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Fayette

Fayette

General Conference was broadcast from here on April 6, 1980 to celebrate the 150 year anniversary of the church.

 

David Whitmer was a friend of Oliver Cowdery. Joseph and Oliver fled persecution in Harmony to live with the Whitmer family and finish the translation of the Book of Mormon.

 

The official organization of the church occurred here on April 6, 1830.

 

This home was the headquarters for the church from June 1829 to January 1831.

 

About 50 friends and family members gathered in the Whitmer kitchen to witness the organization of the church.

 

Upstairs bedroom where the translation occurred. The curtain has been removed, as the plates were covered by a cloth on the table as Joseph and Oliver worked.

 

The three witnesses were shown the golden plates by the angel Moroni near the Whitmer home.

 

Located in the Fayette visitor center, this statue depicts Joseph and Oliver receiving the priesthood from Peter, James, and John.

 

The Melchizedek Priesthood was restored while Joseph and Oliver were journeying from Colesville to Harmony in 1829.