SCHEDULE

The 2017 Untold Nauvoo Stories Symposium will take place at the Joseph Smith Historic Site Visitor Center, 865 Water Street, and other locations in Nauvoo, IL. The calendar of events that comprise the symposium is shown below.
 

Friday, February 3, 2017

11:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Registration and Open House

Where:              Joseph Smith Historic Site (JSHS) Visitor Center

Description:       Pick up registration materials and mingle with presenters and attendees.

1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Session 1A

Where:              JSHS Theater A

Description:       David and Laura Bolton:  "Popular Music in Mormon Nauvoo"

                         Irene Tukuafu: "Emma's Music"


Session 1B

Where:              JSHS Theater B

Description:       Glen Lloyd: "A Brief History of Nauvoo Transportation"

                         Janet Smith: "The Keokuk Union Depot - Its Role in Midwest Industry and Culture"

2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Session 2A

Where:              JSHS Theater A

Description:       Bob Baxter: "Icarian Artifacts Loaned to the "Smithsonian""

                         Mary Logan: "The Banditti of the Prairie"


Session 2B

Where:              JSHS Theater B

Description:       Bob Wright: "The History of the Rheinberger House"

                        Kris Pilkington: "Hancock County Courthouse"


4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Session 3A

Where:              JSHS Theater A

Description:       Meg Stout: "Assassination of a Candidate: Exploring the Shooting of Joseph Smith Jr."

                         Joseph Johnstun: "The Escape Plan of Joseph and Hyrum Smith from the Carthage Jail"


Session 3B

Where:              JSHS Theater B

Description:       Randall Soland: "The Death of Samuel H. Smith"

                         Barton Golding: "Ida Blum and Nauvoo History"


5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Untold Nauvoo Stories Banquet

Where:              Hotel Nauvoo, 1290 Mulholland Street

Description:       Ugo Perego will present "How German are you? DNA and FamilyHistory"  


Saturday, February 4, 2017

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Historic Nauvoo's re-enactment of the Mormon Exodus

Where:              Starts at the Family Living Center in Historic Nauvoo

Description:

Attendees of the Untold Nauvoo Stories event are free to participate in the re-enactment and enjoy the continental breakfast offered by the missionaries at Historic Nauvoo.  The breakfast is at 9:30, a short program at 10:00 and the walk will start at 10:30.

11:30 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

Registration and Open House

Where:              Joseph Smith Historic Site (JSHS) Visitor Center

Description:       Pick up registration materials and mingle with presenters and attendees.


1:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Session 4A

Where:              JSHS Theater A

Description:       Sister Roberta Bussan: "History of St. Mary's Academy"

                        Father Tony Trosley: "German Catholic Spirituality of the Mid 1890s"


Session 4B

Where:              JSHS Theater B

Description:       Barbara Chapman: "Ellen Flynn, Los Angeles Widow, Comes to Nauvoo in 1891"

                         Tawnee Bowen: "The History of the Life of Mr. Sylvester H. Earl"


2:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Session 5A

Where:              JSHS Theater A

Description:       Durell Nelson: "Heirloom Cookies "

                         Matt Kraus, Lee Ourth: "Germans Claim Nauvoo…And They're Still Here"

Session 5B

Where:              JSHS Theater B

Description:       Chuck Pietscher: "Riverboat Wrecks, 1827-1960"

                         Vickie Ziegler Thompson: "Henry Thornber: An English Mormon Who Sailed to Nauvoo Twice Before He Stayed"

4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Session 6A

Where:              JSHS Theater A

Description:       Dane Champman: "Two Doctors in Early Nauvoo - Samuel Bennett and W. W. Rust"

                         Peggy Shurts: "One-Room Schools in Hancock County"

 

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.


                                  Untold Nauvoo Stories Baked Potato Bar

Where:              Nauvoo Pageant Headquarters (One mile East of Nauvoo on Highway 96)

Description:       free will donations requested with proceeds benefiting the Nauvoo Food Pantry

 

7:00 p.m.


                                  Keynote Speaker Lach MacKay

Where:              Nauvoo Pageant Headquarters (One mile East of Nauvoo on Highway 96)

Description:       "Born of Goodly Parents: The Children of Joseph and Emma Smith"