Parks and Recreation
Centennial Lecture Series
Centennial Lecture Series
Hosted by The Heritage Museum of Layton
Join the Heritage Museum of Layton for the 'Centennial Lecture Series'. Each lecture will highlight a different subject and explore
how it helped shape Layton City into the vibrant, thriving municipality it is today. Lecture series will stream live on the city's
Facebook page. Each lecture begins at 12:00 pm. The videos will be posted on this page for future viewing if you miss the live event.
For additional information contact the Heritage Museum, (801) 336-3930.
Lectures begin at 12:00 pm
Streamed live on Facebook
|January 21, 2020
||Kay's Creek: Layton's Beginning
|February 18, 2020
||The Iron Rails
|November 12, 2020
||Layton City Incorporation
|December 10, 2020
||That Was Entertainment
|January 7, 2021
|February 4, 2021
|March 4, 2021
||Layton Sugar Company
|April 1, 2021
||Mayor Joy Petro
Kay's Creek, Beginning
January 21, 2020
Presenter - Bill Sanders
Starting with the first Native American bands to camp in what is now Davis County; this lecture will cover the settlement of the city we now
know as Layton, from 1850 until the City was incorporated in 1920. Highlighted will be the early settlers, early businesses, and early agricultural
The Iron Rails
February 18, 2020
Presenter - Steve Handy
With today's modern transportation, it is difficult to appreciate how important the railroads were to the development of Layton City. Starting
in 1870, there were four railroads that ran through Layton. These railroads moved agricultural products and manufactured goods to markets all
across the United States. Without the railroads, Layton could not have developed into the community it is today.
Layton City Incorporation
November 12, 2020
Presenter - Jerry Stevenson
In May of 1920, Layton City was incorporated. This lecture will cover the events that led up to the city’s incorporation and trace the people,
places, and events that started the City on its Century of Progress.
That Was Entertainment
December 10, 2020
Presenter - Joyce Brown
What did they do before television? This lecture will trace the homemade entertainment of Layton's citizens; from the first fiddlers, to the
early brass bands, to formal dances, and the multiplex movies. The citizens of Layton were very creative in providing a well-rounded social scene.
January 7, 2021
Presenter - Bob Stevenson
Before Layton became a city there were several industries that contributed to the growth of the region. At one time, there were four flour
mills processing the various grains grown in the region. There were also three canning companies who processed corn, peas, beans, and tomatoes
for consumption throughout the Western United States. None of these industries exist today. This lecture will explore how these ‘lost industries’
contributed to the Layton of the past.
February 4, 2021
Presenter - Sam Trujillo
The attack on Pearl Harbor in December of 1941 changed the history of Layton and Davis County forever. With the advent of war, Davis County
saw the rapid buildup of military defense facilities. Hill Field, the Arsenal, and the Navy Supply Depot became major employers. To house
the workers needed in the defense industry, a major military housing project was installed; thus Verdeland Park. A park of 400 units that
changed Layton as drastically as Pearl Harbor changed America.
Layton Sugar Company
March 4, 2021
Presenter - Ted Ellison
In 1915, the Layton Sugar Company processing factory was opened. This facility produced refined sugar made from sugar beets. At one time, the
Layton Sugar Company was the largest employer in Davis County. Local farmers raised the beets and local residents processed those beets into
sugar. Mountain Brand Sugar, produced by the Layton Sugar Company, was sold in stores as far away as California and Montana.
April 1, 2021
Presenter - Mayor Joy Petro
Taking the history of Layton in twenty year increments, this lecture will cover the civic, agricultural, industrial, and social history of Layton
City. Included in this lecture will be pictures of the City from 1920 to 2020.