Following the death of Henry Wheeler Sr., the farm was sold to Sterling Furniture Co. and its president Richard Madsen.
With the help of Beverly Wheeler Mastrim, The Junior League of Salt Lake, and private donors, the farm was sold to the County in 1969.
In May of 1976 Dr. A. Glen Humphreys, curator, farmer and director, moved on to Wheeler Farm and lived in a trailer. Dr. Humphreys contribution as Director and Curator for over 25 years are still a part of what you find at the farm today.
With the help of Beverly Wheeler Mastrim the farm was placed on the National Historic registry in that same year.
Today Wheeler Historic Farm is operated by Salt Lake County Parks and Recreation as an agricultural living history museum and outdoor recreation site.