Uintah County Heritage Museum

Uintah County Heritage Museum

Since I was at a conference, my mom and Mother in Law spent the day with the kids. We'd gotten a few people saying to go visit the Heritage Musuem and since it was FREE, the Grandmas said they would take them. This is written by "Joan Hesley Grandma's" point of view. (my kids come up with the weird ways to say grandma.) We didn't get any photos of the inside, so you'll just have to go and visit! But we did get some photos of the outside, with the Dinosaurs!

This was a fun and interesting little museum. It was probably more interesting for me than for my grandchildren. Many things took me back to my childhood and my grandmother’s house. There’s a wide variety of exhibits including antique clothing and appliances, garden and ranch equipment and a display of military uniforms and stories of local soldiers. The Indian exhibit included tools, artifacts, arrowheads, and clothing, bags and papoose cradleboards with amazing beadwork.

The staff was friendly and knowledgeable, not only about the museum but also area points of interests, pictographs, hikes, and camp grounds and of course dinosaur sites. While there were only a few interactive activities for children, my toddler grandchildren seemed to enjoy them. They were able to talk on an “old” fashioned telephone (I remembered using the same kind of phones, does that make me old?). They also generated electricity and lit up light bulbs. It was little hard for my young grandchildren but older children would enjoy the picture scavenger hunt for objects in the museum especially the fun at the end. There was also a wonder exhibit of dolls, all the first ladies of the Presidents of the United States. What girl doesn’t love dolls?

Thanks Joan Hesley Grandma for taking the kids!

Harmony

Visitor Info

Entrance Fee(s): 
FREE

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