Fort Douglas Day 2020

Saturday, June 20th

Time: TBD

Where: Fort Douglas Military Museum

Join us for an afternoon of fun!  We will have reenactors, old vehicles on display, cannons, and archaeology.


Updates to follow as we get closer to the event.

Fort Douglas Post Cemetery Tour 2020

When: Saturday, October 24th

When: TBD

Where: Fort Douglas Post Cemetery, 431 South Chipeta Way, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108

Come visit the Fort Douglas Post Cemetery and hear the stories of those that are buried there, told by reenactors.

This is a great opportunity for kids and adults to learn more about Utah's military history in a fun, child-friendly environment.

Updates to follow as we get closer to the date.

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Volkstrauertag | German Day of Remembrance 2019

​Join us for the annual event as we gather to pay tribute to the German Prisoners of War buried at Fort Douglas Post Cemetery in Salt Lake City. During World War I and World War II, 41 German soldiers died and were interred here.

This year we will be commemorating the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall on November 9, 1989.

17 November 2019


431 Chipeta Way, SLC, UT 84108

Event held outside, dress warm

Kindly RSVP: germanconsul@kmclaw.com | 801.323.5939

Fort Douglas Post Cemetery Tour

The cemetery tour at the Fort Douglas Post Cemetery is an opportunity for kids and adults to learn more about Utah's military history in a fun, child-friendly environment.

In commemoration of the day that Fort Douglas was founded, 26 October 1862, we will have local military reenactors stationed across the cemetery to help bring to life the stories of people buried there. There will be tables from Utah State History and Utah State Archives for you to learn about military history research and the records available in Utah.

Stop by at 1:30pm or 3:30pm to catch a tour about headstone "Designs Through Time" with Amy Barry, the Cemeteries & Burials specialist for the state of Utah. Start at the museum and come through Officer's Circle for trick-or-treating on the way to the cemetery.

Date: 26 October 2019

Time: 1-4PM

Location: Fort Douglas Post Cemetery @ 431 South Chipeta Way, Salt Lake City, Utah 84108

Civilian Internment Exhibit Reception

Join the Fort Douglas Military Museum on September 27th for a FREE educational reception about our newest temporary exhibit on civilian internment. The curator presentations begin at 7pm.
Visit with the curators to learn more about the traveling international exhibit held at the museum, "Behind the Wire," addressing civilian internment in the British Empire in WWI.
Written by Fort Douglas staff is an accompanying exhibit about civilian internment in Utah, focusing on the camp right here at Fort Douglas.


This event runs from 6-8PM in Building 31.  Event Flyer

This exhibit runs September 1st through October 12th, 2019.

Utah History Day at the Museum

Saturday 21 September 2019 @ 10am-2pm

32 Potter St., SLC, UT 84113

Come visit Fort Douglas Military Museum to learn more about Utah History Day and the military history research you can do at museums and archives! This is a FREE family-friendly event.

This year was an especially successful year for Utah's National History Day team, with two military history projects winning Outstanding Junior Project at History Day Nationals and one project winning the WWII History Prize! We want to honor and feature these student's hard work with a day at the museum, and also provide interested students with information about what Utah History Day is and how they can do military history research at museums and archives in general.

Projects that will be featured are:

Ghost Army, by Madeline Christianson, Lakeridge Junior High (Orem)
Gallipoli: Triumph and Tragedy, by Jack Bulf, Aidan Mulligan, St. John the Baptist Middle School (Draper)

Fritz Haber: Feeding the World and Warfare, by Jacob Simmons, Brighton High School (Sandy)

Somme: The Triumph Hidden Within the Tragedy, by Daniel Jin, Dinyu Wang, Lava Ridge Intermediate School (St. George)

Fort Douglas Military Museum Association Dinner, Social, and Meeting 2019

Fort Douglas Military Museum Association Annual Dinner, Social, and Membership Meeting.

Saturday 17 August, from 6-8:30pm @ the Arthur J. Gogan Cannon Park behind the museum.

Enjoy a Preview & Discussion of Our Newest Exhibit
“Behind the Wire: Civilian Internment in the British Empire, 1914-1919”
Which opens to the Public on Tuesday, August 20, 2019.

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