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Church History


Tours and Public Programs

Church History Museum

The Church History Museum offers tours and special programs year-round for individuals, youth groups, educators, and families. These consist of special tours, Pre-Trek Programs, Evenings at the Museum, and Living History presentations.

Gallery Tours

Gallery tours conducted by volunteer docents are available Monday through Saturday. Tours must be scheduled two weeks in advance (call 1-801-240-4615). On these tours, visitors get a closer look at both of the museum's permanent galleries as well as its temporary exhibits.


Pre-Trek Programs


Before heading out on the handcart trail with your youth group, schedule a visit to the Church History Museum to learn about the handcart pioneers—their experiences in gathering to Zion and what motivated them to make the great sacrifices required of them. Call 1-801-240-4615 to schedule a tour.


Evenings at the Museum

The Church History Museum’s Evenings at the Museum program provides special lectures and events throughout the year.  Past lecturers have included General Authorities, artists, musicians, researchers, and many others. These programs are open to the public, though reservations may be required.


A Book of Mormon Adventure

Come enjoy hands-on activities and discover the importance of the Book of Mormon! Primary-age children and their families or Achievement Day girls are invited to this free one-hour program! Tours are offered at 11:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. on Mondays and Tuesdays, June 9 - August 12, 2014. Call 1-801-240-4615 for reservations.

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Living History


Scheduled around the time of General Conference and holidays, visitors to the museum and participate in the Living History Program where they will see docents in period dress giving special presentations and demonstrations reflecting the Church's pioneer heritage. Past presentations have included blacksmithing, printing, butter-churning, tinsmithing, rag-doll making, storytelling, and musical performances. Events often take place near the Deuel Log Home located on the plaza between the Church History Museum and Family History Library.


Relief Society Tours: 'The Errand of Angels'

In this special tour, you will meet noble women of the past, learn of their gentle influence on humanity, and experience history together. Exhibits in the museum will come alive as living-history docents share true stories and experiences of the past. Well-known, historical women characters will be in attendance offering insights on a variety of topics and objects on display in the museum. Each sister will weave her brief personal story together with an engaging, interactive presentation that highlights artifacts on display in the museum and facets of women’s roles in nineteenth-century life. Read More >