Scholars Provide Insights to Joseph Smith’s Nauvoo

Historic Nauvoo became one giant classroom September 23 as 11 scholars were stationed individually at various historic sites to give perspectives on the life and teachings of the Prophet Joseph Smith.

It was the opening portion of a two-day series of events that culminated with a dramatization in the Illinois capital of Springfield on “Habeas Corpus and the Courts: Individual Liberties from Joseph Smith to Abraham Lincoln to Guantanamo.”

Members of the state’s legal and historic preservation communities, along with visitors from Utah and other states, gathered in Nauvoo for the event, arranged with participation from the Church, the Community of Christ, the Mormon Historic Sites Foundation, and other organizations.