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Church History Museum

Church History Museum
Established 1984
Location Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Type Religious museum
Website Official site

The Church History Museum is the premier museum operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). It is located in Salt Lake City, Utah, and is opposite the west gates of the church's Temple Square. Until November 2008, it was called the Museum of Church History and Art.[1] The museum closed in October 2014 for a year-long refurbishment and remodeling of the first-floor exhibits; it is expected to reopen in the fall of 2015.[2]


  • Programs and features 1
    • International Art Competition 1.1
    • Volunteer workforce 1.2
    • Museum store 1.3
  • Museum history 2
  • See also 3
  • Notes 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Programs and features

The museum contains collections of art, artifacts, documents, photographs, tools, clothing and furniture from the almost two-century history of the LDS Church.

International Art Competition

The Church History Museum also initiated and hosts an "International Art Competition", usually once every three years, where LDS and affiliated artists worldwide submit works of art in assorted mediums around specific church and gospel themes.[3]

Volunteer workforce

Outside of the curators, administrative and other staff, tours of the museum's exhibits and many of the museum programs are conducted by a large volunteer workforce of Latter-day Saints from the surrounding communities who begin serving in the museum on a rotational basis following a 16 consecutive week training.[4]

Museum store

The Museum Store was founded along with the museum to support the many exhibits and programs. Over 200 works of reproduced art have been made available to the general public from the Museum's and Church's extensive collections by prominent historical LDS artists such as C. C. A. Christensen, John Hafen, and Minerva Teichert, in addition to contemporary LDS artists such as Clark Kelly Price, Walter Rane, Robert Barrett, Harry Anderson, and Arnold Friberg. The Store also sells historical toys, literature, statuary, and pioneer-era clothing, such as bonnets.

Museum history

A major instigator of the creation of the church museum was

  • Church History Museum — official site
  • Museum of Church History and Art — government of Utah tourism site

External links



  1. ^ "Museum is now known as Church History Museum".  
  2. ^ Walch, Ted (24 September 2014). "LDS Church History Museum to close for yearlong renovation, new emphasis". Deseret News (Salt Lake City). Retrieved 8 December 2014. 
  3. ^ "Programs and Events", (Church History Museum,  
  4. ^ Brown, Madeleine (19 September 2011), "Church History Museum Seeks Volunteers",  
  5. ^ Cazier, Bob (May 1984), "News of the Church",  


See also

The Church History Museum is open seven days a week. Admission is free. The Museum Store is closed Sundays.


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