International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers

International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers Official page of International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers that entered the State of Deseret before May 10,1869.

Daughters of Utah Pioneers ("DUP") was organized April 11, 1901, under the leadership of Annie Taylor Hyde, daughter of 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 first formal meeting was held 21 September 1901, although the association was not incorporated until 2 April, 1925. The constitution of 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." The organization is administered by an International Board whose headquarters are located in the Pioneer Memorial Museum at 300 North Main in Salt Lake City. Besides the International Board, DUP is organized into companies which have a presiding board that oversees the activities of camps (ten members or more) in a geographic area. Daughters of Utah Pioneers consists of 200 companies overseeing the activities of 1,050 camps in 15 states and Canada with a total living membership of 21,451. The organization is open to any woman who is "over the age of 18 years, of good character, and a lineal or legally adopted descendant of an ancestor who came to Utah before the completion of the railroad on May 10, 1869." The International Board sponsors many activities and projects. Each year it sponsors the publication of historical material which has been used as lesson material in the camps for that year into a hardbound book. At the present time, there have been five multi-volume sets of books published: Heart Throbs of the West; Treasures of Pioneer History; Our Pioneer Heritage; An Enduring Legacy; Chronicles of Courage and Pioneer Pathways. A four volume set of women's histories called Pioneer Women of Faith and Fortitude containing the stories of 8,000 women was published in 1998. They have also published many historical pamphlets, cookbooks, and a Pioneer Song Book. DUP preserves landmarks, marks historical places and events, and annually commemorates the entrance of the first company of Utah pioneers into the Salt Lake Valley with a Days of '47 Royalty contest in conjunction with The Days of '47 committee. County organizations have published numerous county histories which, in some cases, are the only local histories available. There are over 86 DUP museums where pioneer artifacts are displayed and histories and photos are filed and available for families to purchase that are operated and maintained by the members, the largest of which is in Salt Lake City. As early as 1903, the Daughters of Utah Pioneers were interested in gathering and displaying relics and artifacts they had collected. During this period, many items were displayed in various locations throughout Salt Lake City. In 1928, the DUP began an official campaign to raise money for the construction of their own museum. Ground breaking for the museum took place on 25 March 1946. After many complications, the museum was dedicated in July of 1950. An additional structure, a carriage house, was made possible in 1973 through a donation made by Sara Marie Jensen Van Dyke. In January of 2000, a new addition to the Carriage House was dedicated and the restored 1902 "Roosevelt" fire engine was placed in it. It is called the Fire Engine Hall. In December 2002, the Daughters placed a monument on the east side of their museum in Salt Lake City entitled "Ever Pressing Forward - Lest We Forget" showing a pioneer mother and son looking back on a small daughter's grave as they press on the trail. This is a motto they would like every person with Utah pioneer heritage to incorporate into their lives.

Mission: To collect Artifacts, Histories, and Photos of those who have come before

06/26/2019

We want you!
Please consider being a docent at our amazing DUP
Museum In SLC.
Call 801.532.6479

06/25/2019

IMPORTANT!
THIS IS REGARDING THE NEW DUP LESSON BOOK, TALES OF TRIUMPH VOL. II. SOME OF THE NEW SPIRAL-BOUND BOOKS ARE MISSING PAGES 105-136. PLEASE CHECK YOUR BOOKS TO SEE IF THEY ARE COMPLETE. IF NOT, PLEASE CALL THE MUSEUM AT 801.532.6479 AND TALK WITH MARSHA. GIVE HER YOUR NAME, ADDRESS, AND THE NUMBER OF DEFECTIVE BOOKS YOU HAVE. OUR PRINTING COMPANY WILL SEND NEW BOOKS ALONG WITH PRE-PAID PACKAGING FOR YOU TO RETURN YOUR INCOMPLETE BOOKS. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THIS INCONVENIENCE! PLEASE SHARE AND PASS THE WORD ALONG. THANK YOU!

