LDS Church History Museum

Located in Salt Lake City, Utah, the Church History Museum strives to preserve the history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The museum was built in 1984, and it intended to share the Church’s history with the public. The original name of the museum was Museum of Church History and Art, and it succeeded the LDS Church Museum on Temple Square and Deseret Museum. The LDS Church History Museum houses a collection of fine art and historical artifacts that present the story of the faith from the early 1800s to the present. Throughout the museum, there are numerous exhibits ranging from temporary and permanent. Some of its most important artifacts include the original printing press used to print the first edition of the Book of Mormon in 1830 and plaster-cast death masks of Joseph Smith, first President of the Church.