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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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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.



●     June 10 : International Seminar for Company Leaders, Davis Conference Center

●     July 17: SUPer/DUPer Day at This is the Place Heritage Park



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.


April Lesson, Music and Artifact

The April Lesson is “Pioneer Clothing” by Lynnette Pieper Hanson.  The Artifacts are “Heavy Wooden-Soled Shoes” located in Margery Stewart Camp DUP Artifact Collection in the Kanab Heritage House in Kanab, Utah. The Song is “Wait for the Wagon.”  For more information about the Lesson, Artifact, and Music for April Click here


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


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.


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.