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Church History Museum The Church History Museum features compelling artifacts, striking artwork, and engaging events that bring the story of the Latter-day Saints to life.
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Huge "Thank you" to Jean B. Bingham and Senator Deidre Henderson for their remarks at our grand opening—as well as all t...
11/25/2019
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Huge "Thank you" to Jean B. Bingham and Senator Deidre Henderson for their remarks at our grand opening—as well as all those who participated at the event!

This display will be available through January 2021—perfect for those who will be strolling through the Temple Square lights and need somewhere to warm up!

Bring friends and family to learn more about the early saint's pioneering spirit, and how it carried over to politics!

A new exhibit at the Church History Museum shares the story of how Utah women were the first in the United States to win the right to vote. Sister Jean B. Bingham, Relief Society general president, spoke during the opening event.

11/22/2019
Sisters for Suffrage—How Utah Women Won the Vote!

Many communities in present-day Utah were settled by pioneers—people who blazed trails across the United States in search of religious freedom.

Learn how their pioneering spirit carried over into politics!

We’re so pleased to have Jean B. Bingham and Senator Deidre Henderson as our guest speakers at the grand opening of our ...
11/19/2019

We’re so pleased to have Jean B. Bingham and Senator Deidre Henderson as our guest speakers at the grand opening of our new exhibit, “Sisters for Suffrage: How Utah Women Won the Vote” on November 21!

For those unable to attend we will be going LIVE at 6:30 p.m. Tune in for a great presentation regarding the inspiring stories of Latter-day Saint women who organized, secured, and defended women’s rights in Utah and across the nation!

For those able to attend, bring your family and friends to experience intriguing historical artifacts, interactive kiosks, and hands-on activities!

We’re thrilled to announce the grand opening on November 21st of our new exhibit, “Sisters for Suffrage: How Utah Women ...
11/16/2019
Sisters for Suffrage

We’re thrilled to announce the grand opening on November 21st of our new exhibit, “Sisters for Suffrage: How Utah Women Won the Vote”!

Intriguing historical artifacts, interactive kiosks, and hands-on activities for children make this exhibit an engaging experience for visitors of all ages.

An opening reception will be held on Thursday, November 21, 2019, from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m, with special guest speaker, Jean B. Bingham.

Come and learn the inspiring stories of Latter-day Saint women who organized to secure and defend women’s rights in Utah and across the nation!

Celebrating 150 years since Utah women became the first in the nation to vote under an equal suffrage law, this exhibition highlights the pioneering role of the Relief Society in the local and national woman suffrage movements.

10/23/2019
Temple Square

Come check us out!

Did you know Brigham Young wore sunglasses? It's true. They are displayed at the Church History Museum. Watch this video to learn more. #TempleSquare

Today is the last day to check out this exhibit! Bring family and friends tonight for FHE to see these amazing works of ...
10/07/2019

Today is the last day to check out this exhibit! Bring family and friends tonight for FHE to see these amazing works of art!

If you happen to be in SLC this weekend, perhaps attending Conference, or just visiting the city, you still have a chance to pop over to the Church History Museum to catch the last weekend of the International Art Competition Exhibition which will come down on Monday!😱All good things must come to an end😢, but a 7 month run was a good long run.😊 My piece “Living Waters” (Pool of Bethesda) is on display. Catch the stunning show while you can! #internationalartcompetition #churchhistorymuseum @churchhistorymuseum #livingwaters #purchaseaward #rosedatocdall #ldsart #devotionalart #religiousart #art #fineart #oilpainting #figurativeart #oiloncanvas #figurativepainting #painting #poolofbethesda #museumexhibition #museumexhibit Rose Datoc Dall

Said President Joseph F. Smith, “Our fathers and mothers, brothers, sisters and friends who have passed away from this e...
09/30/2019

Said President Joseph F. Smith, “Our fathers and mothers, brothers, sisters and friends who have passed away from this earth . . . may have a mission given them to visit their relatives and friends upon the earth again, bringing from the divine Presence messages of love.”

Upon hearing tragic stories of those who have lost their mothers and the hopeless grief and heartbreak that follows the loss, Hunlow made the sculpture, "Angel Mother."

While devastating grief is profound and lasting for those left behind, the artist sought to visually “proclaim the promise that [their lost mothers] will be there in times of need.” We are not left alone. “The sacred veil is often thin and wraps around them in love,” said Hunlow.

Stop by the museum to see this piece on display!

