Treasures of the Collections Open House

During General Conference weekend, the Church History Library will be hosting an open house displaying the library’s Treasure of Collections. Come enjoy a rare and unique display of historical items from the archives of the Church History Library.  View seldom seen historic books, photographs, manuscripts, journals and minutes relating to the history of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This display will be open for visitors on Friday, April 2 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, April 3 from 12:00 p.m. to 2 p.m. and again from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

This will be an enjoyable way to pass the time in between sessions or learn about the history of the Church if this is your first visit to Temple Square. The Church History Library is such a wonderful resource, and if you haven’t yet been to it, the “Treasures of the Collection” open house would be a great introduction.

The Church History Library is located at 15 East North Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah. You can find out more information at www.churchhistorylibrary.org.

General Young Women Conference

The annual General Young Women Conference will be held on Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the Conference Center on Temple Square. All young women ages 12-18, their mothers and young women leaders are invited. This meeting is scheduled to last approximately 90 minutes.

This year’s conference theme comes from Joshua 1:9 “Be strong and of good courage”. Speakers at this conference include will the General Young Women President, Sister Elaine S. Dalton, and her counselors Sister Mary N. Cook and Sister Ann M. Dibb. Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from a member of the First Presidency.

Previously President Monson has taught, “You are some of our Heavenly Father’s strongest children, and . . . with His help, you will have the courage to face whatever comes.” We invite all young women to come and learn how to build that courage and gain strength from the encouraging words of our general authorities.

Tickets are required for those planning on attending the meeting in the Conference center – please contact the ticket office at 1-801-570-0080 during business hours Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to do so. The Conference Center doors will open at 4:30 p.m. Those with tickets should be in their seats by 5:30 p.m. Standby seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The standby line is formed at the north gate of Temple Square. For more information, please visit http://lds.org/events/info/0,8197,726-1-751,00.html

Dining at Temple Square featured in Utah Skyline Magazine

Follow the link to flip through the most recent Utah Skyline Recreational Guide to see the many activities you can choose to do when you visit Utah. Check out page 40-41 for the dining options available at Historic Temple Square.

http://www.nxtbook.com/nxtbooks/ifour/utahskyline2010/

“Joseph Smith: Prophet of the Restoration” Movie

This is a film about the life and legacy of Joseph Smith, founding prophet of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, is being shown in the Legacy Theater of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building.

Joseph Smith The Prophet of the Restoration has been produced under the direction of the First Presidency as part of the Church’s commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Joseph Smith’s birth.

The film depicts events in the life of Joseph Smith from his early youth in Vermont to his martyrdom in Illinois at age 38. It recounts Joseph’s search for truth as a young boy, a search that resulted in divine revelation that set his life on a path of service and sacrifice in restoring the Church of Jesus Christ. Viewers will see both the personal and public sides of Joseph’s caring nature and prophetic leadership.

Showings of this film start at 9:00 a.m. and run every hour and a half until the last showing at 7:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday. This film also shows in the North Visitor’s Center on Sunday.

Available times are:
9:00 a.m.
10:30 a.m.
12:00 p.m.
1:30 p.m.
3:00 p.m.
4:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m.
7:30 p.m.

Contact the Temple Square Mission at 801-240-1706 for more information regarding Sunday show times and other films available for viewing on Temple Square.

Tickets or reservations are no longer required. All seating is now on a first-come, first-served basis. The length of the film is approximately 70 minutes.

Top 10 Things to do at Temple Square

1. Mormon Tabernacle Choir Rehearsals on Thursday Evenings
http://www.mormontabernaclechoir.org/

2. Genealogical Research
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Library/FHL/frameset_Library.asp

3. Dinner at the Roof Restaurant
http://www.diningattemplesquare.com/roof.html

4. North Visitors Center Christus Statue
http://www.lds.org/placestovisit/location/0,10634,1881-1-1-1,00.html

5. Historic Tabernacle
http://www.lds.org/placestovisit/location/0,10634,1888-1-1-1,00.html

6. Lion House
http://www.templesquarehospitality.com/business/meetings/lh.html

7. Beehive House
http://www.lds.org/placestovisit/location/0,10634,1863-1-1-1,00.html

8. Church History Museum
http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/museum

9. Conference Center
http://www.lds.org/events/venues/0,8201,716-1,00.html

10. Nauvoo Café
http://www.diningattemplesquare.com/nauvoo.html