In Kirtland, early Latter-day Saints received God’s law, were endowed from on high, and prepared to share the gospel among all nations. Historic Kirtland continues to inspire and uplift Saints today.
Get a glimpse into the lives of two new converts: Eliza R. Snow and Lorenzo Snow. Learn about their interactions with Joseph Smith and their experiences in the Kirtland Temple.
Explore the landscape and buildings that now exist in Kirtland, Ohio. Contemplate the dedication of the early Saints who lived, worked, and worshipped in these places.
Discover interesting and inspiring details about the Kirtland Temple.
Explore five places in and around Kirtland, Ohio, where Joseph and Emma Smith lived—homes that became places of revelation.
Examine the sawmill and ashery in Kirtland, Ohio. Consider how these operations helped the Saints prepare to receive blessings in the temple.
Learn about the Latter-day Saints' early journeys to Ohio and Missouri and later to Iowa and Illinois.
Contemplate the joys and trials of the early Saints in Kirtland as you read about the experiences of John and Elsa Johnson and their children.
Investigate historic places around Kirtland, including places of revelation at the Morley farm and the Johnson farm.
In 1833, at the moment when everyday people started to concern themselves with their own cleanliness and bodily health, the Word of Wisdom was revealed and helped light the way.
Before the Church moved to Ohio, Joseph Smith was promised: “There I will give unto you my law.” Shortly after Joseph’s arrival in Kirtland, he received the promised revelation.
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Gain a clearer picture of early Church history. Examine the Church’s growth and challenges in Ohio and Missouri from 1830 to 1839.