Riverton City


Old Dome Meeting Hall hours are Monday - Wednesday, 12-5 pm. Thursday and Friday are open "if" there are no reservations those days. The museum is open the same hours.

February
Utah's World War I Poster Exhibit
Presented by Utah Arts & Museums
         February 6 - March 5, 2019

Open House February 12, 2019, 6 - 8:00 pm. Light refreshments will be served.

In April 1917, soon after the United States’ entry into the First World War, President Woodrow Wilson created the Committee on Public Information (CPI). George Creel headed the CPI which existed to unify public opinion in favor of the war and help sell bonds financing its cost.

The CPI issued movie reels, newspaper and magazine articles, pamphlets, exhibits, and short speeches, but found its most effective national media approach to be posters. The country’s top advertising illustrators created some 700 posters, which used simple, emotional imagery and messages to sell the war effort. The CPI distributed the posters throughout the states – the equivalent today of a series of memes gone viral – and the intended cultural impact succeeded.

Meanwhile, Utah and its citizens answered the nation’s call to support the war effort in multiple ways. Thousands of young men enlisted in the military, Utahns purchased millions of dollars of Liberty Bonds, and the production of vital metals and agricultural goods was increased to meet the growing demands of a nation at war.

The Works Progress Administration gathered this collection of original World War I posters in Utah in the 1930s. Through them, we can experience how an “advertising” campaign was used to stir feelings of patriotism, and engage Utahns in the larger national effort.

Click here for more information.        


March
Not Your Parents' Art Show
         March 18 - April 24, 2019

Open House March 25, 2019, 6 - 8:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Bring the family.
         
Click here for more information and an application.

July
Private Artist Art Show

More information TBA.

August - September
Utah Arts & Museums Traveling Exhibition.

Exact exhibition to be announced in June. Dates will be August 26 - end of September, 2019.

October

Riverton's Annual Quilt Show
        Do you have a family quilt that you are proud of? Or are you ready to create something new? Let's put it on display at the Old Dome. We are looking for submissions.
  • This show will run October 7 through November 13.
  • Novice and experience quilters are welcome
  • Categories will be made and prizes will be given.
  • Area quilt guilds will help choose which quilts to display.
  • The visiting public along with the quilt guild groups will be our judges.
Application and information.

December

Riverton's Holiday Heritage
        From "Scandinavian Roots" and "John Deere enthusiast", to "Utah vs. BYU", our trees have been decorated in all sorts of themes. Show us your "Heritage" in decorating one of our many Christmas trees. Lighted tree is supplied.
  • Show runs November 29 through December 23.
       If you are interested in decorating a tree, contact Bradley Dance at culturalevents@rivertoncity.com or fill out this form. Submissions will be due November 20, 2019. Decorating will take place November 25 & 26.