The Brigham City Museum of Art & History is Northern Utah's art, history, and culture hub.

The museum is home to a permanent exhibition on the history of Brigham City, and five temporary historical and fine art exhibitions a year.
The outstanding collection covers more than 150 years of the history of Box Elder County with more than 10,000 objects. The growing art collection includes more than 300 pieces by outstanding artists including Florence Ware, David Howell Rosenbaum, E.J. Bird, J.T. Harwood, Mabel Frazer, Russell Case, and more.
Nestled in the heart of historic Brigham City, Utah, the Brigham City Museum of Art & History is consistently rated as one of the top things to do in Brigham City and Northern Utah. This unique museum provides opportunities to see exhibitions showcasing fabulous Utah artists, as well as historical exhibitions that illuminate the history of Utah, and our place in the world.


Tuesday - Friday 11am - 6pm
Saturday 1pm - 6pm

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24 North 300 West
Brigham City, UT

Current exhibit

Vintage Quilt Exhibition

Image of quilt by Florence Ware
Detail of a quilt made by artist Florence Ware

January 20 through April 3, 2018

      Quilts that are cherished heirlooms and others that are historic treasures from travels will hang in the Brigham City Museum during its Vintage Quilt Exhibition Jan. 20 through April 3, 2018. The pieces combine patchwork, applique and embroidery in endless combinations, and nearly all have been produced before 1940. Families throughout Utah have unrolled or unfolded about 50 quilts to share with the museum.

      The museum is located at 24 North 300 West. Admission is free. Hours are Tuesday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 1 to 5 p.m. For further information, please phone (435) 226-1439 or visit

      A few of the designs pictured in the quilts are little school houses, doves in windows, Brigham City’s peaches, spools, bears’ paws, yellow hands and 3-D dahlias. Some of the quilters had the dexterity and the patience to make postage stamp-size, yo-yo and strip quilts.

      Both rich and humble fabrics are honored in the exhibition, especially a quilt crafted by Florence E. Ware. Ware was a multifaceted Utah artist who worked as a painter, illustrator, costume designer, interior designer and muralist. She was a professor of art at the University of Utah for 25 years.  Minnie Burton created another stellar quilt in the exhibition. Burton of Parowan designed a little school house quilt from well-worn clothing. Burton’s granddaughter, Beverly Ford, who lives in Brigham City, discovered the quilt in the attic of Burton’s home after she died.

      One of the pieces is valued because of the resilience of quilter Elitha Donner, who as a child survived the Donner Party tragedy in 1846-1847 and crafted as an adult with family members a quilt out of old suits and dresses. The Donner party consisted of a group of Americans who set out for California from Illinois in a wagon train in May 1846 and was delayed by mishaps and mistakes. They spent the winter snowbound in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. There were many deaths, including Elitha’s father George Donner, leader of the expedition, and third wife Tamsen.

      Because many vintage quilts never see the light of day since they are extremely fragile as well as sensitive to light, wear, abrasion, dirt, dust, heat and organisms, the exhibition is a rare occasion to view old fabrics and handwork that have charmed recipients throughout the years.

This exhibition has been funded, in part, by the Box Elder County Tourism Tax Advisory Board. Logo for Box Elder County.