LDS Church set to dedicate site where priesthood was restored



The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is set to dedicate a new visitors’center today at the site where the priesthood was restored.

The Priesthood Restoration Site, located in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, is currently closed. It will reopen in September 2015 with new places to visit, including reconstructed homes, a walking path near the place where the Aaronic Priesthood was restored, and a visitors’ center.

Joseph and Emma Smith lived on a farm on the site belonging to Emma’s parents shortly after they were married in 1827.

“The fact that the church has been willing to invest in this property and make it a beautiful historic site will really elevate its importance in Mormon history,” said Dr. Alex Baugh, professor of church history at BYU. “Helping Latter-day Saints understand more of their history and the significant events that took place there.”

President Russell M. Nelson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles will offer a dedicatory prayer at the ceremony, which will be available streaming live online and via the church satellite system. It will also be archived later by

Here’s the news story from KSL.


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