Mormon History Museum, Salt Lake City Photos

The Mormon Museum of Church History & Art on Temple Square tells the story of the difficulties encountered in the trek west to Utah of Mormon settlers who wagoned or walked pulling handcarts along the Mormon trail plus the building of Utah and the history of the Mormon religion. The museum sits beside a mirror image Family History Library with an original pioneer log home between the two.

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Family History Library on Temple Square. Salt Lake City, UT.Mormon Museum of Church History & Art on Temple Square. Salt Lake City, UT.Detail on carved church history mural outside Mormon Museum. Salt Lake City, UT.Pioneer log home in Mormon churches collection since 1912, now displayed beside Mormon Museum. Salt Lake City, UT.
Family History Library (1985) on Temple Square. Salt Lake City, UT.Mormon Museum of Church History & Art (1984) on Temple Square. Salt Lake City, UT.Detail on carved church history mural outside Mormon Museum. Salt Lake City, UT.Pioneer log home (1847) in Mormon churches collection since 1912, now displayed beside Mormon Museum. Salt Lake City, UT.
Interior of Mormon pioneer log home at Mormon Museum. Salt Lake City, UT.Nauvoo, Illinois Temple commemorative plate by Twigg Pottery Co., Swinton, England at Mormon Museum. Salt Lake City, UT.Painting of evacuation of Nauvoo, IL in face of local anti-Mormon violence at Mormon Museum. Salt Lake City, UT.Painting of 1846 winter quarters on migration west by Carl Christian Anton Christensen at Mormon Museum. Salt Lake City, UT.
Interior of Mormon pioneer log home at Mormon Museum. Salt Lake City, UT.Nauvoo, Illinois Temple commemorative plate by Twigg Pottery Co., Swinton, England at Mormon Museum. Salt Lake City, UT.Painting of evacuation of Nauvoo, IL in face of local anti-Mormon violence at Mormon Museum. Salt Lake City, UT.Painting of 1846 winter quarters on migration west by Carl Christian Anton Christensen at Mormon Museum. Salt Lake City, UT.
Model of wagon odometer invented by Mormons to keep track of covered wagon distances at Mormon Museum. Salt Lake City, UT.Painting of Handcart Pioneers by Danquart Anton Weggeland showed poor migrating to Salt Lake at Mormon Museum. Salt Lake City, UT.Original Mormon Handcart used in 1866 at Mormon Museum. Salt Lake City, UT.Mormon handcart sculpture called "Written Upon the Heart" by Kenneth Wm. Packer at Mormon Museum. Salt Lake City, UT.
Model of wagon odometer (1847) invented by Mormons to keep track of covered wagon distances at Mormon Museum. Salt Lake City, UT.Painting of Handcart Pioneers (1908) by Danquart Anton Weggeland showed poor migrating to Salt Lake at Mormon Museum. Salt Lake City, UT.Original Mormon Handcart used in 1866 at Mormon Museum. Salt Lake City, UT.Mormon handcart sculpture called "Written Upon the Heart" by Kenneth Wm. Packer at Mormon Museum. Salt Lake City, UT.
Mormon Handcart Pioneers sculpture by Torlief Severin Knaphus at Mormon Museum. Salt Lake City, UT.Painting of Mormon Handcart Pioneers by Carl Christian Anton Christensen at Mormon Museum. Salt Lake City, UT.Reunion of the Saints painting by Carl Christian Anton Christensen at Mormon Museum. Salt Lake City, UT.Original of Great Salt Lake Base & Meridian marker stone in Mormon Museum. Salt Lake City, UT.
Mormon Handcart Pioneers sculpture (1926) by Torlief Severin Knaphus at Mormon Museum. Salt Lake City, UT.Painting of Mormon Handcart Pioneers (1900) by Carl Christian Anton Christensen at Mormon Museum. Salt Lake City, UT.Reunion of the Saints painting (copy of 1878 original) by Carl Christian Anton Christensen at Mormon Museum. Salt Lake City, UT.Original of Great Salt Lake Base & Meridian marker stone (1855) in Mormon Museum. Salt Lake City, UT.
Woven grass beehive, now symbol of Utah, at Mormon Museum. Salt Lake City, UT.Mormon Battalion at Gila River in Arizona painting by George Martin Ottinger at Mormon Museum. Salt Lake City, UT.

Woven grass beehive, now symbol of Utah, at Mormon Museum. Salt Lake City, UT.Mormon Battalion at Gila River in Arizona painting (1881) by George Martin Ottinger at Mormon Museum. Salt Lake City, UT.


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