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Philadelphia Library Features Mormonism and LDS Rare Books in New Collection

A new exhibit called "An American-Born Faith: Writings from the First Century of Mormonism" at the Free Library in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, includes rare books and manuscripts from the 19th and 20th centuries of Mormonism. The exhibit runs through February 6, 2017.

The banners promoting the exhibit hang prominently outside the Free Library in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. “An American-Born Faith: Writings from the First Century of Mormonism,” they read, advertising an exhibit about the Church and its history.

Allison Freyermuth, head of the rare book department of the Free Library and co-curator of the exhibit, said An American-Born Faith is the result of local interest in the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple, dedicated on September 18 and located just east of the Free Library.

“We knew people would be very curious” about the temple and Mormonism, she said, calling the temple a “new neighbor” of the library.

Lead image retrieved from lds.org.

Bk mormon replicaExperience reading the Book of Mormon as the early Saints did, with this 1830 Heritage edition Book of Mormon—a faithful reproduction of the version printed by E. B. Grandin in Palmyra, New York. Finely crafted, this hardcover volume features a leather-like cover with gold detailing and would make a handsome addition to any home library.

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