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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.



•  January 9: Go West Lecture: Nadine Eastwood on Minerva Teichert 1:30 pm

•  February 13: Go West Lecture: Kay Threlkeld "Women on the Overland Trails" 1:30 pm


Announcement: New Hours Starting January!

Beginning in January 2018, ISDUP and the Pioneer Memorial Museum will change their hours of operation. The building will be open to the public from 9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Saturday. For the months of January and February only, we will not be open on Wednesday evenings except by appointment. If you would like to make an appointment for a Wednesday evening tour, please contact Marsha at 801-532-6479 x200.


December Lesson, Music and Artifact

The December Lesson is “Told Around the Christmas Tree” by Maryann Ruben Jensen. The Artifact is a “Grandfather Clock” located in American Fork DUP Relic Hall, 50 South 100 East in American Fork, Utah. The Song is “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day.” For information about the Lesson, Artifact, and Music for December, click here


Pioneer Memorial Museum Closed for Christmas

The Pioneer Memorial Museum and ISDUP will be closed starting Saturday, December 16th, through Tuesday, January 2, in honor of Christmas and New Year's. We will re-open with regular hours on Wednesday, January 3rd.


Request From Membership

When leaving a message for the Membership Department, please provide enough information so we can look up what you need and call you back with the answer to your request.

Please include:

     •  Your name and membership number

     •  Your phone number

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Grants for Small Museums

Utah Division of Arts and Museums General Operating Support Grant opens on November 27, 2017. Request range is $2,000 - $12,000 depending on budget size. Application Deadline is January 26, 2018. Questions contact Laurel Cannon Alder, Grants Manager, at 801-236-7550 or at Utah Humanities Grants are open as well, with applications due February 1 with a $5,000 maximum. Quick Grants have a due date 8 weeks before a project is to start and have a maximum of $1,500. For more information or with questions for Utah Humanities grants, contact Jodi Graham at 801-359-9670 or


November Lesson, Music and Artifact

The November Lesson is “Cove Fort” by Ellen Taylor Jeppson.  The Artifact is “John Simister Organ” located in the Coalville DUP Artifact Collection. The Song is “The Vacant Chair.”  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.