Let your students experience Utah history first hand.
Enhance your Utah history curriculum with one of Utah Heritage Foundation's free heritage education programs.
Historic buildings are powerful teaching tools. Books tell us, “History happened.” Historic buildings exclaim, “History happened here!” Your students will develop personal connections to the past as they see, touch, and experience the places where history happened in your community.
Utah Heritage Foundation offers educators a range of high-quality resources.
Your students will meet history face to face on an interactive tour of the Kearns (Utah Governors) Mansion or the Salt Lake City and County Building.
Our self-guided walking tour brochures of Salt Lake City 's Main Street and South Temple Street tell the story of Utah 's settlement and growth through historic buildings. Download the brochures or order copies for your classroom.
Bring history to your school with an engaging slide presentation about one of Utah 's fascinating historic places.
Our teacher's guides contain a variety of lessons that use historic buildings as springboards for exploring Utah history and architecture. All the lessons are keyed to specific objectives in the Utah Core Curriculum. Download the guides or order copies for your school.
Students (and kids of all ages) will learn about the Kearns family and life in turn-of-the-century Utah as they solve clues to find the five silver coins hidden in the Kearns Mansion in this online, interactive game. The game can enhance your students' tour of the mansion or provide students who can't come on a tour with a virtual experience of the building. The game is randomly generated, so students will have a new experience each time they play. Use the lessons in the Kearns Mansion Mystery History Teacher's Guide to extend the educational value of the game in your classroom.
Utah Heritage Foundation and Salt Lake City's YouthCity collaborated on this pilot program to produce a short documentary about Ottinger Hall on Canyon Road in Salt Lake City. Discover how the next generation of preservationists think about our built environment.