Kibbe Museum opens doors to the history of Carthage and Hancock County
The museum is named after Dr. Alice Kibbe , a well known botanist, who originally started collecting unique and historical items for the former Carthage College where she worked as a biology teacher.
In Illinois, a surprising bit of Mormon history
An audio-visual display in the Visitors Center tells the story of Nauvoo from the perspective of the Mormon church.
Picturing history: Thomas C. Sharp grave
Thomas C. Sharp was one of those who went to trial for the murders of Joseph and Hyrum Smith.
The Washington Post
Book examines pivotal moment in US history: Joseph Smith's murder
On a muggy June afternoon in Carthage, Ill., 170 years ago, a mob of men stormed up the stairs of a makeshift jail and murdered a Mormon prophet.