Church History Department Sponsors Opportunities to Learn about LDS Faith

Contributed By By Lok Yi Chan, Church News and Events

  • 23 April 2012
Date
23 April 2012

The Church History Library will present “The Untold Story of Mormon Pioneers with Disabilities” as part of its monthly Men and Women of Faith lecture series on Thursday, June 14. 

Article Highlights

  • “The Untold Story of Mormon Pioneers with Disabilities” will be presented on Thursday, June 14, at 7:00 p.m.
  • The lecture will be held in the main floor auditorium of the Church Office Building, located at 50 E. North Temple Street in Salt Lake City.
  • M. Bryce Fifield, who will present the lecture, is the director of the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University.

As part of an ongoing effort to preserve and share Latter-day Saint history with the world, the Church History Library will present on Thursday, June 14, The Untold Story of Mormon Pioneers with Disabilities.” The event, part of the Church History Department’s monthly Men and Women of Faith lecture series, will be held at 7:00 p.m. mountain daylight time in the main floor auditorium of the Church Office Building, located at 50 E. North Temple Street in Salt Lake City.

M. Bryce Fifield, director of the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University, will present the lecture, which will tell the stories of early Latter-day Saints with disabilities crossing the plains to Zion and discuss how the stories shed light on the broader cultural narrative of the Church.

Patrons can find a complete schedule of lectures on the Men and Women of Faith website  or in a printed brochure available at the Church History Library. The themes are subject to change; patrons can find the most current information available on the website.

Validated parking is available at the Conference Center. Guests should ask for parking tokens when they enter the Conference Center parking lot.

A list of the remaining Men and Women of Faith lectures for the year is provided below:

  • August—“‘I Loved the Work’: Stories of Faith from the Life of Ann Cannon Woodbury,” by Kim Woodbury
  • September—“Faith and Sacrifice: The Founding of Pipe Spring, Arizona,” by John A. Peterson
  • October—“Faith and the Coming Forth of the Book of Mormon,” by William W. Slaughter
  • November—“Latter-day Saint Women’s Education, 1875–1896,” by Andrea Ventilla

Evenings at the Museum Events

In addition to the lecture series, the Church History Department sponsors other events and activities each year to help people connect with and understand the LDS faith.

An Evening at the Museum is a series of programs designed and sponsored by the Church History Museum throughout the year to provide patrons with an inspirational experience through immersion in Church history, art, music, and culture. Upcoming events include the following:

Church Historian’s Address

Elder Marlin K. Jensen of the Seventy, who is completing his tenure as Church Historian and Recorder, will give a lecture on June 21 at 7:00 p.m. mountain daylight time at the Church History Museum theatre. This event requires tickets, which can be obtained by calling 801-240-9573 starting May 28. Each patron can reserve up to four tickets. A standby line will form for those who don’t have tickets. Visit Church history website for more information.

Concert with Alex Boyé

Latter-day Saint singer Alex Boyé will sing and lecture on October 19, at 7:00 p.m. mountain daylight time at the Church History Museum theatre. This event requires tickets, which will be available by calling 801-240-9573 starting September 27. Each patron can reserve up to four tickets. A standby line will form for those who do not have tickets. Visit the Church history website for more information.