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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

“Joseph Smith: Candidate for US President”

An Evening with Susan Easton Black and George Durrant

"" font-size:="" line-height:="" open="" style="color: rgb(102, 102, 102); font-family:">In 1844, newspaper editors asked, “Who shall be the next president?” From New York to Michigan, the Carolinas and Missouri, the question begged for an answer in the United (but-too-often-divided) States. 

Treasures
of the Collection

David W. Patten’s Rifle, Watch, and Powder Horn

Before sunrise on October 25, 1838, David W. Patten donned this watch and carried his rifle and powder horn, intending to rescue three Latter-day Saint hostages from renegade Missouri militiamen.

Brigham Young’s Thimble

This particular sewing aid is known as a tailor’s thimble, and it belonged to a skilled carpenter, community builder, and latter-day prophet—a man some now call an American Moses.

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

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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

“Man Was Also in the Beginning with God”

D&C 93

Joseph Smith learned that men and women were co-eternal with God and could become like Him. Speaking with revealed assurance, he taught: “The soul, the mind of man, whare did it come from? The learned says God made it in the beginning, but it is not so. I know better. God has told me so.”

Behold, there shall be a record kept among you.

D&C 21:1