St. George is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the settling of the area. There will be many activities involved during this time of celebration.
We have invited the Daughters of Utah Pioneers to share with our group some of the many artifacts, histories of early settlers and information that is part of the McQuarrie Memorial Museum (DUP Pioneer Museum).
Jeanine Vander Bruggen, President of the Washington West Company of the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, and is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the McQuarrie Memorial Museum, will be our presenter.
Jeanine also volunteers in the Museum along with members of the other 15 camps in Washington County.
Jeanine relocated to St. George from Southern California in 2005 and was immediately introduced to the Daughters of Utah Pioneers bringing about the realization that all of her ancestors were among those who originally settled Southern Utah in 1861.
Jeanine spent 30 years in a working career with a large corporation in Los Angeles, and upon retirement, and after obtaining her teaching credential, began teaching elementary school. She enjoys drawing upon these experiences to share the history of our early pioneers with those old and new to this area, with visitors from around the world, or with school children.
We invite you to come and enjoy this presentation.