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Two leaders of prominent organizations in Summit County are stepping down from their posts.


Snyderville Basin Recreation District executive director Brian Hanton and Park City Museum executive director Sandra Morrison have resigned.


Hal Compton

Longtime Research Historian for the Park City Museum Hal Compton died Monday morning. His legacy in Park City is reflected in the extensive volunteer work for the Museum and his dedication to preserving the history of the area.

According to Park City Museum Director Sandra Morrison, Hal Compton served as the Park City Historian Laureate and is the namesake of the Museum’s Research Library. He was a dedicated volunteer researcher for the museum for nearly 3 decades.

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The Park City Museum has re-opened to visitors with COVID-19 distancing protocols in place. With the closure in mid-March, the staff and volunteers have been working on many projects including making the facility safe to welcome back the public.

Park City Museum Executive Director Sandra Morrison says they are open Friday’s through Sundays, 11 to 5. Admissions will be timed with an effort to keep groups together with visitors following one-way directional guidelines.  As summer traffic increases, she says  they plan to add additional days to the schedule.

Today on the Local News Hour:

(07:15) - Summit County Manager Tom Fisher discuess the agenda for Wednesday's County Council Meeting.

(21:10) - Park City Museum Director Sandra Morrison talks about the reopening of the Museum and the loss of long-time research volunteer Hal Compton.

(34:51) - Recycle Utah director Carolyn Wawra with a monthly update.

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A little more than $1.4 million over 20 years—that’s how much financial support for historic preservation is proposed under the newly negotiated terms between developers in the Flagstaff development agreement and Park City Municipal. The agreement is more than 20 years old, and in the past year, historic preservation advocates have argued that any land-use item under the Flagstaff agreement shouldn’t go forward until developers make good on their responsibilities to shore up and maintain mining structures in Empire Pass.



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The Park City Museum is inviting the community to enjoy a free local’s day on Tuesday and then a lecture Tuesday night to accompany the traveling exhibit currently on display.

The Park City Museum free local’s day is supported by Michael Montgomery and the doors will be open from 11 to 6. While it’s called a free local’s day, it’s open to all.

Museum Director Sandra Morrison has announced the opening of an exhibit to celebrate women’s suffrage. 2020 is the hundredth-year anniversary of the 19th amendment, which gave women the right to vote in the U.S.

The Park City Museum is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its expansion tonight. Members and those would like to become a member are invited to join in from 5:30 to 7:30 for the annual Dungeon Party.

Museum Director Sandra Morison says they just cleared out an exhibit – so have room for the party. Drinks, hors d'oeuvres and dessert will be served. If you’re not a member, you can purchase one starting at $100 - that’s good for a year and gets four adults into the museum each visit.

The Park City Planning Commission will consider an Empire Pass condominium project during Wednesday’s planning commission meeting. It’s another item in the Empire Pass area that has come up under the Flagstaff Development Agreement this year, triggering conversations about developers’ responsibilities for historic preservation. 

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Park City Museum and he Friends of the Ski Mountain Mining History are hosting a lecture titled Overhead Tramways in Park City. The guest lecturer is a native of Park City and has experience working on the old Park City Mountain Gondola.  It’s being held at the Education and Collection Center at 2079 Sidewinder on Wednesday at 5 PM.

Molly Adams, photographer. Smithsonian Institution, Archives of American Gardens, Maida Babson Adams American Garden Collection

Park City Museum has a new exhibit visiting from the Smithsonian Institute.

Park City Museum Executive Director Sandra Morrison tells KPCW the exhibit is titled: Patios, Pools, and the Invention of the American Backyard.

The Annual Park City Historic Home Tour is back tomorrow.

The walking tour starts at Town Lift Plaza and is open from 10:00 am until 3:00 in the afternoon. Park City Museum Executive Director Sandra Morrison says those who take the tour will see 10 historic homes plus the Washington School and the Crescent Tramway.

Tuesday is free day at the Park City Museum which is showing the traveling exhibition, “Once Upon A Playground.” But that’s not all the museum has got going on. Melissa Allison has more:

On today's Morning Mix Christie and J.W. send off local, longtime musicians Rich Wyman and Lisa Needham on a 12-cities tour, performing as their new duo-project Park 88 and opening for Gipsy Kings. Also a conversation with Diane Knispell from Park City Museum detailing the upcoming event-"Meet The Ghosts of the Glenwood"- a come-to-life interactive tour of the Glenwood Cemetery on Sept 22.  And musical guest Amanda Johnson plays throughout the show, plus a rundown of this weekends events in and around Park City.

Historic Home Tour Comes To Park City On June 23

Jun 14, 2018

The annual Park City Historic Home Tour is happening next Saturday, June, 23 from 10 A.M. to 3 P.M.  There will be eight homes in the tour all centered around 8th Street with tour head-quarters at the Town Lift Plaza.  Carolyn Murray has this:

The Park City Museum hosts a free admission day this Tuesday, April 17, and a lecture entitled “Riding the Highways in the Family Car” the following day. David Boyle has more: