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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.
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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.


Pioneer Memorial Museum Closed for Memorial Day

The Pioneer Memorial Museum and ISDUP will be closed on Saturday, May 23, and Monday, May 25, in honor of Memorial Day. We will re-open with regular hours on Tuesday, May 26.


Annual Leadership Seminar : Saturday, June 13, 2015

On June 13, our Annual Leadership Seminar will be held at the Davis Conference Center in Layton. Book sales will begin at 7:30 am. You can begin to pick up President's and Membership packets at this time. Pre-seminar entertainment will begin at 8:30 am. The General Meeting is at 9 am, with breakout sessions from 10:30 to noon. Luncheon will be served at 12:30. A lunch ticket ($15) is required. The Days of '47 Royalty will be introduced, and we have fun drawings for those in attendance. Come have an enjoyable and informative day with us!


2015 Days of 47 Royalty Announced

Royalty for 2015 Days of ’47 were crowned Saturday, April 11th, 2015.

The queen is Madeline Kay Field (photo middle), a student at Utah State University.  She is the daughter of Mathew Field from Draper, Utah, and Lisa Wiebolt from Syracuse, Utah. First attendant is Christina Muhlestein (left), a student at BYU. Her parents are Brent and Elaine Muhlestein from Bountiful, Utah. Second attendant is Kaitlin Paxton (right), a student at University of Utah.  She is the daughter of Bob and Michelle Paxton from Bountiful, Utah. The trio was chosen during a pageant held April 11 at the LDS Conference Center Theater.  They were selected by a panel of judges based on talks centered on this year’s theme, “Pioneers – Forging a New Frontier!”.  Their goals, accomplishments, poise, leadership, answers to judges’ questions, and family genealogy with pioneers who came to the Salt Lake Valley between 1847 and May 10, 1869 were other qualifications. As they travel and speak this summer, our Royalty will be an example to 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 2015.  Contact their advisor Cathy Ehlert at 801-274-1224 or 801-580-8565 or to schedule.


Annie Taylor Hyde Award

Kassidi Faulkner, currently attending BYU, the daughter of Anthony and Trina Faulkner from West Jordan, Utah, received the Annie Taylor Hyde Award. She was chosen by her peers for her friendship and kindness.









Museum Workshops

Jennifer Ortiz, Museum Specialist with Utah Arts and Museums, announces a couple of workshops. The first is Legal Issues for Small Museums to be held June 8th and 9th at the Rio Grande Building in downtown Salt Lake City. This course will cover many legal issues facing museums such as registration, documentation, dealing with donors, and state, national and international laws that affect governance of museums. A select amount of scholarships will be given to cover travel from 100 miles or more from Salt Lake City. Many of the workshops are held in both the northern and southern part of the state. You can find more information by emailing Jennifer at or telephone 801-245-7288; or Megan at or 801-359-9670. Megan says if you are interested in hosting a workshop in your community, contact her.


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.