Fort Douglas Military Museum

Fort Douglas Military Museum The mission of the Fort Douglas Museum is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of Fort Douglas and its impact on the history of Utah and the adjacent Western states.

Our collections intern Jordan really has a “leg up” in the competition! 🤣 Thank you Jordan for all your hard work...
07/26/2019

Our collections intern Jordan really has a “leg up” in the competition! 🤣 Thank you Jordan for all your hard work! She is leaving us this semester for the incredible opportunity of working at the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Museum, processing oral histories from Holocaust survivors among other projects. Working in museums really opens you up to a whole world of possibilities! ✈️🌏 Way to go, Jordan!
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Happy Pioneer Day! 🎉 Shown here is the 24th Infantry marching in what is said to be the 1897 Pioneer Jubilee Parade. ...
07/24/2019

Happy Pioneer Day! 🎉 Shown here is the 24th Infantry marching in what is said to be the 1897 Pioneer Jubilee Parade. Known as the “Buffalo Soldiers,” the 24th were an all-African American regiment stationed at Fort Douglas from Oct. 1896 - April 1898 🇺🇸 Stop by the museum to learn more!
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07/24/2019

Hey everybody! Just letting you know that we will be open on the 24th, noon to 5.

Come check out the Foothill Cultural District and Fort Douglas Military Museum.
07/18/2019
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Come check out the Foothill Cultural District and Fort Douglas Military Museum.

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Great share from the folks at Utah State Archives
07/17/2019

Great share from the folks at Utah State Archives

Meet Clyde K. Pringle! Clyde was born in Salt Lake City and lived at 164 South and 8th East. He attended grade school and some LDS night school before becoming an auto repairman. He worked at Paige Motor Sales Company at 55 West 4th South. On May 3, 1917, he volunteered to join the Army. He trained at Fort Douglas US Army Base from August to October and then trained at Camp Kearney in California for 11 months before shipping out to France on August 15, 1918. He was discharged on January 24, 1919.

A fun moment at the museum from the other day - a WWII Vet tells his grandchildren about being processed through the For...
07/17/2019

A fun moment at the museum from the other day - a WWII Vet tells his grandchildren about being processed through the Fort Douglas Reception Center right here where it happened. 🇺🇸
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The new issue of the Utah National Guard's Minuteman is out now!  As a part of the National Guard we are featured on the...
07/12/2019
Utah National Guard

The new issue of the Utah National Guard's Minuteman is out now! As a part of the National Guard we are featured on the back cover!!!

The new issue of the Utah Minuteman is out now! Read online: https://ut.ng.mil/News-and-Media/ #UtahGuard #AlwaysReady #AlwaysThere #UtahMinuteman #NationalGuard

We recently lost a dedicated former volunteer, David McShane. Today our docents are reminiscing about his love for milit...
07/09/2019
View David McShane's Obituary on deseretnews.com and share memories

We recently lost a dedicated former volunteer, David McShane. Today our docents are reminiscing about his love for military history and model making. Thank you for everything, Dave!

David Clinton McShane October 16, 1937 - July 4, 2019 Dave was born in Salt Lake City to Orrice and Larene McShane and died on July 4, 2019. He marri

Cool photo! Thanks Utah State History!
07/09/2019

Cool photo! Thanks Utah State History!

Utah National Guard on SLC’s Pierpont Avenue, July 1911.

Make sure to check out this great event tonight at the Centerville Whitaker Heritage Museum! Historian Kent Powell will ...
07/09/2019

Make sure to check out this great event tonight at the Centerville Whitaker Heritage Museum! Historian Kent Powell will be giving a lecture about Utah in WWI alongside some of Stewart Karren's posters that were previously on display here in the museum. See you there!

You won't want to miss this interesting and enjoyable evening.

Make sure to check out this event next week at the Whitaker Museum! 🇺🇸
07/05/2019

Make sure to check out this event next week at the Whitaker Museum! 🇺🇸

You won't want to miss this interesting and enjoyable evening.

We were lucky enough to visit this construction site back in April... super excited to see the final product and pay ano...
07/05/2019
It Took More Than 200 Years, but the US Army is Finally Getting a Museum

We were lucky enough to visit this construction site back in April... super excited to see the final product and pay another visit to Fort Belvoir one day! ♥️🇺🇸

We got a sneak peek inside the National Museum of the US Army in Fort Belvoir, set to open in 2020. The museum has been in the making since 1814.

Happy Independence Day!  🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 The museum will be open today until 5pm.#fortdouglas #fortdouglasmilit...
07/04/2019

Happy Independence Day! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 The museum will be open today until 5pm
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07/02/2019

We have a pair of FREE tickets to the Utah Symphony patriotic concert tonight here in the Foothill Cultural District at Red Butte Garden! If you are interested in attending, come by the museum today 😊🇺🇸 First come first served!

🎆 We will be open special hours this Thursday July 4th, 11am-5pm. See you then!.🇺🇸 Image shown is from the Fort...
07/01/2019

🎆 We will be open special hours this Thursday July 4th, 11am-5pm. See you then!
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🇺🇸 Image shown is from the Fort Douglas Signal Corps collection. It was prepared in the 9th Corps Area Photographic Laboratory at Fort Douglas and used as an Independence Day frontpiece in a 1942 Salt Lake City newspaper. 📰
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📷 Signal Corps Collection, Record Group 111, National Archives II, College Park, MD 111-SC-138525
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You know the Utah Military Vehicle Club is having their meeting in your museum when you see a WWI ambulance parked out f...
06/28/2019

You know the Utah Military Vehicle Club is having their meeting in your museum when you see a WWI ambulance parked out front! 😂
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This is Reuel’s 1923 Dodge Brothers, restored.
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We had so much fun this morning catching spiders with our fellow Foothill Cultural District curator and entomologist Chr...
06/27/2019

We had so much fun this morning catching spiders with our fellow Foothill Cultural District curator and entomologist Christy Bills from the Natural History Museum of Utah! Keep an eye out for future exhibits about the creepy crawlies of Fort Douglas. Thank you Christy for teaching us about the ecology of our district!
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If you would like to learn more about this battle and the 96th Infantry Division, please visit the museum to check out o...
06/26/2019

If you would like to learn more about this battle and the 96th Infantry Division, please visit the museum to check out our in depth display.

On 22 June 1945, the Battle of Okinawa ended. It was the bloodiest battle of World War Two in the Pacific, and historians argue that the heavy American losses sustained forced the U.S. to consider the atomic bombing of Japan as an invasion alternative. https://www.britishpathe.com/workspaces/df699ffd537d4e0c74710ad015dfd64d/qy5HmsTt

We had some fun today with Brooke Mangum shooting some footage for our Foothill Cultural District feature! 🎥 Thanks B...
06/25/2019

We had some fun today with Brooke Mangum shooting some footage for our Foothill Cultural District feature! 🎥 Thanks Brooke, and look out for us on your local TV station 📺😁

Today was a fun day recreating some historic photos brought all the way from Maryland! We love hearing the stories of fa...
06/21/2019

Today was a fun day recreating some historic photos brought all the way from Maryland! We love hearing the stories of families who have lived at Fort Douglas as part of their military service. Special thank you to Jan, Jim, Pam, Carol and Cindy for paying us a visit today and sharing ❤️ if you or anyone you know have special Fort Douglas memories come share with us for our archive!
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Thank you so much to everyone who came out Saturday for another successful Fort Douglas Day! Thank you to the local reen...
06/17/2019

Thank you so much to everyone who came out Saturday for another successful Fort Douglas Day! Thank you to the local reenactors, the Battlin’ Betties Utah Platoon, the Utah National Guard, the fabulous Benson Sisters, and our guests of honor the WWII veterans who shared their stories throughout the day ❤️ We will see you all next year! 🇺🇸
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Listening to a 40's music performance by the Benson Sisters!
06/15/2019

Listening to a 40's music performance by the Benson Sisters!

06/15/2019

Come on up! We are here till 3.

Promoting the museum at the Air National Guard's Wingman Day.
06/08/2019

Promoting the museum at the Air National Guard's Wingman Day.

Thank you to WWII DDAY+4 veterans Don Pullan and Glen Ogilvie for spending the day with us and our visitors here at the ...
06/07/2019
Fort Douglas honors WWII veteran on 75th anniversary of D-Day

Thank you to WWII DDAY+4 veterans Don Pullan and Glen Ogilvie for spending the day with us and our visitors here at the Fort Douglas Military Museum on the 75th anniversary of DDAY. Check out this wonderful piece Hailey Higgins captured during our event.

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah — Thursday marked 75 years since Allied forces attacked Nazis on the beaches of France. D-Day became a turning point for World War II in Europe. At the age of 96, Cpl. Don Pullan clearly remembers walking onto Utah Beach four days after Allied troops came to Normandy. He was 2...

Mr. Ogilvie speaks with guests about his WWII experiences.
06/06/2019

Mr. Ogilvie speaks with guests about his WWII experiences.

Come join us at our 75th Anniversary of D-Day event!
06/06/2019

Come join us at our 75th Anniversary of D-Day event!

Thank you to everyone who came out today, and to all the brave soldiers who sacrificed so much for this country 🇺🇸...
05/27/2019

Thank you to everyone who came out today, and to all the brave soldiers who sacrificed so much for this country 🇺🇸
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05/18/2019

Happy Armed Forces Day!

Created in 1949, and first celebrated in 1950, to combine the celebrations for each service branch.

We had seven new trees planted in front of the museum today. Welcome to Stillwell Field, trees!
05/17/2019

We had seven new trees planted in front of the museum today. Welcome to Stillwell Field, trees!

