Center for Latter-day Saint Arts

On This Day...

A DAILY FACTOID OF OUR ART HISTORY

October 1

John Willard Young (born 1844) opened what was then known as the Salt Lake City Museum and Menagerie on this day (1869). Almost ten years later, ownership was transferred to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and was eventually renamed the Deseret Museum. Names such as James E. Talmage and J. Reuben Clark, Jr. were involved with the curation of the museum. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deseret_Museum

Glen Nelson