Historical Society

Highland Historical Society Established A city as unique as Highland deserves to have its story recorded. That was the thought behind former City Councilmember Jessie Schoenfeld's desire for the city to have its own historical society. "I know what good comes from historical societies in cities" Jessie stated. In June 2015, the idea to form the society became reality.

Charlie Greenland was elected president at the society's first meeting. Greenland shares Schoenfeld's vision. "Ordinarily, cities in Utah were settled when Brigham Yong sent groups out across the state, but Highland was not built that way. It was brought together by the people who wanted to live here," he said. "The culture and ideas that brought Highland together are quite unique."

The initial mission statement of the society is, "To preserve and [share] the past of Highland City for a better present and future." As their first project, Greenland, Schoenfeld and other historical society members are working to put together a comprehensive written history of the city. In addition to the written history, the historical society has a small museum in the Highland Community Center, 5378 West 10400 North. The museum displays a collection of historical artifacts, for example, household items and small tools.

The historical society meets the third Wednesday of each month at the museum, at 7:00 p.m. The meetings are always open to the public. If you have items you'd like to donate or lend to be displayed at the museum, give Greenland a call at 801-913-5200.

Certified Museum

The Highland Historical Society Museum is certified by the Utah Division of Arts and Museums as a Certified Utah Museum (PDF).

Monthly Newsletter Articles

The Christmas Our Parents Wept (PDF) - Lillie Buhler Day
Highland Disposal Company - Don Bringhurst (PDF)
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Poole Family Sketch (PDF) , The Roots of A Community (PDF) , Grave Site Restored - Poole Family, February 2016 (PDF)
Highland Water - March 2016 (PDF)
Merlin B Larson - April 2016 (PDF)
Mountain Ridge Community Library - May 2016 (PDF)
DUP Cabin - June 2016 (PDF)
Sylvan Buhler - July 2016 (PDF)
Orville Cox Day - August 2016 (PDF)
Three Bar Dairy - September 2016 (PDF)
Charles T Greenland - October 2016 (PDF)
Strasburgs - November 2016 (PDF)
Peter and Ellen Smith - December 2016 (PDF)
Mining in American Fork Canyon - January 2017 (PDF)
Earliest Highland - February 2017 (PDF)
Highland's First Bishop - March 2017 (PDF)
Highland's Second Bishop - April 2017 (PDF)
Highland's Third Bishop - May 2017 (PDF)
Highland's Fourth Bishop - June 2017 (PDF)
Highland's Fifth Bishop - July 2017 (PDF)
Highland's Famous Feature - August 2017 (PDF)
Early Highland Latter Day-saint Church Leadership - September 2017 (PDF)
Martin George Miller - October 2017 (PDF)
Electricity Comes to Highland - November 2017 (PDF)
Yukus Inouye - December 2017 (PDF)
Early Highland Leadership - January 2018 (PDF)
Early Highland Settlers - Arza Adams - February 2018 (PDF)
Ray and Hannah Alston - March 2018 (PDF)
Donald R. LeBaron - April 2018 (PDF)
Lehi Sugar Factory - May 2018 (PDF)
Savill Family - June 2018 (PDF)
James Copeland and Margaret Anne Ferrell Orr - July 2018 (PDF)
Why Does Highland Celebrate August First? - August 2018 (PDF)
Bringhurst Family - September 2018 (PDF)
Ashby Family - October 2018 (PDF)
Adamson Family - November 2018 (PDF)
Hurst Family - December 2018 (PDF)
John Barlow - January 2019 (PDF)
Hyrum and Luella Emaline Tuttle Harmon - February 2019 (PDF)
Peas & Peaviners in Highland - March 2019 (PDF)
Reed Shelley Thompson - April 2019 (PDF)
Johannes (John) Friedrich and Catharina (Catrina, Catherine) Maria Laetari Jonsson (Joensson): - May 2019 (PDF)