The event in Nauvoo celebrating the 175th anniversary of Theodore Turley building his house has been expanded to a 2-day event.  Please come join with other Turley descendants if you are able and interested.  Also, please spread the word to other family members who may not receive the Theodore Turley Family Organization emails.

Theodore Turley Commemoration in Nauvoo

In June, 1839 Theodore Turley built the first Latter-Day Saint home in Nauvoo. Though the home does not remain, the spirit does.  Theodore Turley was representative of so many early settlers who planted roots deep in Nauvoo’s soil.  A unique opportunity to commemorate Theodore Turley’s efforts, as well as the efforts of the thousands of early saints who settled here.

Join us on Tuesday, June 24, 2014

  • 10:00 AM at the Turley Site (The corner of Hyde and Water Street) – Commemorative tree planting (more information available at visitors center) and talks by Richard Turley Jr. and Susan Easton Black Durrant.
  • Lunch buffet at Nauvoo Café following 10:00 AM meeting.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

  • Morning tour with Susan Durrant, 9:00 AM, Women’s Garden, by Visitor’s Center.
  • 2:00 PM Endowment or Baptism Session at the Nauvoo Temple. (Meet in chapel or baptistry by 1:30 PM, temple clothes available to rent.) If there are baptisms from our group, we are requested to provide additional endowed adults for help in the baptistry.

Contact Natalie Tanner with questions at [email protected]


Check for updates at or “Theodore Turley Family Organization” group on Facebook

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