Saturday morning, 25 or 30 people joined Jim and Kent for our walking tour of LDS Church history sites in lower manhattan. To keep the groups manageable, we divided the group into two, and the group I took included a number of non-member Chinese speakers. One of the missionaries with the group provided interpreting.
Archive for September, 2008
I came across the 1859 interview of Brigham Young by New York Tribune editor Horace Greeley this week and was able to add it to our site. The interview is quite comprehensive, in terms of the issues of the day, covering slavery and polygamy as well as some of the unusual aspects of Mormonism at the time, such as tithing.
Our next walking tour of LDS Church history sites in lower manhattan is coming soon. The tour is scheduled for Saturday, September 27th at 10am, and will cover historical sites in lower Manhattan that will tell the early history of the Church in New York City. The tour begins at City Hall Park, and will conclude at Old Slip. Meet at 10 AM at the fountain in City Hall Park. Tour takes approx. 1.5 hrs and covers just over 1 mile.
Further information about the tour can be found in the walking tour page on our website. The page includes a link to the brochure for the tour, and contact information for how to schedule a tour if you can’t make one of the scheduled tours.
While collecting articles that mention New York City from the Times and Seasons, I came across an 1840 letter from George J. Adams that provides some great insight into the beginnings of a branch in Brooklyn that year. Adams recounts founding a branch of 19 in Brooklyn after hearing a sermon by Heber C. Kimball in February of that year, joining the Church eight days later and being ordained an Elder eight days after that. (more…)