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Research Library and Museum

The Draper Historical Society Research Library & Museum is maintained by volunteers who have collected hundreds of items from Draper's past. The museum features thousands of historical items, including pioneer artifacts, articles and stories of residents, tools, personal items, period clothing, musical instruments, pictures, maps, obituaries, dolls and lace, farming equipment, eggs production items, sports memorabilia, World War I memorabilia, and much more.

Established to encourage the study of Draper's history, the museum, art gallery, library, and archives promote the preservation, proper organization, and publication of authentic historical records and artifacts. 

The Draper Historical Society has many items for sale. Below is a list of the books currently have available.

People of Draper: 1849 to 1924

The History of Draper — Volume One

Sivogah to Draper City: 1849 to 1977

The History of Draper — Volume Two

People of Draper: 1849 to 1932

The History of Draper — Volume Three

The History of Draper three-volume set may also be purchased as a collection for $25.00.

Ebenezer Brown and Descendants


True to the Faith

The Life of W.B. Ennis — 1857 - 1947

Images of America — Draper (NEW)

Written by Draper resident Katherine Weinstein

The Draper Historical Society has composed a library of historical interviews with citizens of Draper who may be alive or passed on and recordings of a few events held in Draper over the years. All are available to view by appointment at the Draper Historical Society Museum. Copies can be purchased at the Museum for $5.00 each.

View a full list of available DVDs.


The Draper Historical Society strives to acquire and preserve for the use of the Society and the public, objects and materials that illuminate the history of Draper and encourages the donation of artifacts that will be displayed. Donations to the Draper Historical Society have enabled us to create a wonderful museum and showcase many historical artifacts. The museum is presently trying to acquire the following:

  • Pre-1940s clocks
  • Pioneer pictures
  • Pre-1940s phones
  • Wood churn
  • Recording of Kate Smith singing "God Bless America"
  • Pre-1940s musical instruments
  • Telephone switchboard
  • Coffee grinder
  • Tack saddle
  • Yearbooks

Donations to the Draper Historical Society have enabled us to create a wonderful museum and showcase many historical artifacts. We welcome your continued donations to the museum. If you possess any of these items and wish to donate them, please contact us at the email or phone number above. If no one is available, please leave a message with your name, phone number, and a description of the item(s) you would like to donate and your call will be returned as soon as possible.

Contact Us

Draper Historical Society 
Research Library and Museum
1054 Pioneer Rd
Draper, UT 84020

Mondays and Wednesdays
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM 

Scheduled visits can also be arranged by email or by calling
(801) 495-3476.

The museum is closed on all City holidays.

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