SUPer DUPer Day at the Park on July 17

Fifth Annual Event Sponsored by both the SUP and DUP at This Is The Place Heritage Park

From 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Monday, July 17, all members, family and friends of the Sons of Utah Pioneers and the Daughters of Utah Pioneers will be admitted to the Heritage Park village at This Is The Place Monument for a special cost of only $5.00 per person. Special discount coupons are required and are available from Chapter leaders and from the SUP or DUP offices in Salt Lake City.

At 7:00 pm a devotional will be held in the Garden Place at the Park where Elder Jeffrey R. Holland of the Council of the Twelve Apostles will speak to attendees.


Elder Craig C. Christensen of the Presidency of the Seventy will speak at the SUP July 24 Sunrise Service in Salt Lake City

The Sunrise Service, sponsored by the Salt Lake Pioneer Chapter of the Sons of Utah Pioneers, will be held in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square this year on Monday July 24.

The program will feature Elder Craig C. Christensen, a member of the Presidency of the Seventy assigned to the Utah Areas of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Sunrise Service begins at 7:00 am sharp and concludes at 8:00 am, allowing attendees time to find their places for the Days of '47 Parade at 9:00 am.

Music for the program will be provided by the Salt Lake City Institute combined choirs. A flag ceremony by the Mormon Battalion will open the event. A highlight of the annual program is the introduction of the Days of '47 Royalty by the Daughters of Utah Pioneers. The Sunrise Service is open to the public and there is no charge for admission. Attendees should be in their seats by 6:50 am.

The "Historic Trails" page has been updated. Use these resources to plan summer vacation trips to historic sites and trails.

A National Parks Service Auto Tour Map of the council bluff area

A National Parks Service Auto Tour Map of the council bluff area

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Banquet at the National Historical Symposium in Salt Lake City, May 2013

Banquet at the National Historical Symposium in Salt Lake City, May 2013

Membership in the National Society of The Sons of Utah Pioneers is open to men everywhere who admire the heritage and values of the early pioneers of Utah and the intermountain west. All are invited to join this 84-year old organization and take an active role in activities that honor these courageous and visionary men and women.

   It is not necessary to have pioneer ancestry to become a member of the      Sons of Utah Pioneers.

Members are encouraged to affiliate with a nearby chapter where they will enjoy the fellowship of other like-minded men. Chapter meetings usually include stimulating and informative speakers on historical subjects of interest. Other activities in chapters are group treks to historic places, establishing and maintaining historical monuments and markers, and supporting appropriate community events.

Many chapters also recognize pioneering elementary and high school students with awards and scholarships, and honor modern pioneers from their local communities.

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Persons who live some distance from an organized chapter may be a member-at-large. Every member is welcome at all national events and at any chapter meeting where they may wish to visit.

All members receive the colorful print edition of the quarterly PIONEER Magazine, a high-quality historical publication of the SUP.

Many members make a lifetime commitment to the S.U.P. organization by becoming Life Members. See the S.U.P. Store for details of membership.

Note: Wives are encouraged to participate in national events along with their husbands, and most (but not all) chapters include wives in their monthly meetings.

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