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We've Come a Long Way Since 1896

Honoring the Past and Celebrating the Future


The 125th anniversary of Utah’s statehood on Jan. 4, 2021 offers every Utahn an opportunity to reflect on our shared history and look optimistically to our future. 

Since joining the United States in 1896 after a 50-year effort, Utah has evolved into the dynamic and diverse state we all love today. It is a crossroads for America and an economic hub of the Rocky Mountains, anchored by a vibrant culture. 

This statehood celebration will include all of the people who have shaped Utah during the past 125 years, as well as all the indigenous peoples who lived in the region for thousands of years before statehood. And while this is a celebration, it is also a chance to honestly discuss our relationships to each other, to the nation as a whole, and to the land itself.


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Experiences

FIND AN EVENT

Thrive125 presents a series of diverse virtual events focused on Utah history, arts, and culture. 
Check Out The Events Calendar

January 4th Production
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A Utah Celebration

Revisit the statehood anniversary production and find newly released bonus features.
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Event Calendar

Find online and socially-distanced events that shine a light on Utah's creative industry.
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Becoming Utah

A Peoples' Journey

Watch the video describing Utah's path to Statehood.
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Historic Architecture

Circa 1896

Explore a sample of significant historical buildings.

LEARN

Discover Utah History

Utah has a complex and fascinating history that makes us as unique and diverse as our landscape.
Learn Some History