Great day at the International Daughters of Utah Pioneers Seminar.  Thank you for the instruction and classes. ❤️
06/16/2019

Great day at the International Daughters of Utah Pioneers Seminar. Thank you for the instruction and classes. ❤️

06/14/2019

TOMORROW REMINDER!
June 15th, 2019 -Saturday - Please join us for the ISDUP Leadership Training Seminar. THIS IS FOR ALL COMPANY OFFICERS.
Where: Woods Cross High School
600 W. 2200 S.-Woods Cross, Utah 84087
(call the museum @ 801.532.6479 for hotel information and DUP rates.)
Special musical guests- “Echoes of Hammers and Spikes”
Schedule:
8:30 am -Book Sales
10:00 am -General Mtg.
11:15 am - Break: complimentary refreshments
11:30-12:30 pm-Workshop Sessions
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

Save the date!  July 20Th -      Wonderful activity.
06/05/2019

Save the date! July 20Th -
Wonderful activity.

SAVE THE DATE!June 15th, 2019 -Saturday - Please join us for the ISDUP Leadership Training Seminar.  THIS IS FOR ALL COM...
05/23/2019

SAVE THE DATE!
June 15th, 2019 -Saturday - Please join us for the ISDUP Leadership Training Seminar. THIS IS FOR ALL COMPANY OFFICERS.
Where: Woods Cross High School
600 W. 2200 S.-Woods Cross, Utah 84087
(call the museum @ 801.532.6479 for hotel information and DUP rates.)
Special musical guests- “Echoes of Hammers and Spikes”
Schedule:
8:30 am -Book Sales
10:00 am -General Mtg.
11:15 am - Break: complimentary refreshments
11:30-12:30 pm-Workshop Sessions
HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

05/17/2019

The Spring 2019 issue of the Legacy has been posted to the ISDUP website. The mailed version should arrive next week!

May 10, 2019Wonderful day at Promontory Point celebrating the 150th  Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad  with ...
05/11/2019

May 10, 2019
Wonderful day at Promontory Point celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Transcontinental Railroad with 20,000 of our closest friends!
#historyinthemaking#beautifulday🚂🚂

Just in time for the 150th Transcontinental Railroad Celebration, our specially designed pins and magnets are back in st...
05/09/2019
Daughters of Utah Pioneers Web Shop

Just in time for the 150th Transcontinental Railroad Celebration, our specially designed pins and magnets are back in stock. Shop at our store:

We sell a variety of books, jewelry, and souvenirs related to Utah pioneers.

May 2019 DUP Song“Little Maggie May”Pioneer Songs music book – Page 20Sung by Micah Forsgren on the 2018-2019 Music CDWr...
05/02/2019

May 2019 DUP Song

“Little Maggie May”

Pioneer Songs music book – Page 20

Sung by Micah Forsgren on the 2018-2019 Music CD

Written in America in 1869 by G. W. Moore and Charles Blamphin, this song is not to be confused with a Liverpool sailor/folk song by the same name. (Sometimes spelled Maggie Mae) Appearing with other songs of the day such as folk songs, spirituals, and songs by Stephen Foster, “Little Maggie May” displays great affection and an enduring love. Verses not included in Pioneer Songs are as follows: Although her voice is ever still, / 'Tis like an angel's lay / I hear it still where're I go, / The voice of Maggie May. / The years have flown, my eyes are dim / My hair is scant and grey. / But never will I cease to love / My long-lost Maggie May.”

May 2019 DUP Artifact“Reconstructed Covered Wagon”Where: Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort 500 East Washington AvenueLas Vegas, ...
05/02/2019

May 2019 DUP Artifact
“Reconstructed Covered Wagon”

Where:
Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort
500 East Washington Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89101

“I want you and your siblings and my grandchildren to have an original covered wagon, so you will never forget the great, courageous, noble, hardworking and reverent people who were your pioneer ancestors of the past. I want you all to know that you are the end result of generations of these great people,” stated Sharon Marshall Rather when asked what she wanted for her birthday.

