2016 Nauvoo Memories

25th Anniversary of the Nauvoo Smith Family Cemetery Dedication. (Photo: Lindsey Orton)

25th Anniversary of the Smith Family Cemetery Dedication. (Photo: Lindsey Orton)

Community of Christ Council of Twelve, Lachlan Mackay, shakes hands with Elder M. Russell Ballard, Apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.(Photo: Lindsey Orton)

Community of Christ Council of Twelve, Lachlan Mackay shakes hands with Elder M. Russell Ballard, Apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. (Photo: Lindsey Orton)

Thursday, August 4

Thursday Reunion Activities

Bertha Madison Smith by Anina Luff

Smith’s in Rose Hill Cemetery

Sr. Family Report by Daniel Adams

Joseph for President by Susan Easton Black

Scholar discusses Joseph Smith – Church News – Susan Easton Black

Friday, August 5, 2016

Friday Morning Cemetery Service Project

Don Carlos Smith by Gracia Jones

Lewis C. Bidamon highlights by Gracia Jones

Saturday, August 6. 2016

Carthage Jail Morningside Photos

Carthage Jail – Program – Susan Easton Black

Death on a Thursday Afternoon by Richard Neitzel Holzapfel

Elder Ballard – Carthage Jail – Program

Cemetery 25th Anniversary Remembrance

25th Anniversary Cemetery Dedication Remembrance Photos

Lachlan Mackay – Cemetery Talk

Elder Ballard – Cemetery Talk

Family Devotional

Elder Ballard talk at the Smith Family Devotional

Saturday Afternoon Photo Memories

History of Foundation and Association by Karl Anderson and Daniel Larsen

Lach Mackay’s presentation on A Brief History of the Smith Family Cemetery

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Winter Quarters Fireside Photos

The Story of John Pidding Jones Missing the Boat by Ivor Jones

Smith Reunion Talk by Mary Ellen Elggren

Smith Sr Reunion History by Gracia Jones

Reunion News – July 24, 2016

Make sure you attend the kickoff meeting on Thursday evening and the rest of the activities on Friday and Saturday. Press this link for: Online Reunion Agenda

Reunion Registration
Registration for the Nauvoo Reunion is still online. The cost is $35 per person. Go to: Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith Family Reunion Registration.

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Reunion News – July 8, 2016

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Reunion Pre-Registration and T-shirt Orders due July 18


Happy 241 Birthday to Lucy Mack Smith today!

(July 8, 1775 – May 14, 1856)

Lucy Mack Smith: Woman of Great Faith


Reunion Agenda

Make sure you attend the kickoff meeting on Thursday evening and the rest of the activities on Friday and Saturday. Press this link for: Tentative Reunion Agenda.


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Reunion Registration Request

Name tags this year will be printed on July 20 and shipped with reunion supplies to Nauvoo. If you are unable to register before this date you might have to hand write your name with a sharpie on the reunion name-tag card stock. This is going to streamline the onsite registration process.

Registration for the Nauvoo Reunion is now online. The cost is $35 per person.

1. Go to the registration page.
2. Click the “Buy tickets / Join the Guestlist” button.
3. Enter the number in your group in the dropdown box “QUANTITY.”
4. Complete the form for you and those in your group. The person registering will be the main contact but will have to include your information again for the nametag section. Make sure to scroll down to enter each person you attending with you.

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Reunion News – June 22, 2016

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It Is Time to Register

Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith Family Reunion

We are excited about this 25th Anniversary of the Smith Family Cemetery Dedication.

Registration for the August 4-7 Nauvoo Reunion is now open to everyone. The cost is $35 per person. Those on the train/bus tour have already paid their reunion fees. We now need those of you that are headed to the beautiful city of Nauvoo for the reunion to register. As a reminder – we keep costs as low as we can. The plan with the reunion is to not make money but not to lose money either. There are no administrative fees and there are no free entries. We are expecting a large group this year. Space may become limited and it is very important you register early. Here are the steps to register:

  1. Go to http://reunion.josephsmithsr.org/?page_id=459 .
  2. Click the “Buy tickets / Join the Guestlist” button.
  3. Enter the number in your group in the dropdown box “QUANTITY.”
  4. Complete the form for you and those in your group. The person registering will be the main contact but will have to include your information again for the nametag section. Make sure to scroll down to enter each person that is attending with you.

Please read more about Emma’s fond wish for the cemetery.
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Reunion News – February 8, 2016

All Aboard–25th Anniversary of the Smith Family Cemetery Dedication

We will not have two separate tours, but rather we will have one Train/Bus tour. We have filled all of our original reserved spots on the train, but we have secured a second contract with Amtrak. We are very excited about the number of reservations we have received. There’s still time to join us on the Train/Bus trip to Nauvoo. We will take reservations until it fills. We already have 75 commitments and only 35 more spots available.
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2016 Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith Family Reunion in Nauvoo

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Train Up a Child
And Yourself to the 2016 Reunion

The 2016 Smith Family Reunion will be held in Nauvoo, Illinois on August 4-7. We are presenting a new travel alternative. Travel by train from Utah to Iowa, be picked up by a chartered bus and join the rest of the group in Nauvoo. Stay three nights in comfortable hotel accommodations. Return to Utah leaving Iowa by train late Sunday afternoon.
Train
We hope to fill a train-car with the Smith Family and friends. Here are the dates for traveling by train for the family reunion:
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There is no charge for infants, ages two and under. A child must be accompanied by an adult. Here is the pricing per person:
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Traveling by train saves you a couple of travel days when compared with bus travel. Train seating is more spacious and more comfortable than airline seating. You will spend a night on the train each direction. Consider these tips for traveling in coach class on the train and these tips for first-time train-travelers.
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Walking in their Shoes

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By Steve & Frances Orton and Joy Ercanbrack

“Walking in their Shoes” was designated as the theme for the 2014 Joseph Smith Sr. and Lucy Mack Smith Family Reunion. The family gained a deeper respect for our ancestors who lived in the Independence, Missouri area as we toured Far West, Adam-ondi-Ahman, and the sacred Liberty Jail. We learned that God does not abandon us, just as he did not abandon Joseph and Hyrum when they were unjustly imprisoned in the Liberty Jail. Truth does prevail and the mercies of God will be revealed.
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