It's Bizarre To Think That Utah Is Home To The World's Largest Collection Of Artifacts On A Single Subject, But It's True
By Courtnie Erickson|Published October 24, 2022
From Southern Utah to the Panhandle in Idaho, Courtnie Erickson has lived in what she believes are the best (and the most beautiful!) areas in the country. She graduated with a journalism degree from Utah State University and has more than 15 years of professional writing experience. You’ll likely see her with a Dr. Pepper in her hand and a pair of running shoes on her feet. Courtnie is a writer and editor at OnlyInYourState.
Here in Utah, we have some pretty incredible museums. For example, there’s the Utah Museum of Natural History and even the little-known Tooele Valley Museum. But, even with all of these museums scattered around the Beehive State, it is still bizarre to think that Utah is home to the world’s largest collection of artifacts on a single subject. And what is that subject you may be asking? Well, the pioneers of course!
The Pioneer Memorial Museum is open Monday through Friday and you’ll certainly want to bring your entire family along as admission is free. Also, if you want to learn more about a specific pioneer’s ancestors and search for documents that may contain their information, you can visit the history department in this museum, which is also open Monday through Friday. This section of the museum contains more than 42,000 pioneer histories.
Have you ever been to the Pioneer Memorial Museum in Salt Lake City? Did you know this museum houses the largest collection of artifacts on a single subject? We’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences in the comments! And, if you want to learn more about this Utah museum, visit its website.
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