeleco.org
web: www.duptooeleco.org/
Hours
May through September
Tuesday, Thursday11 AM - 2 PM
Friday11 AM - 3 PM
Saturday11 AM - 4 PM
Admissions
Free - Donations Appreciated
Museum Type(s)
Services
Gift Shop
Staff
Carol Cluff, Museum Director
phone: 435-882-4992
Gwen Roberts, Website Director
phone: 435-882-6801

Description

We have Tooele County Artifacts from 1849 to 1900 in our Museum. We also have early Pioneer pictures and Histories from that era.

History

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.

Artifacts Collections

Old Pioneer artifacts of the local area.

Research Collections

We have Pioneer Histories and Pictures available for a small fee.

Educational Programs

We do take educational programs to the schools.

    Library

    Access: General Public, Students, Scholars

    Appointment required: Yes

    Services

    Gift Shop