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Scholar talks Nov. 6 at USU on Mormon exodus

The celebration, re-enactment and remembrance of the sesquicentennial of the Mormon migration is the centerpiece of this year's Leonard J. Arrington Mormon History Lecture at Utah State University.

Richard E. Bennett, a Mormon history scholar and head of the department of archives and special collections for the University of Manitoba libraries, will be the guest speaker.His lecture, "The Mormon Exodus as Reformation: Going Right Side Up with Care," is scheduled for Nov. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Harrison Auditorium of the Eccles Conference Center. The public, USU faculty, staff and students are invited to this free event.

Bennett says the lecture's purpose "will be to reflect the unfolding mission of the exodus of 1846-47 as seen through the eyes of the early pioneer leaders."

Bennett has a new book, "We'll Find the Place. The Mormon Exodus of 1847-48," that will be released this month by Deseret Book.