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.
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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.

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We LOVE our Pioneer Heritage! ♥️Happy Valentines Day! ♥️♥️♥️
02/14/2021

We LOVE our Pioneer Heritage! ♥️Happy Valentines Day! ♥️♥️♥️

02/10/2021
02/10/2021

The new Feb. 2021 Bulletin has been posted to our website @ ISDUP.Org.

Today was the dedication of a replacement DUP marker of the Bear River Massacre which occurred 158 years ago on Jan. 29,...
01/30/2021

Today was the dedication of a replacement DUP marker of the Bear River Massacre which occurred 158 years ago on Jan. 29, 1863 near Preston, Idaho. The local DUP company has worked with leaders of the Shoshone Tribe to correct the language of the old historical marker. Thanks to everyone who made it a memorable occasion!

*The Days of ’47 Scholarship Royalty Selection 2021*This year’s theme, “Pioneer Spirit: Alive Today!” will be exemplifie...
01/20/2021
Daughters of Utah Pioneers

*The Days of ’47 Scholarship Royalty Selection 2021*
This year’s theme, “Pioneer Spirit: Alive Today!” will be exemplified in the young women who participate in The Days of ’47 Scholarship Royalty Selection for 2021. 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 Days of '47 Scholarship Selection is produced by International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers. All the young women who will be competing have graduated from high school and are between the ages of 18 and 26. 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.
Due to the Coronavirus, we have had to greatly modify the traditional pageant for selecting the 2021 Days of '47 Royalty. All aspects of the process will be conducted practicing social distancing for contestants and volunteers. Please look at the application for further details. For an application, please access our website @ ISDUP.org.

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...

With respect and heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Mary Abbott Johnson, beloved former International President Da...
01/20/2021

With respect and heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Mary Abbott Johnson, beloved former International President Daughters of Utah Pioneers. Mary died on January 14, 2021. Much of her life was dedicated to Daughters of Utah Pioneers. Her service included: Camp Captain, Company President, International Board positions including 1st Vice President, and International President from 1997-2007. We remember her leadership, example, and her great kindness to all. Mary Johnson will be missed. A link to her obituary can be found on our website @ISDUP.org.

01/13/2021

The new January 2021 ISDUP Bulletin has been posted to our [email protected]
ISDUP. Org

HAPPY BIRTHDAY UTAH!
01/05/2021

HAPPY BIRTHDAY UTAH!

01/01/2021
12/25/2020
12/10/2020

The new December 2020 ISDUP Bulletin has now been posted to our website @ ISDUP.org.
Merry Christmas everyone!

12/01/2020

FYI- Our 2020 ISDUP Christmas program has been posted to our website @ISDUP. Org. Please pass the word along so all daughters in your camps and companies can be included. Merry Christmas 🎄🎁

11/25/2020

FYI- the Winter edition of the Legacy has been posted on our website @
ISDUP. Org

Have a wonderful, SAFE, and delicious Thanksgiving!
11/23/2020

Have a wonderful, SAFE, and delicious Thanksgiving!

11/12/2020

The November 2020 Bulletin has been posted on our website @ isdup.org

10/20/2020

Reminder: We will only be selling books from the museum two more weeks through October from 10-1pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
They will be shipped after that for a fee.

10/10/2020

The October 2020 Bulletin has been posted to our website @ isdup.org

📘We are pleased to introduce a new feature on our website called “The Book Corner!”  It will include a monthly review of...
09/21/2020
Daughters of Utah Pioneers

📘We are pleased to introduce a new feature on our website called “The Book Corner!” It will include a monthly review of a chosen book. This month’s book is “Champions of Change: 25 Women Who Made History.” It’s a terrific book! Watch the review at isdup.org which also includes ordering info. 📚

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...

09/14/2020

The September 2020 Bulletin has been posted to our website-ISDUP.org

08/26/2020

The 2020 Fall Legacy has been posted on our website @isdup.org

08/11/2020

FYI: The new August 2020 bulletin has now been posted to our website @ isdup.org. Check it out! New information!

