Draper Then and Now

With a rich heritage dating back to 1849, Draper has it’s own unique story, filled with intrigue, excitement and the strength of tough people that weathered challenges of every type, to build a community that has grown and developed to today.

Settled by 20 Mormon Pioneers after trekking across the plans, then coming south to Little Willow (Now Draper), those individuals took a remote and barren landscape far different from what they had known, and developed housing farms, irrigation, industry, and ever growing families that left their mark in Draper.

Come meet the people who laid the foundation of Draper City, and see how much progress we have made since.


Our museum houses thousands of artifacts, tools, personal items, period clothing, pictures and a large collection of historical and genealogic information and much more! We invite you, your families, friends, organizations, school classes, and businesses to visit and be enlightened. Drop in for a visit and look, or arrange for a guided tour with a volunteer (by appointment only Monday’s or Wednesdays each week). Call us to schedule yours!

Pictures are of: 12300 south looking east in Draper 1917 and again in 2010.

Updated 2017-10-17