One purpose of holding MMA's annual meeting in St. George
was to scout with its designers, Anna Rolapp and Barbara
Jones Brown, for a suitable location to display the Utah
Remembrance & Reconciliation Quilt.
We met with President Stephen Nadauld of Dixie
State University and toured buildings on campus with art
curator Kathy Cieslewicz; then toured the St. George Art
Museum with its curator Deborah Reeder; and finally met
with Chamber of Commerce President Gregg McArthur in the
Old Washington County Courthouse. The second floor
courtroom of the Old Courthouse looks particularly
That evening in our annual meeing, Dr. Douglas Alder told
how Juanita Brooks came to write "The Mountain Meadows
Massacre," which lead to the her reconciliation efforts
with J. K. Fancher, Sr. and others in Northwest Arkansas.
Then Barbara Brown and Anna Rolapp displayed the Quilt and
told how it originated. Terry Fancher presented plaques to
Dr. Alder, Anna Rolapp. and Barbara Brown and board member
Rob Briggs presented an award of excellence to Terry
Fancher for his years of service to the Association.
On Saturday morning we made a pilgrimage to the Mountain
Meadows Massacre National Historic Landmark to place
wreaths at each of the three memorials. At Dan Sill Hill
overlooking the valley we held hands and Terry Fancher led
us in reciting the Lord's Prayer.
After a luncheon hosted by Tom and Patsy Lamb at their
Mountain Meadows ranchhouse we all departed for our homes
across the country, feeling that we had had a very
productive weekend in southern Utah.