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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.


The 2015-2016 DUP Year is here!

The 2015-16 DUP Year is HERE! Check with your local camps to find out when your meetings begin. The lesson for September is titled "PIONEER CHILDREN" by Ellen Taylor Jeppson. The Pioneer Song is "The Alphabet Kids." The song is from the "Pioneer Song Contest Collection 2013." It is sung by Derek Myler on the 2015-16 Music CD. Both the Pioneer Song Contest Collection and Music CD are available for purchase at the Pioneer Memorial Museum in Salt Lake City or from our online shop.

Here is some information from the composer, Patricia Reid Pett: The Alphabet Kids My great-great-grandfather's name was John Pack. He had seven wives and forty-three children. He lived in a home near the Salt Lake City Temple. The first classes of the University of Utah were held in his home. I wrote this song to sing at a Pack family reunion. The first of his forty-three children had names that began with the letters of the alphabet. Here they are: Adelburt Beaumont, Cathrine Devala, Erastus Frederick, Geneva Harriet, Irvin James, Kamelia Luella, Merrit Newton, Orson Parley, Quince Rufus, Sedenia Tamson, Ursula Vilate, Walker Xenophon, and Yoma Zenith.

Each month, ISDUP will post the lesson title and song. HAVE A GREAT DUP YEAR!


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.