DUP Museum in St George

WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY     (Washington County, Utah)

DAUGHTERS OF UTAH PIONEERS (DUP)

McQuarrie Memorial Museum

LOCATION


145 North 100 East
St. George, UT 84770
(435)628-7274
https://www.dupstgeorge.org/pioneer-museum.html

Admission is free.

Hours: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays
Private tours can be arranged by calling the museum.


HOLDINGS

The McQuarrie Memorial Museum has over 2000 pioneer histories (including people, localities, and obituaries), 500+ pioneer photographs, and 1500+ artifacts. Copies of any of the histories and photos can be ordered and put on a CD for a small fee. For indicies, see:

    List of personal histories
    List of photos
    List of artifacts
    List of histories of past DUP member
    List of histories of local sites
    List of miscellaneous histories

Each month, one of the artifacts is featured with a news article:

    September 2009 Artifact of the Month - Portable Organ
    November 2009 Artifact of the Month - Bottom Part of a Chafing Dish
    February 2010 Artifact of the Month - Eight Day Clock


HISTORY

Mrs. Hortense McQuarrie Odlum, a granddaughter of an early mayor of St. George, was approached with the idea of creating a place to put many choice heirlooms held by family members. She provided financing for a building with the express purpose of housing pioneer relics.

The McQuarrie Memorial Hall was completed in 1938 and dedicated on June 17 of that year.

The museum is presently maintained and operated by the Daughters of Utah Pioneers (DUP).


PHOTOS

In the photograph below from the book, "Under Dixie Sun", appear (left to right) Frank Penrose, Hortense McQuarrie Odlum, Hector McQuarrie, Ella M. Hatch, Rulon McQuarrie, Zella M. Walker, Marie M. Hemenway, Ruth M. Penrose, Mrs. Hector McQuarrie, and Walter Walker.

McQuarrie Memorial Hall


McQuarrie Memorial Museum with the sign in front         McQuarrie Memorial Museum with the sign in front


McQuarrie Memorial Museum


Also see:

WCHS-00868     Postcard photo of the McQuarrie Memorial Hall

Landmark and Historic Sites: Informational Guide of Historical Sites within the City of St. George
Second Edition,   Revised 2011,   p. 55
Compiled by the St. George Community Development Department