Draper Then and Now

Draper, Utah

Pictures: 12300 South looking east in 1917, and again in 2010.

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 many Draper homes
-Maps of Draper & the Salt Lake Valley
-Draper Resident Obituaries
-The Arts in Draper
-Draper Schools
-Draper Agriculture
-Draper’s Police and Fire Departments
-The Railroad in the area
-Histories of Salt Lake Valley towns
-The Postal Service
…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 2018-07-30