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Museum Information

Goals of the Museum

To honor and preserve the heritage of the Pioneers who settled Wasatch County from 1859 to 1900. To celebrate the contributions, sacrifices and hear the stories of pioneer men and women in the County. To provide a place where the public can come to reflect and learn about the land and the founders of this great place.

Tours

Tours are available during museum hours and also in the evening. We invite families, school, community, church and youth groups to tour the museum.

Reservations are appreciated, please contact a member of the Executive Committee.

Features

Displays and Exhibits are housed at the DUP Museum.

  • Over 130 beautifully framed photographs of many early settlers in Wasatch County
  • Display of Native Americans - Brief history of Black Hawk War in Wasatch County
  • Historically significant exhibits and displays, unique and rare artifacts
  • Heritage Quilt of Historic Buildings in Wasatch County (DUP Museum)
  • Historic Barn Quilt (Tabernacle)
  • Gift counter handcrafted items
  • Books of historic interest are available. Titles such as "How Beautiful Upon the Mountains", "Under Wasatch Skies" and others. Some titles may be available in digital form only.
  • Beautiful Handmade quilts for purchase

Examples of Museum Exhibits

 
The Heritage Quilt shows ink drawings of pioneer buildings in Wasatch County. Local artist Fred Mertlich did the drawings and they were transferred to beige material. Suzanne Mertlich made the quilt top setting each block with a red border. The Mertlichs donated the quilt top to the Museum. Master quilters of The Daughters of Utah Pioneers Wasatch Company quilted the quilt. The quilt is mounted behind glass at the Museum. It is a very popular artifact.
 
This ceremonial sword and scabert are German made between 1861-65 and purchased for Major John Wesley Witt of the Wasatch Militia in 1866. The militia was organized to provide protection for the settlers. The Ute Indians led by Chief Black Hawk were raiding, stealing cattle and threatening the settlements, The militia was charged to make peace. The medals were awarded to Robert Stone Duke. An ivory pin with an Indian in a head dress and an Indian War Association Medal. Utah War survivors are shown in the photograph.
 
This drop leaf table has a beautifully carved pedestal base. It belonged to Joseph and Sally Murdock. They settled in Nauvoo in 1840. The Prophet Joseph Smith, Hyrum Smith and Brigham Young ate meals at the table, with the family, Joseph died in Nauvoo, he wanted his family to emigrate to the west. Sally and the children joined the Ira Spencer Company and they arrived in Salt Lake, September 22, 1847. The table was among the possessions they brought with them. Sons Joseph Stacy and Nymphus Croidin Murdock settled in the Heber Valley.

Artifact Donations to the DUP Museum

Artifacts that are appropriate for display that fit the pioneer era criteria (pre 1900) and are in good repair will be evaluated for acceptance.

One page histories of your ancestors who lived in Wasatch County prior to 1900 will be included in the museum displays.

Be a volunteer at the Museum:

Become a docent, three hours, one day a week. Assist patrons and learn interesting facts about Wasatch County its people and land.

Museum Hours

  • Year Round
          Tuesday-Saturday
          1:00 p.m.- 4:00p.m.
           (Closed the day of, day before and
           after, Thanksgiving, Christmas,
           and New Year's Day)
  • Evening Tours
         Family Reunions, Clubs,
         School, Youth & Church Groups

           To schedule dates & times contact
           a member of the Museum
           Executive Committee listed below.

Museum Executive Committee

  • Kathryn Berg, Chair 654-0164
  • Lavon Provost, 654-0680
  • Di Ann Turner, 654-2868
  • Kathleen Kendall,

 

Museum Board Members

  • Di Ann Turner, Wasatch Company President
  • Kathy Tingey, Docent Coordinator

Museum Gift Counter Price List

  • How Beautiful Upon the Mountain
    $15.00
  • Receiving Blanket - Double
    $20.00
  • Receiving Blanket - Single w/burp cloth
    $18.00
  • Receiving Blanket - Double w/burp cloth
    $23.00
  • Baby Quilt Tied w/picots 42x52"
    $40.00
  • Baby Quilt Tied 42x52"
    $30.00
  • Baby Carrier Cover - Reversible
    $25.00
  • Baby Carrier Cover - Fleece
    $20.00
  • Crocheted Afghan - Small
    $30.00
  • Crocheted Hot Pads
    $2.00 ea.
  • Burp Clothes
    $3.00 ea.
  • Quilt - Pieced Hand Quilted Antique
    $500.00
  • Die Cast Antique Pencil Sharpeners
    $3.00
  • Porcelain Dolls - Small
    $3.00
  • LED Flashlight - Small
    $3.00
  • DUP Pen
    $3.00
  • Girls Cloth Head Bands
    $1.00 ea
  • Rope Bracelets - Large
    $10.00
  • Rope Bracelets - Small
    $5.00
  • Book Prices vary

Our Purpose

Daughters of the Utah Pioneers 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 children who founded Utah.

 

We seek to encompass a broad scope of services, ranging from the preservation of historic landmarks to the education of thousands of school children and adults about their pioneer forebears.



Wasatch County Chapter

188 S Main Street

Heber City, Utah  84032

Tel. (435) 654-2868

Copyright 2019 by Wasatch County Daughters of the Utah Pioneers