Community of Christ Museum Page
Joseph Smith, Jr., epaulettes, Nauvoo Legion uniform
COMMUNITY OF CHRIST MUSEUM
Part of the Church Heritage Team
The Community of Christ Museum is located in the Community of Christ Temple at the west end of the main foyer, at 1001 W. Walnut, Independence, Missouri 64050-3562
Telephone: 816-833-1000; FAX: 816-521-3089
CONTACT: Joy Goodwin, Community of Christ Artifacts Manager, E-Mail: email@example.com
HOURS: Open Monday-Saturday 9 am - 5:00 pm, Sundays 1 - 5:00 pm.
SCOPE OF MUSEUM HOLDINGS: The Community of Christ Museum functions as the institutional repository for the church's three-dimensional artifactual holdings. The museum gathers and preserves artifactual materials relating to the history, development, and culture of the people of the Community of Christ (RLDS Church), including its antecedents in the Restoration (LDS or "Mormon") movement, circa 1830-1844, and successive organizations.
DESCRIPTION OF COLLECTION HOLDINGS: The Community of Christ Museum collects, maintains, and exhibits artifactual materials, relating to the mission and history of the Restoration (LDS or "Mormon") Movement, mostly from the United States and Canada, particularly the states of New York, Ohio, Missouri, Illinois, and Iowa, with some materials reflecting church activity in Australia, the British Isles, French Polynesia, and other international missions.
Exhibits are free and open to the public.
Emma Smith Oil Portrait, painted at Nauvoo, Illinois, artist unknown, ca. 1842
COLLECTION SCOPE: History, Museum, Religion, State
$5 Gold Coin, 1843, excavated at Nauvoo, Illinois
Museum Office: 816-833-1000 Ext. 2114
Contact Joy Goodwin by E-Mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Community of Christ Museum
TECHNICAL SERVICES: Some limited research consultation services are offered according to staff availability.
Museum Exhibit Showcasing Joseph and Emma Smith Artifacts.
Information about the John Whitmer Historical Association
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