This week in Church history

25 years ago

The Lion House, one of Brigham Young's Salt Lake City homes was the location for filming of a motion picture about the organization of the Young Women's Mutual Improvement Association during the week of Feb. 15-22, 1969, according to the Church News of Feb. 22, 1969.

"Pioneers in Petticoats" was filmed by the BYU Motion Picture Studio for showing at that year's MIA June Conference commemoration of the YWMIA centennial. Originally called the Young Ladies Retrenchment Society, the YWMIA was organized by Brigham Young first among his own daughters living in the Lion House.

"Seldom do we have an opportunity to film a historical scene at the very place the event happened," director W. O. (Judge) Whitaker said.

In a scene filmed in the Lion House front parlor, President Young was depicted as saying, "I desire to establish a young ladies Retrenchment Association which I want you all to join. And I want you to vote to retrench in your dress, in your table manners, in your speech. . . ."

Quote from the past

"I plead for a stronger spirit of compassion in all of our relationships, a stronger element of mercy, for the promise is sure that if we are merciful we shall obtain mercy." - President Gordon B. Hinckley, in an address given in general conference, April 1, 1990.

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