Mormonism: Early History and Connections to Pennsylvania and the Delaware Valley

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Mormonism: Early History and Connections to Pennsylvania and the Delaware Valley

EXTENDED ONE EXTRA WEEK!

Tuesday, 8/9/16 12:30 pm - Friday, 9/23/16 5:30 pm

Event Type

Exhibit/Display
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
1300 Locust St.
19107 Philadelphia , PA
Pennsylvania

In conjunction with the opening of Philadelphia's Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, this display will explore the local history of Mormonism in the Greater Philadelphia Area.

Pennsylvania in general continues to be a tremendously important part of the LDS church. It was at Harmony, Pa., where 15 sections of the Doctrine and Covenant book of scripture were written (now Oakland Township, Susquehanna County). Additionally, the priesthood restoration site where Joseph Smith and his wife resided continues to be a sacred place to members of the church. 

Documents include:

  • Collection of Sacred Hymns for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints selected by Emma Smith, wife of Joseph Smith, Jr. 
  • Early copies of the Book of Mormon & Doctrine & Covenants
  • A rare letter written by Joseph Smith Jr. concerning the publication of the Book of Mormon
  • And more.

Mormonism: Early History and Connections to Pennsylvania and the Delaware Valley is free and open to the public during regular business hours.


Tickets are still available to attend an open house for the new temple. For more information or to register, please visit philadelphiamormontemple.org