Evenings at the Museum – featuring Amy Tanner Thiriot – “In My Father’s House Are Many Mansions: Black Mormon Pioneer Experience”
The first black members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints were a vital part of the early history of the Church. They served missions and shared the gospel.
As the Church moved west, they helped build Nauvoo and Winter Quarters and drove wagons across the plains to the Salt Lake Valley. Once in Utah, they helped rescue the stranded Willie and Martin Handcart Companies, built roads and communities, and raised families in the Mormon settlements in the West. Many of them experienced great tragedies and losses, but they lived lives of service and built a strong heritage of faith for their descendants and the Church. Join us for an evening of the stories of early Latter-day Saints including Green Flake, Jane Manning James, Venus Redd, Samuel and Amanda Chambers, Thomas Bankhead, and many others.
Free and open to the public. Church History Museum auditorium seating is available on a first come, first served basis.
Church History Museum Hours
Monday–Friday 9 a.m.–9 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.