Friday May 24th, 2019
10:00 am: Rhonda Lauritzen’s presentation is titled: “Feistiness and Faith – The story of Ephraim’s Relief Society Granary”
Although Women first got the vote in Utah, their voice was still faint in public affairs. But when Brigham Young became frustrated with half-hearted male efforts to store up food, he put the women in charge. Nowhere was the grain storage program more successful than in Ephraim, where the Relief Society stockpiled thousands of bushels of wheat. Their beautiful granary became a symbol of women’s affairs on Main Street and may have been the finest of any built in Zion. Today it is most important relic of the historic Relief Society grain program. This is a story of how much these women accomplished with so little.
11:00 am: Sandra Lanier & Kathleen Peterson will speak about the history and restoration efforts of the Ephraim Co-Op Building.
The pioneer story of this beautiful limestone building is rivaled only by the incredible fight for it’s restoration by dedicated and passionate preservation minded citizens. The Co-Op building is a masterpiece of early Sanpete architecture and its history is linked to the beginnings of the Ephraim economy, the history of Snow College, and the legacy of people who sacrificed so much for what we now enjoy.
See more biographical information about Rhonda Lauritzen, Sandra Lanier & Kathleen Peterson in this link:
About Conference Speakers
Conference Location: The festival Heritage Conference takes place in the auditorium of the Snow College Huntsman Library, 150 E. College Ave. (the Library is just behind the main administration building, or Noyes building as it is called).
***It’s a good idea to bring a sweater or jacket as the building can feel a little chilly to some people due to air conditioning***
The conference will be held on the campus of Snow College in the new Huntsman Library Auditorium. There is no charge and advance registration is not required. For more information, contact Mike Brenchley at firstname.lastname@example.org.