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How Did They Do It?
February 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
HOW DID THEY DO IT?
By Jo Lamoreaux
Isn’t it amazing that the St. George Temple is the oldest LDS Temple still in operation, available to early members for 16 years before the Salt Lake Temple? What a remarkable accomplishment for hardy pioneers who were also working to build their own homes, take care of their families, plant their crops, tend their animals, and organize a new city.
The Daughters of Utah Pioneers will honor these dedicated people in their special 3rd Weekend Event at the McQuarrie Memorial Pioneer Museum. The theme is “The Tabernacle and Temple.” Why were they so important, why was so much sacrificed for their construction, how was the work even accomplished?
Dr. D. Glen Esplin, a St. George native, will offer his insights Saturday, will discuss the importance of the Temple and Tabernacle to the first settlers of the area.
Dr. Esplin earned a Doctor of Veterinarian Medicine from Colorado State University, and a PhD in Experimental Pathology from the University of Utah, and he is a diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists. Dr. Esplin founded the Animal Reference Pathology which is a division of the University’s ARUP, a non-profit enterprise and a world-wide leader in laboratory research and development.
He is currently serving a mission at the St. George Temple Visitor Center for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Come, relax, let Dr. Esplin share his knowledge and understanding of local history with you.
The local Daughters of Utah Pioneers is an organization committed to preserving the heritage of the early settlers of Washington County. Its Pioneer Museum is filled with photos, artifacts, and histories of those settlers.
The Museum is located at 145 n. 100 E., St. George and is open daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm except for Wednesdays and Sunday. There is handicap access. Admission is free. We welcome the public to come and enjoy learning about the history of this beautiful area. Call 435-629-7274 for more information or to schedule a group tour. Visit our website: http://dupstgeorge.org.