Midvale Museum displays local history at its finestMar 30, 2023 03:08PM ● By Annabelle Larsen
The Midvale Museum located in Midvale City Park. (Annabelle Larsen/City Journals)
Vintage wedding gowns and dresses from early settlers, old school desks, and dozens of images of the bustling city of Midvale in years past all can be found at the Midvale Museum, located in the heart of Midvale City Park. The museum opened its doors in 2021 and was dedicated by then-Mayor Robert Hale to the residents of Midvale.
Upon entering the museum visitors are warmly welcomed by staff, many of them volunteers, and invited to sign a guest book. Although small, the museum contains many items of important Midvale residents, such as Don Lind, a Midvale native and also a naval officer, aviator and a NASA astronaut. While working for NASA, Lind was a space physicist, a capsule communicator for the Apollo 11 and Apollo 12 missions, and held many other positions during his time with the space exploration unit.
Every day and special occasion items are also aplenty. On such display is the wedding dress and graduation gown of Sabina Larson Goff from the Goff family, which has operated Goff Mortuary in Midvale since 1915. The museum also houses heirlooms from war veterans, old switchboard phones, antique medical equipment, and pharmaceutical products of days come and gone.
The Midvale Museum is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays from noon-4 p.m., and they also offer guided tours to the public through reservations made at the museum. To schedule a tour, or for more information, reach the museum at 801-567-7285 or on their website midvalemuseum.com. To volunteer to work at the museum, residents can find that info at facebook.com/MidvaleMuseum.