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Pageants Return for 2022

We’re happy to announce that both the Nauvoo and British Pageants will return for the 2022 Summer Season, July 5–30, 2022. Although no tickets are required for either pageant, visitors may reserve seats a few hours before the performance.


180th Anniversary of the Relief Society

Jean B. Bingham, General Relief Society President, and Camille N. Johnson, General Primary President, of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, visited Historic Nauvoo and recorded a message for all who celebrate the 180th anniversary of the Relief Society that was founded in Nauvoo on March 17, 1842. Both presidents join other leaders in encouraging all women (and anyone) to find someone to serve in honor of this anniversary. For ideas, go to

Carthage Jail Featured

Across the globe, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints participate in scripture study on a unified schedule. In 2021, that includes studying the history of the restored Church. This week, members will remember the deaths of Joseph and Hyrum Smith, brothers and leaders, fathers and sons. They died at the hands of a mob that stormed the county jail where they were being held on false charges. If you have never been to Carthage Jail before or have not taken a virtual tour, we invite you to schedule a tour on Zoom or plan a future visit. Until then, we invite you to experience Carthage Jail on your mobile devices through an immersive 360 virtual reality video.

Nauvoo Temple District Dedicated

Sister Mary G. Cook spoke of her ancestors connected with the Edward and Ann Hunter home

After touring the Hyde, Weeks, Hunter, and Gheen homes, as well as the Jones Pavilion, Elder Quentin L. Cook met with several invited leaders and guests to dedicate the sites that are now open for tours. Sister Cook joined her husband and spoke to the audience about her ancestral ties to the Hunter home. Both affirmed their love for Nauvoo.

President and Sister Rizley, site leaders for Historic Nauvoo provided opening and closing prayers at the dedication.
Elder Quentin L. Cook dedicated the sites and spoke about the sacrifices of the early Latter-day Saints who built the temple.

Elder Cook was joined by Elder LeGrand Curtis, Jr., Church Historian, and Jane Curtis in speaking at the dedication, which was held next to the Gheen home on a beautiful spring morning, May 29th. Read more about the event in either of these two links: