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Category Archive: Museums

Veterans Day Harkens To Union Station’s Critical War Role

Soldiers stand around Union Station during World War II. Pictures of the station during the war are scarce because security restrictions prohibited them. This appears to be taken from a hotel across the street.

I spent Saturday taking pictures of the Veterans Day Parade in downtown Ogden — the parade was revived in 2006 and has become a fixture in the city ever since. Union Station didn’t play a role in this year’s parade — but that’s how it works. You help win the war, you move on, you …

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Displaying a very old love affair with a Hudson

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Alan Stockland was 15 when he met his first love, an older woman, 20, glistening and shiny. It was an on-and-off relationship. He had her for a while, then let her go, then got her back. And now he has her on display here at Union Station, so he can come and see her any …

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Old Ads are More Fun than Old News

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By Annie Roe Union Station Blogger Today’s archival treasure is newspaper clippings from the 1920s! The newspapers are documenting Charles Lindbergh’s famous flight, but that’s not the first thing I noticed. Flipping through these papers, the ads immediately stood out. For starters, they are everywhere. I mean, there are ads in today’s papers, but they …

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The long and wide reach of Matthew S. Browning

Recently the Standard-Examiner ran a story about a local historic home for sale that might be — the sellers weren’t sure — connected to the Browning family? Sure enough: Carolyn Rich Rasmussen, a descendent of Matthew Sandefur Browning, wrote the paper, giving the entire lineage: Her uncle, John Franklin Ellis, who was married to Matthew’s …

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Station Cars Kick Automotive Butt at Peach Days Show

One of the hardest working volunteers at Union Station is Steve Sherwood, who maintains our Browning-Kimball Car Museum collection of classic wheels. It is a labor of love, but also a lot of work. It is not uncommon to find Steve struggling with an old fuel pump or radiator because, despite their classic states, and despite …

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Meet Annie Roe, Our New Blogger

Annie Roe, new Union Station Foundation blogger.

Hello Ogden! My name is Annie Roe, and I’m going to start writing articles on the Union Station blog. Why? For practice, experience, and fun. Here’s a little background about me. I’m 13 and I have lived in Ogden my whole life. I love writing and I want to be an author. I’m fairly new …

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Saving Irene Woodhouse

Irene's book, published in 1983

Found a fun news clip about Irene Woodhouse today. Or, more accurately, by Irene. Irene was a historian in Ogden who, for many years, wrote a regular column in the Standard-Examiner called “Ogden Anecdotes.” They were stories about the past, as seen from the 60s and 70. We do stories about the “good old days” …

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Riding in Style: Nobody Lives Like This Any More

Ann Roe in our "Riding in Style" exhibit's selfie booth.

I had the incredible pleasure of showing Ann Roe, niece of one of our employees, around our new “Riding In Style” exhibit in the Utah State Railroad Museum. Ann wants to learn to write, so she’ll be doing some blogging for us. I wanted to show her the new exhibit because it is a good …

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Telitha Lindquist Greiner carried on her family’s legacy

I read, with great sadness and a bit of loss, the obituary of Telitha Lindquist Greiner in the Standard-Examiner recently. (Click here.) Sadness because I know her husband well. Jon Greiner was former Ogden Police Chief, a former Utah State Senator, and heck of a nice guy, now running Ogden’s Airport. You hurt for a guy …

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Harm Peery — Ogden’s lovable rogue revealed.

Harm Peery in the 1950s.

The Standard-Examiner had a wonderful story about Mayor Harm Peery the other day (click here!) that looked at his role in starting the Pioneer Days Rodeo. Which, yes, he did do. In an era when the Great Depression was on, Harm was a business man who knew that he needed to juice up the economy, to …

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