I was serving in the Land and Records site today. President Gilliland called me and told me about this posting on historicnauvoo.net. Elder Scott and I are so grateful for the opportunity to serve in this mission. Thanks Rita and Wes for pushing us to come here.
Dear Elder Skidmore, Sister Scott, and the missionaries of Navou,
My husband and I had the pleasure of spending the day at Historic Navou, during a recent vacation. We are not members of the Church of the Latter Day Saints; Navou was listed as one of the 1000 Places to See Before You Die in North America and Canada. We didn’t have any idea how much there would be to see and do in Navou, and did not plan to spend more an a few hours walking around. We had not made arrangements to stay near the city. We ended spending the day, leaving only to find a hotel room in town, and returning to see High Hopes and Riverboats, the PreShow Band Concert, children’s parade and Sunset by the Mississippi, and the Rendezvous in Old Nauvou. We only missed the end of the Dress Rehearsal of the Nauvoo Pageant because we were exhausted.
I can’t express how impressed my husband and I both were at what has been re-created at Historic Navou, at the kindness and welcome that we were shown, by you and by each and every missionary that we met at Historic Navou during the day.
Sister Scott welcomed us into and showed us through the first home we explored, and was a performer in the last show we watched that night.
We met Elder Skidmore in one of the demonstrations of life in 1840, and he also performed in one of the musical productions; since we were worn out, we don’t know how either of you kept the level of energy to work all day, then perform the same night.
Thank you for a wonderful opportunity to see the history of the 1840s and the story of Navou.
Posted on the historicnauvoo.net website, July 31, 2012