Category Archives: Natl Hist Dist

YouTube Videos

While our Kickstarter Campaign site contains our video, you may want to view a higher resolution version:

Or an extended version with a tour of the “gutted” theater and a story of when Shannon got trapped in the theater as a little guy:

Kickstarter Campaign

Escalante Showhouse's Kickstarter Page

Escalante Showhouse’s Kickstarter Page

Help provide the sound system for our 1938 Historic Theater being remodeled for a summer 2015 opening. in Historic Escalante, Utah. While we have the funding to repair, remodel, redo to meet ADA standards, we hope that you can help us with the sound system (which is imperative for a theater).  Visit our Kickstarter site HERE.

Escalante’s Heritage

Escalante has a rich architectural heritage that reflects its pi0neer, farming, ranching, and Mormon history.  Mormon settlers, in the late 1870’s, built rudimentary homes, dugouts and cabins.

Escalante HIstoric Stone Backhouse

Stone Backhouse


As people and resources came to Escalante, more substantial homes, stores and public buildings were made.  The styles of permanent architecture built in Escalante appeared in approximately the same sequence as they did elsewhere in the United States; but, interestingly, some of the architectural styles appeared here a decade or two later than they did elsewhere.


Ink Drawing © Howard Hutchinson – used with permission.