Welcome to the official site of DUP
Pioneer Memorial Museum Information and Overview
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.
Pioneer Memorial Museum Closed for Memorial Weekend
The Pioneer Memorial Museum and ISDUP will be closed Saturday, May 25 through Monday, May 27 in honor of Memorial Day. We will re-open with regular hours on May 28.
Join us for Pioneer Day (July 24)
The Pioneer Memorial Museum will be open for Pioneer Day, July 24, from noon to five pm. Craft demonstrations will include lace making (tatting and crochet), spinning, machine knitting, hair art, and ladies hat making. Musical entertainment will include a country/western band and saw and flute playing. There will be children's activities and story telling. Additionally, the gift shop will have a "Christmas in July" sale in the Lecture Room, with publications and DUP items available at clearance prices.
We hope you include a stop at the Pioneer Memorial Museum for your holiday plans!
DAYS OF 47 ROYALTY ANNOUNCED FOR 2013
Royalty for the 2013 Days of ’47, Inc. celebration has been named to reign over this year’s events and activities.
The Queen is Malissa Richardson, daughter of Trent and Lorilee Richardson of South Jordan, Utah. First Attendant is Chelsea Alley from Bountiful, Utah, daughter of John and Cori Alley. Second Attendant is Lizzy Davis, daughter of Richard and Wendy Davis, from Salt Lake City, Utah. The trio was selected during a pageant held April 13 at the LDS Conference Center Little Theater. They were selected by a panel of judges based on talks centered on this year’s theme, “Pioneers – Our Anchor for the Future,” their goals, accomplishments, poise, leadership, answers to judge’s questions, and family genealogy with pioneers who came to the Salt Lake Valley between 1847 and 1869.
Annie Banks Kirkpatrick, daughter of Stewart and Kelly Kirkpatrick, from Billings, Montana, received the Annie Taylor Hyde Award for her friendship and kindness.
Pioneer Song Writing Contest
The International Society of Daughters of Utah Pioneers is sponsoring an original pioneer song composing contest!
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Winter 2013 Legacy: Now Available Online!
The newest edition of the Legacy newsletter, Winter 2013, is now available online in pdf format. To view this issue of the Legacy, click here.
Pioneer Memorial Museum Welcomes Key to Nauvoo Temple
On Monday, May 7, Mt. Nebo DUP Camp came to the Pioneer Memorial Museum with a special gift. Many years ago, they were given one of the original keys to the Nauvoo Temple by Ionia Young Kay. She had found it in a house belonging to Henry I. Young, who was keeper of the keys at the Nauvoo Temple. This key will now be displayed permanently at the Pioneer Memorial Museum, and can be seen on the first floor case 52. We are so grateful to be able to share this treasure from the past with our visitors!
- June 15 : ISDUP Seminar (Davis Conference Center)
- July 24 : Pioneer Day (Pioneer Memorial Museum)
- September 28 : ISDUP Conference (Davis Conference Center)