This wonderful museum houses many Pioneer artifacts within its walls. As early as
1903, the Daughters of Utah Pioneers organization was interested in gathering and displaying
relics and artifacts its members had collected. Ever since that time, many items
have been displayed in various locations and museums all over the state. Come and step back in time as you see and experience what life was like as a Pioneer.
Tours are available; call for an appointment.
The Daughters of Utah Pioneers
(DUP) was organized April 11, 1901, under the leadership of Annie Taylor Hyde
(daughter of President John Taylor) in Salt Lake City. Forty-six women, all of
pioneer descent, gathered in her home for the first meeting. At the
meeting Annie Taylor Hyde stated that she "felt deeply impressed
with the importance and desirability of the children of pioneers
becoming associated together, in some kind of organization which would
have for its object the cementing together in bonds of friendship and
love the descendants" of the early pioneers.
The constitution of the DUP states that the purpose of the
organization is "to perpetuate the names and achievements of the men,
women and children who were the pioneers in founding this commonwealth
by preserving old landmarks, marking historical places, collecting
artifacts and histories, establishing a library of historical matter
and securing manuscripts, photographs, maps, and all such data as shall
aid in perfecting a record of the Utah pioneers."