Artwork: "Angel Mother," Jacki L. Hunlow
United States | Cast bronze

LDS Business College
09/24/2019

LDS Business College

Have you ever wondered what fun things you can do in Utah? There are a lot of places to visit not far from LDS Business College. Each Saturday we will post a new place for you to explore. Pack your lunch, gather your friends and let's #ExploreUtah !

Our first location is just a 10 minute walk from the school! The Church History Museum is a great place to visit with friends, take a break from your studies, learn the history of the Church and draw nearer to the Spirit. Did we mention it's free?

Check it out and share your experience in the comments!
Thabata Freitas

09/05/2019
11th international "Visitors' Choice" award winners

Votes are in! Thanks to voters like you, these six paintings were selected as the audience favorites of our 11th International Art Competition. They each received the "Visitors' Choice" award!

October 7th is the last day to see our "Meditations on Belief" exhibit.

Come see these works of art—and all of our other amazing entries from around the world—in person!

Winners:
"Ask Of God," by Janna Siebert
"Coming Full Circle," by Jenedy Paige
"Harvest at Hand," by Jacob Richard Chestnut
"Pondering God’s Promise," by Courtney Vander Veur Matz
"Meditation," by Erik Claudius Jensen
"Finisher of Faith," by J. Alan Barrett

The Beehive House, Brigham Young’s historic home in downtown Salt Lake City, is recruiting individuals who would like to...
08/15/2019

The Beehive House, Brigham Young’s historic home in downtown Salt Lake City, is recruiting individuals who would like to serve as part-time tour guides.

Guides are trained in historic home interpretation techniques and conduct 30-minute tours for walk-in guests from around the world.

The tour highlights the original Brigham Young artifacts in the home and the story of his role as a prophet, governor, and father.

Tour guides are called as Church Service Missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and are expected to serve at least one and preferably two four-hour shifts per week, including a once-a-month Saturday assignment.

All applicants must be in excellent health and able to stand for up to four hours at a time and easily climb narrow stairs.

Individuals interested in serving at the Beehive House should apply for an interview as soon as possible to be considered for the next training class which begins on August 21, 2019.

To apply, call 801-240-3584, or send an e-mail to [email protected].

However, recruitment for Beehive House tour guides is ongoing, and interested individuals can apply or call for information at any time.

Your vote counts! Come to the museum before August 18, 2019, to vote for your two favorite art pieces in the 11th Intern...
08/09/2019

Your vote counts! Come to the museum before August 18, 2019, to vote for your two favorite art pieces in the 11th International Art Competition exhibit.

Voting kiosks for the visitors’ choice awards are located in the exhibit galleries. The artists whose work receive the most votes will receive a monetary award. All art pieces are eligible for visitors’ choice awards, even if they also received a merit award or a purchase award. The last day to vote is Saturday, August 17, 2019!

Here’s just a sample—come see the rest in person!

“I see God's hand all around me, but most especially in woodlands and forests where I delight in the beauty of His handi...
08/09/2019

“I see God's hand all around me, but most especially in woodlands and forests where I delight in the beauty of His handiwork,” said Gallo. “Studying the landscape informs my work because it allows me to see and learn from God’s creations.” Glades End depicts an inlet stream she discovered while on a walk with her family near Seattle. Gallo is a convert who joined the Church while living in Milan, Italy. Her interest in landscape is rooted in a belief in God, who manifests His love in His creations.


Artwork: "Glades End," by Melissa Jane Gallo
Pastel on archival board

Bring your kids and see it in person!

Quick reminder that we’ll be closed tomorrow! But feel free to bring your restless kids in today for interactive display...
07/23/2019

Quick reminder that we’ll be closed tomorrow!

But feel free to bring your restless kids in today for interactive displays and more!

Stop by the museum tomorrow to celebrate the pioneers' arrival in Utah! With some good old-fashioned kick-up-your-heels ...
07/19/2019

Stop by the museum tomorrow to celebrate the pioneers' arrival in Utah!

With some good old-fashioned kick-up-your-heels dancing and music along with pioneer games, crafts, and trades, this is an experience for the whole family you won't want to miss!

Our "A Pioneer Fair and Bowery Dance" is coming up on Friday, July 19th! Celebrate the 1847 arrival of the early Saints ...
07/14/2019

Our "A Pioneer Fair and Bowery Dance" is coming up on Friday, July 19th!

