Nauvoo Exodus Crossing Reenactment Trek - FEBRUARY

Nauvoo Exodus Crossing Reenactment Trek - FEBRUARY

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This amazing family experience is hosted by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has become a treasured annual event for thousands of people from many faiths. The reenactment of the 1846 Mormon exodus from Nauvoo starts at 9:00 a.m. with a free breakfast at the Family Living Center. At 10:00 a.m., a procession of horse-drawn wagons and carriages, military units, and pedestrians begin the march along a parade route leading from the Cultural Hall down “The Trail of Hope†to the edge of the Mississippi. Marchers often wear badges that carry the names of ancestors who were part of the original migration. The event concludes with a short memorial service at the river's edge with bagpipes and music. Many people enjoy strolling out onto the frozen Mississippi river if the weather permits. This annual event has taken place for over ten years and commemorates an episode in American history that led to the settlement of the great western expanse.