Museum Director Annie Bommer rediscovered Allen’s lost documents in this trunk in 2021.

The Lost Treasure Chest of the Heritage Museum of Layton

Genesie Miller Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board

Each year, the Utah State Historical Records Advisory Board (USHRAB) awards grants to organizations throughout the state to assist with the preservation and public access of our state’s history. These grants are made possible by funding from the National Historical Records and Publications Commission at the National Archives. As we get ready for the USHRAB’s 2023 funding season, we’re going …

White Swan High Patent Flour sack

Kaysville-Layton Milling Company: a Trademark Story

Gina Strack History

Many small towns settled in the nineteenth century in Utah had their own flour mills. Kaysville, Utah was no exception, with its first mill built in 1866, about fifteen years after the first families started building a city center that largely still exists today. Kaysville is located in Davis County, about 16 miles north of Salt Lake City.  Early families …