Men and Women of Faith Series to Feature Lecture on Ann Cannon Woodbury by Descendant

  • 2012-08-09
Date
2012-08-09

Article Highlights

  • What: Kim Woodbury, a descendant of Ann Cannon Woodbury, will tell stories of her great-great-great-grandmother's faith.
  • When: Thursday, August 9, 2012, at 7:00 p.m.
  • Where: Main floor auditorium of the Church Office Building, located at 50 E. North Temple Street in Salt Lake City

Kim Woodbury, a descendant of Ann Cannon Woodbury, an early Latter-day Saint who helped settle St. George, Utah, will deliver a lecture about her great-great-great-grandmother on Thursday, August 9, 2012, at 7:00 p.m. in the main floor auditorium of the Church Office Building, located at 50 E. North Temple Street in Salt Lake City.

Ann Cannon Woodbury, whose brother was Apostle George Q. Cannon, converted to the gospel at age eight and never wavered in her testimony. Although she and her husband, Orin Woodbury, found their surroundings in St. George forbidding, Sister Woodbury devoted herself to making a life for her family there and building the Church and community. Living into her 90s, she set an example of faithfulness for the generations that followed.

This event is just one of several sponsored by the Church History Department through the Church History Library’s Men and Women of Faith lecture series. The following schedule lists the remaining lectures for this year; each will be held at 7:00 p.m. mountain daylight time in the main floor auditorium of the Church Office Building.

  • September 13: “Faith and Sacrifice: The Founding of Pipe Springs, Arizona,” by John A. Peterson
  • October 18: “Faith and the Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon,” by William W. Slaughter
  • November 8: “Latter-day Saint Women's Education, 1875-1896,” by Andrea Ventilla

The themes are subject to change; patrons can find the most current information available on the Men and Women of Faith website.

The Church History Department, through the Church History Museum, also sponsors an Evenings at the Museum event series to provide patrons with inspirational experiences through immersion in Church history, art, music, and culture.

The remaining event for 2012 will be a concert and lecture with Latter-day Saint singer Alex Boyé on October 19 at 7:00 p.m. mountain daylight time at the Church History Museum theater. This event also requires tickets, which will be available starting September 27 by calling 801-240-9573. Visit the Evenings at the Museum website for more information.