Please join us in honoring the life of Beverly Wheeler Mastrim. Beverly passed away February 4, 2021 at the age of 98. A farmer's daughter, Beverly Ann Wheeler Mastrim, was born in the dining room of the Wheeler Historic Farm House. She was one of two children, both daughters, of Henry Wheeler Jr., a successful dairy farmer, even during the Great Depression, bringing to much of the Salt Lake Valley its milk and cream, but also the ice blocks that were vital before electric refrigeration had arrived. Beverly grew up carrying out many responsibilities of farm operations such as cultivating corn fields by horse, milking cows, and harvesting ice from their pond. At the age of six, she was inspired when she saw a painter who had set up his easel on the farm to paint a horse. Soon she convinced her mother to let her use her window shade as a canvas so she could paint. This was the beginning of her acclaimed career as an artist, even though she did not engage in much art until she married and left the farm. Beverly was instrumental in saving the Farm for public enjoyment and an active member of the Wheeler Farm Friends. Link to obituary
Recent Board projects include many improvements to the Activity Barn and surroundings. Check the Projects Page for details.
Our vision for the future includes the construction of a new hands-on education center and restoration projects around the Farm.
The Preschool Playground is complete!
Recent projects include restoration of the roof, gutters and porches on the Farm House. We also secured funding for a pre-school age playground addition near the Pavilion which was completed in the Spring of 2016.
The Wheeler Historic Farm Friends Board actively seeks donations to further their efforts in support of the Farm's History Museum. All donations are tax deductible. For more info on donating to Wheeler Farm contact our Treasurer:
Bryan Hatch, Farm Board Treasurer
6351 South 900 East
SLC, UT 84121