Yet another OUTREACH experience from a young family on the east coast .  After a fun face time  with grandma today, thre...
07/24/2020

Yet another OUTREACH experience from a young family on the east coast . After a fun face time with grandma today, three year old pioneer girl Quincy twisted her dads arm to Lowe’s where they converted their John Deere lawnmower into a covered wagon. She filled it with a blanket and an old lantern . The pioneer spirit is alive and will only continue if WE keep passing it on! Well done! ♥️

As an OUTREACH endeavor, here’s a fantastic idea from a young mother who is wanting her two small daughters to experienc...
07/24/2020

As an OUTREACH endeavor, here’s a fantastic idea from a young mother who is wanting her two small daughters to experience where they came from and their ancestry. I might add, they don’t live in Utah.
Love this soooo much! ♥️♥️♥️

Happy Pioneer Day! Our family wanted to say thank you for preserving our family’s Pioneer heritage and helping us to discover our families lost history. Below is a picture of my daughters celebrating their first ever Pioneer Day today.

07/24/2020
We love our ancestry and appreciate our beloved pioneers! ♥️ ♥️♥️July 24, 1847
07/24/2020

We love our ancestry and appreciate our beloved pioneers! ♥️ ♥️♥️
July 24, 1847

♥️FOR YOUR INFO:  We have “Women Suffrage Centennial”  items for sale in our  ISDUP online web store. We currently have ...
07/21/2020

♥️FOR YOUR INFO: We have “Women Suffrage Centennial” items for sale in our ISDUP online web store.
We currently have two limited edition enamel pins and some campaign-style buttons to celebrate the 100th year anniversary of “Women’s Suffrage.” (Strongly consider these pins especially if you are a collector.) We also have two books about women in Utah. You can find these items in the gift shop by browsing or searching for "suffrage" in the search bar. (Remember, the prices quoted includes shipping.)
Also, the May 2020 lesson on Women’s Suffrage is still available on our webpage for viewing. If you haven’t watched it, please do. It’s terrific.
♥️Happy Anniversary , ladies!

07/02/2020

ATTENTION: ♥️Since the museum is still closed, we’re continuing offering our pick-up service for your new DUP lesson books and music CD’s any Tuesday or Thursday throughout the months of JULY and AUGUST between the hours of 10am-2pm. The pick-up service will be behind the Carriage House on (Apricot Street .) We will be waiting for you there.
Spiral book- $15.
Hardbound book - $20.
Music CD - $5.
Call Henry in the office if you wish to use a credit card. If you want to pay with cash or a check, please have the exact amount. Take advantage of this opportunity- you’re saving postage . You may also have your book(s) shipped as well. Postage will apply. ♥️🐝

07/02/2020

❤️FYI... THE 2020 JULY BULLETIN HAS BEEN POSTED TO THE ISDUP.org website . Please check it out and pass it on! ❤️❤️❤️

FYI:  Our virtual seminar/convention training is now on our ISDUP. org website.  Scroll down on our page and click away!...
06/21/2020
Daughters of Utah Pioneers

FYI: Our virtual seminar/convention training is now on our ISDUP. org website. Scroll down on our page and click away! It’s fantastic. ♥️

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...

06/09/2020

FYI: The June 2020 Bulletin has been posted on the isdup.org website!♥️CHECK IT OUT!

06/02/2020

ATTENTION: ♥️Since the museum is still closed, we’ve arranged for you to pick-up your new DUP lesson books any Tuesday or Thursday throughout the month of June between the hours of 10am-2pm. The pick-up service will be behind the Carriage House (on Apricot Street .) We will be waiting for you.
Spiral book- $15.
Hardbound book - $20.
Music CD - $5.
Call Marsha in the office if you wish to use a credit card. If you want to pay with cash or a check, please have exact amount. Take advantage of this opportunity- you’re saving postage .♥️🐝

05/15/2020

FYI - The ISDUP MAY 2020 Bulletin has now been posted on our website. ♥️
Check it out!

05/13/2020

♥️NEW INFORMATION regarding
Book and CD Sales for 2020-2021!

