West Jordan Journal Articles

 The West Jordan Historical Museum is very grateful to all who have visited the museum lately. The number of people, both local citizens and people from other areas coming for tours at the museum is increasing every day. Thanks for your interest and visits. We have had two new baby chicks born in the last few weeks. The mother hen is very protective and the rooster has been crowing ever since. Spring is here, the grass is green and the shade is terrific. A perfect time to visit the museum.  We are getting ready for the fourth of July and our annual “Ice Cream Social”. The Ice Cream Social will be held from 2pm to 4pm right after the dedication of the new West Jordan Military Service Monument. Our blacksmith will be hard at work in the blacksmith barn, so come and check him out. We are located directly to the West the monument.

 We have some new farm equipment at the museum courtesy of the Jay Richardson family. A running International McCormick-Deering tractor, a restored pioneer wagon that the Richardson family used to come to Utah and West Jordan, a restored manure wagon, a restored wind mill pump, a restored log saw, an old water wagon. We also received a handmade quilt with an old Utah &  Idaho West Jordan sugar sack in the middle.

 Concerning the Cottage Inn restoration project. We just received a grant from the Office of Museum Services that will allow us to begin restoring the interior. We currently have one Eagle Scout project working on the kitchen area of the Cottage Inn. 

 Our library and research area in the basement is coming along. We have set up our tables, chairs, computers, and bookcases. We were able to obtain all but one of the Utah Centennial County books, and most of the other historical books that have been published by the State Historical Society. We are looking for family histories, West Jordan photographs, especially along Redwood and 7800 south and West Jordan memories to add to the library.  

 We have several elementary schools, cub scouts and other group tours booked for the coming year. The Sons of the Utah Pioneers will be holding their annual conference at the museum. We welcome you to use the grounds of the museum for your upcoming family reunions, birthday parties, wedding receptions and even Eagle Scout Courts of Honor. The museum grounds were recently used for a music video, so let your imaginations run wild. Thank you for your support. Admission to the museum is free but we do accept donations. 

 If you would like to be a volunteer at our upcoming Ice Cream Social on the Fourth of July or the Annual Pumpkin Walk on the third Saturday of October, please let us know. We encourage West Jordan businesses to become involved in these yearly events. For more information, volunteering, or special tours, please give us a call at 255-3116 or 403-9030. For museum hours call 568-0938.