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
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Saturday, September 23, 2017
7:30-9:15 a.m. Light Breakfast (included in registration fee) Visitor’s Center Theatre 2
8:00 a.m.

Chair: Jeanne Murphy

Breakout 301 The “Diaspora” of the Histories of Emma Smith in the Various Restoration Branches Taunalyn Rutherford Visitor’s Center Theatre 1
Emma Smith and the 1869 Utah Affidavits Johnny Stephenson
8:00 a.m.

Chair: Mark Staker

Breakout 302 The Patriarch and Lucy’s Double Log House: Roads Leading Back, “I dig Nauvoo” Paul DeBarthe Red Brick Store 2nd Floor
Retreat from Nauvoo: Sidney Rigdon’s Escape to Pittsburgh and the Planted Seed of the Bickertonite Movement Daniel P. Stone
8:00 a.m.

Chair: Alan Zahniser

Breakout 303 WHAT Stops a Diaspora? Four Lessons from the Histories of the True Believers Russell L. Osmond Community of Christ Church Sanctuary
Missing Competitor: Influence of the Demise of Nauvoo’s Mormon Community on Warsaw, Illinois Craig James Ostler
8:00 a.m.

Chair: Jay Burton

Breakout 304 Navigating a Turbulent Climate: The 1844 LDS Reform Sect Robert M. Call Nauvoo House Emma’s Parlor
A Pilgrimage of Commemoration and Celebration: Annual Pageants of the LDS Church (RS) Lloyd D. Newell
9:15 a.m. Break Visitor’s Center Theatre 2
9:45 a.m.

Chair: Steven Snow

Breakout 311 The Appeal of 1840s Mormonism to Norwegian-American Immigrants: The Case of the Lars Hayer Family Thomas J. Morain Red Brick Store 2nd Floor
Joseph F. Smith’s Nauvoo Richard Neitzel Holzapfel
9:45 a.m.

Chair: Byron Holdiman

Breakout 312 Latter Day Apocrypha: The Hidden Book Explosion from Nauvoo Ryan C. Tittle Nauvoo House Emma’s Parlor
Which Way Did They Go, George J. Adams? A Look at the Direction the Saints Went with Special Emphasis on the Tabbut Family of Indian River, Maine Daniel Kelty
9:45 a.m.

Chair: David Howlett

Breakout 313 Zion’s Landing: River Boats and Boatmen in Old Nauvoo Michael Allen Community of Christ Sanctuary
Noah Rogers: Around the World from Nauvoo to Nauvoo J. Sherman Feher
9:45 a.m.

Chair: William Shepard


Breakout 314 Nauvoo Bogus Joseph Johnstun Visitor’s Center Theatre 1
Six Mormon-Warsaw Connections Brian Stutzman
11:00 a.m. Break Visitor’s Center Theatre 2
11:30 a.m.

Chair: Sally Roth

Plenary 321 The Historical Attachment of Nauvoo for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
The Historical Attachment of Nauvoo for Community of Christ
Community of Christ and the Preservation of Nauvoo
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the Preservation of Nauvoo
Richard E. Bennett
Mark A. Scherer
Lachlan Mackay
Scott C. Esplin
12:45 p.m. Box Lunch (included in registration fee) Tabernacle
1:30-5:00 p.m. Tours
The following tour presentations are included in your conference registration:

  • “Dissenters” at the Sydney Rigdon Home
  • “Culture of Violence” at Porter Rockwell’s Barbershop/Bar
  • “Women’s Role in Nauvoo and Relief Society” at the Mansion House
  • “Habeas Corpus/Joseph Smith” at the Red Brick Store
  • “Polygamy from the Woman’s Point of View” at the Johnson House
6:00-8:00 p.m. 331 Presidential Banquet and Address: Exploring RLDS Identity in the 1960s: The Joint Council Seminars of 1967 Peter A. Judd Tabernacle
8:15 p.m. Fundraiser: Nauvoo Behind the Scenes Tour – Ticket chances available through registration Lachlan Mackay
Sunday, September 24, 2017
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