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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.



●     April 11 : DUP Birthday Open House 11 am to 4 pm

●     April 20-22 : Days of '47 Royalty Pageant


March Lesson, Music and Artifact

The March Lesson is “THE BRIGHAM CITY CABIN AND MUSEUM” by Maryann Ruben Jensen. The Artifact is a “Wooden Flour Bin” located in Kanab Heritage House, 115 South Main in Kanab, Utah. The Song is “BILLY BOY.” For information about the Lesson, Artifact, and Music for March, click here


February Lesson, Music and Artifact

The February Lesson is “Pioneer Samplers” by Ellen Taylor Jeppson.  The Artifacts are “Butter Churns” located in Miss Mary's Historical Museum in Salina, Utah. The Song is “On Our Way.”  For information about the Lesson, Artifact, and Music for December Click here


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 hereThe 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.



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 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 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.