Leaders of the National Society of the Daughter of Utah Pioneers' 995 active camps across the country and in Canada gathered Saturday to "Remember Our Past - Forming Our Future."
The DUP's 10th annual seminar for the county officers was held in the Salt Palace.Following the meeting theme, Eileen R. Dunyon, president of the national organization, gave leaders six guidelines to follow in remembering their past.
Display and talk about the priceless relics that come into your possession, she said. If there's a museum in your locality, tour it. Have a pioneer day in your locality and invite an early settler to tell about the history of your town or city.
Keep your history books and scrapbooks current, plan to use visual aids to make the past more meaningful to the present listeners, and follow the program of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, the Sandy resident admonished. "If you open your hearts to the new members, you are indeed remembering the past."
The DUP, organized in 1901 with 46 pioneers' daughters, has grown to a current membership of 22,500 members.
Members must be at least 18 years old and have at least one ancestor who made the trek to Utah between July 24, 1847, and May 10, 1869.
For more information on the society, call the Pioneer Memorial Museum at 538-1050 during business hours.