Syracuse City Museum
1891 West 1700 South, Syracuse, Utah 84075
Hours of Operation
Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
*Other times are available by appointment. Please call to schedule other times and large group tours at (801) 825-3633. Museum also open during the City's Heritage Days parade.
About the Museum
The Syracuse Museum and Cultural Center celebrates and preserves local history of the city of Syracuse and its early citizens. The main building houses extensive collections of personal belongings that came to Utah in the early pioneer days, Syracuse baseball teams, toys, music, clothing, furniture, and family histories.
The Farm and Home building houses items that show the extensive agricultural past of Syracuse when the town was the largest producer of fruit in Davis County in the early 1900s. Dairy production is also emphasized and on display is our claim to fame: the two-headed calf. Also housed in this building is a replica general dry goods store and the town's first fire truck. The Rentmeister Library of Utah history books is nestled between a blacksmith shop and memorabilia from the local soda shop.
Val Bagley Exhibit
We currently have a feature exhibit which will run until early August 14, 2014. Syracuse resident, Val Chadwick Bagley, "The Cartoonist Guy," has shared his cartoon work and graphic design in a colorful display now featured in the museum's main building. Bagley’s cartoons appear in New Era magazine, a publication of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Bagley not only supplies cartoons for the magazine, but has created children's books, a video, card games, puzzles, clip-art (on CD-ROM), among other things in his body of work.
Witch Drawing Contest
Calling all young artists in Syracuse; start thinking and drawing. In time for Halloween, a panel of judges will select winners in three age categories: 4-5, 6-7 & 8-12. You can draw a scary witch or a funny one or even a good witch! There will be prizes for each age range in each category of witches, which will include tickets to a haunted house. The museum will start accepting entries from August 19 until Sept. 30, 2014. One entry per person. Please put name, age, address, and phone number on the back of each entry along with whether the witch is scary, funny, or good.
Please call the museum if you are interested. (801)825-3633
Rentmeister Book Collection Catalog: This catalog details the rare and historic book collection donated to the museum by the Rentmeister family. The book collection is available to peruse during hours of operation or by appointment.
Are you planning your family reunion? Call the Museum for help with your family's history (801) 825-3633.
Learn more about the history of Syracuse by clicking on the link above.