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Trail, Sail or Rail? Church Museum Online Presentation to Explore Pioneer Journeys West

Watch Thursday, July 22, at 8 p.m. on Facebook and YouTube

Trail, Sail and Rail
Trail, Sail and Rail
An Evening from the Museum presentation on Thursday, July 22, 2021, will focus on several pioneer experiences journeying to Zion. © 2021 by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.
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By Christine Rappleye, Church News

The experiences of four pioneers and how they made their journey west, whether land, sea or rail, will be the focus of “By Trail, Sail and Rail: Pioneer Journeys to Zion,” an Evening from the Museum presentation with Tiffany Taylor Bowles, on Thursday, July 22, at 8 p.m.

The presentation will stream on the Church History Museum’s Facebook page and the Latter-day Saint History YouTube channel. The recording will be posted later.

Bowles will share the stories of Green Flake, one of Utah’s first Black pioneers; Jean Rio Baker, a British widow traveling across the Atlantic with her young family; and Niels and Margarethe Nielsen, a Danish family escaping religious persecution.

Bowles is an associate curator of education at the Church History Museum and helped curate the “Mormon Trails: Pioneer Pathways to Zion” exhibit for the museum. She is also a former park ranger at the Lincoln Home National Historic Site.

A previous streamed Evening with the Museum presentation featured Elder LeGrand R. Curtis Jr., Church historian and recorder and General Authority Seventy, on the history of the Doctrine and Covenants and study resources.

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