The annual MWHIT bazaar, held at the Mormon History Association Conference, is our fundraiser to help us provide scholarships and awards to young and aspiring scholars in Mormon Women's History
Women Excel at MHA 2018
It was the year of women at the annual Mormon History Association awards ceremony, with nine of fourteen awards going to women authors. Congratulations to the winners!
Pictured: (Back row) Taunalyn Ford Rutherford (Best Dissertation), Jessica Nelson (Best Thesis), Andrea G. Radke-Moss (Best Article on Mormon Women's History), Amy Harris (Best Article), Kate Holbrook (Best Documentary Editing).
(Front Row) Cherry Bushman Silver (Special Citation), Laurel Thatcher Ulrich (Best Book), Jill Mulvay Derr (Best Documentary Editing), and Carol Cornwall Madsen (Best Biography and Best Documentary Editing).
Not Pictured: Tonya Saxon Reiter (Journal of Mormon History Best Article), Mary Campbell (Honorable Mention, Best First Book)
Breakfast Speaker - Darren Parry
A rapt audience listened to speaker Darren Parry, chairman of the Shoshone Nation, share memories of his grandmother, Mae Timbimboo Parry, at the Mormon Women's History Initiative breakfast. A beautiful presentation! Read an excerpt below.
She always had homemade stew on the stove with fresh bread nearby. When I close my eyes, I can still smell it. As a child, I often wondered why it was always there. I finally got the courage to ask her one day, “Grandma, why do you always have a pot of stew on the stove?” It was then that she taught me a beautiful lesson. It was a lesson that had been taught to her by her parents, and it was a lesson that had been shared for many generations. She said, “In our culture you never have someone in your home without feeding them.” I said, “Grandma, but what if they are not hungry?” She told me that they were probably just being polite, and you should feed them anyway