Uintah Heritage Museum Makes Trade for Downtown Theatre Memorabilia

The revitalization of the downtown Vernal Theatre dug up memorabilia of years past that now have a home at the Uintah Heritage Museum. In the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s, the downtown Vernal Theatre was the hot spot every Friday and Saturday night and evidence of that culture were left behind and discovered over the summer as the new Vernal Theatre: Live prepared to open it’s doors. The items now at the Heritage Museum include old 3D movie glasses, a Quality Drug ‘Coming Attractions’ sign, a ticket taker box, a handmade box office sign, rolls of tickets, packs of toy airplanes, and stencils among other items. The items were donated to the Heritage Museum in exchange for an old piano kept in the museum’s storage. The Uintah Heritage Museum plans to make good use of the items. 2016 has been a record breaking year for the museum with close to 15,000 visitors, which is the largest number of visitors in the museum’s history.

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