Spotlights are short presentations highlighting some of our favorite artwork and artifacts here at the museum. During your visit, keep an eye out for our helpful docents, who will be happy to tell you some of the following stories.
More Precious Than Gold
Small objects can sometimes tell the biggest stories. Learn about one of our smallest artifacts in this five-minute presentation.
The Day That Time Stood Still
Watches usually help us know what time it is in the present. Two watches at the museum, however, help us learn about a particular event in the past.
Growing Light: The Story of Mary Elizabeth Rollins
Have you ever read a book that changed your life? Almost 200 years ago, Mary Elizabeth Rollins found one. A beautiful painting by Elspeth Young helps tell her story.
Zion’s Camp: A Thimble Lesson
In 1834, more than 200 men, women, and children embarked on a 900-mile journey from Ohio and Michigan to western Missouri to try to reclaim the homes of their friends and family members. Come learn about a small thimble that also made the trip.
Red Handkerchief: Witness to a Miracle
In 1839, a father approached Joseph Smith and asked the Prophet to heal his five-month-old twins, who were close to death. Learn how Joseph Smith responded to this man’s request.
Wilford Woodruff Family Treasures
The stories of family treasures connect us to the people whose memories they preserve. Come and see some prized possessions of Wilford Woodruff and his wife Phoebe; their stories will inspire you.