Narcissa Whitman, Pioneer Missionary
July 21, 2010
Barbara Hughes began her presentation by personifying Narcissa Whitman. “Narcissa” commenced by explaining how she was called into missionary work in 1835, and then met and married Dr. Marcus Whitman. The Whitmans, along with Henry and Eliza Spalding, traveled to Fort Walla Walla in what is now known as Washington State. Through the slide presentation, as well as the information and descriptions given by Mrs. Hughes and “Narcissa,” the audience followed Narcissa from her missionary calling to the tragic Whitman Massacre. Narcissa Whitman: Pioneer Missionary is just one example of the excellent program offerings at the Midwest Genealogy Center. You can visit our events page for more upcoming classes!
Here’s what people said about the class:
"Barbara Hughes' presentation reflected great talent, knowledge of the subject matter, and sincere appreciation for [Narcissa Whitman] and the times." - Mary Sue Y., Lee's Summit, MO
"Outstanding, informative presentation." - Diane C., Blue Springs, MO
"It was wonderful." - Dorothy H., Lake Waukomis, MOTags: family programs, history, events