FARMINGTON — The Farmington Museum, housed in the city’s historic fire station and city hall, is celebrating its 10th anniversary.
Its doors will be open on Saturday, July 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. to host an open house in conjunction with Farmington’s Festival Days.
Since the museum opened in 2004, many donations have been made of histories, pictures and artifacts. The generosity of Farmington residents and surrounding communities has been instrumental in the museum’s growth and progress.
Each item has a story behind it. It was used in someone’s home, farm or business, or represented an activity or lifestyle, and the fact that it still exists, was preserved by someone, for some reason, is a story in itself.
Annette Tidwell, Executive Director of the Museum and the Farmington City Historic Preservation Commission wants to thank museum board and commission volunteers who have served over the past decade.
“I feel greatly blessed to serve with these wonderful people. They inspire me, and together we make every effort to educate our neighbors of the sacrifices made by those who settled this lovely place, and the importance of preserving what they have made possible for us today,” she said. “It doesn’t matter if it’s baby clothes from the late 1800s, or a pioneer era rock or adobe home, it’s part of our history and worthy of our attention.”
The Farmington Historical Museum is open each Wednesday from 1 to 4 p.m. or by appointment by calling 801-451-2357.