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Date(s) - 01/31/2020 - 02/01/2020
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The City of Nauvoo, Nauvoo Tourism Office, Joseph Smith Historic Site and Historic Nauvoo sponsor an annual gathering to celebrate the full gamut of Nauvoo’s legacy – its Native American peoples, its origins as a river town, its role in the Latter-day Saints’ history, its place in the utopian Icarian movement, its appeal to German immigrants, its contribution to the Sisters of St. Benedict ministry, its significance in Midwest viticulture, its reflection of trends in American agriculture, and its rebirth as a point of heritage tourism. This gathering is a venue for sharing stories that have not yet entered into the standard narrative of the histories of Hancock and Lee counties. The 10th Annual Untold Nauvoo Stories symposium will be held January 31 – February 1 at various locations throughout Nauvoo.

Friday, January 31, 2020
11:30 a.m. Registration and Open House
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Session 1A
Robert Ziegler: “The Doodlebug Train”
Paul DeBarthe: “Archaeology at the Samuel Smith Dig Site”
Session 1B
Sister Mary Jane Wallace: “History of Bennet Hall”
Patricia Henson: “Smith Hamill Grocery and the Nauvoo Connection”
2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. Session 2A
Rita Allen: “Sycamore Haven or is it Sycamore Heaven”
Karen Austin: “Nauvoo Families”
Session 2B
Janet Fife‐LaFrenz: “The Mississippi, Its Challenges and Triumphs”
Randall Soland: “The Easterdays and Teesdales In Hancock County ‐ The Germans and the Scotch arrive”
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Session 3A
Roger Carmack: “Great River Road in Illinois”
“Open time”
Session 3B
Durell Nelson: “Nauvoo Button Factory”
Elder and Sister Willmore: “Nauvoo Temple District ‐ Historic Home Restoration ”
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Untold Nauvoo Stories Banquet at Hotel Nauvoo located at 1290 Mulholland Street, Nauvoo.
Keynote speaker Rebecca Williamson: “Mormon Springs and French Town“
Saturday, February 1, 2020
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. Session 4A
Duane Taylor: “The Joseph Smith “Homestead”: A Knot of Connecting Threads in Early American History”
Sharon Nicholl: “Don Black’s Log Cabin Museum”
Session 4B
Erica Wolfe: “World War II Letters from the German Front”
Eugene Watkins: “William Ewing’s United States Agricultural Station, 1805‐1808″
2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p. Session 5A
Joseph Johnstun: “Law and Order: The Murder o f Joseph and Hyrum Smith”
Durell Nelson: “Heinrich Lienhard: Insatiable Traveler, Contented Horticulturis t“
Session 5B
Rita Souther: “Ancient Inhabitants of Nauvoo”
Gene Shurts: “Resources at the Land and Rec ords Research Center”
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Session 6A
Robert Ziegler: “The Doodlebug Train”
Lachlan McKay: “Nauvoo Polygamy and the RLDS Church.”
Session 6B
Shalisse Johnstun: “Listening to Nauvoo: An Aural History”
Sister and Elder Willmore: “Nauvoo Temple District ‐ Historic Home Restoration”
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Untold Nauvoo Stories catered meal at the Nauvoo Pageant Headquarters
6:30 p.m. Untold Nauvoo Stories keynote speaker John McCarty: “Festival on Wheels Memories”
Nauvoo Pageant Headquarters is located at 885 N. Highway 96, Nauvoo.
Sponsored by the U n t old Nauvoo Stories Committee and the Nauvoo Area Chamber of Comme rce

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