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The Pioneer Memorial Museum in Salt Lake City is a Place to Learn History

S. F. Mori

The museum is near the Utah State Capitol

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Pioneer Memorial Museum(Image is author's)

A good place to visit to learn about the history of Utah and the early pioneers of The Church or Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Pioneer Memorial Museum. It is located at 300 North Main Street just west of the Utah State Capitol.

It is also known as the Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum. That is the organization which maintains the museum.

The Daughters of Utah Pioneers was organized by a group of women who were invited into the home of Annie Taylor Hyde, who was a daughter of John Taylor, president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They wanted to perpetuate the names and achievements of the pioneers. As a lineage society, they followed such organizations as the Daughters of the American Revolution.
The International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers (ISDUP, DUP) is a women's organization dedicated to preserving the history of the original settlers of the geographic area covered by the State of Deseret and Utah Territory, including Mormon pioneers. The organization is open to any woman who is: (1) A direct-line descendant or legally adopted direct-line descendant with a pioneer ancestor; (2) the pioneer ancestor is a person who traveled to or through the geographic area covered by the State of Deseret/Utah Territory between July 1847 and 10 May 1869 (completion of the railroad, May 10, 1869); (3) over the age of eighteen, and of good character. Travel through the geographic area covered by the State of Deseret/Utah Territory can be either east to west, west to east, north to south, or south to north. [Wikipedia]

Although there are many museums and various places to learn about the history of the State of Utah, the Pioneer Memorial Museum offers much insight into the lives of the pioneers after they entered the Salt Lake Valley. The collection of artifacts at the Pioneer Memorial Museum is extensive and impressive.

The Daughters of the Utah Pioneers strive to preserve the history of their pioneer ancestors. This group has one of the country's most notable collections of pioneer artifacts including excellent displays about the lives of Brigham Young and Heber Kimball. Upper floors feature exhibits of dolls, handwork, clocks, weaponry and art. The Carriage House, a separate structure reached by underground walkway, is home to a variety of transportation devices ranging from an original pioneer wagon to a mule-powered streetcar. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated. [From the website: www.dupinternational.org]
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Utah State Capitol(Image is author's)

Anyone visiting the Utah State Capitol could go across the street to see the Pioneer Memorial Museum where there is an abundance of Utah pioneer history displayed.

The Pioneer Memorial Museum is now open with shortened hours. Check the website for further information.

[Reference: www.dupinternational.org and Wikipedia]

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