With a rich history dating back to 1849, Draper’s first settlers, a small group of early members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, provide a unique story of their long trek across the central plains of the U.S to the Salt Lake Valley, and then finally to South Willow Creek, which was eventually renamed Draper.
The Draper Historical Society was organized to protect and preserve the City's history. This volunteer organization gathers and protects historical documents, pictures, artifacts, and personal stories. The members encourage the study of Draper's history by establishing a public museum, art gallery, library, and archives.
This local museum is maintained by volunteers who have collected hundreds of items from Draper's past and is open to the public. The museum features pioneer artifacts, dolls and lace, farming equipment, egg production items, sports memorabilia, and World War I memorabilia. Come learn about our pioneer's incredible experiences, triumphs, and tragedies, and come to know those who laid the foundation of our community.
We welcome individuals, school classes, businesses, and organizations.