Memorable events at the Provo Tabernacle

Published: Friday, Dec. 17 2010 6:56 p.m. MST

Harold B. Lee Library, Brigham Young University
The blaze that consumed the Provo Tabernacle on Friday, December 17, didn't just destroy one of Utah's oldest and most historic structures, it destroyed one of Utah's most significant meetinghouses, one of Utah's most celebrated gathering places. Since it's dedication in 1898, the Provo Tabernacle has been the venue for many historic events. Latter-Day Saint prophets, U.S. presidents and eminent scholars have come to the Tabernacle to give speeches and presentations. But the Provo Tabernacle was also a place where schoolchildren sang, community members were honored in funerals, and people of various faiths met to pray. The Tabernacle was not only a grand building to behold, it was a grand place to come together. Here is a look at some of events hosted at the Provo Tabernacle through the years.
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John Pack Lambert of Michigan
Ypsilanti, MI

Rebuilding the taberancle is worth the cost.

Weston Jurney
West Jordan, UT

Any building that Sergei Rachmaninoff played in is worth restoring.

American Fork, UT

It's going to be a temple now. Quite a story.

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