TOUR M77 – Missouri/Nauvoo/Winter Quarters
TWO Pageants: Nauvoo Pageant AND British Pageant: Truth Will Prevail!
Dates/Days –Departs Saturday evening, July 19, scheduled to return to Salt Lake City Friday evening, July 25, 2014. 7 glorious days, 6 restful nights.
Motels – Quite nice! Always clean & comfortable, very adequate for our short-time needs. Swimming pool most nights.
Food – Deluxe continental breakfasts at all motels, tasty hot lunches served in restaurants or at some sites such as Adam-ondi-Ahman, and wonderful buffets for dinners. Great food is plentiful and so have been the compliments on past tours!
Temple options – Session at the beautiful Nauvoo Temple. Baptisms for the dead also possible. A number of Melchizedek Priesthood brethren from the tour could be required to assist in order to do baptisms.
Special features – Inspirational lecture about the Lincoln-Douglas debate at the monument where it took place in Quincy, Illinois. New for 2014 you’ll attend TWO incredible pageants/shows in Nauvoo – the stunning Nauvoo Pageant and the new, spectacular British Pageant: Truth Will Prevail! Spend most of 2 days in the compelling Nauvoo area visiting restored Pioneer homes & shops, an emotional visit to Carthage Jail, and enjoying the most delightful Pioneer entertainment imaginable. Memorable wagon ride at Mt. Pisgah on actual wagon trails used by the pioneers. Also see where temporary pioneer settlers camped, built cabins, sod huts, etc. An unforgettable experience! Each tour day starts with a hymn and a prayer and ends the same way. Presentations on the bus while traveling between the sites are inspiring and informative. As much as practical, sites are visited in historical order to make this complex history easier to understand and remember.
Veteran tour guide Lyle Mumford will host this incredible tour. A book publisher by trade, Lyle is certainly qualified to present this history in a most impressive manner. He has been with MHA since its inception and is thus privy to many of the background insights and stories of this immense history and these amazing sites. You are sure to appreciate his kind, gentle manner with which he conducts the tour.
Starts in Independence Missouri and ends at Winter Quarters Nebraska (Omaha). In-between, more than 25 important church history sites are visited while gliding 900 miles through Missouri, Illinois, Iowa, and Nebraska in a deluxe air-conditioned bus. Carefully-prepared vignettes and other presentations are given regarding the sites and the people who lived there. Tour members who wish to participate, are invited to thoughtfully present these insightful and accurate portrayals and histories. Nauvoo Pageant and optional session in the Nauvoo Temple–one of the most beautiful temples in the world! This is truly a superior tour at a modest price. We hope you and your family can join us!
Some Sites Visited, by State
Western Missouri: Independence, Richmond, Liberty, Far West, Adam-ondi-Ahman, Hannibal
Illinois: Quincy, Green Plains, Warsaw, Nauvoo, and Carthage
Iowa: Locust Creek Camp #2 (Come, Come, Ye Saints), Garden Grove temporary settlement, Mt. Pisgah temporary settlement, Kanesville Tabernacle
Nebraska: Winter Quarters pioneer cemetery and Winter Quarters Temple
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