Collections & Exhibits

Collection Highlights

Collage of historical objects from the museum's collection Opens in new window

The Gale Center's collection embodies the cultural heritage of the city of South Jordan. Originally a small farming town settled by Latter-Day Saints in 1859, South Jordan has grown considerably in the last 100 + years.

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1892 Schoolhouse

1892 Schoolhouse exhibit interior

Step into a school day from South Jordan's past. Practice handwriting on a slate, read a primer, and play in the schoolyard. (Interactive)

Beckstead Farmhouse

Front porch of Beckstead Farmhouse exhibit

Help out with chores on the farm. Cook in the kitchen, gather eggs, or hang laundry out to dry beside the Beckstead Ditch. (Interactive)

Bingham Mine

Miner in the Bingham Mine exhibit

Put on a hard hat and visit an underground mine shaft. Watch model trains take copper from Bingham Mine to the nearby town of Bingham.

Service Station

Counter in the Service Station exhibit

Grab a basket and pick out produce at the Service Station before checking to see how much it cost to fill up the gas tank in your Model T. (Interactive)

Grandma's House

Historic pump organ

Visit Grandma's House to see what a South Jordan home would have looked like in the early 1900s. Be sure to visit the historic pump organ in Grandma's front room.

From Gale to South Jordan

Exhibit entrance for From Gale to South Jordan exhibit

In 1859, early settlers gave South Jordan the nickname Gale. Learn about the first 100 years of South Jordan's history as it grew from a Latter-Day Saint settlement into a thriving post-war town.