This wagon was reconstructed by her son Douglas from original pieces from many wagons. The flatbed and wheels were 100 years old. The seat was from a wagon in Cedar City, Utah, which was at least 57 years old. Other original parts were found in the desert around southern Utah to restore the wagon. In an old creek bed in a ditch he found the rusty hoops to hold the wagon cover.

For a long time, it was in her backyard where the grandchildren played at being pioneers and would sleep in the wagon with bedrolls. It has now been acquired by the Daughters of Utah Pioneers to be displayed in the historic Mormon Fort at Las Vegas

Our thanks goes out to our amazing lesson committee  who enlightened us even more on the Transcontinental  Railroad.   M...
04/23/2019

Our thanks goes out to our amazing lesson committee who enlightened us even more on the Transcontinental Railroad. May 10th will be the 150 year anniversary. Such a fun afternoon. Thanks to all who supported it. 🚂🚂🚂

04/22/2019

•This coming Tuesday, April 23rd, 1:30pm at the Pioneer Museum , we’ll continue our lecture series as we learn more about the Transcontinental Railroad of 1869. Maryann Jensen, Ellen Jeppson, Julie Thompson, and Lynette Hansen will be our guest speakers. Hope to see you there!! 🚂🚂🚂

04/11/2019

Happy 118th birthday DUP❤️💜❤️💜

Look what just came in!  New railroad pins to commemorate  the 150 year anniversary of the railroad golden spike era. Pi...
04/11/2019

Look what just came in! New railroad pins to commemorate the 150 year anniversary of the railroad golden spike era. Pins are $6.00 at the museum and $8.00 on our online store. What a keepsake!
dupwebshop.myshopify.com

The International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers, in partnership with the Days of ‘47, are pleased to announce the 2...
04/05/2019

The International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers, in partnership with the Days of ‘47, are pleased to announce the 2019 Royalty. L-R-Carli Sorenson, First Attendant-Anastasia Haner, Queen- Emilie Clark, Second Attendant.
The Annie Taylor Hyde award was presented to Bradie Harris. Higher education scholarships were awarded to the winners. ❤️

04/05/2019

Our ISDUP Lecture Series continues with the following upcoming date:
April 9 - History of Corinne and the Railroad - Guest Speakers- Promontory Summit ranchers Delwin/Marjorie Mills, LaVone Woodward and Beulah Wells, Fruitvale and Corinne.
Time- 1:30pm
Lecture Hall - Pioneer Museum in SLC , 300 North Main Street, SLC.
HOPE TO SEE YOU !

April 2019 DUP Song“My Bonnie”Pioneer Songs music book – Page 271Sung by Larisa Forsgren on the 2018-2019 Music CD“My Bo...
04/01/2019

April 2019 DUP Song

“My Bonnie”

Pioneer Songs music book – Page 271

Sung by Larisa Forsgren on the 2018-2019 Music CD

“My Bonnie” is traditionally from Scottish folklore but became popular in western culture. The song’s origin is uncertain. Some believe it refers to ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’ (Charles Edward Stuart) who was exiled after a defeat in battle in 1746. Thus, the words My Bonnie lies over the ocean could refer to him. However, the term bonnie may have reference to a person or something good, pretty, or attractive, and could possibly describe someone in a romantic role. In this sense it could be a love song. Verse four hints at a happy reconciliation with the winds blowing over the ocean that brought back my Bonnie to me.

