Eileen Hallet Stone at the Layton Heritage Museum
Oct 5, 2017, 7:00 pm
Historian Eileen Hallet Stone visits the Layton Heritage Museum to discuss her latest book Hidden History of Utah.
In the 1840s, land west of the Missouri River was a new frontier for courage, adventure, freedom and true grit. During this era and the decades that followed, Utah became the focal point for many brave settlers yearning for a new way of life. While Utah's proud Mormon legacy is well documented, there are lesser-known stories that contribute to the state's fascinating history. Join public historian, author and history columnist Eileen Hallet Stone for a look into the state's forgotten past as she presents a revelatory collection of tales culled from her popular "Salt Lake Tribune" "Living History" column. From newly freed slaves, early suffragists, desert farmers and union men to railroad kings, cattle barons, influential statesmen and more, this is "Hidden History of Utah."
Eileen Hallet Stone is a writer and public historian. She is the author of A Homeland in the West: Utah Jews Remembered and the co-author of Missing Stories: An Oral History of Ethnic and Minority Groups in Utah. She lives in Salt Lake City.
This event is made possible with support from Utah Humanities and Heritage Museum of Layton.
Heritage Museum of Layton
403 Wasatch Dr
Layton , UT 84041-3238