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Pioneers
in Every Land

This Grand Opportunity

Elizabeth McCune and the First Sister Missionaries

Elizabeth McCune traveled to Europe in 1897 with her family. Her willingness to share her testimony prompted the mission presidency to ask for sister missionaries.

Lecture Highlights

Evening with Elder Bruce C. Hafen

Evenings at the Museum Lecture

Elder Hafen shares stories and insights about President Brigham Young and President Wilford Woodruff, two Church presidents who played key roles in the early history of the St. George temple.

Women
of Conviction

Treasures
of the Collection

Deciphering Shorthand

Shorthand Specialist Unlocks a Trove of Early Sermons

Watch this brief video to learn more about George Watt, shorthand, and the Lost Sermons project.

Church History

Alcohol in 1830 U.S.A.

In 1830, the average American consumed seven gallons of distilled spirits (such as whiskey) per year—more than three times today’s consumption rate in the United States.

Jed Woodworth, “The Word of Wisdom,” history.lds.org. 

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Prophets
of the Restoration

Lorenzo Snow

5th President: 1898 - 1901

Lorenzo Snow was born April 3, 1814, in Mantua, Ohio. As Church President at the dawning of the twentieth century, he opened a new era in Latter-day Saint history. He died in Salt Lake City on October 10, 1901, at the age of 87.

Upcoming Events

Alexander Schreiner

A Legacy of Music

On August 14, 2014, Dr. Daniel F. Berghout, composer, organist, and teacher, will provide an in-depth look into the life of Church organist Alexander Schreiner in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square.

Revelations
in Context

“Wrought Upon” to Seek a Revelation

D&C 108

Lyman Sherman had followed the Spirit’s promptings to join the Church and to walk a thousand miles with Zion’s camp.  But he still felt a deep, personal yearning to know of his standing before the Lord.

Behold, there shall be a record kept among you

D&C 21:1