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Hallowed Ground Sacred Journeys


"A Brighter Day" - Joseph Smith Birthplace Memorial
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Pioneer Memorial Museum - International Society, Daughters of Utah Pioneers

The Pioneer Memorial Museum is a fascinating place 
to explore Mormon Church Pioneer History
David M. Whitchurch

Built and maintained by the International Society, Daughters of Utah Pioneers (founded in 1901), this structure was built to preserve the history, artifacts, and landmarks of Utah pioneer ancestors.

There are hundreds of examples of beds, cribs, and chairs in the museum. 
Multiple floors house the innumerable donated and collected artifacts. 
The objects belonged to memorable Church figures as well as lesser known pioneers of the past.
John P. Starrs

This wagon was brought to Utah by Johnston’s Army in the late 1850s. 
The running gear is original, but the top part was burned, 
then later restored when placed in the museum. 
John P. Starrs

One could spend from a half an hour (for a quick walk-through) to a full day or two (for an in-depth historical study) here.
Furniture from the home of President Heber C. Kimball 
gives an idea of the comforts of home following the earliest pioneer times.
John P. Starrs

The Museum has been recognized as one of the world’s largest collections of nineteenth century pioneer artifacts.  It contains Mormon memorabilia, period furniture, and photographs. 

The Pioneer Memorial Museum displays clothing typical of early days in Salt Lake City.
John P. Starrs

Carriages like this were common conveyances in Salt Lake City until the coming of the automobile. 
David M. Whitchurch

The cane in the center with the knob at the end is believed to be the cane 
Willard Richards used to ward off guns at the Carthage Jail doorway when Joseph and Hyrum Smith were killed.
David M. Whitchurch

Brigham Young’s uniquely bent cane is also on display in the Museum 
© by Intellectual Reserve Inc.

Construction commenced on October 17, 1947, one hundred years after the arrival of the first pioneers.
The architectural design is patterned after the historic Salt Lake Theatre 
that was built several blocks to the southeast at 100 South State Street in 1861–62.
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