Bryner Pioneer Museum (Price, UT) 1 Collections

Exterior view of Bryner Pioneer Museum building in Price, UT
Bryner Pioneer Museum building

The Bryner Pioneer Museum is located in a historical house in Price, UT.

The Bryner house was built by Albert Bryner in 1892 (out of adobe brick purchased from the Rasmussen Brick Company)  in what was then Emery County.  Carbon and Emery Counties were split around 1896 and it landed on the Carbon County side. The original Bryner to come to Price, Utah, was Hans Ulrich Bryner from Zurich, Switzerland. He was converted to the LDS Church and came to Utah to in the Hunt wagon train.  Originally, he was sent to settle St. George, then New Harmony and Toquerville, and then in 1883 he came to Price.  He made a dugout on the Price River while he was building a house that unfortunately burned down.  The third house he built was a stone house built on Main Street in Price. Albert Bryner was a son of Ulrich and Maria Mathis Bryner. Ulrich gave Albert, and his wife Mariah Pace, a plot of land on the corner of 1st South and 1st East on which to build a home.

Albert, a descendant of Hans, had 11 children, only 2 of which lived to have children of their own, and the house was passed down through the Bryner family for decades. Around 1920 he moved to St. George for his health and died there in 1930.  The Bryner House eventually served as a bed and breakfast as well as an upholstery and cabinet shop, two different mortuaries, a credit union, and apartments were built upstairs.

Every item inside this beautiful museum has a story behind it and has been able to be preserved for our enjoyment!  There is much  more to the story of the Bryner family that can only be truly appreciated at the museum through a guided tour.