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Evenings at the Museum

2017 Schedule

The Haywire Ranch String Band

Thursday, October 26, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Enjoy a pioneer “radio” show with Mormon folk musicians Cory and Jill Webster. Visit the 1800s through this musical broadcast that might have been heard along the pioneer trails if radio had existed back then. Enjoy folk songs, dance tunes, news, weather and traffic reports from the Mormon Trail, and, of course, sponsors’ advertisements. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear an old pioneer “radio” broadcast (that never happened)!


Recreating the Golden Plates: An Artist’s Replica of the Book of Mormon

Thursday, September 21, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

When Church History Museum curators needed an exhibition-quality replica of the golden plates revealed to Joseph Smith Jr. by the angel Moroni in 1827, they turned to master craftsman Gordon Andrus. Drawing upon exhibit manager Maryanne Andrus’s research, Gordon used his silversmithing skills to create an artist’s version of the plates. Gordon and Maryanne team up to share how historical sources and a craftsman’s skill combined to create an artist’s interpretation of the ancient record.

The Trial of Jesus: From Talmage to Today

Thursday, April 13, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

On the eve of Good Friday, come hear BYU law professor John W. Welch discuss current scholarship regarding the arrest, trial, and execution of Jesus of Nazareth. He will shed light on perennial questions such as, Who killed Jesus, and why? He will also explore new questions including, What does the raising of Lazarus have to do with the arrest of Jesus? What can lawyers and society learn today about civility and incivility from the handling of Jesus’s case? Why do all four Gospels give such gruesome details about the Crucifixion of Jesus?

Pure Religion: An Unprecedented Year of Caring for the Poor and Needy

Thursday, March 23, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

What better way to celebrate 175 years of Relief Society than by providing Christlike relief to those in need? Over the past 18 months, members of the Church have given unprecedented amounts of humanitarian donations and local service, allowing the Church to provide more humanitarian outreach than at any other time in history. Come hear from Linda S. Reeves, Second Counselor in the Relief Society General Presidency, and Derek Westra, director of communications for Welfare Services, as they share inspiring stories of how Church members care for the poor and needy throughout the world.

Grace and Faith: The Story of Jane Manning James

Thursday, February 23, 2017, 7:00 p.m.

Jerri A. Harwell’s one-woman theater vignette brings to life the struggles and faith of Jane Manning James and her family. Jane embraced the restored gospel as a free Black woman in 1841 and walked more than 800 miles to join the Saints in Nauvoo. In 1847 her family was the first African American family to arrive in the Salt Lake Valley.


Watch here for more information coming soon and a schedule of upcoming Evenings at the Museum in 2017.