After the Saints: Nauvoo’s Icarian History

This is a photograph of Etienne Cabet as a young man, c. 1840s.

The Nauvoo area has a long, rich Icarian History. Dr. Jeffrey Hancks, Baxter-Snyder Professor of Regional and Icarian Studies from Western Illinois University Libraries will present, After the Saints: Nauvoo’s Icarian History on Sunday, April 28, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. at the Hotel Nauvoo, 12900 Mulholland Street, Nauvoo, Illinois. Dr. Hancks will give an overview of the Icarian movement, including its origins in France, the Icarians' short stay in Texas, and why they chose Nauvoo. Most of the focus will be on the Nauvoo era in Icarian history. Finally, he will describe what happened to the Icarian colonies and tell about the status of Icarian studies today.

The discussion will take place over lunch at Hotel Nauvoo and the cost will be $22.50 per person, which includes the hotel’s delicious lunch buffet, coffee/tea and gratuity. Participants must RSVP by April 12, 2013 by calling Lora Adcock at (309) 298-2762 or emailing her at