Photographs and artifacts span the life and ministry of the Church’s second President.
As we study Teachings of Presidents of the Church: Brigham Young as part of the 1998–99 Melchizedek Priesthood and Relief Society curriculum, we read the following on page 1: “Brigham Young was the second President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the colonizer and builder of a great commonwealth of Latter-day Saints in the American West, and a devoted husband and father. He was a faithful disciple and Apostle of the Lord Jesus Christ. ‘Jesus is our captain and leader,’ he testified (DNW [Deseret News Weekly], 24 May 1871, 5). ‘My faith is placed upon the Lord Jesus Christ, and my knowledge I have received from him,’ he affirmed (DNW, 21 Nov. 1855, 2). His life was centered in building up and sustaining the kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ on the earth.”
Following are photographs that help us learn more about President Brigham Young.