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Pioneer forefathers, today’s children

Article Date: 
1 June, 2012 (All day)

The Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) were excited to host a lively group of Morgan Elementary fourth graders and their teachers on Monday, May 21.      

After walking a short distance from school, the children toured the DUP Museum and pioneer cabin, where members of the Morgan Company DUP explained the use of tools and equipment, homemaking tools (such as a butter churn), and other items such as musical instruments, clothing and handwork which were made and used by the pioneers.  The children played pioneer games (each receiving a button spinner game), experienced other special activities like locating pictures of some of their own ancestors among the many pictures hanging on the walls in the museum, and gobbled up tasty bites of saltwater taffy and a slice of homemade bread and honey.

Everyone had an enjoyable time learning about the trials and challenges of the pioneers as they crossed the plains to raise their families and make their homes in this beautiful Morgan valley.  They went home with an appreciation of what the pioneers went through and an understanding of their relationship with this fine pioneer community of long ago.

The DUP is a non-profit organization and is happy to host groups such as families, book clubs, etc., that would be interested in enjoying a special day.   Please contact one of the DUP docents: DeAnn Fresh, Museum Director at 389-6180; Fern Covill, 829-3316; or Fran Turner 829-3577 to arrange for your group.

The DUP Museum will be open to the public the second and fourth Saturdays of June, July and August from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.