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


Bars from Liberty Jail

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

The miserable dungeon of Liberty jail housed Joseph Smith, his brother Hyrum, Sidney Rigdon, and several other Latter-day Saint leaders for four months in 1838. It was while in this confined space that the familiar plea in Doctrine and Covenants section 121 was penned: "O God, where art thou? And where is the pavilion that covereth thy hiding place?"

God's answer, given in that small room, still brings comfort to members today:  "My son, peace be unto thy soul; thine adversity and thine afflictions shall be but a small moment; And then, if thou endure it well, God shall exalt thee on high; thou shalt triumph over all thy foes."

Find these bars in the Liberty Jail section of the museum, next to a replica of the low-ceilinged room Joseph and the other brethren were imprisoned in. 

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