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

Preservation Utah 


(Formerly Utah Heritage Foundation)
Memorial House
375 N Canyon Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84110
Ph: (801) 533-0858

Established in 1966, the Utah Heritage Foundation — now Preservation Utah — was the first statewide historic preservation organization in the western United States. Preservation Utah's mission is to keep the past alive, not only for preservation, but to inspire and provoke a more creative present and sustainable future. Preservation Utah manages a statewide revolving fund that loans money at a low interest rate for historic building rehabilitation projects. Preservation Utah also hosts annual events including a preservation conference and historic homes tour, and runs a heritage education program to teach students about Utah's history and historic resources.

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