Exhibiting Mormonism: The Latter-Day Saints and the 1893 Chicago World's Fair

Exhibiting Mormonism: The Latter-Day Saints and the 1893 Chicago World's Fair

Reid L. Neilson / Sep 20, 2019

Exhibiting Mormonism The Latter Day Saints and the Chicago World s Fair The Columbian Exposition also known as the Chicago World s Fair presented the Latter day Saints with their first opportunity to exhibit the best of Mormonism for a national and an international

  • Title: Exhibiting Mormonism: The Latter-Day Saints and the 1893 Chicago World's Fair
  • Author: Reid L. Neilson
  • ISBN: 9780195384031
  • Page: 332
  • Format: Hardcover
  • The 1893 Columbian Exposition, also known as the Chicago World s Fair, presented the Latter day Saints with their first opportunity to exhibit the best of Mormonism for a national and an international audience after the abolishment of polygamy in 1890 The Columbian Exposition also marked the dramatic reengagement of the LDS Church with the non Mormon world after decades oThe 1893 Columbian Exposition, also known as the Chicago World s Fair, presented the Latter day Saints with their first opportunity to exhibit the best of Mormonism for a national and an international audience after the abolishment of polygamy in 1890 The Columbian Exposition also marked the dramatic reengagement of the LDS Church with the non Mormon world after decades of seclusion in the Great Basin Between May and October 1893, over seven thousand Latter day Saints from Utah attended the international spectacle popularly described as the White City While many traveled as tourists, oblivious to the opportunities to exhibit Mormonism, others actively participated to improve their church s public image Hundreds of congregants helped create, manage, and staff their territory s impressive exhibit hall most believed their besieged religion would benefit from Utah s increased national profile Moreover, a good number of Latter day Saint women represented the female interests and achievements of both Utah and its dominant religion These women hoped to use the Chicago World s Fair as a platform to improve the social status of their gender and their religion Additionally, two hundred and fifty of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir s best singers competed in a Welsh eiseddfodd, a musical competition held in conjunction with the Chicago World s Fair, and Mormon apologist Brigham H Roberts sought to gain LDS representation at the affiliated Parliament of Religions In the first study ever written of Mormon participation at the Chicago World s Fair, Reid L Neilson explores how Latter day Saints attempted to exhibit themselves to the outside world before, during, and after the Columbian Exposition, arguing that their participation in the Exposition was a crucial moment in the Mormon migration to the American mainstream and its leadership s discovery of public relations efforts After 1893, Mormon leaders sought to exhibit their faith rather than be exhibited by others.

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      • Reid L. Neilson

        Reid Larkin Neilson is the managing director of the Church History Department of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints LDS Church Mormons since 2010 In 2015 he additionally became an Assistant Church Historian and Recorder.


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