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Ambitious museum expansion is underway


The board of trustees of the Park City Historical Society & Museum is delighted to announce that we broke ground on our ambitious $8.9 million museum remodel and renovation on Main Street. A large gathering joined us on December 12 to officially mark the occasion. The project includes long-overdue structural, seismic and UDA upgrades to the landmark historic 1885 City Hall, 1901 Whistle Tower, and 1900 Library as well as a spacious rear addition.

The new museum will be a truly remarkable history center finally able to showcase our numerous artifacts, tell our fascinating local stories, and archive our library of over 30,000 historic photos. More than 70,000 tourists, school children and residents visit us each year; we are so pleased to be able to enrich their experience.

Thank you Mayor, City Council, and City staff for your ceaseless support. Your assistance providing architectural direction and guiding us through the process has been invaluable. Thank you to our wonderful donors, foundations, and local funding groups who supported our vision with their generous financial gifts from the very beginning; most notably, Spence Eccles and Lisa Eccles of the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation who surprised us by presenting an early check for their $500,000 pledge! Thank you to the community for your interest, good ideas and instant enthusiastic support for our just-announced "Buy a Brick" campaign for the popular walkway adjacent to our building between Main Street and Swede Alley.

It’s not too late to get involved! We welcome everyone’s inquiries and invite you to stop by our temporary space at the Main Street Mall where we will be pleased to show you our architectural plans and exhibit designs.

Sandra Morrison,

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Executive director

on behalf of the board of trustees, Park City Historical Society & Museum

Granted, these teachers are worth more


On behalf of the board and staff of the Park City Education Foundation, I’d like to thank all the Board of Education representatives, the superintendent, and the PCEF Teacher Grant Committee members who helped acknowledge the contributions of PCSD teachers this week.

The biggest thank you, of course, goes out to the teachers who submitted grant proposals. Not only did their requests show innovative problem solving, they also illustrated the thought and creativity happening in the classroom.

Through local donations and grants from the Coca-Cola Bottlers Foundation and Rocky Mountain Power, PCEF awarded more than $25,000 in teacher grants.

This year, we hope to raise enough money from parents and community members through the PCEF "imagine" campaign to fund more teacher grants in 2008.

Thank you again to everyone for your hard work!

Monika Guendner

Park City Education Foundation

Snow removal is snow joke


I just want to say "Great Job" Park City on the snow removal in our Prospector neighborhood. I’m really glad the city was able to come up with $2,000,000 for raises this past year for city employees but could not come up with more moneys for better snow removal. Sarcasm mode off. How can you take a foot of fluff and make it into a one foot by five foot pile of impenetrable ice that mere mortals are unable to remove in front of their driveways in the street. Sarcasm mode on. Keep up the good work and I will make sure I keep the status quo when next we vote for city hall.

R.M. Taylor

Park City