June 21, 2018
IT IS OFFICIAL!
We are a 501c3 Non-Profit Corporation.
The name of our museum is
"KAYSVILLE/FRUIT HEIGHTS MUSEUM OF HISTORY AND ART"
(KFMha FOR SHORT)
Our Mission Statement:" It is the mission of the officers and directors of the Kaysville/Fruit Heights Museum of History and Art to: identify, protect and preserve historical artifacts and works of art related to the history of Kaysville and to operate a museum where these items can be displayed and seen by the general public."
We are working with Kaysville City to find options for space for our museum. We are in the beginning stages of realizing a long sought after dream that our community have a place to honor our history. We will keep you posted as we progress. Thanks to all of you for your support and willingness to share "Our Kaysville Story"
PHOTO: Taken April 14, 2018 on a visit to the Bountiful Museum to learn the ins and outs of running a museum. L to R Fawn B Morgan, Mike Barton, Tom Tolman (curator of Bountiful Museum) and Kristine Murdock.
We are an association of citizens with concern for the preservation of our Kaysville heritage. Our goal is the establishment of a Kaysville Museum which has long been on the citizen and city plans.
Many people who live here have ancestors who helped established the area. This is not the case with everyone, however, and there are many relative newcomers who want a sense of place and a feeling of belonging.
Kaysville advertises itself as “Utah’s Hometown - 1850,” but a hometown is 'only yours to the extent that you know it's stories, how it was created, what struggles its members have experienced, and how its past foreshadows what its future might be.' (1)
“If history were taught in the form of stories, it would never be forgotten.”
– Rudyard Kipling
(1. Claim Your Territory https://www.oldcapitolstoryfest.com/)
Our Vision for the
Kaysville Fruit Heights Museum of History and Art
Beyond bridging generational gaps, a museum can connect people from different cultures and regions. It can connect the newer members of a community with the past and become a part of the future.
Honoring the history of the town, smaller museums don’t often receive the prominent attention that major metropolitan museums often do, but they serve a valuable purpose in their communities. Visitors and newer members of the community can visit a local museum and get a glimpse into the local society and events that have influenced and shaped the community into what it is today.
A trip to a museum can be an enriching experience that can help children and young adults gain appreciation for previous generations. When grandparents take their grandchildren to a museum showcasing local history, for instance, and are able to discuss historical events that they lived through, these personal stories combined with seeing artifacts from those same periods creates a sense of intrigue and wonder.
It’s not just an impact experience for younger generations, though; museums truly create opportunities for bridging the generational gap from both sides. People from older generations often appreciate the chance to discuss the things that happened in their lives decades ago, and it’s heartwarming for them when children and young adults ask questions and express an interest in their lives.
Museums have a lot to offer their respective communities, no matter what their focus. There’s simply nothing quite as immersive as visiting a museum, gaining an in-depth perspective of a niche region, historical event, culture, art, or something else, particularly when technology is combined to blend the real world with the digital and the past with both the present and the future.
Please get involved. Volunteer to help on a committee. Donations of time, money, talents, and labor are welcome.