Museums

Ogden, today, aspires to be the recreational and outdoor capital of the nation, which sounds good, but once upon a time it aimed a lot higher. How high? To be equal to Chicago. Yes, that Chicago — rail and transportation hub of the nation. Heck, why not merge the two? What’s a thousand miles or […]

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” Waiting”  Artist Keith Dagley, oil  $768

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“Boy this is Heaven”  Artist Kimball Warren, Oil  $5,500

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Utah Cowboy Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony July 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm The Utah Cowboy Hall of Fame & the Utah Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum invite you, your family, friends, and neighbors to the Utah Cowboy Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony.  This will be the kick-off event for Ogden Pioneer Days and will […]

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One of the fun things about history is it has so many little nuggets of fun hidden around — the modern term is “Easter eggs,” things hidden to stumble across. Historians should tell more folks about these, because they are one of the things that make history fun. And history SHOULD be fun — it […]

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Union Station’s current life as a community center goes back to 1978, and it wouldn’t have survived until now if not for the free labor of hundreds of volunteers who donated literally thousands of hours of time, influence and skill. These are wonderful folks, and you hate to see them get a bit older every […]

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Ogden’s history doesn’t get much more fun than Harm Peery, Ogden’s “Cowboy” Mayor and resident lovable crook. Peery, who was mayor several times in the 1930s and 1940s, was booked into jail often, mostly for alcohol or gambling violations at his bar, The Old Mill. He winked and nodded at crime in his town, figuring anything […]

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Matthew S. Browning died a wealthy and respected banker in Ogden, but he started out having to scrabble his livelihood just like anyone else, hoping someone would buy stuff in his shop, dealing with shoplifters and chasing away burglars.  But from the beginning he was civic-minded, involved in his community. Matthew and his brother John […]

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