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Pioneers
in Every Land

“Our Living Room Became the Sacrament Hall”

Sabbath Day Worship during the Freeze

In June 1989, the government of Ghana banned LDS Church meetings. As long as the ban lasted, Church members had to observe the Sabbath without meeting as wards and branches.

Lecture Highlights

“Inspirational Drama: Salvation in Microcosm”

An Evening with Garrett Batty and Melissa Leilani Larson

The theater has always been a place where entertainment, enlightenment, and education align. Human stories performed on stage and in film inspire us to lead better lives and come closer to our Savior.

Treasures
of the Collection

“Witnessing the Faithfulness”

Official Declaration 2

The experiences of three couples—Charlotte Andoh-Kesson and William Acquah in Ghana, Helvécio and Rudá Tourinho Assis Martins in Brazil, and Joseph and Toe Leituala Freeman in the United States—shed light on what it was like to be a black Latter-day Saint in the years leading up to the 1978 revelation that made priesthood and temple blessings available to members of the Church regardless of race.

The Book of Mormon from Manuscript to Press

Museum Treasures

The original manuscript of the Book of Mormon contains few punctuation marks or paragraph breaks. Though the Book of Mormon text has since been updated with corrections, the precious truths it contains have remained unchanged through the centuries.

Church History Daily

The Capital God Has Given Us

As Brigham Young passed through poverty and plenty time and time again in the early years of the Church, he developed a key insight that he later passed on to his daughters. “Our time is all the capital God has given us,” he told them, “and if we waste that we are bankrupt indeed.”

Susa Young Gates, History of the Young Ladies’ Mutual Improvement Association of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, from November 1869 to June 1910 (1911), 9

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Prophets
of the Restoration

The First Vision: A Narrative from Joseph Smith’s Accounts

Joseph Smith left four personal accounts of the First Vision. Combined, these accounts are a rich resource, providing Latter-day Saints with a greater understanding of this significant event. The following retelling of the story of the First Vision combines details from each of the accounts.

Upcoming Events

Evenings at the Museum

2016 Schedule

The Church's spiritual, artistic, and cultural legacy grows every day! Learn more about the Church's past, present, and future from guest speakers and performers from around the World.

Revelations
in Context

“Witnessing the Faithfulness”

Official Declaration 2

The experiences of three couples—Charlotte Andoh-Kesson and William Acquah in Ghana, Helvécio and Rudá Tourinho Assis Martins in Brazil, and Joseph and Toe Leituala Freeman in the United States—shed light on what it was like to be a black Latter-day Saint in the years leading up to the 1978 revelation that made priesthood and temple blessings available to members of the Church regardless of race.

Behold, there shall be a record kept among you.

D&C 21:1