Nauvoo Temple exhibit
The L. Tom Perry Special Collections recently installed a new exhibit on the Nauvoo Temple titled “’Sacrifice brings forth the blessings of heaven’: understanding the Nauvoo Temple.” This exhibit is curated by Annie Kirkpatrick, an intern for Curator Ryan Lee, and showcases documents and images housed in Perry Special Collections related to the Nauvoo Temple. From construction, to introducing new ordinances, to eventual abandonment and destruction, this exhibit examines the sacrifices made by those who gave their time, talents, and substance to the building of this glorious edifice, and the eventual blessings of ordinances of eternal significance.
Also shown are items that reflect on how the temple was viewed by others around the nation, and witnesses to its eventual demise at the hands of mobs. The exhibit will hopefully help the viewer understand the sacrifices made for the early temples of the Restoration, and cause one to reflect on the types of sacrifices made for temples in our day.