Take a Field Trip with the Emery County Historical Society


For the June Emery County Historical Society (ECHS) meeting, a field trip is scheduled to tour the Vaughn Reed Museum of Creativity.

“You have seen the roadside ‘UFO Landing Site’,” the ECHS shared. “Now, come in and enjoy a tour of this remarkable collection of original creations, antiques, salvaged and re-purposed domestic and industrial items, hosted by Vaughn and Elna Reid.”

There is much to see at the museum, such as the “Tree Room”, built around a 400-year-old tree that was harvested from the Emery County mountains, or “Grandpa’s Wall”, which is a tribute to the history of the local timber industry. The museum also boasts beautifully-crafted furniture from juniper, cottonwood, cherry, aspen, tamarisk and mountain mahogany.

Furthermore, visitors can enjoy the historic blacksmith shop, the Dugout, the subterranean workshop, the stick house and much more. Those interested are asked to be at Canal Road in Clawson on Saturday, June 22, at 10 a.m.

After lunch, for those that may be interested, the ECHS will be visiting one of the most important construction projects completed in Emery County by the Civilian Conservation Corps: the Ferron Canyon Dugway, including the Stevens Creek Overshot.

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