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Hyrum Smith's Sunglasses +9 More Treasures in the Church History Museum


Fragments of the Nauvoo Temple Baptismal Font

Hyrum Smith's Sunglasses +9 More Treasures at the Church History Museum

When the Saints left their persecutors behind, they also had to leave their beloved temple. Not many years after, the desecrated building was burned almost to the ground and was soon even more completely destroyed by a tornado. When plans were made to rebuild the temple, excavation workers found the original baptismal font’s drain. Fragments from the font, including bricks from the floor and part of an ox muzzle, are now on display next to a replica of an original Nauvoo Temple sunstone.

Find these fragments in The Nauvoo Temple section of the exhibit.

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