Here are some pictures of Lavan Martineau, the white man raised with the Shivwits,when he, his wife and other Shivwits participted in the movies in the 60’s and 70’s. There are also additional pictures of Shivwit Indians included!
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Randel McGee is a professional storyteller and decorative paper cutter who often visits the Santa Clara branch of the public library. The Santa Clara Historical museum sponsors Mr McGee. The early Swiss settlers of Santa Clara brought the art of decorative paper-cutting with them from the old country. For years there were no stores with […]
Every year at Swiss Days in Santa Clara a Swiss themed puppet show is sponsored by the Santa Clara Historical museum. 🙂 Swiss Days is held the 4th weekend in September at Santa Clara Town Hall, come check us out!
Check out this cool website link about the ancient people who used to call Utah “home”! http://www.thespectrum.com/story/news/local/2017/03/02/utah-ancient-history-archaeology-people/98663122/
Pioneers from Switzerland turned the land on the banks of the Santa Clara river into a small village. Many times the river overran it’s banks. In 2005 a flood washed away houses and put the whole village under water! Since then, Historical restoration through out the village have included: Historical plaques, street-scape, town hall rebuilt to […]
The ancestral Pueblo people residing in the Mesa Verde region and surrounding areas became agricultural societies, likely during the Basketmaker II period (about 500 BC to AD 500) as domesticated corn found its way north from what is now Arizona. Farming became the main source of food, but Pueblo cultures see farming and their crops […]
Ancient native peoples of the Santa Clara river valley communicated in ancient writing on walls. Hundreds of Hieroglyphs/Petroglyphs and rock writings have been left by the ancient peoples on the rock outcropping above the Santa Clara river.
The Santa Clara Historical Museum is committed to keeping old world traditions alive. Each year volunteers from the museum teach local school children the maypole braiding dance. This tradition was done in the old world in the early spring to welcome warm weather and the growing season. Community members had to cooperate and work together to braid […]
Check out this cool article! The ancient people who used to call Utah home: http://www.thespectrum.com/story/news/local/2017/03/02/utah-ancient-history-archaeology-people/98663122/
This little Swiss doll serves as a mascot of the Santa Clara Historical Museum. Come in and see her some time! Basement of the Santa Clara City Town Hall. 🙂
2603 Santa Clara Drive
Santa Clara, UT 84765
March to October Hours:
Open by appointment
Contact for more information: (435) 632-7040
Closed November to February