Events

Upcoming Events

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How to research
your historic house

Chris Hansen from the Utah State Historic Preservation Office will help you discover the story of your house through this FREE public virtual event!

Zoom ID: 952 4991 9667

Or click here!

FREE Virtual Event
April 22nd, 2021
1pm Via Zoom

Past Events

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Ogden's untamed women scavenger hunt

A FREE event where you can walk, bike, run, or drive Ogden and see historic sites, meet re-enactors, hear stories, and win prizes! Start at the Eccles Art Center or Daughters of Pioneers Museum.

Start at Eccles Art Center or Daughters of Pioneers Museum
April 2nd, 2021
5pm-7pm
Ogden's untamed women
Scavenger hunt

Come join us for free and paid events for the month of October!

We are hosting various free and paid events for the month of October! 

Come be a part of the Ogden City 2020 Scavenger Hunt!

This year, due to circumstances involving COVID-19, we will be holding this year's scavenger hunt virtually.

Please submit answers through email to ambercorbridge@ogdencity.com.

Submit entries through email Winners will be announced online on Ogden's Historic Preservation Website
Deadline is Friday, May 29, 2020

Dr. Katie Nelson will present about the women of Ogden's 25th Street. Nelson is a history professor at Weber State University, Vice President for the Weber County Heritage Foundation, and host of the popular “What’sHerName” podcast. Dr. Nelson will be presenting in Salt Lake at the Utah State Archives building conference room on March 3rd at 12pm. (The Archives building is connected to the south end of the historic Rio Grande Train Depot). Feel free to bring a (brown bag) Feel free to bring your own (brown bag) lunch and enjoy.

dr. katie nelson presents "the untamed women of ogden's notorious 25th street"

Dr. Katie Nelson will present about the women of Ogden's 25th Street. Nelson is a history professor at Weber State University, Vice President for the Weber County Heritage Foundation, and host of the popular “What’sHerName” podcast. Dr. Nelson will be presenting in Ogden at the Eccles Community Art Center on March 17th at 7pm.

dr. katie nelson presents "the untamed women of ogden's notorious 25th street"

1887 Time Capsule Building History

  • 1887 Ogden Academy started building and the Cornerstone was laid September 25, 1887

  • 1896 Leased to OSD for Ogden High School

  • 1897 Purchased by OSD as Ogden High School

  • 1898 First OHS Class graduation

  • 1909 Becomes Central Junior High

  • 1937 Sold and becomes Weber College 

  • 1956 Sold to Ogden School District

  • 1959 Torn down and box is discovered

 

When the old Central Jr. High School was demolished in Ogden the workers discovered a time capsule set in the cornerstone in 1887. The metal box was cut open to reveal its contents which showed that the school was originally built as a Congregationalist academy. The contents were returned to the capsule and it was put in storage at the Ogden School District offices. The metal capsule, with its contents, was eventually sent to the Utah State Archives and Records Service for permanent preservation. Now, nearly sixty years after it was first opened, we will open the capsule again and discover something of the history of early schools in Utah.

Weber County Main Library
2464 Jefferson Ave, Ogden
January 18th, 2020
10am - 5pm

Come be a part of the Ogden City 2019 Scavenger Hunt!

Become more aware of historic architecture by participating in the 16th annual Historic Scavenger Hunt.

You can pick up a scavenger hunt brochure at the Ogden City Information Desk located at 2549 Washington Blvd or at various downtown businesses.

All structures are in the area shown on the map of the brochure.

Union Station's Gallery 51
May 16th, 2019
5pm

Enjoy a walk-through guided by volunteers from the WCHF, learn about the history of the home and of the Browning family, and find out how you can be a part of preserving a part of Ogden’s rich history.

505 27th Street
Ogden, UT
May 9th - 11th
9am - 4pm

Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad, Ogden’s dynamic and vibrant community will be in the spotlight. This celebration is an opportunity to share our past, our present and our future.

The Heritage Festival is an annual celebration, but this event will be a special anniversary edition spanning May 9-11. The Big Boy 4014 and 844 steam trains will be on display at Union Station. The Station will be full of exhibits celebrating the influence of the trains and rail industry. The event will also expand up Historic 25th Street for three full days of historic presentations, live music, performances, vendors, community activities and more.

Historic 25th Street
May 9th - 11th, 2019
10am - 9pm
wchf 40th anniversary
free superman screening

The Weber County Heritage Foundation is celebrating 40 years with a free birthday party and movie at Perry’s Egyptian Theater. The event will feature a screening of “Superman” (1978), which also just turned 40 (rated PG).

Peery's Egyptian Theatre
January 4th, 2019
7pm
wchf 40th anniversary
free superman screening

Come and help celebrate the restoration of Ogden Cemetery's WWI Doughboy Statue! It will be held on the 100th-year anniversary of the signing of the armistice that ended fighting on the Western Front during WWI.

Ogden City Cemetery, Ogden
November 10th, 2018
2pm - 4pm
2018 Annual House Tour

Come explore some of Ogden's most beautiful historic architecture during our Annual House Tour! Located in the heart of Ogden's Nine Rails Creative District, you can journey from 25th Street to Madison and experience history.

Nine Rails Creative District, Ogden
September 8th, 2018
10am - 4pm
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Ogden has launched the careers of some baseball greats. Sports historian John Sillito presents the dramatic story of a century of baseball here in Ogden.

Virtual
February 17th, 2021
5pm