Draper Then and Now
Draper, Utah-12300 South looking east in 1917, and again in 2010.
THE DHS MUSEUM WILL BE CLOSED UNTIL JANUARY 2, 2019. PLEASE COME VISIT US IN THE NEW YEAR!
With a rich heritage dating back to 1849, Draper has it’s own unique story, begun by a small group of hearty Mormon 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:
-Many 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
-The Railroad in the area
-Histories of Salt Lake Valley towns
-The 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!