Park City Museum receives grant from Utah Historical Advisory Board

PARK CITY, Utah – The Park City Museum will be receiving a grant for $7,500 from the Utah Historical Advisory Board (USHRAB) as a part of their 2022 grant funding. The museum presented a grant application to help support their effort to digitize images from two specific eras in Park City history.

The images were taken by Kendall Webb, a local photographer that owned a business in Park City for almost 30 years. The breadth of Webb’s images spans a wide range of Park City’s history from the 1940s to the 1970s. Webb’s archive of photos shows the changing environment of Park City as it moved on from its mining industry and transitioned to winter sports tourism.

Park City High School Basketball Team photo by Kendall Webb, 1953
Park City High School Basketball Team in 1953 taken by Kendall Webb. Photo: Courtesy of Park City Historical Society and Museum.

The collection includes images documenting local sports, studio portraits, weddings, and even boy scout trips. The Park City Museum will work with the University of Utah’s Marriott Library to digitize the images as they will publish them to the Mountain West Digital Library along with other previously digitized images with the grant’s help.

The Utah Historical Advisory Board also issued grants to the Heritage Museum of Layton, Brighton Institute, Natural History Museum of Utah, Utah State University Prehistoric Museum, and the Cache Daughters of Utah Pioneers.

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