2013 – The Largest Family Reunion Ever

If you have not registered yet, please register in person, at the reunion.

Detailed schedule

August 1 – 4, 2013, Salt Lake City, Utah
Help our family set a world record!

  • This is the Place Heritage Park.
  • Historic buildings to explore.
  • Youth & Childrens activities:
    panning for gold, pony rides, petting, corral, train rides, etc.
  • Admission to the park included with reunion registration.

Thursday, August 1 – Registration will be at the University of Utah LDS Institute located at 1780 East South Campus Drive,Salt Lake City, Utah 84112

Friday, August 2 – Smith Descendant Gatherings

  • Strengthen the bonds in smaller family groups.
  • See ideas at reunion website.
  • Friday night event for the whole family.

thisistheplaceSaturday, August 3 – Josephs Miracle Run
Our 5K run honors Dr. Nathan Smith, who saved Josephs leg from the severe bone infection he suffered when he was just 7 years old. Dr. Smith founded Dartmouth Medical College in Hanover, NH. Proceeds from the run will provide a scholarship in Josephs name as a gift of gratitude from our family.

Race registration is already open atwww.JosephsMiracleRun.com. What an incredible opportunity to have Josephs name be known for good!

The Miracle Run is not just for our family, so invite your neighbors, friends, and associates to participate. There is even an option to not have to run! Think of the legs and feet of your ancestors who have provided you with such a wonderful heritage. It is time to give a payment of gratitude. Participate, invite, and sponsor!

Saturday, August 3 – Following Our Family Footprints The hills surrounding This is the Place will help us remember experiences of our Smith ancestors. Did you know that our family traveled nearly 2,000 miles from Palmyra to Harmony, Kirtland and Far West before building beautiful Nauvoo?

Children ages 3 – 11can participate in group activities to honor Smith family members. Experience walking with crutches like young Joseph, training for Zions Camp, and more!

Youth ages 12 – 18will learn from the Smiths faith and blessings that followed in a fun morning activity.

Adultmeetings will include updates to Smith family research and interesting perspectives surrounding the miracle of Josephs leg surgery. Well honor descendants of Dr. Nathan Smith and hear from our cousin, Elder M. Russell Ballard.

Sunday, August 4 – Music and the Spoken Word
The family is invited to attend a live broadcast of “Music & the Spoken Word” featuring the Mormon Tabernacle Choir Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. in the Conference Center. Doors open to the public at 8:30 a.m., guests should be seated by 9:15 a.m., when the doors are closed. The broadcast is 30 minutes in length and ends at 10:00 a.m. Admission is free and limited to those eight years of age and older.

Parking is available in the underground parking at the Conference Center, at no cost.

Stay Connected! Visit today atwww.josephsmithsr.organd update your contact information.

For questions, please contact Frances Orton atf.orton@digis.net.