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Mormon women in history topic of Lee Library exhibit at BYU

A new exhibition, "To Tell the Tale: Preserving the Lives of Mormon Women," will open Wednesday, Jan. 21, in the L. Tom Perry Special Collections gallery in the Harold B. Lee Library at Brigham Young University.

The exhibition will display artifacts such as diaries, letters, poetry, oral histories and photographs collected from Latter-day Saint women over the past 170 years.

Sponsored by The L. Tom Perry Special Collections and Joseph Fielding Smith Institute for Latter-day Saint History, the exhibition will be on display until June 1. It is free and the public is invited to attend.

"To Tell the Tale" highlights how women have preserved their experiences as sisters, mothers, Relief Society members, missionaries, artists, educators, politicians and writers at home, in the community and abroad. The exhibition's documents and artifacts provide insight into the faith, struggles, triumphs and daily living of these LDS women.

"This exhibit represents the vast resources available to better understand our past, our LDS community and ourselves, and encourages all women to preserve their lives for future generations," said Jennifer Reeder, Smith Institute research historian and co-curator.

The exhibition is also part of the commemoration of the 200th anniversary of the birthday of Eliza R. Snow, a prominent figure in 19th century Mormonism and influential women's leader in the Church.

For more information, call Mike Hooper at (801) 422-6687.

Writer: Thomas Grover

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