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Pioneer Memorial Museum Information and Overview
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.
● April 20-22 : Days of '47 Royalty Pageant
The Days of ’47 Royalty Pageant 2017
This year’s theme, “Pioneers – Visions of a New Horizon” will be exemplified in the young women who participate in The Days of ’47 Royalty Pageant for 2017. 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 April 20, 21, 22, 2017, at the Conference Center Theater, located at 60 West North Temple Street in Salt Lake City. The Annie Taylor Hyde Award will also be presented to a young woman (chosen by her peers) for her consideration of others, congeniality, and modesty, among other traits. Scholarship amounts from $500 to $3,000 will be awarded to the Royalty and the Annie Taylor Hyde award recipient. For the application, click here. The application deadline is 5:00 pm April 1, 2017.
The pageant is produced by the International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers. All the 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 2017. 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.
January Lesson, Music and Artifact
The January Lesson is “ARTISTIC PIONEER HERITAGE” by Lynnette Pieper Hanson. The Artifact is a “Pioneer Quilt Frames” located in Miss Mary's Historical Museum in Salina. The Song is “A MOTTO FOR EVERY MAN.” For information about the Lesson, Artifact, and Music for January, click here.
December Lesson, Music and Artifact
The December Lesson is “Christmas in the Rocky Mountains” by Julie Nichols Thompson. The Artifact is a “Mano and Metate” located in Miss Mary's Historical Museum in Salina, Utah. The Song is “Joy to the World.” For information about the Lesson, Artifact, and Music for December Click here
Pioneer Memorial Museum Included in Top Fun Things to Do in Salt Lake!
The Pioneer Memorial Museum made the list of top things to do in Salt Lake for fun. Check out the full list here: Top Fun Things to Do in Salt Lake City, Utah
Excerpts from the 2016 President's Addendum
The 2016 President's Addendum is now available online as excerpts. Click on each department as needed: DUP Theme, President, Chaplain, District Convention, Docent, Historian, Legacy (Website and Facebook), Lessons, Markers, Music, Outreach, Parliamentarian, Photographs, Registrar, Secretary, Treasurer, Satellite Museums, Artifacts from the Satellite Museums.
2016 Days of 47 Royalty Announced
Royalty for 2016 Days of ’47 were crowned Saturday, April 16, 2016.
The pageant featured 20 contestants from Idaho and many areas of Utah. The queen is Baylee Rose Hogan, the daughter of Monte and Christine Hansen of St. George, Utah. She is a classically-trained vocalist and fluent in both Italian and American Sign Language. In an unprecedented outcome, Baylee, is also the recipient of the coveted Annie Taylor Hyde Award. She was selected by a majority vote of the other contestants. This is the first time that both honors have been bestowed upon one young woman. The First attendant is Rachel Kennedy, daughter of Ken and Nancy Kennedy of Brigham City, Utah. She currently attends the University of Utah where she studies athletic training with a minor in nutrition. The Second attendant is Stephanie Bland, the daughter of Jeffrey and Laura Bland of Smithfield, Utah. Stephanie received High Honors from Weber State, and currently works as a registered nurse.
The trio was chosen during a pageant held April 16 at the LDS Conference Center. They were selected by a panel of judges based on talks centered on this year’s theme, “Pioneers Inspiring Today’s Generation!” 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. Numerous Days of ’47 events occur during July. Go to www.daysof47.com for dates and locations. The Days of ’47 Royalty will attend all of these activities. They are available for appearances and speaking engagements from June-August 2016. Please contact their advisor Cathy Ehlert at 801-274-1224 or 801-580-8565 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule these lovely young ladies. (Photo: Left to right: 1st Attendant, Rachel Kennedy; Queen, Baylee Hogan; 2nd Attendant, Stephanie Bland.)
New 2016-2017 Lesson Prices
The cost of DUP lessons was set back in 1995, 20 years ago, when you could buy a loaf of bread for 79 cents. The Lesson Committee and Executive Board, after detailed discussion, have decided to keep the purchase cost more in line with the actual cost to produce, print, and mail the materials. The new prices for lesson materials are: Bulk Mail (9 lessons): $25; First Class (9 lessons): $35; Canadian Mail (9 lessons): $30; Picture CD (9 CDs): $35; Lesson Booklets @ Museum $2 each; Picture CD @ Museum $5 each
Pioneer Memorial Museum Designated Best Pioneer Museum in Utah
The Daughters of Utah Pioneers Pioneer Memorial Museum was designated as the Best Pioneer Museum in Utah for the year 2015. Click the link to check it out.