Mission

To connect people to traditions, knowledge, and ideas. 

We fulfill our mission by: 
1. Creating engaging, educational and experiential programming.
2. Actively collecting the physical and oral cultural histories of Southwest Utah.
3. Safeguarding our collections and maintaining park facilities.
4. Responsible fundraising.
5. Collaborating with individuals, institutions, community partners, and the Museum Foundation. 
6. Celebrating Frontier life-ways through community outreach, special events and programs. 
7. Providing quality service to our community and all of our visitors. 
8. Working with the Museum Foundation to establish an endowment of $10 million, the income from which will support the operational       costs of expanding and preserving the museum's collection and the management of all museum activities and programs. 
9. Embracing and incorporating values as articulated by the History Relevance Campaign

 

For a calendar of special events and activities check out frontierhomestead.org.

Check us out on Facebook as well at friendsofthefrontierhomestead/facebook.com.

Vision

As the new town square, Frontier Homestead State Park is the setting where members of the community come to share experiences, learn, and connect with each other. The park will realize its vision by adherence to the following values: 

Stewardship: We will strategically plan for long-term sustainability of the resources entrusted to us. We will secure adequate funding and infrastructure to preserve, exhibit, and interpret the Museum's extensive collections; and maintain sufficient resources to readily host community events, celebrations and public programming. We believe safeguarding our past is the foundation by which future generations will thrive. 

Relevance: We will be an integral member of our community, creating dynamic and inspiring exhibits and programs that are important to the lives of our audiences. We will continue to benefit future generations as a vibrant, inclusive institution that is fully involved in the life of Iron County and Southern Utah. Our work to increase awareness and appreciation of history lays the groundwork for a strong, resilient community. 

Professionalism: We will be leaders in superior customer service and industry practices. Staff and volunteers will continue to expand their experience and training in order to provide quality assistance to all our patrons. 

Fiscal Responsibility: We will conduct the business of the park within our financial means, and seek to enhance and diversify our economic base where possible. We hold that cultural heritage is a demonstrated economic asset and essential component of a vibrant financial market. 

Communication: We will utilize the latest technology to more effectively and efficiently advance the activities of the museum. We will fully integrate our website and social media platforms to foster a strong digital presence. Staff will actively engage visitors onsite and online. 

Diversity: We will engage people of all ages, ethnicity, religion, economic circumstance, and education to provide a broader relevance to our museum. History enables citizens to discover their own place in the stories of their families, society, and country. By bringing history into discussions about temporary issues, we foster a better understanding of multiple perspectives on the challenges facing our communities. 

Management/Administration: We will strive to expand our staff in order to realize the full potential of our mission and vision, thereby meeting ever-increasing public utilization of the park. We employ history to provide leaders wit inspiration and guide posts for meeting the complex challenges in a rapidly changing world. 

Park Facilities & Grounds: We will dedicate sufficient resources to the development and care of the structures and lands entrusted to us. We recognize that the park infrastructure is the basis for effective resource stewardship and the vehicle for our public service activities. 

Foundation Board

Mike Scott, Chair
Kris Cowan-Hanks, Treasurer
Todd Prince, Executive Secretary
Paula Mitchell
Maria Twitchell
Senator Evan Vickers
Cedar City Councilman Fred Rowley
County Commissioner Mike Bleak
Barbara Frank
Tom Clift
Holly Coombs
Bree Burkitt
Julie Saemisch
Caroline Howe 

Administration

Park Manager: Todd Prince           toddprince@utah.gov

Museum Curator: Ryan Paul          ryanpaul@utah.gov

Park Staff

Visitor Services: Summer Lyftogt  

 Social Media: Amy Howe

Facilities: Stephen Olsen

Old Iron Town: Mike Scott

Web Management: Kaylee Pickering

To contact park staff:
Phone: (435) 586-9290
Email: frontierhomestead@utah.gov