Preserving local history

Museums in Carbon County work to maintain diverse history for generations


Mike Armstrong

Bill Jones has been collecting artifacts for many years around Elk Mountain helped establish the Elk Mountain Museum in 2014.

Editor's note: This is the first in a series on museums in Carbon County.

There are seven museums in Carbon County. Some have been around for decades and others are still fairly new. It takes time, vision, fund raising and motivated founders to make these cultural institutions come to life.

The newest museum in the county is the Elk Mountain Museum. It was established in 2014.

"I have always wanted a museum here," Bill Jones, one of the founders said. "I started collecting things and I had thought I would put them in the old sauna."

The 'old sauna' is a building erected by the Finns that...

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