Post-Conference Tour: Exploring the Landscape of Joseph Smith's History
A two-day tour examining Joseph Smith's New York and Pennsylvania history. Including the Manchester woods, the Finger Lakes region farms, the Susquehanna River, and the Peter and Mary Whitmer farm.
7:45 AM - 11:55 PMSun
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Join members of the LDS Historic Sites Division, Mark Staker (master curator) and Jenny Lund (retired director), for a two-day tour examining the relationship between Joseph Smith's New York and Pennsylvania history and the physical settings that shaped his experiences. The tour will explore the landscape and what we know about the Manchester woods, the Finger Lakes region farms, and the Susquehanna River during the time the Smiths lived there. We will also discuss what archaeology has uncovered beneath the earth that sheds light on the setting in which the Restoration unfolded. In addition to learning about how the evidence shaped what has been reconstructed at some locations, we will visit the foundations of the home in Hydesville, NY, where the Fox Sisters started Spiritualism and see an active dig on the Peter and Mary Whitmer farm in Fayette, NY.