Please Support Nauvoo - Here's How
Each purchase from Nauvoo Mercantile directly benefits the families of Nauvoo in various, meaningful ways. Many of the products on this site are made right in Nauvoo by people who live here and raise their families here. They are made right in the Nauvoo Village shops or in the homes of various Nauvoo families.
PLEASE SUPPORT NAUVOO FAMILIES & JOBS
This site features a treasured collection of Nauvoo gifts, art, food and crafts inspired from nearly 175 years of Nauvoo history.This remarkable collection is a culmination of efforts from those who live and work in beautiful Nauvoo. Each purchase made on this site directly benefits the families of Nauvoo in various, meaningful ways.
MADE IN NAUVOO PRODUCTS - Many of the products on this site are made right in Nauvoo by people who live here and raise their families here. They are made right in the Nauvoo Village shops or in the homes of various Nauvoo families.
LOCAL ARTWORK and ARTISTS - Most of the fine art, folk art, and other artwork is not only created, printed and framed right here in Nauvoo, but the artwork itself is often done by those who live here or have come to Nauvoo to paint or photograph.
LOCAL JOBS AND BENEFITS – Many in Nauvoo feel the effects of the economy in an especially direct way - there are fewer opportunities in our small town. This site and our local Nauvoo shop, gallery, craftsmen, artists, and various townspeople who make and sell these products support their families through beautiful hard work. Those who staff the local stores work side by side with those who staff this website - adding more products, shipping boxes, stocking shelves, and successfully running a growing local business that adds to the economy of little Nauvoo.
In addition to helping families in Nauvoo find ways to work hard to support their families, purchases from this site also brings meaningful benefits to all of Nauvoo thru direct donations to various Nauvoo organizations that work and serve right here in Nauvoo. We invite you consider supporting Nauvoo families by shopping on this website or by visiting our store right in Nauvoo.
OUR COMMITMENT TO BE IN HARMONY WITH THE REVEALED NAME OF THE CHURCH:
On August 16th, 2018 President Russell M. Nelson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints released the following statement regarding the name of the Church.
“The Lord has impressed upon my mind the importance of the name He has revealed for His Church, even The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We have work before us to bring ourselves in harmony with His will. “
The Church has since released guidelines stating the use of Mormon or LDS as a substitute for the name of the the church should be avoided, but such use in proper names such as - The Book of Mormon or when used as an adjective in historical expressions such as - The Mormon Trail - LDS Business College - Mormon Tabernacle Choir should be considered as the correct use.
The Nauvoo Gallery has been working to put our website and our gallery store in Nauvoo, Illinois in harmony with this important revelation. It’s been customary for websites like ours to use terms like LDS Art, LDS Temple Art, LDS pictures or Mormon Art when describing our products for Google and other search engines. Our intention has been to help people find what has been termed as LDS products & LDS Gifts. It took many many months to build and add products to this website using those relevant and popular search terms - please bear with us as it may take a few months still to find each instance where we can better be in harmony with President Nelson’s message. Thank you for your patience and your kindness during this process