Sandy Museum

Sandy Museum Sandy Museum is a historic museum housed in and 1890 two story building. Featuring two floors with the upstairs arranged into rooms.
Pioneers came into the Sandy area in the 1860s. It was a farming community with few people and widely spaced homes. When mining began in the nearby canyons and the railroad arrived in 1877, Sandy changed from a quiet agricultural village to a booming mining town. There were three smelters and two sampling mills here for testing the ores brought down from the mines. The railroad station was located almost directly across the street from where the Sandy Museum is now. In those days the museum building was a ZCMI Co-op store where the farmers, miners and even local Native Americans came to buy or trade items. It is said that Sandy got it's name from the nickname of the red-headed train engineer called " Sandy" Kinghorn. In 1893 Sandy's population was over 1000 and Sandy incorporated and passed its first ordinances. The first Mayor was Arthur J. Cushing and Sandy was a one-mile square town containing many thriving businesses including 17 saloons. The rich ores brought to the smelters provided jobs for hundreds of men and made Sandy a major hub of society and business. Today Sandy has grown to be large suburban community with a population of over 100,000 citizens.

This little lady helped us celebrate our Anniversary along with these other welcomed guests.
11/14/2018

This little lady helped us celebrate our Anniversary along with these other welcomed guests.

We had a wonderful turnout from the community to help us celebrate our 31st Birthday.
11/13/2018

We had a wonderful turnout from the community to help us celebrate our 31st Birthday.

30th Anniversary Open House
11/14/2017

30th Anniversary Open House

Paulette's Activity Girls cleaned our north yard!  They worked so hard.  Thank you.  Notice in one picture they are hold...
11/01/2017

Paulette's Activity Girls cleaned our north yard! They worked so hard. Thank you. Notice in one picture they are holding their ears, she is ringing our bell in the tower. Also pictured is the after picture of our yard, complete with headstone.

Paulette's Activity Girls came over and cleaned our north yard.  They worked very hard and cleaned it up nicely.  Thank ...
11/01/2017

Paulette's Activity Girls came over and cleaned our north yard. They worked very hard and cleaned it up nicely.
Thank you young ladies (and 1 young scout)!

11/01/2017

Activity girls came and cleaned the yard on the side of our our building. What hard workers!

This couple is one of the cutest and maybe the oldest couple to visit our museum.  She is 100 and he will be in a few mo...
09/26/2017

This couple is one of the cutest and maybe the oldest couple to visit our museum. She is 100 and he will be in a few months. She works on a computer and he recited a poem to us. How fun is that?

Sandy's Kultura Club
09/23/2017

Sandy's Kultura Club

Boy Scouts working towards the rank of Eagle Scout
09/23/2017

Boy Scouts working towards the rank of Eagle Scout

Brookwood Elementary
09/23/2017

Brookwood Elementary

Daycare Centers
09/23/2017

Daycare Centers

03/30/2017
Sandy Museum

Wobbly but gives a very quick view of our beautiful museum.

03/29/2017
29th Anniversary Open House
11/09/2016

29th Anniversary Open House

ZAP is awesome!  They have funded so many wonderful projects and improvements in our displays here at Sandy Museum.  Tha...
10/25/2016

ZAP is awesome! They have funded so many wonderful projects and improvements in our displays here at Sandy Museum. Thank-you ZAP WE LOVE YOU!

10/25/2016

Our beautiful building was built in 1890. It was originally a Z.C.M.I. Co-op, then the Knights of Pythias, then a mortuary, then it was our fire station for over 40 years, and now for 29 years Sandy Museum. With many thanks to Sandy City, Zoo, Arts & Parks, Utah Division of Arts & Museums, Retired Senior Volunteer Program, and our many wonderful contributors and visitors.

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10/18/2016

Untitled Album

Sandy Museum's cover photo
10/18/2016

Sandy Museum's cover photo

Our  Open House for our 28th Anniversary!  Light refreshments and as always free to the public.  Elevator available for ...
10/01/2015

Our Open House for our 28th Anniversary! Light refreshments and as always free to the public. Elevator available for 2nd floor.
Please come out to meet us and see our beautiful historic museum built in 1890.

We had a wonderful 27th Anniversary Party.  We honored Alvin E. Malstrom for his many years of volunteering and support ...
10/01/2015

We had a wonderful 27th Anniversary Party. We honored Alvin E. Malstrom for his many years of volunteering and support of our museum. It was lots of fun with good entertainment.

Open House, free to the public.  Please come and see our beautiful museum 4-7 p.m. October 23rd.  Admission is free!  Li...
10/22/2014

Open House, free to the public. Please come and see our beautiful museum 4-7 p.m. October 23rd.
Admission is free! Light refreshments with entertainment at 5:30.

04/08/2014
Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks

Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks

Feature Friday!

Over 13 parks & trails have been funded through the Salt Lake County Zoo, Arts and Parks Program.

Thank you -- your support has helped transform Salt Lake County.

www.zapisyou.org

Beautiful picture of the Nuremberg Chronicle with the picture flowing from one page to the other.  Over 1800 wood cuts i...
09/10/2013

Beautiful picture of the Nuremberg Chronicle with the picture flowing from one page to the other. Over 1800 wood cuts in this book which is hand stamped.

Big event Sandy Museum Antique Appraisal Fair and Antique Show September 21st!
08/20/2013
Antiques Appraisal Fair

Big event Sandy Museum Antique Appraisal Fair and Antique Show September 21st!

at Sandy Museum Antiques Appraisal Fair and Antique Show in Salt Lake City

Antiques Appraisal Fair
08/20/2013
Antiques Appraisal Fair

Antiques Appraisal Fair

at Sandy Museum Antiques Appraisal Fair and Antique Show in Salt Lake City

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07/11/2013

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Address

8744 South Center Street (150 East)
Sandy, UT
84070

General information

Historic Museum. Our building was built in 1890. Beautiful old historic building that was orginally a Z.C.M.I. Co-op, then it was a Knights of Pythias meeting place with dance hall upstairs, Jenkins Mortuary, then for over 40 years Sandy's Fire Station and since 1987 Sandy Museum. We have a variety of interesting items downstairs on display and upstairs it is divided into rooms. We have parlor, kitchen, washroom, pantry, bedroom, schoolroom as well as other displays. If you haven't been in lately there have been some wonderful changes to see!

Opening Hours

Tuesday 13:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 01:00 - 17:00
Thursday 01:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(801) 566-0878

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