April 2019 DUP Artifact“Adobe Brick Mold”Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort 500 East Washington AvenueLas Vegas, NV  89101This ad...
04/01/2019

April 2019 DUP Artifact

“Adobe Brick Mold”

Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort
500 East Washington Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89101

This adobe brick mold is found in the adobe building, the only surviving part of the original fort built by the Mormons in 1855. It is part of the Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort, which is part of the State Historical Parks of Nevada. Adobe means mud-brick in Spanish. Adobe is a building material made from earth and other organic materials. Adobe bricks (mud-bricks) are made of earth with a fairly high clay content and straw. If produced manually, the earth mix is cast in open molds onto the ground and then left to dry out. Adobe bricks are only sun-dried, not kiln-fired. When used for construction, they are laid up into a wall using an earth mortar.

Please join us for the ISDUP 118th Birthday Party 🎈on April 11th where we’ll have an open house and bazaar from 11am-2pm...
03/20/2019

Please join us for the ISDUP 118th Birthday Party 🎈on April 11th where we’ll have an open house and bazaar from 11am-2pm at the Pioneer Museum in SLC, located at 300 N. Main Street. We will be accepting a variety of articles from donations to sell at the bazaar (no food please). These two beautiful quilts will be in a silent auction starting at $100 each. They are new, beautiful, very large, machine quilted and hand bound. Please call Marsha @ 801.532.6479 ex. 200 for more details. All items donated need to be at the museum by April 6th by 4pm. We’re having cake of course! 🎂 Hope you’re coming! ❤️

MARCH 2019 DUP Song“Susannah, Susannah”Pioneer Song Contest Collection - 2013Sung by Mellissa Laisnez on the 2018-2019 M...
03/01/2019

MARCH 2019 DUP Song

“Susannah, Susannah”

Pioneer Song Contest Collection - 2013

Sung by Mellissa Laisnez on the 2018-2019 Music CD

This song was written to honor Susannah Stone Lloyd, a pioneer in the Willie and Martin Handcart companies in 1856. Some exact lines in this song were taken directly from her autobiography. She was a woman of faith who suffered much hardship but overcame her trials through complete trust in the Lord. Susannah Lloyd is the author’s fourth great-grandmother.

March 2019 DUP Artifact“Robert Henderson’s Pump Organ”Where:   Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort    500 East Washington Avenue  ...
03/01/2019

March 2019 DUP Artifact

“Robert Henderson’s Pump Organ”

Where:
Old Las Vegas Mormon Fort
500 East Washington Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89101

Robert Henderson, a dairy farmer in the Willard and Perry, Utah area, bought the organ. The exact time is not known. After his daughter Anges’ death in 1939, her son, Robert Henderson Denning then took the organ to his home in Boulder City, Nevada, where it was used by the family and community events. The organ was made by Hamlin and Mason Company in Massachusetts. The company was formed in 1854 to manufacture a new instrument that they called the “organ harmonica.” From there the company graduated to the American Cabinet Organ, a product that would earn Mason and Hamlin 1st prize at the Paris Exhibition in 1867. Family tradition always had that this was the organ which won that 1st place prize as it has a medallion affixed to it. The organ was restored and donated to DUP to display in the Old Fort Museum in Las Vegas. Information from Robert Henderson Denning (grandson) and Janice Keeler Wilcox (great-great-granddaughter).

02/28/2019
FEBRUARY 2019 DUP Song“The Lily of the West”Pioneer Songs music book – page 149Sung by Caleb Jardine on the 2018-2019 Mu...
01/31/2019

FEBRUARY 2019 DUP Song

“The Lily of the West”

Pioneer Songs music book – page 149

Sung by Caleb Jardine on the 2018-2019 Music CD

A young man falls in love with a pretty girl and courts her for many a day. He is sorely distressed when he discovers her conversing with another man. This traditional Irish folk song has been kept alive by many parlor and ballad singers. During the 19th century it was known throughout the United States and became a part of our folk heritage.

“Sampler” Rockland Camp Lupe Pioneer Museum160 South CedarRockland, ID  83271This sampler was made by Susan Clarissa Las...
01/31/2019

“Sampler”

Rockland Camp Lupe Pioneer Museum
160 South Cedar
Rockland, ID 83271

This sampler was made by Susan Clarissa Lasley Moon who was born 1884 in Rockland, Idaho.

