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On Display – Dresses From The 1900′s

A new display for the month of May!

We have more fun memories from past years as we continue to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building/Hotel Utah. These gorgeous dresses from the early 1900′s show the elegant dress of the guests at Hotel Utah.

There is a story describing the necessity of wearing proper attire while visiting certain areas of the hotel. If you didn’t dress the part you may have been asked to leave. Come visit this fun display and learn all about the styles and trends of the 1900′s!

On Display – 100 years of HATS!

In celebration of the 100 year anniversary of The Joseph Smith Memorial Building (formerly Hotel Utah), the current center piece in the lobby is an array of hats from several decades.

These hats hold unique memories of years past. Information stands are posted around the display that tell fascinating stories about these hats in correlation with their time period and Hotel Utah.

One such sign tells about the amazing hat checker at Hotel Utah named Bill Morris. His unbelievable ability to remember which hat went with which owner was astounding!

Bill was actually recorded in “Ripley’s Believe It Or Not” for one time being able to return over 400 hats to their rightful owners, simply by memory! No tags or reminder notes here, just pure memory. Wow!

Come visit the Joseph Smith Memorial Building lobby for more interesting facts on these hats. Also, visit the website to learn about future displays and the big celebration coming up in June 2011!

100 Year Anniversary!

We’re celebrating the 100 year anniversary of the beautiful

Joseph Smith Memorial Building!

On June 11, 2011, this historical building will come alive with memories of the past and celebrations of the present. Come join us for games, treats, exhibits, entertainment, music and more. This is definitely an event you don’t want to miss! Visit the website for more information.

President John F. Kennedy visiting the Hotel Utah

Built in 1911, this building started out as the Hotel Utah; a wonderful resort for people from all over to come and celebrate any occasion. In fact, every president of the United States from 1911 to the hotel’s closing in 1987 stayed at this hotel. One of the first presidents to stay here was President Taft.

The Roof Restaurant

Now this building houses the Legacy Theater, a Family Search center, an in-house floral shop, beautiful banquet rooms for weddings/receptions and other events, The Roof Restaurant, The Garden Restaurant, and The Nauvoo Cafe.