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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.



●     December 1: Christmas Program @ Pioneer Memorial Museum, 10 am and 1 pm


October Lesson, Music and Artifact

The October Lesson is “The Pioneer Era” by Julie Nichols Thompson. The Artifact is a “Cluff Ward Sacrament Set” located in Coalville DUP Artifact Collection, 101 South Main in Coalville, Utah. The Song is “Rosy Nell.” For information about the Lesson, Artifact, and Music for October, click here


New Lesson Books : Tales of Triumph

Kate B. Carter, former President of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, will be forever linked to the voluminous pioneer histories she compiled. The idea for the impressive collection of books was born in 1926, when as a new DUP member Kate attended DUP meetings in Salt Lake City. She wrote, “We heard pioneer after pioneer tell his (her) own story and no one was even taking notes or thinking that such history should be preserved that future generations might value some of the lessons they taught. . . . . Soon the challenge came to me. . . . Have a course of study so that at the end of the year they (DUP Daughters) could say that they had received a knowledge that would benefit them, or that would be lasting, and that all living pioneers would be asked to present their records; and members to write the histories of those who have passed away. . . . The Daughters of Utah Pioneers could become a great history-saving organization.” To read more, click here.


Pioneer Memorial Museum Closed for Veterans Day

The Pioneer Memorial Museum and ISDUP will be closed on Friday, November 10th and Saturday, November 11th in honor of Veterans Day. We will re-open with regular hours on Monday, November 13.


September Lesson, Music and Artifact

The September Lesson is “Mormon Colonies Across the Mexico Border” by Lynnette Pieper Hanson.  The Artifact is “Lucy Platts Allgood Box” located in the Coalville DUP Artifact Collection. The Song is “Oh, Willie, We Have Missed You” from Page 8 of the Song Book.  For more information, click here.


2017 President's Packet

The 2017 President's Packet is now available online as excerpts. Click on each department as needed: President's MessageDUP Theme, President, Chaplain, District Convention, Docent, Historian, Legacy (Website and Facebook), Lessons, Markers, Music, Outreach, Parliamentarian, Photo Dept., Registrar, Secretary, Treasurer, Satellite Museums, Artifacts from the Satellite Museums.



Royalty for 2017 Days of ’47 were crowned Saturday, April 22, 2017.  The pageant featured 21 contestants from Idaho and many areas of Utah.  The queen is Maren Cline, the daughter of Russ and Melou Cline of North Salt Lake.  She is an accomplished harpist and pianist, and is classically trained in opera.  The First attendant is Tess Hanson, daughter of Karl and Tammy Hanson of South Jordan.  She was a Bingham High School class officer in student government for two years and has had musical training in drums, guitar, violin and voice.  The Second attendant is Brittny Millington, daughter of Aaron and Laura Millington of South Jordan, who served as a member of the South Jordan Youth Executive Council, and volunteered with the Brain Injury Alliance of Utah and with the Intermountain Healthcare Traumatic Brain injury support group.  The recipient of the coveted Annie Taylor Hyde Award is Elizabeth Aust, daughter of David and Mary Aust of Rexburg, Idaho, who is a songwriter and vocal performance Sterling Scholar.  She was selected by a majority vote of the other contestants. 

The Royalty was chosen during a pageant held April 22nd at the LDS Conference Center. They were selected by a panel of judges based on talks centered on this year’s theme, “Pioneers Visions of a New Horizon!” 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 for dates and locations. The Days of ’47 Royalty will attend all of these activities. They are available for appearances and speaking engagements. Please contact their advisor Cathy Ehlert at 801-274-1224 or 801-580-8565 or to schedule these lovely young ladies.