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March 9, 2023

Hello Girls & Bill S692

The Hello Girls were the telephone operators who responded to a call from their country to provide bi-lingual telephone services in the theatre of war. It is estimated that they connected 26 million calls and were a significant factor in turning the tide of the war. They were denied veteran status from the end of the war until 1977.

  August 29, 2022

Talking Artemis I at the Hutchings Museum

The Artemis I test launch may be rescheduled, but there’s still plenty to see and talk about at the Hutchings Museum Institute in Lehi.

Lehi Free Press
July 12, 2022

Ken Evans immortalizes his father’s extraordinary WWII story

Author Kenneth D. Evans stood near the spot where his parents’ journey began on Tuesday, July 12, and told the Point of the Mountain Chamber of Commerce the “story behind the story” of his book Missing: A World War II Story of Love, Friendships, Courage, and Survival at the Hutchings Museum.

Deseret News
July 12, 2022

How this Latter-day Saint service missionary with spina bifida is helping to develop VR technology

A Latter-day Saint service missionary with spina bifida recently explored a cave in Utah while seated comfortably in his wheelchair.

Lehi Free Press
May 6, 2022

Volunteers plant wildflowers at belated Earth Day event

Volunteers came with gloves and shovels to clear away weeds and plant the starts in the rich, dark soil near the lake. Larsen is working with the Utah Division of Forestry, Fire and State Lands to make the North Shore Trail more accessible.

Lehi Free Press
March 26, 2022

Honoring the “Hello Girls” of World War I

More than 100 years ago, women from every state in the U.S. volunteered to serve as switchboard operators and real-time translators on the front lines of World War I.

Webb Space Telescope Logo Square
Lehi Free Press
January 12, 2022

Hutchings Museum, NASA, hold James Webb Telescope launch and deployment celebration

The launch of the James Webb Space Telescope on Christmas Day captured the interest and imagination of people around the world including right here in Utah. Guided by Hutchings Museum Institute and NASA experts, more than 250 people gathered Friday for an interactive and informative celebration of the launch, deployment, and journey of the Webb Telescope.

Native American Clay Pot
Daily Herald
November 20, 2021

Hutchings Museum unveils technology for cultural preservation

The Hutchings Museum-Institute held a presentation on Friday highlighting its new technologies for Native American culture and language preservation.

The Wasatch Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) placed a “Never Forget” garden marker on the grounds of the Hutchings Museum and Institute in Lehi on Saturday.
ABC 4 News
November 14, 2021

Daughters of the American Revolution commemorate anniversary of Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

The Wasatch Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) placed a “Never Forget” garden marker on the grounds of the Hutchings Museum and Institute in Lehi on Saturday.

Lehi Free Press
October 22, 2021

Mayor Johnson attends Monarch Pledge Butterfly Release

Most everyone can identify with that awe-inspiring moment of seeing a monarch butterfly grace your presence with its delicate flight and beauty.

Lehi Free Press
October 1, 2021

Volunteers pluck puncturevines at Willow Park

“There’s a lot of potential and a lot of space here,” said Nancy Bentley, event coordinator at Hutchings Museum, as she pulled one of the many, many puncturevine weeds that plague campgrounds and parks along the Jordan River.

UNA Nonprofits
August 27, 2021


John Hutchings was a lifetime naturalist and collector and was a native of Lehi, Utah. His passion for natural history and interest in youth groups inspired many generations and led to the establishment of the Hutchings Museum.

Fox 13 – Uniquely Utah
July 14, 2021

All that remains of an executed criminal on display in a Utah museum

The Hutchings Museum in Lehi, Utah displays all that is left of an executed man: a large swath of skin.

Lehi Free Press
December 8, 2020

The Hutchings Museum creates online science curriculum for Utah students

When the world is facing a pandemic, and community needs have abruptly changed, museums have needed to quickly adapt to continue serving their communities. The Hutchings Museum in Lehi has long been an educational resource, facilitating field trips and outreach programs to thousands of school children each year.

Lehi Free Press
April 16, 2020

City Council receives update on $14 million Hutchings Museum expansion

On Tuesday, April 14, the Lehi City Council was presented with a Hutchings Museum expansion update with new concept renderings.

Lehi Free Press
April 4, 2020

The Hutchings Museum collection is open for online visits in loungewear

People around the world have collectively put on their sweatpants and virtually gone to work and school on home computers from the comfort of their couch.

Lehi Free Press
November 26, 2019

Hutchings Museum searching for Cold War veterans, memorabilia

The Hutchings Museum is creating a new exhibit to honor people from the community who served the in the United States military during the Cold War. The idea for this exhibit was introduced by the American Legion Post 19 of Lehi, Utah.

Lehi Free Press
December 5, 2019

Expedition trekkers have adventure of a lifetime

Hutchings Museum sponsors trip to Mongolia and Nepal. “Long, but amazing” is the resounding statement about the Hutchings Museum trek to Mongolia and Mount Everest Base Camp.

