Have some fun and give us your best guess on what this object is and what it is used for!
The Daughters of the Utah Pioneers McQuarrie Museum have some pretty unique objects that were used by our Pioneer ancestors in their daily lives and aren’t used today. It is always fun to look back and try to imagine how people went about their daily lives and the tools they used to help them.
Click the the contact link to submit your answer! The first correct answer and the name of the person who identified it will be published with our next article. Plus you will get a free bag of our delicious honey candy from our Gift Shoppe.
CONGRATULATIONS TO JEFF MCDONALD FOR GUESSING CORRECTLY NOVEMBER’S WHAT IS IT ARTIFACT! It was an antique jewelry box!
Donation Made to Erin Kimball Foundation by the Pioneer Museum.
October 19, 2017, members of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers presented the Erin Kimball Memorial Foundation with a tied quilt to be given to someone in need of comfort. The quilt is made of quilt blocks signed by visitors to the Pioneer Museum at 145 N. 100 E., St. George, during several special events held to highlight Museum artifacts. Marilyn MacLellan represented the Daughter of Utah Pioneers in making the presentation to the Director of the Erin Kimball Foundation, Madonna Melton. Marilyn also spearheaded the Charity Quilt project and has other Quilt projects that will be donated in the future.
Pioneer Museum HISTORY
Through the generous donation of Hortense McQuarrie Odlum, the McQuarrie Memorial Museum was built in 1938. We are known as the Pioneer Museum in St George. Hortense along with the Daughters of Utah Pioneers organization directed the Museum to be built to house the pioneer relics, photos and histories of those stalwart people who came to settle Washington County under the direction of Brigham Young beginning in mid-1850s.
The Museum is owned and operated by the Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP) Companies in Washington County, Utah. DUP members volunteer their time to manage and maintain the museum and serve as Docents for visitors from around the world. Donations contributing to the large collection with the walls of the Museum came and still come, from descendants of those pioneers who lived and worked in this harsh area.
HOURS: Open daily, Monday through Saturday10 AM to 5 PM. Closed Sunday and Wednesday.
Other Washington County Histories of Interest (click here)
Want to visit some historical sites?
View the descriptions and locations of the Historical Markers and Monuments of Southern Utah. (click here)
There are 128 markers and monuments established in Southern Utah by the DUP and the Sons of Utah Pioneers (SUP).
Want to learn more about the history of Southern Utah?
The book “Under Dixie Sun” is a history of Southern Utah prepared by Daughters of Utah Pioneers and is available for purchase. Look to see if any of your ancestors are in the book. Check the index by clicking here.