The City of Nauvoo, Nauvoo Tourism Office, Joseph Smith Historic Site and Historic Nauvoo sponsor an annual gathering to celebrate the full gamut of Nauvoo's legacy - its Native American peoples, its origins as a river town, its role in the Latter-day Saints' history, its place in the utopian Icarian movement, its appeal to German immigrants, its contribution to the Sisters of St. Benedict ministry, its significance in Midwest viticulture, its reflection of trends in American agriculture, and its rebirth as a point of heritage tourism. This gathering is a venue for sharing stories that have not yet entered into the standard narrative of the histories of Hancock and Lee counties.

The 12th Annual Untold Nauvoo Stories symposium will be held online on February 4th and February 5th, 2022. The Friday, February 4th session will start at 7:00 p.m. Central Standard Time and will feature Joseph Johnstun speaking about the "Tomb of Joseph Museum" followed by Paul DeBarthe and Bob Smith speaking on Archaeological activity in Nauvoo. The Saturday, February 5th session will start at 7:00 p.m. and feature Randall Soland speaking about "Nauvoo's Town Characters and Businesses in the 1960's and 1970's" followed by Michael Allen speaking about "Rivertown: Boats and Boating in Old Nauvoo".

If you would like to view these online presentations please enter your name and email address in the registration form. You will be emailed the links to the online presentations.

If you are not able to participate in this event but would like to receive email notices of future gatherings, we invite you to complete a registration form.