Celebrate the 1847 arrival of the early Saints in the Salt Lake Valley with "pioneers" from the museum's living history program and a good old-fashioned kick-up-your-heels dance with musicians and dance callers from the Haywire Ranch String Band!

Enjoy pioneer games, crafts, trades, music, dancing, and fun for all ages!

Bring your friends!
07/11/2019

Bring your friends!

Hansen Wheel & Wagon Shop
07/02/2019

Hansen Wheel & Wagon Shop

Two years ago we built a unique project for the Church History Museum - a "wagon odometer". Since then it has been a big hit with visitors!
If you want to try out the odometer in person AND attend a fun event, mark Friday, July 19th on your calendar.

They will be hosting a Pioneer Fair and Bowery Dance from 5:00-9:00 p.m. There will be pioneer games, dancing, demonstrations, and treats. To learn more visit their website at: https://history.lds.org/article/church-museum-living-history-program?lang=eng&groupid=12936999639918361825-eng

Today marks the 175th anniversary of the martyrdom of Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum Smith.Bring your family this we...
06/27/2019

Today marks the 175th anniversary of the martyrdom of Joseph Smith and his brother Hyrum Smith.

Bring your family this weekend to experience what many of the early saints went through, and to see the artifacts related to the martyrdom of the prophet and his brother.

The Paxventures
06/26/2019

The Paxventures

The Latter Day Saint Church History Museum is currently hosting their annual art exposition and it is so beautiful. Here are just some of my favorites with their titles and details.
#latterdaysaints #artexpo #churchhistory #ldschurchhistorymuseum @ Church History Museum

What does it mean to believe?When we asked artists to consider the theme—Meditations on Belief—and Psalms 77:11–12: “I w...
05/17/2019

What does it mean to believe?

When we asked artists to consider the theme—Meditations on Belief—and Psalms 77:11–12: “I will remember the works of the Lord: surely I will remember thy wonders of old. I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings,” a number of repeating ideas emerged.

From nature as a site of devotion for God and His creations, to Jesus Christ—His miracles, grace, and divinity, see how these artists depicted the wonders of Lord and the personal experience of belief
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This quilt was made from a damaged antique kimono worn by three generations of women at their wedding ceremonies—gifted to the artist by a close friend—and is bound in silk from a kimono obi the artist inherited from her mother. The quilt honors the women—their lives and tribulations—and, Covington said, is an “expression of the happiness I feel about the eternal family the temple makes possible.”

“The dots represent the spirits of [Covington’s] ancestors” and the eternal links that connect generations of the Lord’s children. The chrysanthemum, a symbolic flower of Japan, represents beauty. “The insects nestled among the flower’s petals represent [our] mortal existence . . . protected by our ancestors’ blessings,” said Covington.

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Artwork: “Touching The Hearts Of Many Generations,” by Kazuko Covington from Japan.
Made with Kimono silk, obi silk, cotton, organdy, silk thread, gold thread, and heat-bondable fiber.

Stop by the Museum to see more pieces like this!

05/11/2019

The Savior’s healing grace and other artwork focused on Christ’s personal ministry emerged as a recurring theme in the 11th international art competition.

This work offers perspective on the New Testament story in John 8:3-11.

Bring the family on Saturday to see our other works of art!

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“What Sayest Thou?”
David Marshall Habben II
Ink and acrylic on paper
36 x 28.25 in.

Susana I. Silva -  Paper Cutting Art
05/07/2019

Susana I. Silva - Paper Cutting Art

Gracias Pablo! y a mi familia y amigos que, aunque estaba completamente muerta del susto por dilapidar nuestros ahorros en un momento donde no sabia con certeza ,pero olfateaba una completa explosión del dolar y nuestra economía junto a él, igual me hicieron cerrar los ojos, respirar profundo y me empujaron a esta aventura increíble, conocí gente a la que admiro mucho, vi en vivo obras que jamas soñé ver ... y lo mas hermoso... mis hijos y mi esposo estaban al lado mio. Gracias a buenos amigos ( toto y meli) chicos! los amamos!!! jajaja, gracias por traducirme en mis torpes intentos de explicarle a la gente mi arte y por infundirme confianza. Esas cosas locas de la vida

Swedish Latter-Day Saints
04/17/2019

Swedish Latter-Day Saints

Our last place we visited tonight was "The Church History Museum" 🙂 A really fascinating museum where you can see the real size Moroni, the Golden Plates, the prison where Joseph and Hyrum sat and a lot of other interesting things 💙

#latterdaysaints
#churchhistorymuseum
#templesquare
#moroni
#thebookofmormon
#josephsmith @ Church History Museum

50by52
04/02/2019

50by52

Art! I love the creativity and beauty different peoples brains create. Like this one made out of keys from keyboards. Or 👓 painted on wood... I love that others share their talent with the rest of us to enjoy.

