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Research Hours: Monday through Friday 9 to 4

We are a research facility for histories and photographs. These are available Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm and Wednesday until 7:30 pm.


Welcome to the Official Site of ISDUP

Welcome to the official site of International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers (ISDUP, DUP). ISDUP was organized solely for historical, educational, and public purposes and is completely non-political and non-sectarian. We are dedicated to honoring the names and achievements of the men, women, and children who founded Utah. We seek to encompass a broad scope of services, ranging from the preservation of historic landmarks to the education of thousands of school children and adults about their pioneer forebears. For more information about DUP, click here.  For more information about the history of the organization, click here.



The Days of 47 Royalty Pageant 2015

This year’s theme, “Pioneers - Forging a New Frontier” will be exemplified in the young women who participate in The Days of ’47 Royalty Pageant for 2015. These contestants, descendants of pioneers who arrived in the valley between 1847 and 1869, are pathfinders of today. They represent the high standards of modern-day pioneers with a love of their pioneer heritage and a vision of the difference young women can make in the world.
The pageant to select a queen and two attendants will be held on April 9, 10, 11, 2015, at the Conference Center Theater, located at 60 West North Temple in Salt Lake City. The Annie Taylor Hyde Award will also be presented to a young woman (chosen by her peers) for her consideration for others, congeniality, and modesty, among other traits. The application is available by clicking here. Scholarship amounts from $500 to $3,000 will be awarded to the Royalty and the Annie Taylor Hyde award recipient. The application deadline is April 1, 2015.
The pageant is produced by the International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers. All young women who will be competing are between the ages of 19 and 25. The chosen royalty will ride in The Days of ’47 Parade, will be in attendance at many functions (such as The Days of ‘47 Rodeo), and will speak at numerous gatherings and events during the summer of 2015. They will be role models to all young women who hear their message as they represent the state of Utah, The Days of ’47, and Daughters of Utah Pioneers.
The day of the pageant is exciting! We encourage DUP camps and companies to support an eligible young woman by suggesting that she participate, by holding a mock interview with her, and by DUP daughters coming to the pageant. We invite all DUP members as well as friends and family to attend.


Pioneer Memorial Museum Renovation


We are currently going through a restoration of the floor tiles on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the museum. They are removing old asbestos tiles and replacing them with carpet tiles. These floors will be sealed off from the public for a short time. The other four floors are still open to public viewing.


President's Addendum

For the content of this year's Seminar's President's Addendum, please see each department as follows: Introduction; President's Department; DUP Current Theme; Chaplains; History Department; Identifying Pioneers Online for BeginnersSchedule of Lessons and Music; Lessons; Music; Parliamentarians; Registrars; Satellite Museums; Secretary and Treasurers; Secretary; Treasurers and Treasurer's Financial Records.


2014 Days of 47 Royalty Announced



Royalty for 2014 Days of ’47 were crowned Saturday, April 12th, 2014.

The queen is Nicole Lindsay, daughter of Roger and Julie Lindsay of Bountiful, Utah.  First attendant is Danielle Shkapich from Provo, Utah, daughter of Daniel and Donna Shkapich of Chandler, Arizona.  Second attendant is Camille Johnson, daughter of Kelly and Sharon Johnson from Smithfield, Utah.  The trio was chosen during a pageant held April 12 at the LDS Conference Center Theater.  They were selected by a panel of judges based on talks centered on this year’s theme, “Pioneers – Pushing Toward Our Future”.  As they travel and speak this summer, our Royalty will be an example to all young women who hear their message.  They will represent The Days of ’47 and International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers well. 

Numerous Days of ’47 events occur during July.  Go to for dates and locations.  The Days of ’47 Royalty will attend all of these activities.

They are available for appearance and speaking engagements from June-August 2014.  Contact their advisor Cathy Ehlert at 801-274-1224 or 801-580-8565 or to schedule.

Annie Taylor Hyde Award

Susannah Coats, presently living in Orem, Utah, daughter of Kevin and Kathy Coats from Mendon, Utah, received the Annie Taylor Hyde Award. She was chosen by her peers for her friendship and kindness.









Excerpts from the President's Packet 2013

Excerpts from the President's Packet are now available online. These sections include Chaplains, Lesson Leaders, Music, Outreach, Parliamentarians, Publicity and Promotion, and Satellite Museums. Click here to access the entire online President's Packet (it might take a while to open). Click on each of these sections to open that part of the packet:  Chaplains, Lesson Leaders, Music, Outreach, Parliamentarians, Publicity and Promotion, or Satellite Museums.