The French Icarians in Western Illinois

May 29, 2013
Chris Lovingood

While Nauvoo is well known today for its ties to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, another group also has a long history with the Hancock County town.  

Rich Egger

Rich Egger’s guest on Emphasis is Kim Orth, Executive Director of the Nauvoo Tourism Office. They talk about the traveling Smithsonian exhibit Journey Stories and the accompanying local version of the exhibit.

The local exhibit can be seen in the Nauvoo Tourism Office, 1295 Mullholland Street. The national traveling exhibit is housed next door.

Orth said the local exhibit focuses on four groups that played key roles in Nauvoo’s history: Mormons, Catholics, Germans, and Icarians.