#50by52 #art #sharebeauty #artistic #creative @ Church History Museum

You can read more about our new exhibit on: https://history.lds.org/story/2019-international-art-competition-meditations...
03/12/2019

You can read more about our new exhibit on: https://history.lds.org/story/2019-international-art-competition-meditations-on-belief?lang=eng

(There's some sneak peeks on our Instagram page too! @churchhistorymuseum)

The Opening Reception for the 11th International Art Competition: Meditations on Belief at the Church History Museum will take place this Thursday, March 14, 2019 from 7:00-9:00 pm.
The public is also invited to attend the artist award ceremony in the Assembly Hall on Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City that same evening at 6:00 pm.
It would be wonderful to see you there!

"Consecration" by Howard Lyon, oil on canvas, 2018

#howardlyonart #consecration #widowsmite #fineart #artshow #openingnight #artistreception #internationalartcompetition #latterdaysaintart #biblicalart #biblestory #parable @ Church History Museum

How would you artistically depict “the works of the Lord” or your own experience of belief? Artists around the world ent...
03/12/2019

How would you artistically depict “the works of the Lord” or your own experience of belief?
Artists around the world entered in the Church History Museum’s 11th international art competition with that challenge, responding to the theme of Meditations on Belief, and Psalms 77:11-12: “I will remember the works of the Lord: surely I will remember thy wonders of old. I will meditate also of all they work, and talk of thy doings.”

Check out their creations and join us for the awards ceremony on March 14th at the Assembly Hall at 6 p.m. Then come to the Museum at 7 p.m. to celebrate the exhibit opening with the artists! http://bit.ly/2SUGsww
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Created from soil fragments taken from sections of Mexico City, both the historical and the newly constructed, the piece creates a horizon line. As we remember the ancient wonders of God and speak of His deeds, we can look to the sometimes diffused and distant horizon with hope and gratitude. Hope is transformative and helps us broaden our perspectives, “like the beam of sunlight rising up and above the horizon of our present circumstances,” said Elder Uchtdorf. “It pierces the darkness with a brilliant dawn. It encourages and inspires us to place our trust in the loving care of an eternal Heavenly Father.”

Artwork: “Horizon and Hope (Landscape with One Kilogram of Soil)” by Georgina Bringas from Mexico.
Made with soil with five racks of wood and glass.

We're putting up posters and getting ready!One week from today we'll be announcing the winners of our 11th International...
03/08/2019

We're putting up posters and getting ready!

One week from today we'll be announcing the winners of our 11th International Art Competition!

Come to the Assembly Hall at 6:00 PM to watch the Award’s Ceremony where the winners will be recognized on March 14 to see how artists depicted our theme, "Meditations on Belief" —and Psalm 77:11–12: “I will remember the works of the Lord: surely I will remember thy wonders of old. I will meditate also of all thy work, and talk of thy doings.”

Then, come to the museum at 7:00 PM for the opening celebration!

02/14/2019
Mormon Trails

Would you have made it accross the plains with pioneers like Green Flake or Jane Manning James? Find out on this game!

It is February 1846. Because of persecution, the Latter-day Saints must leave their homes in Nauvoo, Illinois. Will survive the journey?

Today is the last day to see President Eyring's paintings in person! Stop by to see his work!
02/09/2019

Today is the last day to see President Eyring's paintings in person!

Stop by to see his work!

Many of the countries depicted were visited while President Eyring was on Church assignment, while others are memories o...
02/08/2019

Many of the countries depicted were visited while President Eyring was on Church assignment, while others are memories of Kathy or of the children.

For example, "Holland", which President Eyring calls a “sentimental” work, refers to his son John, who served a mission in the Netherlands. John’s mission president once said to President Eyring, “Your son saved this mission. . . . He was the light.”

Come to the museum to see his work! Tomorrow is the last day!

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45 N West Temple
Salt Lake City, UT
84150

UTA Trax via Blue or Green lines. Stop: Temple Square (132 W. S. Temple). Museum is located 1/2 block north of Trax station.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 09:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 21:00
Thursday 09:00 - 21:00
Friday 09:00 - 21:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00

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(801) 240-3310

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