Visit the home of Sarah Granger Kimball, early suffragist and advocate of women's rights. Kimball founded the Ladies' Society of Nauvoo to help the poor and to sew shirts for men donating their time to build the Nauvoo temple. Her ideas and those of her associates were lauded by Joseph Smith, who incorporated the Ladies' Society into the Church organization as the Relief Society. Today, that global organization remains committed to its motto: "Charity Never Faileth."
Sarah Kimball was a strong advocate for women's education and advancement. After moving to Utah in 1851, she taught school and was a major voice in the women's suffrage movement as president of the Utah Woman Suffrage Association. At the same time, she presided over her local Mormon congregation's Relief Society and was known for her innovation and compassion. She was a widow for 35 years and died at the age of 80 in 1898.