Ever wonder about the Daughters of the Utah Pioneers organization? It was organized on April 1, 1901. 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.”
Interested in joining? What can you expect when you join DUP?
λ Enjoy membership with a great group of ladies.
λ Receive registration papers from the registrar or online at www.dupinternational.org, fill them in and return them to the registrar within 30 days and pay a membership fee. Receive the Legacy newsletter four times each year.
λ You can be an associate of the DUP if you are not a descendant of a pioneer before May 10, 1869.
λ Expect to present a history of an ancestor pioneer at a DUP meeting.
λ Prepare a short story about yourself to go into a camp scrapbook along with a picture of yourself.
λ Enjoy hearing the history of our forefathers.
λ Do your research at the ISDUP History Department and Photo Department.
– Bring friends and family to the Pioneer Memorial Museum.
λ Volunteer at your local DUP museum and support your local community.
λ Enjoy the friendship of other DUP members.
Recently, Marilyn Robertson of Camp Sierra Bonita was recognized as being a member of the DUP for more than 60 years. She has contributed greatly to the organization.
The Springville-Mapleton Company meets the first Thursday of the month at 2 p.m. at the Springville Senior Citizen Center, 65 E. 200 South. Individual camps also meet once a month at various times. If you have any questions, you may call the Springville-Mapleton Pioneer Museum at 801-491-2076.
Check the museum out on Facebook at Springville-Mapleton Daughters of Utah Pioneers.