Beginning Monday, May 18, lesson books and music CDs for the 2020-2021 year will be available for purchase. As has been done in the past, these items can be ordered and shipped with additional shipping costs. If you prefer to order through the website, you may. The museum and lobby are closed to the public. Therefore, we are offering curbside pickup of these items for purchase.
1. Please call Marsha at 801-532-6479 to place your order for pickup as explained below. We encourage you to order as a camp or company if possible.
2. Order pickup will be behind the museum Carriage House on Apricot Street, north of the museum. Please access Apricot Street from the west side of the museum. This service will be available Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays between the hours of 10:00 and 2:00 beginning Tuesday, May 19. Museum personnel will bring orders for pickup to your car on Apricot Street. Books that have not been preordered may be requested and paid for with a check or cash in the exact amount at the time of pickup. There will be no credit card availability and no change available.
3. This service will continue at least through the month of May. We have ordered a substantial number of books and there should not be a shortage. Books will be available for purchase throughout the summer.
Prices are as follows: Hardbound books: $20; Spiralbound books: $15; Music CD: $5. ♥️

It’s up!  Our May 2020 lesson has been posted on our website as a virtual watch.  Did you know that John Taylor sent Emm...
05/06/2020

It’s up! Our May 2020 lesson has been posted on our website as a virtual watch. Did you know that John Taylor sent Emmeline B. Wells along with Zina Young Card to the National Women’s Suffrage Convention in Washington D.C.? Zina brought back 4 pins which are on display in our museum. This is a terrific lesson. We’ve come a long way! Please contact your camps so they don’t miss it! ♥️

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300 N Main St
Salt Lake City, UT
84103

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Monday 09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00
Thursday 09:00 - 16:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:00

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With respect and heavy hearts, we announce the passing of Mary Abbott Johnson, beloved former International President Daughters of Utah Pioneers. Mary died on January 14, 2021. Much of her life was dedicated to Daughters of Utah Pioneers. Her service included: Camp Captain, Company President, International Board positions including 1st Vice President, and International President from 1997-2007. We remember her leadership, example, and her great kindness to all. Mary Johnson will be missed.
My name is Kathleen Norris, I am DUP member at large and I am a Master’s student in the Genealogy, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies program at the University of Strathclyde and I am seeking individuals 18 years and older from the genealogy community to take a survey for me. The survey is about 15-20 minutes in length depending on your answers. My purpose is to learn how much genealogy as a practice and the discovery of family history stories each impact resilience. https://hass.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bKoFlK4wkfHtnrD I am grateful to you for your willingness to participate. If you have seen my survey elsewhere and have already participated I want to thank you for the time it took for you to do so. It is invaluable for me to have these responses and I appreciate your time.
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Happy Pioneer Day! Our family wanted to say thank you for preserving our family’s Pioneer heritage and helping us to discover our families lost history. Below is a picture of my daughters celebrating their first ever Pioneer Day today.
Happy Pioneer Day! Our family wanted to say thank you for preserving our family’s Pioneering heritage and helping us to discover our family’s history. You have truly given us a great treasure! Below are my daughters celebrating their first Pioneer Day today💕
How do I access the photo archives, are they digitized and searchable or would one have to go there in person to find a photo? I understand that one of the photos I have that is cropped came from the SLC museum, and I wondered if the full photo is there.
Hi everyone! I'm just starting my family history journey and discovered my family members were Utah Pioneers. Cyrus Sanford is my 4 times great grandfather. He lived in Nauvoo and traveled to Salt Lake in 1850 then helped found the town of Springville Utah. I'm trying to learn more about this part of our family history which we knew nothing about until yesterday. I'd love any advice on where to get more information. Thank You!
Can you tell me about the ISA meeting this coming week?
Hello! I am the great great grandaughter of William Barnaby Bennett, who built the cabin behind me in this photo. I understand you are in charge of this "Drown Cabin" in Midvale. I would like to speak to someone about it! Please feel free to PM me on FB. Thank you!!
Can not find the Rexburg schedule for DUP. email is [email protected]
How can I find the music for the 2019-2020 season? Anyone know?
Did you have ancestors who lived in the Winter Quarters/Countil Bluffs area during 1846-1854? Would you like to see where they lived? The Historical Pioneer Research Group (HPRG) in Omaha has created an interactive tour map of the Middle Missouri River Valley - I found where my ancestors were located! - Thanks HPRG!!! ACCESS THE CROSSROADS MAP AT THEIR LINK: http://earlylds.com/ #HistoricalPioneerResearchGroup