Church History Department Sponsors Opportunities to Learn about LDS Faith

Contributed By By Lok Yi Chan, Church News and Events

  • 12 April - 8 November 2012
Date
12 April - 8 November 2012

Each year, the Church History Department offers events (such as Artists at Work) that provide opportunities for patrons to connect with the LDS faith. 

Article Highlights

  • Artists at Work on March 23 involves seven artists demonstrating their talents by working on actual projects at the Church History Museum while guests watch and ask questions.
  • Elder Marlin K. Jensen of the Seventy, Church Historian and Recorder, will speak on June 21 at the Church History Museum theatre
  • Singer Alex Boyé will perform and lecture on October 19 at the Church History Museum theatre.
  • The Men and Women of Faith lecture series, which takes place monthly between January and September, examines the lives of men and women from early Church history.

As part of an ongoing effort to preserve and share Latter-day Saint history with the world, the Church History Department sponsors a series of events and activities each year to help people connect with and understand the LDS faith.

These events range from lectures and tours to concerts and museum exhibits and not only showcase historical artifacts, but also provide a chance for guests to glimpse both early and modern LDS history.

Evening at the Museum Events

Evening at the Museum is a series of programs designed and sponsored by the Church History Museum throughout the year to provide patrons with an inspirational experience through immersion in Church history, art, music, and culture.

Artists at Work

The Church History Museum will host its annual Artists at Work event on Friday evening, March 23. This event will feature seven artists demonstrating their talents. While their projects are in progress, museum patrons can watch and ask questions. This popular event has historically drawn more than 500 guests.

The seven artists featured this year represent a unique range of styles and media. They include three painters, a sculptor, a photographer, a ceramicist, and a printmaker.

“People love to talk to artists and watch them while they work,” said Peggy Rinehart, coordinator of public programing for the Church History Department, “and I think that’s why this program has been so popular.”

Admission for Artists at Work is free, and the public can come and go any time between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m., mountain daylight time. No tickets are required. Free parking will be available at 119 West North Temple Street, west of the museum. For more information, see the event’s webpage on the Church History website.

Church Historian’s Address

Elder Marlin K. Jensen of the Seventy, who is completing his tenure as Church Historian and Recorder, will give a lecture on June 21 at 7:00 p.m. mountain daylight time at the Church History Museum theatre. This event requires tickets, which can be obtained by calling 801-240-9573 starting May 28. Each patron can reserve up to four tickets. A standby line will form for those who don’t have tickets. Visit the Church history website for more information.

Concert with Alex Boyé

Latter-day Saint singer Alex Boyé will sing and lecture on October 19, at 7:00 p.m. mountain daylight time at the Church History Museum theatre. This event requires tickets, which will be available by calling 801-240-9573 starting September 27. Each patron can reserve up to four tickets. A standby line will form for those who do not have tickets. Visit the Church history website for more information.

Lecture Series

In addition to the events held at the Church History Museum, the Church History Library will also host a lecture series. This year’s series, Men and Women of Faith, examines the lives of men and women from early Church history.

Each month, a lecture on a different pioneer and theme will be presented. Anne Leahy will present the next lecture on Thursday, April 12, titled “‘God Made Me Deaf’: Accounts from Deaf Latter-day Saints, 1846–1916.” The lecture will focus on the experiences of early Latter-day Saints who were Deaf and who maintained strong faith in the gospel.

Patrons can find a complete schedule of lectures on the Men and Women of Faith website or in a printed brochure available at the Church History Library. The themes are subject to change; patrons can find the most current information available on the website.

Each lecture will be held on a Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. mountain daylight time in the main floor auditorium of the Church Office Building at 50 East North Temple Street. Validated parking is available at the Conference Center. Guests can ask for parking tokens when they enter the Conference Center parking lot.