Items marked with (RS) indicate the presentation is part of the Restoration Studies track.

Time Session Presenter(s) Location
Thursday, September 21, 2017
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Friday, September 22, 2017
7:30 – 9:15 a.m. Light breakfast (included in registration fee)
8:00 a.m.

Chair: Thomas J. Morain

Breakout 201 Building a New Jerusalem: Comparison of the Anabaptists in Münster with the Latter Day Saints in Missouri & Nauvoo
Surviving Anabaptist
Surviving Latter Day Saint Nauvoo
Suzanne Heninger
John D. Roth
Andrew Bolton
Visitor’s Center Theatre 1
8:00 a.m.

Chair: Dan Whittemore

Breakout 202 A Most Peculiar Doctrine: The Unusual Plural Marriage Experience of John Milton Bernhisel Bruce Worthen Community of Christ Church Sanctuary
Denying the Undeniable? Twenty-three Disavowals of Nauvoo Polygamy Brian C. Hales
8:00 a.m.

Chair: Robert Cook

Breakout 203 How Did Governor Thomas Ford’s Background, Choices, And Actions Play a Role in the Martyrdom of Joseph Smith in Carthage Jail? Stuart Black Red Brick Store 2nd Floor
Francis Scott Key’s Visit to Nauvoo in 1841 and Its Impact On the Saints in the Region Mark Goodmansen
8:00 a.m.

Chair: Barton Golding

Breakout 204 Joseph Smith’s Use of the Law Alex D. Smith Nauvoo House Emma’s Parlor
Enforcing Legal Process in the Aftermath of the Smith Brothers’ Assassination: The Unenviable Duty of Sheriff Minor R. Deming Bryon Andreasen
9:15 a.m. Break Visitor’s Center Theatre 2
9:45 a.m.

Chair: Blake Roberson

Breakout 211 The Redemption of Zion: The Return of the LDS Church to Jackson County (1900 – 1907) R. Jean Addams Red Brick Store 2nd Floor
Church of the Air: Frederick M. Smith’s Radio Sermons and the Supreme Directional Control Controversy (RS) Judd A. Case
9:45 a.m.

Chair: Scott C. Esplin

Breakout 212 Hyrum Smith’s Illinois Correspondence
Hyrum Smith and the Nauvoo Masonic Lodge
Hyrum Smith and the Nauvoo City Council Minutes
Kenneth L. Alford
Craig K. Manscill
Allison M. Foster
Community of Christ Church Sanctuary
9:45 a.m.

Chair: Elaine Stienon

Breakout 213 Van Orden and Haight Families in Nauvoo: Where Our World Turned Around Bruce Van Orden
Marian Peck Rees
Nauvoo House Emma’s Parlor
Nauvoo Mormons, “Worse than famine and pestilence … the lice or the frogs upon Egypt:” How the American Home Missionary Society Contributed to the Restoration Diaspora Jill Brim
9:45 a.m.

Chair: Paul M. Edwards

Breakout 214 Major Shifts in RLDS Thought: 1852 to Present (RS) William D. Russell Visitor’s Center Theatre 1
Returning to Nauvoo: Recent Developments in the Latter-day Seeker Movement (RS) Nancy Ross
11:00 a.m. Break Visitor’s Center Theatre 2
11:30 a.m.

Chair: William D. Russell

Breakout 221 A Handyman Tour of the Kirtland Temple Tom Kimball Community of Christ Church Sanctuary
Mormon Pirates on Lake Michigan: Facts and Myths Shad Kimball
11:30 a.m.

Chair: Beverly Thompson

Breakout 222 Continued Transcription of Memoirs of Joseph Smith III, His Essay on Revelation, and Letters, As Dictated to His Son, Israel Smith LaJean Purcell Carruth Red Brick Store 2nd Floor
The Shaping of an RLDS Prophet Katherine Hill
11:30 a.m.

