Our historic buildings and neighborhoods matter. They enrich our lives by their constant, quiet presence and educate us about who we are
and where we came from. Our culture has shown a remarkable ability to destroy important elements of our physical heritage. Utah Heritage Foundation advocates for this heritage, to remind us all that there is wisdom in conservation. Our whole society benefits from the careful preservation of our best buildings.
People become involved in historic preservation in a huge variety of ways, from the loving restoration of a front porch, to taking school children on a tour of a historic monument, to a campaign to save an important public building. Utah Heritage Foundation exists to help people preserve what's important in Utah.
We need your help. Our members are the backbone of our organization. They give us clout with elected officials, provide critical funds for our operations, and lend a hand on important issues.
Become a Member
You can become a member of Utah Heritage Foundation for as little as $25 a year for seniors or students, or $35 a year for individuals.
The annual membership categories are as follows:
$1,000+ Preservation Council
Join an Affinity Group
$25 Backcountry Buildings
$25 Pioneering Architecture
$25 Salt Lake Modern
Call (801) 533-0858 ext. 107 with questions, or to pay over the phone by credit card.
Utah Heritage Foundation
“You don’t know who you are, until you know where you are.” – Wallace Stegner
Utah Heritage Foundation is introducing two new programs in 2016 that will build on the success of the founding of Salt Lake Modern in 2008 – Backcountry Buildings and Pioneering Design. Salt Lake Modern has been successful in reaching a new audience, building constituencies for specific types of architecture that make Utah unique as well as a stronger foundation for support, and creating a baseline of understanding and appreciation for mid-century modern design. All three groups will be part of a broader initiative under the name Affinity Groups.
- Backcountry Buildings
Frank Lloyd Wright has said, “Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.” Utahns have always valued the state’s scenic and natural environment. An overlay of historic and cultural landscapes for over 150 years has made these environments richer places to study, understand, and enjoy.
- Pioneering Design
Based on the era between 1847-1896, the Pioneering Design Affinity Group will serve as the foremost group to explore places of importance associated with the earliest period of design in Utah.
- Salt Lake Modern
The Salt Lake Modern Affinity Group, the new name for the Salt Lake Modern Committee, provides a base of research, documentation, public education and awareness, and advocacy for mid-twentieth century design in Utah after 1949.
Affinity Group Membership
Affinity Group membership is available to all members of Utah Heritage Foundation. All members in good standing can join one or more Affinity Groups for an additional $25 per group, per year after regular membership dues at any level.
Affinity Group Benefits
During 2016, all three Affinity Groups will host free events in order to introduce the public to the concept and welcome people to join. After the launch events, Affinity Group events will be exclusively available to Affinity Group members; therefore, you will need to be a member of Utah Heritage Foundation and a member of a particular Affinity Group in order to attend. As a member, you will directly receive invitations to these events, which may include site visits, mini-tours, presentations and speakers, and access to additional research, information, and photographs. Affinity Group events may have a nominal cost in order to cover expenses.
Utah Heritage Foundation Member Benefits
Members receive Heritage, Utah Heritage Foundation's quarterly newsletter, invitations to UHF events, members-only tours, and discounted tickets to all ticketed tours. You will receive the following benefits in addition:
10% discount on purchases at The King's English Bookshop
$100 discount on event rental at Memorial House in Memory Grove Park
10% discount on purchases at Sugar House Coffee
The Preservation Council
Members who donate $1,000 or more annually are invited to join the Preservation Council. Utah Heritage Foundation's Preservation Council recognizes the leadership giving of our most committed members: those who contribute $1,000 or more annually in support of UHF's programs and services. Preservation Council members share a concern for Utah 's architectural heritage and recognize the importance of annual unrestricted giving. Through their donations Preservation Council members provide Utah Heritage Foundation with the flexibility to address preservation issues however they may arise.
Join online or send your check to Utah Heritage Foundation, 375 N. Canyon Rd., Salt Lake City, Utah, 84103.