Ronald W. Walker will deliver 20th annual Leonard J. Arrington Mormon History Lecture

<span class=”s1″>Noted Mormon History expert Ronald W. Walker will deliver the 20th annual Leonard J. Arrington Mormon History Lecture, at the Logan LDS Tabernacle, Thursday, Oct. 2, 7 p.m.</span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″>Walker, an emeritus BYU professor, will present “Heroes and Hero Worship: Brigham Young and the Utah War.”</span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″>The event is free.</span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″>“We look for people who are up and coming Mormon scholars or individuals who have had a long career in Mormon history,” said Brad Cole, who directs the lecture series on behalf of Utah State University. The event is coordinated by Special Collections and Archives, a division of University Libraries at USU.</span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″>“We’re excited to have Ron Walker involved this year, he’s been on our radar for quite awhile,” said Cole. “He was one of the first professional historians hired by Leonard (Arrington) at the LDS Church Archives in the 1970s and he has gone on to have an amazing career as a Mormon historian.</span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″>“He is past President of the Mormon History Society and worked on one of the definitive works on the Mountain Meadows Massacre.”</span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″>Cole said the event will again include a college student writing competition.</span>

<p class=”p2″><span class=”s1″>“Any student who attends the event and takes notes and who writes a 2,500-word essay in reaction to the lecture is eligible to win a $1,000 first prize.”</span>

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