Special Volunteers Needed for Museum

Do you have a special talent for making candles, candy or unique items to show at the Museum? We would provide the space you need and set a date for you to show your talents. If you have a collection of special items you might want to show, the Museum is the place. This, we hope, will bring more people into the museum that we … Continue reading Special Volunteers Needed for Museum

Why and How to Grown your own garden

Growing up on a farm we grew most of what we ate, and boy, did we eat well!  Peas, radishes, turnips, beets, carrots, green beans, onions, tomatoes, cucumbers, melons, corn, potatoes, greens, squash, and strawberries.  I learned to love gardening.  My mother was an amazing gardener and we spent many happy hours “playing in the dirt.”  She taught me a lot about life and the … Continue reading Why and How to Grown your own garden

Victory Medal for Cold War Veterans

Local DAV Commander Tom Montez, working with Larry Kerr and Ferron Johnson, all part of DAV Davis County chapter 14, have taken up the mantle of honoring those veterans who served in the armed forces from 1945 to 1963 in what has been called the invisible war. A medal was created to honor these veterans and some funding was provided for their purchase; however, once … Continue reading Victory Medal for Cold War Veterans

Recalling Stoker’s Nursery

As soon as we got out of the truck we were met by a tall young man who said, “Welcome to Stoker Nursery. I’m Sid, anything we can help with?” We were introduced to the entire family there (Dad, Delmer; Mom, Ardell; Sister, Sheila) because it truly was a family business. This was the beginning of a long friendship with the family. Later as I … Continue reading Recalling Stoker’s Nursery

The Fire that Destroyed a Church in 1940

The Fire that Destroyed a Church in 1940 Fire raged through the old Syracuse Ward House in October 1940. Ivar Youngberg, a Syracuse factory worker, noticed a light and smoke in the church on his way to work at 11:00 p.m. and called Sheriff Joseph Holbrook. Sheriff Holbrook called the Layton Fire department as flames leaped from the brick structure and the Kaysville fire department … Continue reading The Fire that Destroyed a Church in 1940

History: Edwin Gailey

It is an enriching experience to hear stories from our Syracuse history. The Syracuse Museum is filled with items that bring us closer to the past and help us discover some real heritage heroes. One of these heroes is Edwin Edmonds Gailey born December 3, 1894 in South Hooper, Utah. His granddaughter, Joan Nakaishi, wrote the following about a portion of his life: “The war … Continue reading History: Edwin Gailey

History: Syracuse Fire Station

This month, as we remember our freedoms we enjoy in our state and in our country, we celebrate our local heroes for working hard to keep us safe. Sometimes our freedoms can be taken away from us in an instant in the case of an emergency, but luckily our heroes at Syracuse City Fire Station work tirelessly to protect us and do everything in their … Continue reading History: Syracuse Fire Station

Heritage Days has had an interesting history

 It started as Founder’s Day many years ago which was run primarily by the Lions Club in Syracuse. During the 60’s and 70’s, the LDS Church started encouraging local Stakes to purchase and maintain “Stake Camps” for the enjoyment of church members. The Syracuse Stake purchased and maintained Camp Woodland in Morgan, UT. At that point Founders Day was changed to Fun Days and started … Continue reading Heritage Days has had an interesting history

High School Graduation, Circa 1900s

This month we will see the end of the yearly ritual of high school graduations. Seniors, happy to have finished that milestone in their lives, now look forward to college or jobs or whatever their plans are. For most teens, completing the 12th grade is expected, but one hundred plus years ago, it wasn’t the norm. Many young people went to only the 8th grade, as … Continue reading High School Graduation, Circa 1900s

Step Back into time to the Syracuse Resort

 Imagine at one time on the far northwest end of Antelope Drive stood a glorious bathing resort that enticed thousands of people from all over to come and enjoy its magic. The resort was beautifully landscaped with large trees, bushes and flowers. Picnic tables, bathing houses and a large pavilion where brass bands played music only added to the ambience of the long gone resort. … Continue reading Step Back into time to the Syracuse Resort

Bluff Road’s Colorful Past

More than a century ago, gold-seekers and emigrants followed an old trail that started at Salt Lake City and ended at the City of Rocks in Idaho. The discovery of this new short-cut to the California and Oregon Trails was made by Samuel J. Hensley. In August of 1848 he decided not to take the disastrous route the Donner-Reed Party had taken in 1846 across … Continue reading Bluff Road’s Colorful Past