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.