Church History Museum reopens after year of renovation

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  • Ernest T. Bass Bountiful, UT
    Oct. 1, 2015 9:33 a.m.

    A fresh coat of white paint, new carpet and lighting will look nice.

  • procuradorfiscal Tooele, UT
    Oct. 1, 2015 9:00 a.m.

    Re: "Good wishes in your search, don't stop looking, listening and learning."

    Same to you!

    Native skepticism is a good thing. But, here's hoping it won't overtake your curiosity, hunger to learn, and common sense, becoming, rather than an essential check and balance, an overweening support to the pride, hubris, and iconoclasm that can operate as a complete bar to genuine learning.

  • skeptic Phoenix, AZ
    Sept. 30, 2015 4:36 p.m.


    If one studies the scriptures then one knows that it is not for the whims of man that one seeks the truth, but for the love of god. If one can not, or will not think for ones self then they are entitled to their closed minds, but they are mistaken in impeding others search for the light of Christ and the truth. A main purpose of the church is to provide truth. Superstition is not the answer, it is an excuse . Good wishes in your search, don't stop looking, listening and learning.

  • joe5 South Jordan, UT
    Sept. 30, 2015 12:02 p.m.

    skeptic: The church does NOT need to do things to satisfy your whims. In past conversations, it has become clear that you aren't going accept anything, even if it came directly from God himself. You will always have an excuse to not believe regardless of whatever evidence exists.

    Reday: The CHM is directly to the west of temple square across the plaza from the Family History Library. Just leave temple square from the tabernacle, cross the street and bear to the right and you can't miss it.

    MormonForever: The new exhibits are wonderful.

  • jcwo West Valley, UT
    Sept. 30, 2015 11:57 a.m.

    I understand they have an exhibit regarding the translation of the BOM, I'm interested if they're actually portraying this history accurately with Joseph's face in the hat and all. Has anyone been there yet that can answer this? If they're not, then it's propaganda as it's hiding and obfuscating the actual history, if they are, then kudos to them for their honesty and integrity.

  • MormonForever St George, UT
    Sept. 30, 2015 11:43 a.m.

    These new exhibits sound wonderful. I am excited to go to the museum again.

  • skeptic Phoenix, AZ
    Sept. 30, 2015 10:18 a.m.

    The church needs a museum for the search of truth. The church needs to explain some of the fundamental issues of the church roots in the BOM, like why are there not discoveries of Labns bronze library in Jerusalem, why there is no evidence of the BOM people in the Americas. The church has prophets and apostles and they should be the ones speaking for god and explaining these issues. Not the so called self proclaimed apologists who have no more of a clue than the average person. People are sincerely searching for and want to learn the truth,and the church itself has an obligation to search and reveal the truth.

  • Reday WVC, UT
    Sept. 30, 2015 10:08 a.m.

    Interesting, but; didn't see anywhere, in the article, where the museum is located.

  • joe5 South Jordan, UT
    Sept. 30, 2015 6:53 a.m.

    Corvette: How quick you are to judge before you've even seen the exhibit. It confirms the continuing bigotry and blind prejudice that some people have toward the church.

    The exhibit is wonderful. Please go see it before you pass judgment. Or is it already too late for that?

  • mulrich Columbia, SC
    Sept. 30, 2015 6:54 a.m.

    I discovered the church history museum shortly before the renovations began and loved it; I look forward to seeing what they've changed.
    My favorite part was the exhibit of church presidents; hopefully this exhibit is still part of the museum.

  • Hockey Fan Miles City, MT
    Sept. 30, 2015 6:22 a.m.

    For faithful and devoted members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the exhibits teach and celebrate Church history. For cynics and skeptics, the exhibits will likely be viewed as propaganda. As a devoted member of the Church, I look forward to returning to the museum to see the exhibits on Church history.

  • observator east of the snake river, ID
    Sept. 29, 2015 11:06 p.m.

    All history is told from someone's point of view. No telling of history, particularly religious history, is told absent a point of view. If you like that point of view, you call it "unbiased". If you don't, you call it "propaganda".

    Just because a particular faith tells its own story from its point of view doesn't make it bad. Just because they don't focus on all their warts doesn't make the story any less useful or important. I think that @Red expects that the Mormons should put an exhibit on Mountain Meadows front and center in their museum. Why? There's a place for that story, but--important as it is--it doesn't have to be in this venue.

    Personally, if I want to learn what the Catholics believe, and how they understand the beginning of their religion, I'm not going to find some anti-Catholic to tell me the story. I'm going to ask the Catholics. Why should this be any different? And why, if the Catholics share with me their view, would that be "propaganda" and not "history"?

  • Red Corvette St. George, UT
    Sept. 29, 2015 8:21 p.m.

    History and propaganda are different. One should not be confused with the other.