Draper Then and Now
Draper, Utah-12300 South looking east in 1917, and again in 2010.
YES, WE ARE OPEN!
We encourage Covid-19 distancing and mask-wearing safeguards for the time being, but welcome all who would like to come visit us at the museum.
EVER CONSIDER VOLUNTEERING AT THE DHS MUSEUM?! WE ARE ARE LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS!
NO SPECIFIC TRAINING NESSESARY, JUST A LOVE OF DRAPER, HISTORY AND A DESIRE TO LEARN. FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT US: .
With a rich history dating back to 1849, Draper’s first settlers (a small group of saints-early members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints) provide a unique story of their long trek across the central plains of the U.S, to the Salt Lake Valley, and then, finally, to South Willow (now Draper). Come learn about their incredible experiences, their triumphs and tragedies, and come to know those that 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
-The Arts in Draper
-Schools of Draper
-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 (tours by appointment only, most days except Sundays, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Yers Day) museum open Mondays and 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!