Draper Then and Now

Draper, Utah-12300 South looking east in 1917, and again in 2010.

Draper City

With a rich heritage dating back to 1849, Draper has a unique story of a small group of hearty Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saint pioneers that, after trekking across the plains, came south to settle South Willow (now Draper). Come learn about those who laid the foundation of our community. We welcome individuals, school classes, businesses, organizations.


We have thousands of historical items including: artifacts, tools, personal items, period clothing, musical instruments, pictures, and more.

The museum library contains:

-Draper family histories
-Articles and stories of Draper residents
-Pictures of Draper properties of the past
-Local maps of Draper & the Salt Lake Valley
-Resident Obituaries
-The Arts in Draper
-Schools of Draper
-Draper Agriculture
-Local Police and Fire Departments through the years
-Local Railroad information
-Histories of Salt Lake Valley towns
-The Draper Postal Service
-Historical artifacts, pictures and memorabilia …and more!

Drop in for a visit, or book a guided tour (by appointment only) Mondays or Wednesdays. Hours: 8:00 am-6:00 pm from April-October, 8:00 am-5:00 pm November-March each year.

We hope to see you soon!

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Updated 2020-01-13