Heritage Museum History
Back in 1972 a group of concerned citizens decided to build a Layton museum. They formed a museum non-profit 501c3 corporation, raised money for a museum building, selected an ideal museum location, gathered artifacts, built a museum building with private donations; and then once the museum building was completed and paid for donated the building and the artifact collection to Layton City as a permanent home for the cultural heritage items of Layton’s history. The museum was opened to the general public in August of 1980, and for over thirty years the museum has been visited by thousands and thousands of old and new citizens. Over time, the museum’s heritage collection has grown to include 2,470 artifact objects; 3,770 historical photographs; and 2,900 archival documents and 299 books.