Fort Douglas Day is coming up! Check out our event page and save the date June 15th 🇺🇸✨
05/14/2019

Fort Douglas Day is coming up! Check out our event page and save the date June 15th 🇺🇸✨

🚂 We had a great day at the Golden Spike 150th Anniversary today! With our director dressed as General P. Edward Conn...
05/11/2019

🚂 We had a great day at the Golden Spike 150th Anniversary today! With our director dressed as General P. Edward Connor we were able to snap of photo of Utah’s first and current Generals all in one place!
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U.S. Army Center of Military History
05/01/2019

U.S. Army Center of Military History

#OTDIH, April 29, 1945, the U.S. Seventh Army’s 42nd Rainbow Division and the 45th Thunderbird Division liberate Dachau, the first and one of the most notorious concentration camps established by Germany’s Nazi regime. Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, 157th Infantry Regiment, 45th Infantry Division, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Felix L. Sparks, at the sight of naked, emaciated bodies experienced vomiting, crying, disbelief, and rage.
Dachau was surrendered to Brigadier General Henning Linden of the 42nd Infantry Division of the U.S. Army by Untersturmführer (2nd Lt.) Heinrich Wicker who was left in charge as the commanding officer and the regular guards escaped the camp prior to the arrival of the American troops. Estimates say at least 160,000 prisoners passed through the main camp, and 90,000 through the sub camps. Incomplete records indicate that at least 32,000 of the inmates perished at Dachau and its sub camps, but countless more were shipped to extermination camps elsewhere. #armyhistory
More Info: https://history.army.mil/armyhistory/AH24newOCR.pdf

Today we are at the Stephen A. Douglas Armed Forces Reserve Center, displaying some WWI surgical tools with the 328th Co...
04/27/2019

Today we are at the Stephen A. Douglas Armed Forces Reserve Center, displaying some WWI surgical tools with the 328th Combat Support Hospital. Come pay us a visit!
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💉 These tools were donated by Col. Andrew Ruoff, MD. They were used by his father and made in 1917.
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We all know Fort Douglas is really #1.
04/20/2019
The Top 10 Most Haunted Military Bases | Military Spouse

We all know Fort Douglas is really #1.

Spend a little time around any military installation, and you're bound to hear tell of ghosts and urban legends. Often, the local gossip is just that, mere myth and fabrication. But sometimes, an area is beset with enough spooky evidence that is hard to ignore, as is the case with the following ten....

A few days before we went to DC for our museum training we received a donation of items associated with Michael Pinkerto...
04/19/2019

A few days before we went to DC for our museum training we received a donation of items associated with Michael Pinkerton, a soldier from Salt Lake City who died in Vietnam. When we went to visit the Vietnam Memorial Wall in DC, the soldier index was already opened on his name! It was an incredibly moving experience. We felt very fortunate to associate stories and items from our donors with a national monument. Special thank you to the National Parks Service rangers who helped us take a rubbing of his name by bringing a ladder and soft graphite pen.
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Congrats Michelle!! ❤️❤️❤️
04/18/2019

Congrats Michelle!! ❤️❤️❤️

Congrats to Michelle Bridges with Utah Valor Magazine and Fort Douglas Military Museum 🎉 She's always been a great friend to the Battlin' Betties Utah Platoon! ❤

More fun at the Center of Military History’s basic museum training course. We are learning some hands on activities ab...
04/10/2019

More fun at the Center of Military History’s basic museum training course. We are learning some hands on activities about safe artifact storage to better preserve our collection!
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Had an amazing time today on our tour of the Museum Support Center in Fort Belvoir! Thanks to everyone at the Center of ...
04/09/2019

Had an amazing time today on our tour of the Museum Support Center in Fort Belvoir! Thanks to everyone at the Center of Military History for showing us best practices and teaching us so much about storage and preservation today.
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We made it to DC for the Center of Military History’s basic museum training course! It was great to catch up with Fort...
04/07/2019

We made it to DC for the Center of Military History’s basic museum training course! It was great to catch up with Fort Douglas’ own past curator Ephriam Dickson who is now the CMH Deputy Chief in Field Museums. Thanks for hanging out, Ephriam!
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Here is the Craig Wirth story that aired last night on the news. Please check it out. It is Wirth Watching! haha
04/02/2019
Wirth Watching: U of U students get housing at homes in Fort Douglas

Here is the Craig Wirth story that aired last night on the news. Please check it out. It is Wirth Watching! haha

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 News) This is a story about what could be some of the most unusual and historic student housing in the country. A few U of U students get selected to live in grand residences that used to house the senior officers at Fort Douglas. 

04/01/2019
96th Infantry Division

Feel free to visit the museum for an exhibit on the 96th Deadeyes and the battle of Okinawa. We are also designated as the official repository of the 96th.

April 1, 1945, 74 years ago, the last land battle of WWII began at Okinawa. The 10th Army, including Marine and Army Infantry landed to face the Japanese on their own soil. The 96th Army Infantry Division among them contributed greatly to their success, to which they would be later recognized with a Presidential Unit Citation. To all Deadeyes still living, and those that have passed on as well as those that paid the ultimate sacrifice, we thank you for your service so that we can continue to prosper as a free nation. God Bless the Deadeyes!

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The mission of the Fort Douglas Museum is to collect, preserve, and interpret the history of Fort Douglas and its impact on the history of Utah and the adjacent Western states. Admission is FREE

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Tuesday 12:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 12:00 - 17:00
Thursday 12:00 - 17:00
Friday 12:00 - 17:00
Saturday 12:00 - 17:00

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(801) 581-1251

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