City officials are considering closing a museum housed in the 120-year-old Ramsay house, which the city has maintained for several years.
Lack of visitation at the museum and structural problems with the house have prompted the deliberations. The city currently maintains the grounds and building and pays for insurance on the structure, which is listed on both state and national historic registers.Officials indicated the city will honor terms of the 25-year agreement to maintain the structure even if the building is closed and the museum moved. Council members have indicated a desire to turn the building back to the Ramsey family if possible.
The Daughters of Utah Pioneers have requested permission to move artifacts provided by the group from the Ramsey house museum to the city library if the building is closed.