The National Frontier Trails Museum in Independence is offering two lectures focusing on the history of the Latter Day Saints in Missouri and their later emigration to the Great Salt Lake Basin.

Charles Robison, coordinator of the Heritage Plaza in Independence, will first establish the LDS community in the Midwest in “Extermination Order: Latter Day Saints in 1830s Missouri” at 7 p.m. Sept. 12. This lecture recounts their early years as pioneers in frontier Jackson County and their subsequent tribulations leading to their expulsion from the state.

The lecture, “Come, Come Ye Saints: Exodus to the Great Salt Lake”, will be 7 p.m. Sept. 26 and continues the story from Nauvoo, Ill., all the way to Salt Lake, relating the experiences of those seeking religious freedom in the American West.

The Trails Museum is located at 318 W. Pacific Ave. Admission is free, however reservations are required. Call 816-325-7575.