Chair: Allen LeBaron

Breakout 223 Digital Nauvoo: Mapping the City of Joseph, 1839 – 1846 Gerrit van Dyk Visitor’s Center Theatre 1
The Mormon Battalion – Routes Found and Men Lost Kevin R. Henson
12:45 p.m. Awards Luncheon – included in registration fee Tabernacle
1:45 p.m. Break Visitor’s Center Theatre 2
2:15 p.m.

Chair: Kathy Castillo

Breakout 231 Joseph Smith’s 1841 Ordinance on Religious Liberty and the Beginnings of Mormon Egalitarianism Alonzo Gaskill Nauvoo House Emma’s Parlor
Fleeing Modernity: The 1864 Cutlerite Trek from Iowa to Minnesota Danny Jorgensen
2:15 p.m.

Chair: Alex Baugh

Breakout 232 What Archeology Suggests about the Smith Family and Their Home in Tunbridge, Vermont Mark Staker Community of Christ Church Sanctuary
“I Pulled Up the Strongest Man in Ramus with One Hand”: Generational Traditions of Recreation among the Smith Family Kyle Walker
2:15 p.m.

Chair: Judd A. Case

Breakout 233 The Relief Society and Political Mobilization: Gendered Power in Mormon Nauvoo Benjamin E. Park Red Brick Store 2nd Floor
We Are One in the Spirit: A Comparison Between The Relief Society and Similar Community of Christ (RLDS) Works Rachel Killebrew
2:15 p.m.

Chair: David C. Nelson

Breakout 234 Historical Empathy for Early Mormon Nauvoo, Illinois, 1839 – 1846 Richard P. Howard Visitor’s Center Theatre 1
Adjudication Must Follow the Progress of Society: Researching Legal Records in Illinois John A. Lupton
3:30 p.m. Break Visitor’s Center Theatre 2
4:00 p.m.

Chair: Matthew Harris

Breakout 241 I Know What You Said Last Time Paul M. Edwards Community of Christ Church Sanctuary
“For They Are Without Excuse: … ” Integrity and Humility in the Search for What Is True and Good (RS) C. Robert Mesle
4:00 p.m.

Chair: Clare Vlahos

Breakout 242 An Evolutionary Canon: The Development of the Doctrine and Covenants in the Early Reorganization and Beyond (RS) Dale E. Luffman Nauvoo House Emma’s Parlor
Earthquake or Tremor? Flanders’ Nauvoo: Kingdom on the Mississippi Fifty Years Later Keith J. Wilson
4:00 p.m.

Chair: Barbara Morgan Gardner

Breakout 243 The Illicit Intercourse Heresy of 1841-1842: Sowing the Seeds of Diaspora Meg Stout Visitor’s Center Theatre 1
The Fall of the Angel’s Sword: A New Origin Story for Nauvoo Polygamy Don Bradley
4:00 p.m.

Chair: Lauren Weber

Breakout 244 The Destruction of Marietta Walker’s Family at Nauvoo William Shepard Red Brick Store 2nd Floor
The Nauvoo Council of Fifty Minutes H. Michael Marquardt
5:30 p.m. Magic Show Michael Allen Tabernacle
6:00 p.m. Café Conversations Tabernacle
8:15 p.m. Fundraiser: Nauvoo After Dark: Murder, Mayhem and Scandal Tour – Ticket chances available through registration Joseph Johnstun
Saturday, September 23, 2017
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Sunday, September 24, 2017
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Magic Show: Michael Allen
5:30 – 6:00 p.m. (Friday, September 22)

Michael Allen, an amateur magician known as “the Wizard of Greasewood City, will be doing a fun, family-friendly, 30 minute magic show at 5:30 p.m., just prior to Café Conversations Friday evening.

Allen is a history professor at the University of Washington-Tacoma. He blends comedy, magic, music, and snappy patter into his show. This won’t be the first magic show here. That honor may go to a four-hour performance in 1843 attended by Joseph Smith Jr. at the Red Brick Store.

Dr. Allen points out another “magic” connection to the Smith family. Julia Murdoch Smith fell in love with a traveling magician passing through Nauvoo and married him.

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