Utah State Historical Society / State Preservation Office
300 Rio Grand
Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Phone: (801) 533-3500
The Utah State Historical Society and State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) was organized in 1897 to collect, preserve, and publish Utah-related history. Their website provides a wealth of information, including:
- State cemetery database
- Information on historic buildings throughout the State
- National Register of Historic Places and investment tax credit programs
- Professional contact list of firms who have experience working in historic restoration
- Contact information to get free technical advice on restoration projects through the Doctor Program
(Formerly Utah Heritage Foundation)
375 N Canyon Road
Salt Lake City, UT 84110
Phone: (801) 533-0858
Established in 1966, the Utah Heritage Foundation — now Preservation Utah — was the first statewide historic preservation organization in the western United States. Preservation Utah's mission is to keep the past alive, not only for preservation, but to inspire and provoke a more creative present and sustainable future. Preservation Utah manages a statewide revolving fund that loans money at a low interest rate for historic building rehabilitation projects. Preservation Utah also hosts annual events including a preservation conference and historic homes tour, and runs a heritage education program to teach students about Utah's history and historic resources.
Utah Division of State History
The Utah Division of State History continues to collect burial information and place it in a public, searchable database. Amy Barry is their Cemeteries Program Manager and works with cemeteries and groups who are interested in preserving gravestones. Over time, gravestones will need cleaning due to dirt, hard water staining, and biological growth. Using proper cleaning products and methods will ensure you do not damage the stone and cause harm. Amy is a great resource! You can find more information at history.utah.gov/cemeteries and contact her at email@example.com
Check out this brochure with simple steps and resources for preserving and conserving gravestones!
Utah Division of Arts and Museums
Utah Division of Arts and Museums is the primary agency for the arts in Utah, providing grants to artists, organizations, and educational institutions. Recently, a coordinated state arts calendar has been established. Check out its services and event calendar.