240-page Special Issue of Pioneer is now available

"The Heavens Are Opened" issue of Pioneer has arrived in the mailboxes of S.U.P. members and Pioneer subscribers. All members and subscribers as of November 15, 2016 were on the mailing list for this special issue.

Additional copies may be purchased at the Church History Museum, at SUP Headquarters in Salt Lake City, and on-line in the SUP Store. Select Deseret Book Stores also have copies to sell. The price for the issue in all locations is $19.95. Books ordered from the SUP Store will have shipping charges added to the purchase price.

Worth Noting: A Forgotten Poem from the S.U.P. Past

An interesting and heartfelt poem by Stanley A. Purrington appeared on the front of the first of Pioneer magazine in 1936. See the complete first issue on the Pioneer magazine page of this website.

A long-forgotten poem written by s.u.p. member stanley A. purrington in 1936.

A long-forgotten poem written by s.u.p. member stanley A. purrington in 1936.

Subscribe to Pioneer Magazine

See what the excitement is all about! Click here to find out more about the full-color quarterly PIONEER Magazine. You will see pages from recent issues, and you can search an index to previous articles. To give a gift subscription or to order a subscription for yourself, go to the S.U.P. Store on this website.

Join the Sons of Utah Pioneers!

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.

There is a place for YOU in the Sons of Utah Pioneers organization. Find it and help us grow and keep the great Pioneer Heritage alive for generations to come. Click here for details.



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.

Join the Sons of Utah Pioneers today!