Lehi Free Press
August 28, 2019

Hutchings Museum Expansion Presented to City Council

On Tuesday, July 30, the Lehi City Council was presented with an initial plan for expansion of the Hutchings Museum in Downtown Lehi.

Lehi Free Press
May 24, 2019

Gear up: take a 17-day trek to Everest Base Camp

The Hutchings Museum is offering a guided, 17-day expedition in September to Mount Everest Base Camp, complete with professional sherpas and a National Geographic Certified Educator. Daniela Larsen, Hutchings Museum Director, is leading the expedition. This trip will be her third visit to Mount Everest, and she has been leading expeditions for over six years.

Lehi Free Press
April 19, 2019

Gila monster is now the Utah State Reptile

Governor Garry Herbert signed a bill into law that made the Gila monster the Utah State Reptile. The Gila monster joins the varied list of other state symbols, such as Rocky Mountain Elk, California Seagull, Dutch Oven, Square Dance, and the Beehive Cluster located in the constellation of Cancer the Crab.

Lehi Free Press
April 5, 2019

Family Night at Hutchings Museum a hit with families

On Monday, April 1, the Hutchings Museum was open for their monthly Family Night. This was the second Family Night for the museum’s new special event, open on the first Monday of each month from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. During the event, the museum is open to families and individuals to enjoy new exhibits.

Lehi Free Press
December 13, 2018

To save collections, Hutchings Museum presents plans to renovate, expand

On Tuesday, December 4, the Hutchings Museum staff and board members attended the Lehi City Council meeting to present plans to expand the museum and renovate the interior of the Veterans Memorial Building. The Hutchings Museum holds a 100-year lease on space within the building which also houses the American Legion Post 19.

Lehi Free Press
October 25, 2018

Newspaper-focused artifacts on display at Hutchings Museum

Staff at Hutchings Museum have tackled the task of cataloging and displaying John Hutchings’ extensive collection of pretty much everything. From the time John began the collection in his home, to the time he donated it to the people of Lehi, his collection grew exponentially.

Lehi Free Press
August 16, 2018

From the vaults: Artifacts on display at Hutchings Museum

Staff at Hutchings Museum have taken on the task of cataloging and displaying John Hutchings’ extensive collection of pretty much everything. From the time John began the collection in his home, to the time he donated it to the people of Lehi, the collection grew outward in many directions. From minerals and fossils to pioneer dresses and antique toys, the museum’s collection is so extensive that many items have been tucked away in storage waiting to be rediscovered.

Lehi Free Press
May 25, 2018

Grand re-opening held at Hutchings Museum

Last Thursday, May 17th, a ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at Hutchings Museum to celebrate a new chapter for the tenured historical local landmark. With a renewed focus on education and an eye on the heritage of the past, the museum has ambitious plans to engage children and the community at large.

Lehi Free Press
April 11, 2018

Hutchings Museum live animals every Thursday

Things get lively every Thursday afternoon at the Hutchings Museum. The museum staff brings the creatures out to say hello at the Hutchings Museum at 4 p.m.

Lehi Free Press
March 30, 2018

Exciting changes and growth at Hutchings Museum

Museums have long struggled with the reputation of being a place to learn only about the past, see things behind glass and to keep those hands firmly behind your back. The Hutchings Museum is hoping to help change that viewpoint and spark curiosity in new and exciting ways.

Lehi Free Press
July 22, 2016

Hutchings Museum Live Animal Shows Begin

Children and adults watched with interest as 14-year-old Robin Gregor placed a thick leather glove onto her petite hand and moved with confidence to the hooded red-tailed hawk. Despite the hood, “Saphira” must have sensed her trusted falconer, because without word or command, the bird of prey latched onto the glove to be carried for display as part of the July 14, 2016 “Live Animal Show” at Lehi’s Hutchings Museum.

Lehi Free Press
July 16, 2016

Hutchings Museum Begins Summer Animal Shows

The Hutchings Museum is a hands-on teaching museum and now has many new interactive, touch and feel exhibits and since summer is in full swing, it is time for the Hutchings Museum’s weekly live animal programs.

Utah Lake Commission
October 11, 2012

We “DIG” Utah Lake!

The fascination of ancient archeological digs is not only found in Egypt and the Middle East, but can also be found in our own backyard. A priceless resource, Utah Lake was home to many prehistoric residents and provided a living for them. These primitive cultures left their “historical footprints” in small mounds located all around the Lake. This educational inheritance is valuable to the modern world because of the snapshot they shared through their remaining objects and artifacts.
July 17, 2007

Long-time Lehi Residents Remember Drought of the Past

Think it’s hot and dry now? Yes. But historians in Lehi say we need a reminder what it was like more than 75 years ago. People walked across one of Utah’s largest bodies of water because no water was there.