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WHO TELLS YOUR STORY?

The compulsion to write, to document, and to detail is not unique to any person or period of time in Utah’s history.

Utahns are compelled to document their lives in this state in countless ways throughout history. This exhibition explores the ways that Utahns have accomplished this, whether through petroglyphs, writing, painting, photography, dance, weaving, or through digital media. These objects are the result of the desire to document and share a story.

As humans, we grapple with big questions about our place in history: Who owns history, who gets to be in charge of how history will be told? When we are gone, will someone tell our story for us, and will we like what they have to say? There are many ways to tell a single story. This exhibition features just a few of the ways in which Utahns have chosen to document their experiences.

The Utah Department of Heritage and Arts is committed to the widest possible access of its collections and exhibitions. We offer the exhibition material in a variety of formats to reach the diverse needs of our audience.


Audio Experience

Make your experience more robust with an audio guide for each piece on display at the capitol. More will be added, so check back soon.

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A Child’s
View

15
Self As Chicana Brown Beret

18
Code
Talkers

Self Discovery of Usher Syndrome

2
Great Hunt

8
Hanging
Family History

6
Hmong 100 Year Story Cloth

My Journey to an Usher Diagnosis

My Life Adjustments
With Usher

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Self
As Mestiza

Racing Aginst Time

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Self as Cihuacoatl