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30 September 2014

LDS Church to restore historic site in Pennsyvania

30 Sept 2014

FOX 13 Salt Lake City

PROVO, Utah — In 2011 the First Presidency of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced plans to restore a historic site in Pennsylvania.

On Monday the church gave FOX 13 News a glimpse of the plans that are underway to renovate its Priesthood Restoration site in northern Pennsylvania and a new film they are making specifically for the new visitors center there.

“It’s the last really site that has not been restored by the church from church history so this is a very, very exciting place,” said Stephen B. Allen, managing director of Missionary Department for the LDS Church.


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For Mormons, ‘Prepping’ Is An Article Of Faith

30 Sept 2014


Nearly 15 million Americans are participating in FEMA’s National PrepareAthon Day on Tuesday. But a group of 15 million others has been quietly preparing for over a century: Mormons.

Where could you stash a year’s supply of canned potato flakes?

According to Walter Jarvis, Elder in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in north Florida, there are lots of places.

“You can put them under your bed or in the bottom of the closet up under your clothes. Keep them out of sight and out of mind. And you’ll have them if you have it if you need them,” he said.

Part of being a Mormon means being self-reliant, especially when it comes to food, according to Jarvis.


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Mormon Church shoots film in Provo for Book of Mormon restoration site visitor center

30 Set 2014

Herald Extra-Provo, Utah

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is preparing to renovate an historic property located in northern Pennsylvania’s Susquehanna County. The site is believed to be the location where LDS Church founder Joseph Smith translated much of the Book of Mormon. Local media were invited to a press conference in Provo, Utah on Sept. 29, 2014 for the announcement.


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1964 World’s Fair pavilion had far-reaching impact

30 Sept 2014

Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah

The world was changing fast in 1964.

In February, the Beatles came to America, landing in New York, where they appeared on Ed Sullivan’s network TV show and at Shea Stadium in the early stages of a worldwide phenomenon. Just three months earlier, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, and Americans were still reeling from the shock and grief.

For many, the New York World’s Fair was a tangible symbol of recovered optimism, offering visitors a glimpse of the technological dazzle they might see in the future.

For The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, the fair was an opportunity to try out groundbreaking methods of taking the gospel message to multitudes.

A half-century later, it’s easy to see that the Mormon Pavilion at the fair has left a lingering legacy immediately observable in the art, dioramas and multimedia technology of today’s visitors centers and historic sites.


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