Fairview Museum of Art and History

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85 N 100 E, Fairview, UT, USA
fairviewmuseum.org - (435) 427-9216

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Great Small Town Museum Aug 18, 2017
I have no idea how many small town museums I have seen but it probably numbers in the thousands, and they range from a small corner of a room in city hall crammed with stuff to large buildings with a variety of interesting well-presented displays. The brochure I saw made it appear the museum in Fairview was one of the latter. My first impression was of a large impressive stone building that used to be a school and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Next door is a newer, but still impressive building that was built with huge windows in front to display the huge 15,000 year old mammoth skeleton discovered near town in 1988 Inside the newer museum building you will find the art museum which houses the aforementioned full sized cast of a 15,000 year old mammoth skeleton which is one of the best preserved skeletons found to date, a rotating display of local artists and artists throughout the southwest, a nice collection of Indian art, and a number of fine sculptures including many by local sculptor Avard Fairbanks. Fairbanks statues include one of Albert Woolson who at 107 was the last surviving member of the Union Army from the Civil War. A bronze cast of the statue is on display at the Gettysburg National Battlefield. Fairbanks statues on display also include examples of his works depicting George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Dr. Marcus Whitman. The history building includes the usual rooms of pioneer furnishings, tools and other artifacts; a military display; miniatures of "Cinderella at the Ball" and the "Taj Mahal" by local artist Lyndon Graham; an impressive room of more statues by Avard Fairbanks, these are more Church of Jesus Christ Latter Day Saints related and depict church leaders and the life of Jesus; and a very special statue of Peter and Celestia Peterson who lived here for over 100 years and were the couple married for the longest time in the country (82 years). This is a great museum! Hours are 11 AM to 5 PM Tuesday through Saturday (Summer hours) and 12 PM to 4 PM Tuesday through Saturday (Winter hours). Admission is FREE but donations are appreciated.
Fairview Museum of Art and History
Art Museum Building
Cast of Mammoth Skeleton
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