Ask a Historian

Learning more about Utah and her people

Much has changed since 1896 when Utah became the 45th state to join the union; yet, so much of the day-to-day human living has largely remained the same, the working, sleeping, meeting together, eating, exercising, attending school, homework, chores; always learning, learning, and doing it all over again.

Do you have a question related to Utah's history?

With help or permission from a parent or teacher, fill out the "Ask A Historian" question form. The Ask a Historian team will answer your Utah history question using the most evidence-based facts, sources, and descriptions. Questions and their answers will be posted on in the order received, and alphabetized by the first name.

Adults wishing to ask a question may email the Utah Senior Public Historian directly at

*Please note, The Utah Department of Cultural & Community Engagement is committed to diversity and inclusion, we urge all participants to be respectful in regards to personal politics, religion, and culture. Any inappropriate questions will be rejected.