The Nauvoo Pageant is a beautiful Broadway quality outdoor stage performance put on each summer in beautiful Nauvoo, Illinois by a cast and crew of over 1,100 people. The legacy of early Latter-day Saints in Nauvoo is told through song, dance, music and acting. The Pageant season brings historical vignettes in Old Nauvoo and the 1840s Frontier Country Fair as a fun and exciting part of the pageant's pre-show activities.
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INDEPENDENCE, MO: Today the Community of Christ Church announced it has reached an agreement with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the sale of the Book of Mormon Printer's Manuscript. The agreement was announced via a worldwide webcast by the Community of Christ on their website.
In 1841, Joseph Smith placed the original manuscript in the cornerstone of the Nauvoo House, a boarding house in Nauvoo, Illinois. "Several decades later, when the manuscript was pulled out, water had seeped into the cornerstone, and the manuscript had started to fall apart from the bottom up.” said Robin Scott Jensen, associate managing historian and project archivist for the Joseph Smith Papers project.
The sale of the manuscript was agreed to in part to relive the Community of Christ Church of financial obligations it has to its retired members who were under church employment.
QUOTE "A very special gratitude to the Community of Christ Church who has taken such wonderful care of the sacred history loved by so many. From historic buildings to sacred texts, generations of faithful members of the Community of Christ have been careful and valiant stewards of such beautiful parts of our combined beloved history." - Matthew & Dena Kennedy
NAUVOO NEWS: Come be a part of Nauvoo in a very special way - join the cast & crew of the Nauvoo Pageant. Both the Nauvoo & British Pageants are currently accepting applications for those who would like to participate. It's easy to apply online and applications are being accepted thru October 31, 2017. If you would like to be a part of the performance please visit and click on "Participate" on the top. The Nauvoo Pageant needs families, couples, and individuals both on stage and in various areas of the pageant. 2018 Pageant Dates: July 10 - August 4, 2018
The 2nd Annual Nauvoo Mulholland MusicFest will hit the former Nauvoo Grade School grounds on Saturday May 27th with a bang. New acts along with a few repeating acts will fill the air with great sounds from 4pm on. The Warsaw High School Jazz Band kicks off the show at 4:00 followed by the unique musical group the Lemmings. Kaylee McGhghy will perform the National anthem and then the music starts right back up. The faith group Overcometh will start the 2nd half off followed by the duo of Dallas Kraus and Dominic Jones. Repeat act from our first show the ever popular hometown musician Cole Pezley takes the stage. . . .
Matthew J. Grow, volume editor in the Joseph Smith Papers Project, speaks about the Council of Fifty in a lecture at the Assembly Hall on Temple Square November 10, 2016. Photo by R. Scott Lloyd.