LAYTON CITY: A CENTURY OF PROGRESS
Extended Dates: the Century of Progress exhibit will be running until December 2021!
On May 24, 1920, Layton City was incorporated. The year 2020 will be the city's 100th birthday. To celebrate this great occasion, the museum has installed a new feature exhibit entitled "Layton City: A Century of Progress." The exhibit is divided into twenty year time periods with each period highlighting the events and people that contributed to Layton City's continual progress.
Picture boards have been used to show as many pictures as possible for each of the twenty year periods. The picture boards have pictures from the past, but surrounding them are pictures taken in 2019 giving a sort of then and now feel.
To round-out the display, artifacts from each of the time periods have been put on display so museum visitors will have an idea of how Layton citizens lived, worked and played throughout the last one hundred years.
The museum's hours are: Tuesday through Friday 12 to 6 p.m. and Saturday 1 to 5 p.m. Closed Monday and holidays.
Layton Old Town
The museum's permanent exhibit features the history of Layton and is called "Layton Old Town." Artifacts, pictures and stories in this exhibit cover the development of Layton and surrounding communities from 1850 to the present. Native American artifacts tell the story of the area's first residents. Pioneer artifacts and photographs tell the story of the area's first white settlers. Artifacts and pictures from the area's first commercial ventures tell the story of the area's economic development from the first cottage industries to the most recent on-going businesses; and artifacts and historical pictures of the agricultural development of North Davis County tell a story of a vanishing way of life.