Pioneer Memorial Museum: Salt Lake's treasure house of artifacts and stories is a 'secret' everyone can share
Books about the era, and the places and people of pioneer times, line shelves in the DUP's archive rooms. Shelves brim with files that collect documents and written histories of individual pioneers. Tiers of folders rise from floor to ceiling toward the back of the headquarters and museum building.
The details therein can be eye opening and fascinating.
As a result, the DUP and Pioneer Memorial Museum can be a valuable tool for those researching their roots. Genealogical libraries and the Web offer excellent resources for tracing family trees, but the society's mission, Smith notes, is somewhat different.
"They collect the facts," she says. "But we collect the stories."
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