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    Visitors Centers—An Open Invitation to Travelers

    Each winter many persons travel south to seek the sun. They may find themselves in St. George, San Diego, or Los Angeles.

    Meanwhile, many more go north to seek the snow and find themselves in Salt Lake City or Palmyra, New York.

    For visitors traveling in any direction at any time of year, the Church-operated visitors centers, designed to acquaint members and nonmembers of the Church with local Mormon history and Church doctrine and programs, are available to visit.

    Visitors are always welcome at the 16 year-round, permanent visitors centers in the United States, England, New Zealand, and Switzerland.

    In addition to these permanent centers, the Church operates a number of “seasonal” visitors centers that are open during the busy tourist seasons of the year.

    Next time you’re traveling, you may wish to check the following list:

    Permanent Visitors Centers

    Arizona Temple Visitors Center
    525 E. Main St.
    Mesa, Arizona 85203

    Carthage Memorial Visitors Center
    Carthage, Illinois 62321

    General Church Office Building
    50 E. North Temple St.
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84150

    Hawaii Temple Visitors Center
    55652 Lanihuli Pl.
    Laie, Oahu, Hawaii 96762

    Hill Cumorah Visitors Center
    Palmyra, New York 14522

    Liberty Jail Visitors Center
    Main and Mississippi
    Liberty, Missouri 64068

    London Temple Visitors Center
    New Chapel, Near Lingfield
    Surrey, England

    Los Angeles Temple Visitors Center
    10777 W. Santa Monica Blvd.
    Los Angeles, California 90025

    Manti Temple Visitors Center
    Temple Hill
    Manti, Utah 84642

    Nauvoo Visitors Center
    Nauvoo, Illinois 62354

    New Zealand Temple Visitors Center
    Tuhikaramea Rd.
    Temple View, New Zealand

    Oakland Temple Visitors Center
    4770 Lincoln Ave.
    Oakland, California 94602

    St. George Temple Visitors Center
    St. George, Utah 84770

    Temple Square Visitors Center
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

    Swiss Temple Visitors Center
    Tempelplatz
    3052 Zollikofen, Switzerland

    Independence Visitors Center
    Walnut and River Sts.
    Independence, Missouri 64050

    San Diego Visitors Center
    2510 Juan St.
    San Diego, California 92110

    Seasonal Visitors Centers

    Alberta Temple Visitors Center
    Cardston, Alberta, Canada

    Box Elder Tabernacle Visitors Center
    78 N. 2nd East
    Brigham City, Utah 84302

    Cody Mural Visitors Center
    Cody, Wyoming 82414

    Historic Johnson Home
    Hiram, Ohio 44234

    Idaho Falls Temple Visitors Center
    Idaho Falls, Idaho 83401

    Joseph Smith Home and Sacred Grove
    Palmyra, New York 14522

    Joseph Smith Memorial Visitors Center
    South Royalton, Vermont 15068

    Logan Temple Visitors Center
    Logan, Utah 84321

    Martin Harris Home Visitors Center
    Palmyra, New York 14522

    Ogden Temple Visitors Center
    350 22nd St.
    Ogden, Utah 84401

    Peter Whitmer Home
    Route 1, Box 190A
    Waterloo, New York 13165

    Vernal Visitors Center
    188 N. 8th West
    Vernal, Utah 84078

    Genealogical Aids Listed

    A list of genealogical aids has been prepared and published by the Priesthood Genealogy Committee of the Church. The 11-page pamphlet, “Enrichment Aids for Genealogy,” is available without charge from the Church Distribution Center, P.O. Box 11627, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111.

    Included in the booklet are listings of pamphlets that answer questions about genealogy, filmstrips, transparencies, temple posters, and films.

    Also included is an index of all Church magazine articles on genealogy and related work for the past several years and a list of research papers that analyze the availability of records in most parts of the world.

    Films Available for Church Audiences

    “Johnny Lingo” and “What About Thad” may never win Hollywood Oscars, but these films and 90 others just like them have been teaching the gospel through drama and humor for almost 20 years.

    Producer of these films is the Brigham Young University Motion Picture Studio. In addition to the general-interest films, the studio has produced films especially for church auxiliaries, such as “Happy City,” the story of Primary Children’s Hospital, and “A Family’s Concern” for the Priesthood Genealogy Committee.

    The films teach important principles such as celestial marriage in “Are You the One?”, “For Time or Eternity,” and “How Near to the Angels.” Featured in many of the films are such well-known groups as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Brigham Young University Folkdancers.

    Church members may want to use the films for missionary work, socials, meetings, workshops, or other gatherings at the ward or stake levels.

    Brigham Young University Motion Picture Studio
    Provo, Utah 84602

    Church Distribution Center
    P.O. Box 11627
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

    Deseret Book Company
    P.O. Box 659
    Salt Lake City, Utah 84111

    Learning: Through Home Study

    A practical and convenient way for persons who would like to continue their education but who must work full time is to enroll in the Department of Home Study of Brigham Young University.

    This program offers opportunities to earn high school or college credit; noncredit courses are also offered.

    All classes are taught by highly qualified BYU faculty members. The classes may be completed at the student’s own pace.

    For a catalog listing the home study courses, write to:

    Department of Home Study
    Brigham Young University
    210-E HRCB
    Provo, UT 84602

    Application Dates for Church Schools

    Not too long ago, school was thought of as starting in autumn. Today, in the Church colleges and universities, it starts all year long.

    This opportunity for continuous education helps the student by allowing him to work, go on a mission, get married, and go to school on his own schedule; it also assists the schools to better utilize their faculty and facilities.