Descendants of Brigham Young are planning their annual celebration to honor him, June 3, at the Lion House.
More than 200 descendants of the LDS Church leader and Utah territorial governor, including three of four known living grandchildren, are expected to attend the event. It is sponsored by The Granddaughters of Brigham Young Association.The theme of the celebration is "Getting in Touch with Our Ancestors," and special activities are planned for great-great-great-grandchildren ages 8-12. They will discuss their lineage, play games and listen to stories about "grandfather." Tours of the Lion House, Brigham Young's residence, will be conducted from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., followed by lunch and a brief program.
"We hope to increase the younger descendants' awareness of and appreciation for Brigham Young and his accomplishments as church leader, political figure and head of his family," said Marion Wynn, president of the association.
The three grandchildren are Naomi Young Schettler, 101, Salt Lake City; Marian Morgan, 88, Seal Beach, Calif.; and Richard Clayton Young, 78, Salt Lake City.
Persons seeking additional information should contact Wynn at 968-3462 or Christopherson at 942-5367.