The family story behind this artifact is that somewhere between the age of 8 and 10, Susan Lasley was being a "pain" to her mother, Sarah Allen Lasley, for lack of something to do. Her mother gave Sarah this table scarf. Sarah finished the lace border, and then her mother had her embroider the names of most of the original settlers to the Rockland Valley. This piece is dated approximately 1892 to 1894.

01/09/2019
JANUARY 2019 DUP Song“The Song of Emma Hart”Pioneer Song Contest Collection - 2013Sung by Emma Steuart on the 2018-2019 ...
01/02/2019

JANUARY 2019 DUP Song

“The Song of Emma Hart”

Pioneer Song Contest Collection - 2013
Sung by Emma Steuart on the 2018-2019 Music CD

Emma Hart Pierce was born March 14, 1835, and was blessed by Joseph Smith when she was four weeks old. She is the composer’s third great-grandmother. As a faithful pioneer woman, she desired to pass on to her posterity her treasured knowledge that she had been held and blessed by the hands of a prophet of God and by him given a name he cherished more than any other. At age seventy-nine she made a paper cutout of hearts to represent her family name and hands to remember the prophet Joseph’s blessing. This hearts and hands cutout is displayed in our ISDUP Museum.

JANUARY 2019 DUP Artifact“Indian Corn Grinder”Rockland Camp Lupe Pioneer Museum160 South CedarRockland, ID  83271   This...
01/02/2019

JANUARY 2019 DUP Artifact
“Indian Corn Grinder”

Rockland Camp Lupe Pioneer Museum
160 South Cedar
Rockland, ID 83271

This artifact, a metate stone and bowl, was found near Indian Springs, approximately 10 miles from North of Rockland, Idaho. The naturally heated springs has a constant 90 degree temperature.

The Indians considered the hot springs sacred. They had probably explained them in magical terms as a place that was primarily for gods and spirits. The healing waters of the great spirit were a special place they had come to for many generations to worship and to heal the sick and wounded. A metate or metlatl (or mealing stone) is a type or variety of quern, a ground stone tool used for processing grain and seeds.

Our Christmas program today was wonderful. The “Song Keepers” brought in Christmas cheer and fun. Thanks to all who part...
12/08/2018

Our Christmas program today was wonderful. The “Song Keepers” brought in Christmas cheer and fun. Thanks to all who participated. Merry Christmas!

DECEMBER 2018 DUP Song“It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints  Hymn BookSung by I...
12/02/2018

DECEMBER 2018 DUP Song

“It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Hymn Book

Sung by Ireri Tetelpa on the 2018-2019 Music CD

Edmund Sears, author of the text, was a Unitarian minister concerned with social issues of the day. He saw the world as dark with strife, sin, and people not hearing the message of Christ. Written in 1849, two verses are excluded from LDS Hymns, one of which is as follows: Yet with the woes of sin and strife / The world has suffered long; / Beneath the angel strain have rolled / Two thousand years of wrong; / And man, at war with man, hears not / The love song which they bring;/ O hush the noise, ye men of strife, / And hear the angels sing! The clergyman who edited the first printing of this carol was to have said, “I always feel that, however poor my Christmas sermon may be, the reading and singing of this hymn are enough to make up for all deficiencies.” It is of interest to note that the original title in 1849 was “Peace on Earth.” Also, the present-day tune for this hymn was not written originally for the given text. Written in 1850 by Richard Willis, the melody was used for two other Christmas carols before becoming the familiar “It Came Upon the Midnight Clear” we know today. Verse three in Hymns gives a more optimistic view of things. When the new heav’n and earth shall own / The Prince of Peace their King, / And the whole world send back the song / Which now the angels sing.

