10 sites to enhance your pioneer education

Published: Friday, July 20 2012 9:01 p.m. MDT

Pioneer Memorial Museum, 300 N. Main St., Salt Lake City Next » 1 of 10 « Prev
Filled with a plethora of pioneer artifacts, photographs, antiques, documents and histories, the Pioneer Memorial Museum, which is run by the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, is a six-story treasure house of information located in the heart of Salt Lake City. While the artifacts — including a horse-drawn steam engine, a large collection of old firearms and John Rowe Moyle's wooden leg — are a must-see, there is a wealth of genealogical information waiting to be tapped from both the written and photographic archives.

While much of the content housed in the museum comes from Mormon pioneers, the museum houses content from any type of pioneer. Not to mention, it's the largest museum in the world on one subject. According to Denice Wheeler, Daughters of Utah Pioneers "Legacy" publication editor, "The value of (the Pioneer Memorial Museum) is that anybody of any religion or race can probably come in and find stories about their family names." For more information, call 801-532-6479 or visit dupinternational.org.
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