State Resources

Utah State Historical Society / State Preservation Office


300 Rio Grand
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Ph: (801) 533-3500

The Utah State Historical Society and State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) was organized in 1897 to collect, preserve, and publish Utah-related history. Their website provides a wealth of information, including:

  • State cemetery database
  • Information on historic buildings throughout the State
  • National Register of Historic Places and investment tax credit programs
  • Professional contact list of firms who have experience working in historic restoration
  • Contact information to get free technical advice on restoration projects through the Doctor Program

Utah Heritage Foundation


Memorial House
P.O. Box 28
Salt Lake City, UT 84110
Ph: (801) 533-0858

The Utah Heritage Foundation (UHF) was organized in 1966 as a private, Statewide, membership-based, nonprofit organization. The UHF manages a Statewide revolving fund that loans money at a low interest rate for historic building rehabilitation projects. They also provide guided tours of historic buildings and education programs for classroom presentations.

Utah Division of Arts and Museums


Utah Division of Arts and Museums is the primary agency for the arts in Utah, providing grants to artists, organizations, and educational institutions. Recently, a coordinated state arts calendar has been established. Check out its services and event calendar.

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Utah's Guide to Arts and Culture