DECEMBER 2018 DUP Artifact“Guadelupe Valdez Pocket Watch”Where: Rockland Camp Lupe Pioneer Museum160 South CedarRockland...
12/02/2018

DECEMBER 2018 DUP Artifact
“Guadelupe Valdez Pocket Watch”

Where:
Rockland Camp Lupe Pioneer Museum
160 South Cedar
Rockland, ID 83271

Guadelupe was the first settler in the Rockland Valley. He arrived here in 1878. He lived in a cave on the North side of Rock Creek, approximately a mile from the Rockland town center. Lupe was the first individual to irrigate in the Rockland Valley. His irrigation rights were granted on February 15, 1879. The pocket watch was the most common type of time telling device from their origination in the 16th century until wristwatches became popular after World War I. Typically pocket watches have an attached chain or fob to allow them to be secured to the jacket, lapel, or belt loop to avoid being dropped. Most watches were made in Europe, although Henry Pitkin started making American watches in the late 1830s.

NOVEMBER 2018 DUP Song“Sweet Genevieve” Pioneer Songs music book  -  pg. 67 Sung by Paul Gibson on the 2018-2019 Music C...
11/01/2018

NOVEMBER 2018 DUP Song

“Sweet Genevieve”
Pioneer Songs music book - pg. 67
Sung by Paul Gibson on the 2018-2019 Music CD

It has been said that a true love is never forgotten. This is the case with “Sweet Genevieve.” Our ardent suitor in this song longs for the lovely past and remembers the blissful dreams of long ago. George Cooper wrote the lyrics and Henry Tucker the music. Published in 1869 in New York, it has been a song of nostalgia ever since. A number of recorded versions can be heard from a wide variety of performers. The song was used in a 1941 film, Ball of Fire. It was recorded in 1945 by Sons of the Pioneers, again in 1954 by the Robert Shaw Chorale, and in 2013 sung by Disneyland’s Dapper Dans. It would be fitting to say that the song “Sweet Genevieve” has been endearing and memorable.

NOVEMBER 2018 DUP Artifact“PULPIT”Where:     Fanny Cropper Powell Camp Heritage Hall                 4365 South 4000 Wes...
11/01/2018

NOVEMBER 2018 DUP Artifact

“PULPIT”

Where: Fanny Cropper Powell Camp Heritage Hall
4365 South 4000 West
Deseret, UT 84624

This pulpit was built by Adolph Frederick Warnick, an early settler of Deseret. It was built for the first church in Deseret. That building burned down but the pulpit was saved and stored in the next church building. The flood of 1983 destroyed that building. It was then donated to the DUP Heritage Hall.

Our International Convention was wonderful. Magician and Historian, Richard Hatch presented fun facts and magic. Our les...
10/14/2018

Our International Convention was wonderful. Magician and Historian, Richard Hatch presented fun facts and magic. Our lesson committee presented our brand new book, Tales of Triumph, Vol.I. Thanks to all who were able to come and support the convention.

10/12/2018

Reminder!
The Daughters of Utah Pioneers International Convention is tomorrow, Saturday, (Oct. 13, 2018) at the Davis Convention Center in Layton, Utah. Book sales are at 9am and the main meeting is at 10am. Hope to see you there!

OCTOBER 2018 DUP Song“Sarah’s Song”Pioneer Song Contest Collection - 2013Sung by Crystal Erikson on the 2018-2019 Music ...
10/01/2018

OCTOBER 2018 DUP Song

“Sarah’s Song”

Pioneer Song Contest Collection - 2013

Sung by Crystal Erikson on the 2018-2019 Music CD

Sixteen-year-old Sarah Rushton, and her mother (both dressmakers), along with her father and younger sister, left England to live in the home of the prophet Joseph Smith. Mobs drove them out resulting in her mother’s death from icy exposure at Winter Quarters. Sarah carried yards of muslin made by her mother across the plains. She later said that her needle “dipped” into the fabric and “rose” up time and time again. Her great granddaughter, Christene Reynolds, wrote the lyrics and her son, Mac, helped with the music along with Jane Bindrup Dye.

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