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"The Life and Legacy of Marietta Hodges Walker" with Barbara Walden
Our final lecture in the Summer Lecture Series features Barbara Walden sharing the story of Marietta Walker, traditionally heralded as the "Mother of Graceland University." Marietta Walker's life wove an inspiring thread through the first one hundred years of Community of Christ history. She was a witness to many of the early events in Kirtland, Far West, and Nauvoo. Marietta immersed herself into the Reorganization for over fifty years. Her educational background prepared her to take an active role in the publication committee for the Inspired Version of the Bible. She was a relentless supporter of education materials for youth and adults, often promoting her ideas while editing and writing for several church publications. In 1895, her educational vision for all became a reality with her generous donation of Iowa farmland for the establishment of Graceland University.

Aug 13, 2020 07:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Barbara Walden
Executive Director @Community of Christ Historic Sites Foundation
Barbara Walden is the executive director of the Community of Christ Historic Sites Foundation and a faculty associate for Graceland University’s Community of Christ Seminary. Her formal education includes a bachelor’s degree in history from Graceland University and a Master of Arts in Museum Studies from the Cooperstown Graduate Program (State University of New York at Oneonta). Barb served as the site director of the Kirtland Temple from 2002-2009 and has authored/co-authored a number of books and articles on a variety of church history topics. She served as president of the John Whitmer Historical Association and on the Mormon History Association Board of Directors.