April 17 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Park City Museum will host a lecture called Henry Shields: Early Pioneer of Park City given by Matt Melville on Wednesday, April 17, 2024 from 5-6 p.m. held at the Park City Museum Education and Collections Center located at 2079 Sidewinder Drive. More information can be found at www.parkcityhistory.org.
Henry Shields was born in Belfast in 1842 and moved to Park City in 1879. Henry was a sheriff, a probate judge, an elected Park City attorney, a Summit County attorney, and had private practice on Main Street that burned down in the great fire of 1898. He was arrested and charged with murder, helped prosecute murders, and assisted in defending murderers. He also helped bring electricity to City Hall and Main Street.
Judge Shields may be the most influential Parkite you have never heard about yet.
Matt Shields Melville works for Christian Center of Park City and is a volunteer and supporter of the Park City Museum. When he is not working you will probably find him at a dog park with his labradoodle Hank, skiing, flyfishing, or mountain biking. Matt is the great-great grandson of Henry and Aramintha Shields.