A Large Mission
More than 2,000 years ago, people touched a sandstone wall in an alcove in southwest Utah. Over the centuries, people of all ages, cultures, genders, and ethnicities have sojourned through the place we call Utah and left their influence and legacy behind.
We're passionately involved in a large mission, one that is woven into the fabric of every Utahn’s life.
Many people - from ancient to recent - have touched Utah's history. We preserve and share their legacy in order to make Utah a better place in the present and future.
- To make communities better places—places where people feel at home and grounded in heritage.
- To strengthen rural Utah through heritage tourism and, through a strong economy, provide opportunities for families to thrive.
- To foster individual learning, understanding, and excitement about their place in the panorama of history.
- To benefit decision-makers with knowledge from the past as they plan for the future.
- To provide tools and assistance to agencies and local governments to help them do their jobs more efficiently.
- To further understanding and cooperation between Utah’s various groups.
- To preserve knowledge and resources for future generations.
State History’s professional staff, with specialties in history, library and archives, historic preservation, archaeology, community heritage, federal and state laws, and information delivery, work for these outcomes.