What: Dedication of Plaza, Museum, and Artworks in Honor of the Mormon Battalion
Where: This Is the Place Heritage Park, Salt Lake City, Utah
When: Saturday, August 21, 2010, 12:30 p.m.
The new Mormon Battalion Monument Plaza, together with the Mormon Battalion Museum and various artworks, will be dedicated on Saturday, 21 August 2010, at 12:30 p.m., at This Is the Place state heritage park (across the road from Hogle Zoo in the mouth of Emigration Canyon). The dedicatory prayer will be offered by M. Russell Ballard, a member of the Quorum of Twelve Apostles.
This monument, the collections of the museum, and the artworks both in the museum and on the grounds of the plaza, honor the members of the Mormon Battalion of 1846-47, their faithfulness to the Church and their contributions to the United States. Exhibits also feature the ship Brooklyn and its Mormon passengers, and their historic voyage to Yerba Buena (San Francisco).
I have an electronic copy of the Mormon Battalion Association’s latest newsletter, The Valiant, with articles, some beautiful pictures, and more information about the dedication, and will email copies to anyone who indicates in the comments that he wants a copy (just be sure that the email address you leave behind the scenes is valid).
[Added 9 August 2011: PLEASE NOTE: I no longer have a copy of this year-old newsletter on my computer and can no longer satisfy requests for copies, nor do I know who to refer you to who might have a copy. So sorry.]