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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.


Pioneer Memorial Museum Closed for Presidents' Day

The Pioneer Memorial Museum and ISDUP will be closed starting Saturday, February 17, through Monday, February 19, in honor of Presidents' Day. We will re-open with regular hours on Tuesday, February 20.


Grants for Small Museums

Utah Division of Arts and Museums Museum Project Tier III grants open February 5, 2018. These grants are for smaller museums (such as DUP!) to improve museum best practice through care for and management of collections, exhibition development, an increased public access. These grants are for museum open for fewer than 1,000 hours per year and are new to the UA&M grant program. Applications are due March 16. For more information and guidelines, click here. What are you waiting for?


February Lesson, Music and Artifact

The February Lesson is “Pioneers Who Traveled East to the Territory” by Julie Nichols Thompson. The Artifact is a “Band Jacket” located in American Fork DUP Relic Hall, 50 South 100 East in American Fork, Utah. The Song is “Grandpapa.” For information about the Lesson, Artifact, and Music for February, click here


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.


The Days of 47 Royalty Pageant 2018

This year’s theme, “Pioneer StoriesFoundation for the Future” will be exemplified in the young women who participate in The Days of ’47 Royalty Pageant for 2018.  These contestants, descendants of pioneers who arrived in the valley between 1847 and 1869, are the foundation for the future.  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 May 10, 11, and 12, 2018, at the Conference Center Little 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 4:00 pm April 27, 2018.  


The pageant is produced by 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 their reign.  They will be role models to all young women who hear their message as they represent the State of Utah, The Days of ’47, Inc. and Daughters of Utah Pioneers.


January Lesson, Music and Artifact

The January Lesson is “Utah Pioneer Family and Friends of Martin Harris” by Lynnette Pieper Hanson. The Artifact is “Map of Lake City Fort 1854” located in the American Fork DUP Relic Hall. The Song is “Oh Dear, What Can the Matter Be?”  For more information, click here.


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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.