History at Home, Park City Museum Tells the Story

Joel Carson

I was perusing the Salt Lake Tribune on Tuesday (May 29) when I came across an interesting piece by veteran journalist Tom Wharton. Wharton detailed the delights of the Park City Museum and I had to smile. It must have been very hard for residents there in the 1960s and 1970s to imagine that funky little mining town as a full-blown world-class resort; and yet, somehow they did (as did many others).

As a licensed real estate professional I often assist clients in buying and selling Park City homesPark City vacation homes, and fabulous Wasatch Back properties the likes of which most of us only dream. The transformation of Park City was a relatively fast one – within three or four decades the community took a valuable lump of coal and turned it into a brilliant gem. Utah has many successes to celebrate. Park City is certainly among them.

“When I was in high school in the late 1960s and Park City was in a gradual transition from historic mining town to International ski destination, I often drove up to Main Street,” Wharton wrote in his column. “In those days, most of the buildings were empty. I remember a small ice cream parlor and cafe called Pop Jenks, the Treasure Mountain Inn that had just been built, a great antique store, and a pizza joint called the Red Banjo. But there wasn’t much else.”

Park City homes come in all shapes, sizes, styles and price ranges. This is a community that values its full- and part-time residents because it values its heritage. Truth is, it has taken thousands of individuals over the years to make this international resort town what it is today.

That brings me to the Park City Museum. The museum is located in the old City Hall, 528 Main St. The entire museum fills up 12,000 square feet of space with reminders of the hard and adventurous road to success. ot facility, which traces the history of one of Utah’s most interesting towns.

I hope you will take time to tour the Park City Museum. While you’re there, take time to tour some of the beautiful Park City vacation homes, Park City resort homes, and Park City homes for sale. Browse our listings in advance at www.allparkcityhomes.com; then, call me at 801-673-3333 to schedule a home tour.

Park City Museum Info

528 Main Street / PO Box 555
Park City, UT 84060
435.649.7457/ 435.649.7384 fax

For general information:

Museum Hours

  • Monday-Saturday: 10 am-7 pm
  • Sunday: Noon – 6 pm
  • Closed: Thanksgiving and Christmas
  • Monday-Friday: 10 am-4 pm
  • Saturday-Sunday: Closed
  • Members: Free Adults: $10
  • Seniors 65+, Students, and Military (with valid ID): $8
  • Children: $5 (age 7-17)
  • Under 6: Free
    Source: Park City Museum

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