Henry Grow reunion to be held in Salt Lake City July 27-28

Published: Thursday, July 12 2012 5:00 a.m. MDT

The descendants of Henry Grow, a Mormon architect and pioneer most famous for his work on the Salt Lake Tabernacle, plan to gather for a family reunion in Salt Lake City on Friday, July 27 and Saturday, July 28.

Members of the family will be offered a special behind-the-scenes tour of the Tabernacle not offered to the general public. Tours are available Friday afternoon beginning at 1:30 p.m. and most of Saturday. The Henry Grow Family Association, which is organizing the reunion, is requiring families to register for a time to take the tour.

Following a big reunion dinner at 6 p.m. Friday evening in the lobby of the LDS Conference Center, the family will have a devotional. Elder Marlin K. Jensen, historian of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Elder C. Scott Grow of the First Quorum of the Seventy, both descended from Henry Grow, will speak at the devotional, among others.

Saturday morning will feature presentations about the Grow family history in the Assembly Hall and Temple Square Visitors Center, topped off by lunch and a final family meeting in the Tabernacle.

For more information, visit www.henrygrowfamily.com or contact David Grow at dlgrow@gmail.com.

Email: jhenrie@desnews.com

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